On Friday the 5th of April 2018, 44 dedicated men adventured out on their surrounding properties to take part in our annual Fitzy Fox Shoot in the hopes of making a big impact on the feral animal numbers in our shire.
It was an extremely cold night for all involved but fortunately there was minimal fog this year, which allowed most teams to continue throughout the night.
At 6am Saturday morning, all teams gathered at the tally count locations for a cooked breakfast (sponsored by Lawson Grains), cup of tea and to see who our winners were for 2019. There were many great prizes up for grabs this year! Including Fitzy Fox Shoot shirts for the winning teams (sponsored by Coromandel Poll Merino Stud).
There were seven teams entered for the Jerramungup shoot. With the winning team culling a whopping 64 Foxes for the night. Total number of foxes culled in the Jerry Shoot was 137 Foxes, 9 Cats and 59 rabbits.
Bremer Bay entered two teams, with the winning team culling 23 Foxes for the night.
In total in the Bremer Bay area, 41 foxes and 48 rabbits were shot.
Between the two shoots (Jerramungup and Bremer Bay) a total of 178 Foxes, nine cats and 107 rabbits were culled.
We again registered with Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes, where $5 for every fox and cat culled will be donated to a very important cause. This year the money will be donated to the Regional Men’s Health Initiative.
Thank you to each and everyone of you who took part this year. It’s a huge and very exhausting effort, your dedication to this very worthy cause certainly does not go unnoticed.
It was great to see a few new faces this year too, we hope to see you all return in the years to come.
We would like to say a massive Thank You! To every single one of our sponsors for your ongoing support as without you events like this would not be possible.
We would also like to acknowledge Cheryl Webb who was a long time supporter of the Fitzy Fox Shoot. Cheryl donated a fuel voucher every year for as long as any of us can remember. In her memory and in appreciation, this year we donated the voucher on her behalf.
If you have any feedback on this year’s event or ideas for future shoots please email Jess at firstname.lastname@example.org