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Old 03-31-2010, 09:50 AM
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Well, it appears we won't be hunting Salties in Australia this year. I was really hoping they would open the season to sport hunting but they did not. Looks like it will take a few more deaths and problem animals before it gets passed. I sure would like to add one to a Buffalo hunt.
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:36 PM
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Jusr out of Curiosity, When the Aussie government allows you to hunt crocs, do you Aussies hunt Crocs like the Crocidile Dundee and Wrestle them one on one with a knife in hand?
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:22 PM
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Jusr out of Curiosity, When the Aussie government allows you to hunt crocs, do you Aussies hunt Crocs like the Crocidile Dundee and Wrestle them one on one with a knife in hand?
It appears the person who started this thread is from USA, so id hold back on the ausy jokes, mate.

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Old 05-31-2010, 10:05 PM
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As said being a protected species down under there might be some small problems getting your new croc skin boots, never mind that shooting any crocs would hardy ever be sporting unless your doing it from a surfboard, Saltwater Croc 1 Keen hunter 0.

Nevermind there are plenty of legit game, buffalo, pigs, camels, horses, and a billion roos, but to give em a sporting chance add to the mix a vibrating helicopter as a shooting platform, could get very interesting.

Most don't know that Australia exports wild camels to the arabs.
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Old 06-10-2010, 03:12 PM
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Jusr out of Curiosity, When the Aussie government allows you to hunt crocs, do you Aussies hunt Crocs like the Crocidile Dundee and Wrestle them one on one with a knife in hand?
Mate, the last time I wrestled a croc, the @$%&^% tried to bite my bloody arm off. He wouldn't settle down at all. In the end, after copping a floggin' from him and losing my big knife, I had to get out of the river. He was a big bugger too, about 23 feet long. I won't be doin' that again for awhile, at least untill I make myself a decent knife again.

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Old 06-10-2010, 03:21 PM
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Don't think I'd croc hunt with anything less than a 4.2" rocket launcher (Bazooka)!
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:32 PM
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Don't think I'd croc hunt with anything less than a 4.2" rocket launcher (Bazooka)!
I know what you mean. We had an incident a couple of years ago at a place called Bamaga at the tip of Cape York at the very top of Qld. Some campers were there and after a night of food, beer and singing around the camp fire, had settled in for the night. In the early hours of the morning there was a lot of comotion as a man was being dragged out of his tent by his legs, locked in the jaws of a 20 foot salty as it was heading for the water. Some brave woman from another tent, jumped on its back and began poking it in its eyes. It let the man go then grabbed the woman and started to mangle her arms, still heading for the water. Fortunately another camper got up close to it and emptied his 9mm Glock into its small brain. Neither the brave woman or the shooter or the first victim were known to each other. They had just met the previous evening. There is no doubt one of the campers was going to be a meal for the croc.

They are very dangerous animals and the ones that breed along our tropical coast are the largest salt water crocs in the world. I have seen pictures of the early croc hunters in the 1930s often shooting 30 foot crocs out of the Katherine River. They're big buggers all right.

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It only wanted a Fosters but those greedy campers drank it all and the croc was trying to get his anyway he could.
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:22 PM
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Mate, the last time I wrestled a croc, the @$%&^% tried to bite my bloody arm off. He wouldn't settle down at all. In the end, after copping a floggin' from him and losing my big knife, I had to get out of the river. He was a big bugger too, about 23 feet long. I won't be doin' that again for awhile, at least untill I make myself a decent knife again.

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Mate your game. When I decide to take one on with a knife I make sure their no bigger than 20ft.
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:33 PM
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Mate your game. When I decide to take one on with a knife I make sure their no bigger than 20ft.
Yeah mate, all very tongue in cheek. No way I'd get into a river with big salties in it, knife or no knife.

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Old 06-11-2010, 11:16 PM
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The Northern Territory were going to have a croc season a few years ago and issue I think permits for 30 crocs which would reduce the cull from about 200 to 170. The federal government put a stop to it. They didn't want all those American big game hunters over here shooting the place up. I think for the amount of money that would have came into the Territory we could have put up with it.
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Yeah mate, I remember that issue well. The Territory still wants to do it but the Greens and Socialists living under the big glass dome, which is Canberra, won't let them act. The sooner the NT becomes a state, the better. Remember the hoo haa when the NT introduced mandatory sentencing for certain crimes? Knocked on the head by that pig of a PM John (spit) Howard.

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Well we aussies certainly live up to our reputation of telling a good yarn.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:24 PM
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As said being a protected species down under there might be some small problems getting your new croc skin boots, never mind that shooting any crocs would hardy ever be sporting unless your doing it from a surfboard, Saltwater Croc 1 Keen hunter 0.

Nevermind there are plenty of legit game, buffalo, pigs, camels, horses, and a billion roos, but to give em a sporting chance add to the mix a vibrating helicopter as a shooting platform, could get very interesting.

Most don't know that Australia exports wild camels to the arabs.
Yes the arbs love our camels ,there not al diseased and inbreed like they are woops sorry there camels are.
mainly from the tanamin desery great big en ,i shot one over 1500 lbs.there skulls are as scary as, they have tusks the male..
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:26 PM
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it only wanted a fosters but those greedy campers drank it all and the croc was trying to get his anyway he could.
mate the poms or limes i think you call them bought fosters out .

Try melbourne bitter ,
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:28 PM
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jusr out of curiosity, when the aussie government allows you to hunt crocs, do you aussies hunt crocs like the crocidile dundee and wrestle them one on one with a knife in hand?
dont forget naked with a beer in one hand and your not allowed to spill a drop.

Us aussies love croc,especially with a good pepper gravy..............
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mate the poms or limes i think you call them bought fosters out .

Try melbourne bitter ,
I assume you mean the old Melbourne Bitter before they neutered....uh I mean watered it down.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:35 AM
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Mate, the last time I wrestled a croc, the @$%&^% tried to bite my bloody arm off. He wouldn't settle down at all. In the end, after copping a floggin' from him and losing my big knife, I had to get out of the river. He was a big bugger too, about 23 feet long. I won't be doin' that again for awhile, at least untill I make myself a decent knife again.

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Hmm! A 7metre Croc aye? Considering *Sweetheart* was our most famous Croc ever captured - Responsible for attacking more than 15 boats - was only 5.1 Metres, (17Ft) that was one hellofa Croc.
Our Chief Minister has once again raised the possibilities of Croc culling with Tags, this time I believe it has got legs, more and more attacks are happening each dry season when tourists don't take notice of the warnings we put up on every water way.

These hunts will only be through Hunting Concession holders, same ones as do Buff and Bantang hunts.
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I was on a cattle station(Very big ranch) in the Territory a little while back and noticed the gardens around the homestead were all bordered by croc skulls each with a neat 30cal hole in the forehead. But that must have happened before they stopped the shooting (giggle) Seriously a mate up on Cape York had a hunter from the US offered him $10,000 for a croc, but he had to decline.
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