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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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Sauer Classic XT 101 in 243 Winchester

Sauer Classic XT 101 in 243 Winchester

I’ve always liked the German approach to light stalking rifles and was keen to get one in 243 Winchester; a good all-round calibre for Australian hunting.  The light stalking rifle project was conceived at a time when a few well-known upper-echelon companies were...

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Bare Hands in Paradise

Bare Hands in Paradise

I am fortunate to live in a scenic part of tropical far north Queensland.  I am a keen birdwatcher and photographer.  Just from our property, I have identified nearly 200 species of birds and am confident that, in time, that count will exceed 200.  David Attenborough...

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Diana Outlaw PCP air rifle

Diana Outlaw PCP air rifle

In between daily excursions after wild dogs, that have so far been unrewarded, I have begun to review the Diana Outlaw PCP air rifle.  I have fired less than twenty shots so far but am already impressed with this rifle. With the opportunity for a rabbit hunt, and a...

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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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Lucky “New” Hat

Lucky “New” Hat

A few readers picked up on my “new” hat.  (You guys are paying more attention than I have been giving you credit for!)  Actually, that hat is about 20 years old.  I bought it as an eventual replacement for my everyday hat, which is now over 30 years old, and showing...

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