Fox and wild dog bounty
Foxes and wild dogs are established pest animals in Victoria. They cannot be eradicated from the state and require ongoing management by all public and private land owners.
Effective fox and wild dogs management requires an integrated approach utilising all available management practices including poison baiting, trapping, exclusion fencing, fumigation and appropriate animal husbandry. Hunting can play an important role in supporting an integrated management approach.
This program rewards eligible Victorian hunters with a $10 bounty reward for each fox killed, and $120 bounty for each wild dog killed, subject to the Victorian Fox and Wild Dog Bounty Terms and Conditions.
The most effective means of achieving a sustained reduction in fox and wild dog numbers is through simultaneous and coordinated community baiting programs, implemented at a landscape scale and supported by other control techniques.
Bounty collections break for the year at the end of October 2016. Fox and wild dog bounty collections will commence in March 2017. The Victorian Fox and Wild Dog Bounty Collection Schedule will be updated in January 2017.
Hunters eligible for collection of the wild dog bounty are able to stockpile entire wild dog skins for the remainder of 2016 and until collections resume in March 2017.
Fox and Wild Dog Bounty Terms and Conditions
Information about eligible applicants, proof of eligibility, definitions and acceptable condition of body parts for the bounty reward, legal considerations and rewards.
Fox and Wild Dog Bounty Collection Schedule
Information on the location of Collection Centres across the state and the Schedule for collecting body parts.
Frequently asked questions about the Bounty
General questions and answers about the Victorian Fox and Wild Dog Bounty.