On Friday the 6th of April 2018, fifty five people between Jerramungup and Bremer Bay headed out to aid in the management of our local feral animal population. In Bremer Bay, bright moonlight aided the foxes more than the shooters while in Needilup, it wasn’t long before the fog had rolled in, making it difficult for teams to spot many feral animals. But they didn't give up! Many stayed out until the fog had cleared and it was time to head in for the tally count and a cooked breakfast sponsored by Lawson Grains. The first 50 people to register also received a complimentary Fitzy Fox Shoot travel mug sponsored by Coromandel Poll Merino Stud. A total count of 108 foxes, four cats and 126 rabbits were culled between Jerramungup and Bremer Bay over the one night.
The winning team from Jerramungup was —Fox Tamperers. Wade Brown, Jeremy Nelson, Ashley Nelson, Pete Daniel, James Lyall and Michael Curtain finishing with a total of 137 points.
Prize for most foxes went to– Fox Tamperers with 21 foxes.
Prize for most cats went to– One Shot Wonders with three cats.
Prize for most rabbits went to– Fox Tamperers with 32 rabbits.
Most kms travelled went to– Motley Crew with 276.9kms.
Prize for the smallest rabbit went to– Smith, Warner and the Ball Scratcher.
The winning team for consecutive years from Bremer Bay was- Texas Heart Shooters. Paul Reddington, Peter Buckenara, Reuben Small, Paul Spinks and Murray Davis finishing with a total of 88 points.
Prize for most foxes went to– Texas Heart Shooters with 17 foxes.
Prize for most rabbits went to– Texas Heart Shooters with three rabbits.
Most kms travelled went to- Texas Heart Shooters with 130kms.
Since no cats were shot in Bremer, we had a second prize for overall points, which went to Inaccurates and a third prize which went to Wes’s Warriors.
Once again we teamed up with Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes, which is a community based feral animal management program that operates across the agricultural regions of Western Australia. Red Card has teamed up with the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia WA who will be donating $5 for every cat and fox culled (to a capped amount) to the Regional Men's Health Initiative.