Yarra Yarra Red Card Red Fox Event – A Foxy Weekend

One of our fantastic partner organisations, Yarra Yarra Catchment Management Group, recently held a Red Card Red Fox feral animal shoot with outstanding results.

The competition stakes were high and the community was keen so on the weekend of the February 17 and 18, three teams took part in the shoot and came back with some interesting results. Rabbit and cat numbers were up from last year which was interesting after reports that the rabbits were again becoming active.

In total there were 34 foxes, 12 cats and 19 rabbits culled.

Each year during this event, a Feral Pest Champion Trophy is awarded and on this occasion the winners, with a total of 440 points, were from “The Pussy Collectors” – a team made up of W Brooks, K Pohl, B Mason, C Craig and R Machin. Congratulations on the win.

March 16th & 17th – Next Event

There will be another opportunity on the 16th & 17th March to get your name on the famous Feral Pest Champion trophy and this event will also include a breakfast at The Wheat Bean Café at 8am on the Sunday morning.

YYCMG is looking forward to a few more teams coming on board for another rewarding event.

If you would like to be involved please contact Jude Sutherland on 0429 647 506 for more details on how to register.

This event is supported by NACC through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program as part of the Regional Landcare Facilitator project and the Western Australian Government’s State Natural Resource Management Program, supported by Royalties for Regions.

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3 comments

Hi there
This looks like an amazing intiaitive, and something I would be very ijnttesrseted in setting up in our regiopn of NSW> Would you mind passing on some details on how kicked this off?
Thankyou 🙂

Pamela,

You can find all the relevant information about Red Card at http://www.redcard.org.au/

regards
Jessica
NACC Biodiversity Coordinator

Amazing result so glad you are teaming up & making a difference.
Would be interesting to identify their gut contents to increase awareness of why controlling these pests is so important

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