MORE than 24,000 fox scalps have been collected at the Hamilton Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) since the Victorian Government introduced the fox bounty in October, 2011.
Hamilton’s first collection date for the year was held on Wednesday and 1362 fox scalps were collected.
DEPI biosecurity officer, Brett Madigan said the last time they collected in Hamilton was November last year as they had a break over Christmas and the summer period to focus on other areas such as bushfires.
“It doesn’t mean people have to stop taking them in that season … a lot of the time (the fox scalps) are frozen, dried out or salted,” Mr Madigan said.
Once the scalps are collected, glitter is added to the bag as a security agent and they are then taken to be incinerated and disposed of.
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