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Consolation Prize

Consolation Prize

Today, I spent most of the day chasing wild dogs, without success.  However, I did get a consolation prize for my efforts.  I stalked and called from numerous locations along the jungle border where vast tracts of state forest jungle meet farming land. In my travels,...

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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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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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Hunting – Where to Aim

Hunting – Where to Aim

When a hunter pulls the trigger with a living creature in the rifle sights, there is a moral and ethical obligation to ensure that death is swift and efficient.Proficiency in the skills of bushcraft and hunting will get you close to your quarry. From there...

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Venison Hunting

Venison Hunting

Last week Kathy and I camped at a favourite spot on the edge of a large billabong.  After a hectic few weeks, with a house full of visitors to attend a funeral and provide support, we felt we needed some time alone, camped in a serene location.The added...

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Howling up Predatory Wild Dogs

Howling up Predatory Wild Dogs

  My hunting buddy, Peter, called and asked me to pay a visit to one of his hunting spots.  He had just received an urgent call from a local farmer which he could not respond to.  The farmer had asked for help after a night raid by wild dogs on his...

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