The winning team, the 'Riff Raffs' from Wagin, led by Ben Atkins delivered 38 foxes, 1 feral cat and 9 rabbits. Thanks to our generous sponsors, they took home a fox trap, valued at $355 and $200 cash. In second place was the 'Fence Road Verminators MK3' team with 18 foxes & 8 rabbits and took home $100. Third place went to team 'Big Haul' who brought in 11 foxes & 4 rabbits and won $80 prize money.
A big breakfast was supplied on Sunday March 20 and I wish to extend a great big thank you to all our special local sponsors for helping us to make this happen.
Thank you to the following businesses and organisations that kindly donated towards the 2016 fox shoot;
GOLD Sponsor - Dumbleyung Roadhouse
SILVER Sponsors - T & S Freight, Dumbleyung Earthmoving & Plant Hire, Flexitrans Transport, Wishbone Transport, Dumbleyung Volunteer Fire Brigade and the Dumbleyung District Club
BRONZE Sponsors - Dumbleyung Food work’s, MW & JM Hudson and the Men’s Shed
A further thanks to the Wheatbelt NRM office in Northam for funding the event and breakfast. The Wheatbelt NRM has been a very generous and supportive sponsor over the last two years in providing funding for this event to be organised.
SUBSIDISED FOX BAITS AVAILABLE NOW!
The support from the Wheatbelt NRM has allowed the Landcare office to offer a 50% subsidy towards the cost of fox baits. With sufficient funds Landcare are able to subsidise up to 200 fox baits. First preference is to Farmers that participated on the fox shoot and the list of Farmers that have contacted the Landcare Office with their request.
I encourage all Farmers to contact the Landcare Office with any issues relating to funding opportunities, weed /poison plant information, request for permit to purchase fox baits, re-vegetation projects and fencing subsidies. If you don’t contact me, I can’t help you!
Ring Claudia on 042912447 or visit the Office in the main street of Dumbleyung.
Thanks to C.Hadlow for the article