A local MP has opened the state's first fox bounty collection centre after the State Government introduced bounties for foxes and wild dogs earlier this month.
Farmers and shooters can now earn $10 for each fox and $50 for each wild dog that is killed.
Hunters will need to submit an entire fox scalp, including both ears and the skin surrounding the eyes and the nose in an air-dried, fresh or frozen condition to collect the reward.
To collect the reward on wild dogs, a single piece of skin including the skin and fur running from the snout, including the ears, along the animal's back and the tail is required.
Member for Western Region David O'Brien will open the new centre at the Ballarat DPI building on Vickers St in Sebas.
Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh said the bounty would give community groups, landholders and shooting organisations an active role in controlling Victoria's fox problem.
"The bounty is a long-term, year-round commitment to pest control. The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to ensuring fox and wild dog control is not funded on a temporary, ad-hoc basis," Mr Walsh said.
"The fox and wild dog bounty replaces Labor's ineffective FoxStop program which saw just 17,146 foxes submitted over three years, compared with 198,000 foxes killed when the fox bounty was last trialled in 2003."A further 20 collection points across regional Victoria will be opened on Monday.
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