They are every day people who generously give of their precious time to co-ordinate Red Card events. They may be a farmer, a Landcare officer, an NRM person, a Shire Community Development Officer or a local retailer. Anyone with energy and dedication can do it, with the assistance of the resources below, and the Central Coordinator.
Autumn is an effective time for fox control.
Autumn is a good season to target as the animals are starting to move about. Autumn fox control is effective because:
- Young foxes are finding new territory – plenty of foxes seen in paddocks
- Farmers are preparing to lamb and keen to reduce predation
- Paddocks are bare (easy for shoots)
- Nights aren’t too cold for shoots
- Farmers aren’t flat out!
- Not much feed around – increases chance of pests eating baits
- Foxes are highly mobile
Spring is a great time for fox control.
Spring is a good season to target as the animals are breeding. Spring fox control is effective because:
- Vixens are in dens, with dependent cubs until late November, so pop a bait down an active den and cull the whole family
- Foxes aren't as mobile as during Autumn, so re-colonisation won't happen as quickly
- Feed requirements for foxes is high, as they have their litter to sustain as well
- Vixens will be feeding primarily on native animals in the bush near their dens, and culling now will have a definite advantage for protecting local wildlife.
- When the kits leave the den at about 10 weeks of age they are very naive about what they eat, and are more likely to take a bait.
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