Tips for hunting feral dogs.

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Re: Tips for hunting feral dogs.

Post by Stix » 14 Nov 2017, 10:24 pm

grandadbushy wrote:GEEZ Stix that pic brings home the old saying of '' Always try and keep an open mind ''


Lol...
It was a dedicated night on the foxes for the farmer, so he drove so i could do my thing to max effect...
He insisted i stay in the back of the ute while he picked them all up...
It was funny to hear a farmer, who slaughters his own beasts for meat, say "eewww, its brain just fell out"...(& it did, when it fell out it sounded like a wet sponge from washing the car hit the dirt).

It was me old 250 with a 50gr bt @3600fps...
Even at 200 yds with earplugs, when you hit the head they sound like a tennis ball popping from too much pressure....technically overkill, but instant, emphatic & humane kills.
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Re: Tips for hunting feral dogs.

Post by bigrich » 15 Nov 2017, 4:32 am

better to have overkill than underkill hey ? heard 22-250 shoots like a laser beam , dead flat. what's the make of your old 250 stix, what power scope and what range do you sight in for ?
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Re: Tips for hunting feral dogs.

Post by Stix » 15 Nov 2017, 6:40 am

Hey bigrich, old 22-250 is a remington.
Scope is 5-25x50.
Sight in around 200yds.
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Re: Tips for hunting feral dogs.

Post by grandadbushy » 15 Nov 2017, 1:47 pm

22-250 can be a lazer but beware wind can play a little havoc out past 200 yards with the lighter projectiles but you
will get used to that as you get used to the rifle
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Re: Tips for hunting feral dogs.

Post by bigrich » 15 Nov 2017, 4:09 pm

yeh well maybe that's something for me to remember grandadbushy. get real familiar with your rifle and know it's limits and capabilities. having a couple of rifles you know well is probably better than having lots of toys your not using as often. i will probably buy and sell a few before i'm comfortable with what i got. i know now but i wont ever part with my model 70 and m96 6.5's. been refering to chuck hawks "rifle battery "articles a bit to get a rational view of things. i like stix idea of having a few mistresses under lock and key but .lol. what's your old rem stix, a 700 ? ya set it up with a bull barrel or just got a easy to carry quick to point sporter barrel ? good to know you wear earplugs to stix. went to a gun show at ipswich a couple of weeks ago and just about had to yell at one bloke who was selling some stuff.ha ha
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Re: Tips for hunting feral dogs.

Post by bigrich » 15 Nov 2017, 4:13 pm

getting of subject but, my mate in tenterfeild has issues with feral dogs. reckons their real smart and out of sight before he can get a shot off. any ideas guys ? whistle them in ? lay down some offal to give them a scent to come in on ?
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Re: Tips for hunting feral dogs.

Post by grandadbushy » 15 Nov 2017, 4:38 pm

Many things can bring them in Bigrich if you go back through the forum you will get a lot of good information from many people
But a quick good one is lay a carcass out and sit on it afternoon and early morning don't let them scent you or see you sit back a
couple of hundred yards and a good rest
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Re: Tips for hunting feral dogs.

Post by RoginaJack » 15 Nov 2017, 5:37 pm

+1 Grandadbrushy, re carcass, or even road kill will do, just drag it/them into a location and position that gives you a clear shot from cover and stake the carcasses down.. The shooter might have to camp out a few nights too. Could also try a few traps around the area too. A spotlight and or N.V,. gear will help too.
If the dogs have been under pressure they can hear the click of a door or safety from miles away and are gone in a flash.
Good luck.
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Re: Tips for hunting feral dogs.

Post by bigrich » 15 Nov 2017, 6:25 pm

thanks for the advice fellas, hopin' in a week or two i'll put it into action. gunna have to find a factory load for my 6.5 with quick expanding bullets for light game. heard PPU 139 grain aren't too bad . any ideas ?
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