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Old 06-24-2010, 10:40 AM
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Wild Pigs Where Are They in NSW? What's What...?


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Hi, new here, haven't been shooting since 1988, but I am thinking of going hunting wild pigs. I'd like to know about the places where I need go to find them, where there are a fair few. And about the best calibre and brand of rifle. The best scopes for day shooting and night, rules and farmer's rules. The best ammo. With economic in mind. Accessories. Places to stay at night. Clubs down under. And first aid.

I live in Sydney, and in Bankstown there is the nearest gun shop I know of.

I will travel to the country by car, more likely by public transport or scooter. Car for sure later on.

Is there anything to consider in taking the meat for eating?

Advice welcome.

Best regards, Klementz.
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:15 AM
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Pigs

Anywhere in north central NSW is good......
And a Rossi Puma in 454 Casull will be great considering your shots will be under 100 meters and most of the pigs are under 60kg...
Hunting rules are simple, do what ever the farmer tells you too do, report broken fences, bore drains, dead cattle etc....
As for where to stay, most have barns, shearing sheds etc...
And take a salt pack and fly bag etc so you can keep the meat, rear quarters and ribs are great off pigs....
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:41 PM
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Second on the black pig long ribs, cut em so they have some meat on em, great chewing.

Last Wild pigs I shot were in Nth NSW on the border at Lightning Ridge, the wheat farmers hate em, they trap them and feed em up on roos for the home table.

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Old 06-25-2013, 08:18 PM
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Tons of them around Cobar last time I was there.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:32 AM
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Ginger Sow

I hear tell that a whiny azzed ginger sow just moved out of The Lodge (Kirribilly house?) recently and returned to its former habitat.

Good luck tracking it down!.

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Old 10-15-2013, 02:55 AM
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say no to the 454 Casull

A 454 Casull is very limited to range and stopping power at range in my opinion for Australian conditions the 30-30 win is a far better option as it has a range capability of over 200 metres and has I will weighted projectile. I use 125gr hollow points in my Marlin 336, and this load will shoot just over an inch at 150 metres and knock down tonner boars with a one shot at over 100 easily. The ammo is also relatively cheap and easy to come by(unlike the 454 Casull). This makes the 30-30 the only viable option for an all-round maneuverable bush rifle in Australia.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:53 AM
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Mate, the pigs are pretty wide spread these days, there are plenty of hotspots along the Great Divide and inland from there. Someone let loose a few in bush near Ballina airport a while back but I wouldn't be around there with a gun. Get yourself a good reliable calibre like a 243 or 308 with a decent variable scope on it. Access to private property can be a problem. I would suggest membership in the Sporting Shooters Association and they will help you out. One question, what were you gonna do with the motor scooter?
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