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Old 05-21-2006, 06:28 PM
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10 day pig hunt - NSW / QLD border - pics.


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Got back last night after 10 days away. Dry as toast up there. The trick was to hunt any cover near water. We ran 3 bikes that would ride thru the scrub parallel to the vehicles (with dogs on board). Any pigs that were flushed ran into the jaws of the dogs and any that didn't were ridden down and shot. It was a great trip with a grand total of 95 pigs biting the dry dust.

My staghound did a great job, as being so dry there was little cover and he could use his beady eyes and fast speed to best effect. He would chase and lug or chase and bail a pig until the heavy hitters got there - game over.

Here is one he caught that had been hit with an 85 grain .303/25 and that ran on like it had been hit with a peashooter.




Here is another black and white boar that was flushed and that he ran down. We all agreed we had never seen pigs so fast and with such stamina - the heavier dogs just couldn't get close.



Having a cool down after a long chase - pig legs for dog meat!




Here is a morning's load.



And a few hanging off my mate's Hilux another morning.



A bit of lugging action



A fat little boar who I ran down - he's penned and being fattened up now.



The country was just a BIT dry........




A fox who ran in front of a 120 grain 6.5mm Sierra SP.....



And one tired and hot girl - dinked back to the truck.





My Ruger 96/44 shooting 240 grain Sierra JHC handloads accounted for about a dozen pigs, with none going anywhere but down when hit properly.
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Old 05-21-2006, 10:54 PM
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Nice pic's. Looks like all of you had a great time.

That's not the only place it's dry!!!!!
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Old 05-22-2006, 05:59 AM
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Good job & a Good looking hound ! For pigs wit the 25-303 your better off going up the ladder a touch to the 100 gn offerings. I've found in the past

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Old 05-22-2006, 05:59 PM
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Good job & a Good looking hound ! For pigs wit the 25-303 your better off going up the ladder a touch to the 100 gn offerings. I've found in the past

Dave
Yeah, he's going to start reloading for it , and I told him the 100's would be better.
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Old 05-23-2006, 05:35 AM
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Woooohooooo!!!!!!!!

unreal looking hogs there fenring!
hope it was an absolute blast, cos it sure as **** looks like it. i would love to get away onto the porkers again sometime soon. or hunting for that matter.
the dogs looked like they were in their element out hog hunting.
well done again.
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Old 05-23-2006, 09:16 AM
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Saw an article in yesterday's paper where wild boars are becoming a problem in downtown Berlin in Germany - seems they've moved into town from the Black Forest and taken up residence. Game officials estimate some 8,000 of the porkers are roaming the streets, rummaging through pet food and garbage, sleeping under parked vehicles and enjoying the urban life in general.

Only game officials are allowed to cull them, no matter how much trouble they may cause. So far, no reports of human attacks, but dogs have suffered numerous injuries from encounters with the beasties.

We have a similar problem here in the Phoenix area with javelina being forced into the urban areas due to continued drought in the desert. Some people are stupid enough to actively encourage them by placing food out for them. Game and Fish says any prey animal attracted by such practice only invites bigger predators (mountain lions, coyotes) to follow the prey. Makes sense to me.
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Old 05-23-2006, 04:27 PM
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I'd like to see a few pigs around my town - it would beat driving 1200 km to find 'em!
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Old 05-26-2006, 09:45 AM
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Well, Fenring, next time you drive that 1200kms pick me up on the way.
I'm close enough to Canberra.
That trip looks like a complete blast.
The one time I got away for some pig action we only had 2 days in Byrock and the mongrel of a property owner was cagey about where the pigs actually hung out.
Took us all weekend to find the right waterhole and then we had to leave for home.
We took 7 goats but no more because they were rounding them up for live export and we were told not to shoot anything we wouldn't use.
Suffice to say I'll be expecting some guarantees next time I drive that far.
BTW, while I love my 303/25 for goats and roo culling(with tags mind) the old sporterised 8mm K98 warhorse would probably make it's pig debut.
Anyway top work, mate.
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I love that pic with you and the piglet mate,the look on the piglets face is gold.
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