SA Country Hour By Kath Sullivan July 20, 2018 The South Australian Government will consider a bounty on wild dogs, feral cats and foxes. (Amy Phillips) A bounty on wild dogs, feral cats and foxes should be offered to professional shooters in South Australia, says the kangaroo industry. Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia president and managing director at South Australia's Macro Meats, Ray Borda, has called on the state's government to offer a bounty, in a bid to supplement the income of professional kangaroo shooters. "They're doing it fairly tough and they're in really remote areas and they've got the highest costs and charges [of professional shooters] in Australia," Mr Borda said. "If these guys are out there already, if the Government were to look at putting a bounty on foxes, cats and wild dogs it would help the environment, help the man on the land and certainly help the shooter make ends meet." Mr Borda said that rates of $10 per fox and feral cat scalp, and $120 per wild dog should be offered to the shooters. Dogger, Don Sallway, adds a wild dog scalp to others hanging from a fence on a property in south-west Queensland, August 2013. (ABC News: Giulio Saggin) South Australia's Environment Minister David Speirs said the bounty "appears on the surface a good idea", and would be considered as part of a review of natural resource management. "A bounty is certainly something we would look at, we're not making any commitments at this stage," Mr Speirs said. "I've spoken to the kangaroo industry about this, they pitched it to me, the new government is keen to look at good ideas, and this appears on the surface a good idea." "We may not implement this in all of South Australia, it would probably be limited if we brought it in, to licensed kangaroo shooters and it may be limited to particular parts of the state where those feral pests are a particular problem, I'm thinking specifically of the South Australian arid lands and that's a place where kangaroo shooters spend quite a lot of time." In Victoria, any person can claim a taxpayer-funded bounty of $10 per fox and $120 per wild dog, but Mr Speirs said the SA Government would only consider a bounty to be paid to professional shooters. He also said it should be funded by the Natural Resource Management levy. SA's Opposition Environment spokeswoman Susan Close said any bounty would require careful consideration. "There's been experience interstate that has shown negligible impacts," Ms Close said. "Given the considerable resources required to make it work, you need to know it is going to have an effect."