Feral animals cost Australia in excess of $720 million per year through damage to livestock, crops, fence and other infrastructure damage, with even more damage done to our environment through the spread of disease, and preying on our native plants and animals. These damages are catastrophic to our landscape, agriculture and industries. We try to do annually though the prizes and dates change slightly.
2020 Shoot has been altered to provide a bounty during this time: from 6pm 28th of March to 6am 29th March instead of a social shoot.
Frequently Asked Questions I'm normally a lone hunter, so I don't have a team but am interested in participating in the event. Can you put me in a team? Due to legalities we cannot place individuals in teams. If you are a lone shooter and wish to participate, we recommend you posting your interest under our event on facebook and self-organizing if interest is shown. Alternatively, you can contact local farmers to show your interest.
Why do you want geo-referenced photos? What will you use them for? We would like to map the locations of feral animals so we can be more targeted in our feral animal control in the future. These photos will be saved without names or farm features (only need to be of the animal). Though we hope to be able to use this data we will not share detailed locations. Due to the high numbers of rabbits, we do not require georeferenced points rabbits
How do I create a geo-referenced photo? It's easy. Just make sure your phones location service/GPS setting is turned on and then your camera will automatically add the geo-reference to any photo you take. Please forward the photos of the feral animal to 0409 572 240 before the end of the night so that we can tally the total points at the breakfast. We recommend that you send us a test photo of your team members before you head out just in case there are any issues. We don’t want you to miss out on points at the Tally . If this is too confusing, please call the office on 9851 2703 or pop into the office before the event and we can walk you through it.
I am concerned about shooting a pet cat. If you act according to our guidelines this shouldn't be a problem as you've informed all your neighbours so their cats should be contained indoors over the period of the shoot. ONLY FERAL CATS TO BE TARGETED We recommend extra care and consideration to be taken when targeting feral cats.
Feral Cats must not be wearing a collar
Cats must not be close to a dwelling
Property where shooting is to take place should be advised to keep cat’s indoors
Extra information when targeting cats. Feral cats live and reproduce in the wild and survive by hunting or scavenging. They are found all over WA inhabiting all types of habitats, including forests, woodlands, grasslands, wetlands and arid areas. They are not registered with a local authority or identified according to the Cat Act 2011 (Cat Act). They live as wild animals independent of people, and their behaviour is different from domestic or stray cats. A feral cat is unlikely to ever display socialised behaviour or willingly be in the presence of humans. Stray cats are found in and around towns, cities, and rural properties. These cats live in the wild because they have become lost or abandoned and now fend for themselves. Stray cats may depend on some resources provided by humans, but they are not owned by a person or registered, although they may have been domestic pets at some stage of their life. They may be offspring of pet cats and never socialised with people. Abandoned or stray domestic cats and kittens have a difficult time surviving without some human intervention. Stray cats are sometimes deliberately fed by people who do not consider themselves as the owner of the cats. Domestic cats are fully socialised and may be owned by an individual, household, a business or corporation. Most or all of their needs are supplied by their owners but they may sleep outdoors and wander. Domestic cats are subject to the Cat Act, which requires that they are registered with local authorities and identified according to the Cat Act.
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Facilitated by Oyster Harbour Catchment Group Inc.
Supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State NRM Program.
Supported by Sports Shooters Assoication of Western Australia's RedCard Initiative.
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