AREA RESTORED: Warwick Clay Target Club president David Cox points to one of the areas rehabilitated after rabbit damage.
AREA RESTORED: Warwick Clay Target Club president David Cox points to one of the areas rehabilitated after rabbit damage. Gerard Walsh

Council grant helps club fight rabbits

THE Warwick Clay Target Club has declared war on rabbits at their shooting facility on Rosenthal Rd.

The club received a $950 Quick Grant from Southern Downs Regional Council to overcome a rabbit problem on land the club owns just south of the range.

Club president David Cox said the money was spent to employ a contractor to rip four rabbit warrens.

"The rabbits had burrowed eight entry points into one of the warrens,” he said.

"Two of the problem areas were near Rosenthal Creek but one was near the road and one near the clubhouse which volunteers cleaned up,” Mr Cox said.

The area with the worst damage from rabbits was on a curve in Rosenthal Creek where concrete from an old shooting range had been placed to stop erosion in the creek.

Rabbits don't ask questions and found the area under the concrete to their liking.

Cox said the warren on the curve in the creek was ripped, dug out and the concrete buried in a four by four metre hole.

"The rabbits won't dig deep enough to get to the concrete as it is now buried two metres under the ground,” he said.

The Warwick Clay Target Club was formed around 1880 and last year held its 137th anniversary shoot.

The club shoots on the first Sunday of the month and new members are welcome. For more information, call Mr Cox on 0427967567.



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