Fox and wild dog bounty
The Victorian Fox and Wild Dog Bounty will be suspended from 30 March 2020 in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Agriculture Victoria has made this decision to support the health and safety of the Victorian public.
Hunters are still encouraged to continue to collect fox scalps and wild dog body parts during the bounty suspension within their properties. These pieces can be frozen or air dried and submitted for reward when the fox and wild bounty collection schedule resumes, in line with bounty terms and conditions.
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.
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.
Information on the location of collection centres across the state and the schedule for collecting body parts.
Frequently asked questions
General questions and answers about the Victorian fox and wild dog bounty.