AUSTRALIA: Few Foxes - Australia

Matt 72

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Been getting into the foxes over last few months with some success, couple better nights we shot 15 and 14 so few getting about !!!
Shot 36 in four visits to one farm and 30 for 3 visits to another so farmers happy with us !!!
I use a Rem 700 17 Fireball sending a 20grn bullet at 4050fps !
My mate using a Sako 85 22-250 with Sako 55grn ammo !

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look a lot like our jackal size
interesting to see the one in a tree
Lol. The only non invasive BGA is salt water crocs, and they are fully protected. All deer, introduced, buffalo, banteng, camels, donkeys, feral horses, goats, pigs, foxes, rabbits, all introduced. The scourge of cane toads, yep, introduced..Wild ring neck pheasant, only in one small isolated island, introduced.
Kangaroos, in vast numbers, definitely not introduced, shooting, not hunting, to keep numbers down. Same deal with wallabies in some places..
Don’t start me on weeds.. just came back from South Africa, which was devoid of African Boxthorn, and African Boneseed, which sadly, is not the case for my part of Victoria.
Probably missed a few
Looks fun. Couple questions from as fur trapper here in the states. Is there a market for their fur? Also do people trap them?
No there’s no money in the fur now , there was back in the early 80s !!
Back then they were getting up to 40+ dollars a skin which was big money for that time period!
Trapping has never been vey popular here they are mainly shot or a lot of farmers use 1080 poison on them !!
Matt, good job. Back in the day my brother was shooting foxes on a professional basis. Good money at the time and kept the foxes down. Then the animal rights types in Europe started complaining about fur and the bottom dropped out of the market. Ever since then the fox population has boomed out of control. In Vic there's a bounty system, but its so low that it wont even cover your costs.

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Hey Flyfish-
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2 more jackal , one was a big male!