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Victoria reinstates wild dog bounty

AAP logoAAP 25/10/2016 Rachel Gray

The Victorian government is reinstating its wild dog bounty after scrapping the pest control incentive in mid-2015.

Hunters will be paid $120 for each wild dog scalp they collect in northern Victoria and Gippsland between March and October 2017.

"Farmers and landholders tell us time after time that foxes and wild dogs are a huge issue for them," Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford said in a statement on Wednesday.

An advisory committee will evaluate the use of the bounty after 12 months.

It's in addition to an existing $10 bounty on fox skins.

The government estimates wild dogs and foxes cost Victoria's livestock industry $18 million every year.

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