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Federal Fusion factory ammo for hunting

Federal Fusion factory ammo for hunting

I was sorting out an array of half-used packets of 243 Win, leftovers from what I had been using on a number of rifle tests in recent years, when I realised that I had not tested Federal Fusion in my current 243 Win rifles.  I had 12 rounds of the Federal Fusion 95...

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Hunting Axis Chital Deer for Venison

Hunting Axis Chital Deer for Venison

My wife and I have just returned from a short camping trip where we replenished our venison supply.  The tropical wet season and the Covid-19 shut down greatly delayed our intentions to get this hunt underway.  Luckily, a week ago, our state lifted restrictions on...

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Habit proves Fatal for Wild Dogs

Habit proves Fatal for Wild Dogs

This story was published in the SSAA magazine a couple of years ago.  It features my late and greatly missed hunting buddy, Mike.  We had some great times. Wild dogs had been attacking the newborn calves and generally upsetting the breeding herd.  It was prime wild...

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Stake-outs, Staking and Chance

Stake-outs, Staking and Chance

The wild dogs I account for are taken in three ways; stalking, stake-outs and chance.  I reckon I enjoy stalking the most.  Drifting slowly along a cattle track, stopping regularly to glass the surrounds, noting what tracks are present in the fine dust and being...

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Human Consumption of Wild Pig

Human Consumption of Wild Pig

Over the decades I have eaten a wide variety of game, and thoroughly enjoyed it.  However, the one animal missing from my menu has been wild pig.  I have tried it on only a couple of occasions, shot and prepared by an old mate who used to be a butcher.  It’s not that...

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Merkel K3 Kipplauf Stutzen Wild Boar Hunt

Merkel K3 Kipplauf Stutzen Wild Boar Hunt

A few days ago, I finally took possession of my new Merkel K3 rifle, after a wait of 10 months.  It is in 243 Win calibre.  The rifle features the Merkel H15 tip-off scope mount and I have fitted a Swarovski z8i 1.7-13.3x42 scope to it.  A trip to the range soon had...

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Wild Dogs at Dusk

Wild Dogs at Dusk

This afternoon I prepared for a dusk hunt, hoping to encounter and shoot the exceptionally large boar that the trail camera showed visiting carrion at that time.     I was delayed by a series of phone calls and when I finally got underway, I found my...

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Wet Morning Wild Dog

Wet Morning Wild Dog

It has been a few days since I have checked the trail cameras or hunted the area where the cow and boar carcasses are.  I have been busy getting ready for a houseful of Christmas guests.  This morning was one of heavy overcast and drizzling rain.  With the days only...

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Another Sunset Boar Hunt

Another Sunset Boar Hunt

Hunting buddy Peter and I returned on a steamy tropical afternoon to sit over a cow carcass and try to shoot a wild dog that had been visiting that attraction.  We got set up a little before sunset and Peter fitted up his Sako 308 Win with a night vision attachment. ...

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Sunset Boar Hunt

Sunset Boar Hunt

The trail camera had shown some tantalising activity.  There was plenty of hog action on the cow that died a few days ago.  More importantly, the trail camera had picked up an evening visit by a wild dog.  With 50 cows in the paddock, calving had just begun, and wild...

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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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