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Red Card Events a Big Hit

The Cadoux community came out in force for the Red Card community shoot.
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Results are starting to filter in from this year’s Sporting Shooters Association of Australia Community Red Card Fox Shoots, with several communities hosting their major events last weekend.

It was an impressive showing for Cadoux, who we caught up with in last fortnight’s eNews.

Despite coronavirus restrictions keeping Perth shooters from making it out to the regions, 30 shooters took part in the event, held on properties around the small farming locale 220km north-east of the capital.

One team made it all the way from Margaret River for the event, during which participants culled 95 feral foxes, 13 cats and 57 rabbits.

Co-ordinator Ben Eustace said the shoot was a great event and a close contest, saying Sunday’s breakfast and tally was well attended and enjoyed by all.

The Cadoux event is emblematic of Red Card’s ability to bring people together in regional communities and raise awareness for community action to manage feral animal numbers.

Other shoots that have submitted results so far include Northam, Woodanilling, Wellstead, Wagin, Williams and Miling, where 48 participants culled more than 200 foxes.

The Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes program, which is organised State wide by Wheatbelt NRM, has now been running for more than 17 years.

We look forward to seeing the final tallies from all shoots until April 30, with the SSAAWA to donate $5 for each fox or cat culled up to a limit of $20,000 to the Regional Men’s Health Initiative.

You can still register a shoot, find info about Red Card and feral animal control or contact a local co-ordinator to join a community event at www.redcard.org.au.

We are always on the lookout for photos and stories from your event. Email redcard@wheatbeltnrm.org.au to submit your best snaps.

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