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Afternoon Boar Hunt

Afternoon Boar Hunt

Yesterday afternoon, I decided to slip in a quick pig hunt on my way to town to pick up some spare parts and a new drive belt.  It was only a minor detour down a dirt farm road and then a 500 metre walk to where a dead cow has been getting a lot of hog attention.  The...

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Dead Cow Society – scavengers attracted by carrion

Dead Cow Society – scavengers attracted by carrion

My hunting buddy Pete has taken over dog hunting duties while I attend to some serious landscaping projects at home, and a lot of watering as things dry out rapidly.  Pete shot a dog just on dark a couple of nights ago.  Checking the trail camera shows that the dogs...

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Lucky “New” Hat

Lucky “New” Hat

A few readers picked up on my “new” hat.  (You guys are paying more attention than I have been giving you credit for!)  Actually, that hat is about 20 years old.  I bought it as an eventual replacement for my everyday hat, which is now over 30 years old, and showing...

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Elusive Wild Dogs

Elusive Wild Dogs

A week ago, a farmer near me had a pack of four young wild dogs attack a sick cow he was attempting to nurse back to health.  A few days ago, a more serious attack was too much for the distressed beast and it died as a result.  All this week I have been trying to...

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Boar at Dusk

Boar at Dusk

Yesterday afternoon hunting buddy Pete and I stalked the dead cow on the edge of the jungle.  The previous day, a dark boar had come to feed on the carcass a bit before sunset, at about 17:15.  If he repeated that, Pete and I would be waiting for him. We were in place...

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Feral Pigs on Trail Camera feeding on carrion

Feral Pigs on Trail Camera feeding on carrion

This morning I replayed my pursuit of marauding wild dogs.  After seeing a pack of 4 at first light yesterday, I was hopeful of making contact this morning.  I chose a different spot today, electing to stand against a fence post on the ridge top and look to the...

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Wild Dogs at First Light

Wild Dogs at First Light

When I pulled up at the first paddock gate it was just breaking first light.  I had intended to unlock the rifle and ammo and load-up in case I saw wild dogs between that point and my destination, a kilometre or so across the farm.  However, out where I...

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Wild Dog Predation on Livestock

Wild Dog Predation on Livestock

This morning I again stalked the dead cow.  I sat and called as the morning light came.  After about 45 minutes I moved down to swap the trail camera card.  I was pleased to see that something had begun to feed on the carcass; the rear end had been...

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Hunting Predators attracted to Carrion

Hunting Predators attracted to Carrion

The farmer had a cattle yard filled with about 50 young cattle that he was separating off from the main herd.  The yards were only a short distance from the house.  He was shocked to look over at the yards and see a prime young heifer lying dead.  She...

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Swarovski CL Pocket Binoculars Review

Swarovski CL Pocket Binoculars Review

I use Swarovski scopes and binoculars, and am more than happy with them.  Following is a review of their CL Pocket binoculars that I did for the SSAA, a few yeras ago.I crawled in behind some fallen, dead trees and slowly raised my head.  About one hundred...

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Muck Woody Sport Cool Boots

Muck Woody Sport Cool Boots

This morning I was pleased to unpack my new pair of Muck Woody Sport Cool Boots, to replace my old pair which I posted about over 3 years ago.  I also did a review of these boots for the SSAA magazine.These boots are nominally designed for slushy cold...

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Weihrauch HW 97K Review

Weihrauch HW 97K Review

Following is a repost of the Weihrauch HW 97 K rifle review I did some years ago.........................................My recent relocation to a rural area presented a number of opportunities.  The most obvious need was to control pests, with Myna birds...

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