There was a bit of friendly competition in the Northern Agricultural Region last week with the running of the Coorow versus Perenjori Community Fox Shoot.
Five teams from across the region – including from Latham, Carnamah, Coorow, Perenjori, East Warradarge and Marchagee – spent their Saturday evening helping to cut-down the number of pest animals roaming around in the NAR.
Their efforts were certainly worthwhile, with a total of 113 foxes, 22 feral cats, and 215 rabbits tallied during the shoot, and removed from our farm- and land-scapes. (That’s 350 all up!)
The Latham/ Carnamah teams took home the winning $200 Perenjori Hotel prize, after tallying a whopping 2,713 points during the competition. The three Coorow teams were not far behind, coming in a close second place with 2,162 points.
NACC expressed thanks to everyone who participated-in or supported the fox shoot, particularly event sponsors: the Perenjori Hotel, Agri-Services Perenjori, Landmark Coorow, and Perenjori Farming Forward. Special thanks were made to the Coorow Football Club – for drinks– and the Coorow Family Shop – for donating the sausages that were happily and readily consumed during the post-event sausage sizzle. Thanks also to Wade Parker and Flora Danielzik who made their shearing shed available and providing a drop-off point during the day.
The Coorow versus Perenjori Community Fox Shoot is one of a series of feral animal control activities being conducted in the region under a project funded by the NACC’s Regional Landcare Facilitator Program.
Funding is provided through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.