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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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Predatory Wild Dog Hunt

Predatory Wild Dog Hunt

 Another early start this morning finally paid dividends.  My son Ryan and I have invested a few early mornings in chasing calf-killing wild dogs on a farm close to home.  On the first visit, a thick morning mist reduced our visibility greatly.  We enjoyed...

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Austealth Hunting Clothing

Austealth Hunting Clothing

 I was glad of my cosy, blaze-camo Austealth jacket and matching lined cap this morning.  A pre-first light start saw me chasing calf-killing wild dogs on a nearby farm.  A sharp, cold breeze was whistling about me as I noted a touch of frost in the...

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SCI Record Blue Sheep

SCI Record Blue Sheep

SCI Record Blue Sheep Hesham Usama Khan, who has featured on aussiehunter before with a number of outstanding trophies like his world record Himalayan Ibex, has again hunted another world-class trophy. SCI Record Blue Sheep This latest hunt was for Blue Sheep and the...

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Howling Up Wild Dogs

Howling Up Wild Dogs

  Lately, I have been having good results in howling-up wild dogs.  That means I simulate their wailing call by blowing through my cupped hands, rather than using commercial predator squealers.  This morning provides no better example of that. I walked out into...

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Processing Wild Harvested Venison

Processing Wild Harvested Venison

Over the last two days I have been busy processing the venison from our hunt.  Tomorrow, we will finish off by mincing all the trimings and putting that into meal-sized bags for the freezer.  We field butcher our deer and do not leave much for the scavengers.  I use a...

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Chital Deer Hunt

Chital Deer Hunt

The last three weeks have been hectic.  I had to complete and write-up a number of reviews for the SSAA magazine.  I also got in several extended camping-hunting trips.  Between times, when at home, I was doing dawn and dusk hunts for wild dogs.  Last week, I was...

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Bunny Hunting and Bird Photography

Bunny Hunting and Bird Photography

Straight after my last hunting trip in mid July, I flew south for some weeks of family activities.  While I was away I had a few calls from farmers experiencing wild dog attacks on their stock and pets.  Since getting home mid last week I have been out and about...

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No Shots Fired

No Shots Fired

  I have not posted for a few weeks.  In that time I have done a plenty of hunting, but no shots have been fired!  A couple of days ago, I got back from an extended hunt on a large cattle property in the gulf country.  Not much short of 1.5 million acres, with...

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Where Farmland meets Wilderness

Where Farmland meets Wilderness

I have been getting out for some dawn and dusk hunts, well attempted hunts, on the local wild dogs.  I have got to see some of the fabulous sunrises and sunsets of late, but no dogs.  Yesterday afternoon I visited one of my favourite spots, where a deep valley is the...

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