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Shoot Targets Ferals

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Participants relax on the fence while the tally is conducted.
Camera IconParticipants relax on the fence while the tally is conducted. Credit: Southern Forests Community Landcare

Manjimup locals outfoxed feral pests at the Manjimup Red Card for the Red Fox community shoot, held over the weekend of February 22 and 23.

Eight teams participated in the event, each with four shooters.

Team Mayers took out the prize for the most feral animals killed, while Team Cam killed the heaviest fox of the weekend.

The prize for most rabbits was won by team J-Jackl, who also took out the prize for having the youngest shooter participating.

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For each fox culled, five dollars was donated to Rural Men’s Health Initiative by the Western Australian Branch of the Sporting Shooter’s Association of Australia and the organisers of the event were able to donate an extra $40 to the cause from the event’s registration fees.

The results of the shoot were tallied at a barbecue held at Imperial’s Oval on February 24.

Over the two nights of shooting, participating teams accounted for 58 foxes, 24 rabbits, two goats, four feral pigs and five feral cats.

Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei said that foxes were a major issue for the region.

“It’s good to see the community get behind a good cause,” he said.

“We really appreciate the work that is being done and congratulate the organisers for the work that they’ve put in.”

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