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Another Dead Cow

Another Dead Cow

Yesterday afternoon, I visited the dead cow on my neighbour’s farm.  She had been in prime condition, and it was a shame to put her down.  However, her calving had gone terribly wrong, and that had quickly led to septicemia.  The owner had done his best, before coming...

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Stalking and Stake-outs

Stalking and Stake-outs

Over the last week, I have been out for a series of early morning wild dog hunts.  There has been no luck with that, so far.  The mornings have been misty and cool, with beautiful sunrises.  I have judiciously called, in good locations, but have not had any responses...

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Laying a Scent Trail to Lure Predators

Laying a Scent Trail to Lure Predators

Laying a Scent Trail to Lure Predators This morning I placed the guts and heads from half a dozen dressed rabbits into an old hessian potato sack, then dragged that smelly lure for a kilometre or two around a close by farm.  I hunt there for wild dogs regularly but...

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Wild Dog Hunt Double Success

Wild Dog Hunt Double Success

Wild Dog Hunt Double Success Yesterday morning a pair of wild dogs attacked birthing cattle on a farm not too far from my place.  I had been there once previously for a look about with hunting buddy Peter.  I was pretty busy with other locations, so I left it to Peter...

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Fine Weather Hunt

Fine Weather Hunt

Fine Weather Hunt A prolonged bout of wet and windy weather began to lift yesterday.  My visiting Dutch hunting buddy, Jan, and I made the most of that with an early morning start.  A close-by farmer had shot a few feral pigs a couple of days ago, so we decided to...

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Wild Boar Bonus

Wild Boar Bonus

Wild Boar Bonus Since getting back from my southern trip I have been chasing wild dogs once more.  On returning home, a number of farmers have contacted me about wild dog activity on their farms, and concern for their calves. My Dutch friend, and sometimes hunting...

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Trail Cameras and Wild Dog Monitoring

Trail Cameras and Wild Dog Monitoring

Trail Cameras and Wild Dog Monitoring A couple of days ago I did an early morning wild dog stand on my neighbour’s farm.  I spent an hour or so on the fence that runs along the ridge line.  The cattle came up the steep slope to visit me, hoping for a scratch or maybe...

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Seeking Wild Dogs

Seeking Wild Dogs

Seeking Wild Dogs Seeking Wild Dogs After doing a few chores, we were setting the patio table for late breakfast.  It was a beautiful, cool, sunny morning following the recent rain.  As always, the first things on the table were a pot of strong brewed coffee and my...

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Stake-out Stand for Wild Dogs

Stake-out Stand for Wild Dogs

Stake-out Stand for Wild Dogs This morning I again rose at 5AM.  Today I did not waste any time with coffee but set off to my neighbour’s farm.  I turned the vehicle lights off before I turned and coasted through his gate and down the track, but not as far as I...

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Trail Camera MMS Alerts for Predator Hunting

Trail Camera MMS Alerts for Predator Hunting

Trail Camera MMS Alerts for Predator Hunting This morning I was up at about 5AM.  I had some breakfast and brewed a pot of coffee while waiting for first light, which is around 05:50 at the moment.  My last sip of coffee was interrupted by the chirp of my mobile...

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Using Trail Cameras for Predator Hunting

Using Trail Cameras for Predator Hunting

Using Trail Cameras for Predator Hunting This afternoon I resumed my pursuit of the wild dogs responsible for attacks on cattle and calves.  The monsoon trough has retreated to the north, after delivering eight inches of rain.  There are still a few showers about, but...

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Night Hunting Thermal Scope Success

Night Hunting Thermal Scope Success

Night Hunting Thermal Scope Success My far away, old grazier mate has been texting daily details of his success on wild dogs and pigs with his new thermal night scope.  This morning I called his mobile and was surprised when his wife answered.  I was even more...

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