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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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Trail Cameras First Night over the Kill

Trail Cameras First Night over the Kill

Trail Cameras First Night over the Kill No MMS images came through during the first night.  That was not necessarily definitive, and not unexpected.  The dead cow needs a few days to start reeking and pulling in the wild dogs, and maybe some pigs. Nevertheless, this...

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Wild Dogs Killing Calves

Wild Dogs Killing Calves

Wild Dogs Killing Calves Wild Dogs Killing Calves It was far from a pretty sight.  A disemboweled calf lay tangled in its own guts.  It struggled feebly to rise but fell back exhausted.  My companion, the property owner, gave a grunt of disgust and returned to the...

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Inland Hunting Properties

Inland Hunting Properties

Inland Hunting Properties The first, and biggest, challenge confronting any hunter is finding land to hunt on.  The days of easy access, talking your way onto a property to hunt feral pests, are pretty much a thing of the past.  It is a major frustration for most...

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Stalking wild dogs on their kill

Stalking wild dogs on their kill

Stalking wild dogs on their kill Patience and discipline are required when stalking wild dogs on their kill.  A week or so ago, I was driving to one of my most productive locations, where a calf lay dead in the long grass.  It had been killed a few days earlier, not...

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Calling in Wild Dogs

Calling in Wild Dogs

Yesterday afternoon hunting buddy, Peter, and I went out to a 60,000 acre cattle property that has been suffering livestock death and damage from wild dog packs.  Pete and I have hunted there successfully in the past, so we knew where to start our campaign. After an...

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What Kit to Carry for Game Stalking

What Kit to Carry for Game Stalking

What Kit to Carry for Game Stalking You do not need a lot of gear to carry for a morning, or afternoon, of game stalking.  Sometimes it pays to buy the best you can afford, but other necessary bits of gear are available at quite modest prices. Over the years I have...

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