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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 was heading...