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Hunt Reports

Post by bigfellascott » 19 Aug 2015, 9:21 am

Why do we not see many posted here, do people her not hunt? :unknown:
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Post by Panthum » 19 Aug 2015, 10:38 am

I live in the city and I am currently studying at uni so I don't have too much spare time but I try get out as much as possible. Usually I go to a mates property in Braidwood but most of the time I am only shooting bunnies and foxes unless see pigs or goats or know they are on the property. An interesting question, what do you guys consider "hunting": game animals deer etc or does it include other pest and vermin species like pigs and goats. Personally whenever I am going after goats I have to stalk them so I consider it hunting.
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Post by Die Judicii » 19 Aug 2015, 12:06 pm

I consider that if you have to step off the back verandah,, to shoot something regardless of if it is a game species, or feral,,,, that it is HUNTING.
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Post by tom604 » 19 Aug 2015, 12:43 pm

i have been out twice on the goats in the last few months but i didnt take any photos so it may not of happened :unknown: and only shot three and five goats so not much to write about, bunnys but no foxes :thumbsdown: but i will make an effort to type up a report about the last lot of goats,,,,,,,,,,,i had to work for them :thumbsup:
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Post by Elmer » 19 Aug 2015, 1:27 pm

Hey Scott....every week mate without fail, could be taking the .22mag out this Saturday for some more bunny sniping (weather permitting) if not the .223 will come out and play.
I checked one of my patches last Saturday and its teeming with little ones...its gonna be a good spring.
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Post by bigfellascott » 19 Aug 2015, 1:58 pm

Elmer wrote:Hey Scott....every week mate without fail, could be taking the .22mag out this Saturday for some more bunny sniping (weather permitting) if not the .223 will come out and play.
I checked one of my patches last Saturday and its teeming with little ones...its gonna be a good spring.
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Your about the only one who seems to post about your adventures Sean. :D I enjoy the vids too, always fun to be along for the ride so to speak.
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Post by Die Judicii » 19 Aug 2015, 9:49 pm

I got word on Tues from my LGS that the Vid cable I have had on order for nearly 2 months has finally arrived.
So with a bit of luck (havnt used the camera before) and a break in other dramas,,, I may have some footage to show.
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Post by brett1868 » 19 Aug 2015, 11:22 pm

I just got back from 5 days up bush, not sure if driving round at night shooting giant bunnies could be called hunting though. I did spend a day on my block marking out for the dozer, saw a few Emus and heard a few giant bunnies but didn't shooting anything. All I've got to show for my efforts are 2kgs less fat on the scales and a big bag of empty brass to reload which is something at least.
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Post by sandgroperbill » 20 Aug 2015, 12:09 am

I havent been out for a few weeks, and dont tend to talk much when I do, but weather permitting inwant to go foxing in about 4 weeks (pretty busy until then, im afraid)
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Post by bigfellascott » 20 Aug 2015, 11:39 am

Doesn't matter how insignificant you think it is, throw up a bit of a report with some pics etc, people enjoy reading them and it might encourage some of them to get out and have a go too, it also makes the forum a bit more enjoyable to visit (always nice to read hunt reports regardless of how big or small they are) :thumbsup:
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Post by Gwion » 20 Aug 2015, 4:35 pm

I don't really call what I do hunting. It's pest control and not very exciting. Now I have a deer legal rifle I'll get out after fallow but the season here is short and bag limit is 3 per year (season).
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Post by on_one_wheel » 20 Aug 2015, 7:13 pm

I still head out twice a week for rabbits and foxes, I'm always getting plenty of rabbits but not many foxes for the last 2 months or so.

I don't bother posting about it.

I tried to start a thread where people could post numbers / species that they had shot so we could keep track of how many ferals we sort out but it never took off ... I'd be surprised if I could even find it again.
If i find it I'll post some photos up.
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Post by on_one_wheel » 22 Aug 2015, 10:08 am

Heres last nights effort,

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I had to lure the ginger ninja out of an area that I'm not permitted to hunt on. Old Fanta pants reluctantly came to the whistle from the working mine site to the neighboring property where he copped a face full of buck shot.
He was in realy good condition so I thought I'd open him up to see what he had been eating and to my surprise, some irresponsible twat from the mine has been feeding this feral feline cat food.

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Im betting that it's some peanut from the mine office feeding the feral cats based on the area it approached from.
I have noticed an explosion in cat numbers recently and this behavior surely doesn't help.

Heres some more pictures

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I didn't do so well on the rabbits last night, perhaps my hard work is paying off. Tonight I'm heading to a property with a big rabbit problem, I should be able to clean up there.
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Post by bigfellascott » 22 Aug 2015, 4:07 pm

Thanks for posting mate, well done on removing another feral cat from our bushland, I'm sure the lizards and birds etc will be a lot better off for doing so.
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Post by Heckler303 » 22 Aug 2015, 5:33 pm

bigfellascott wrote:Thanks for posting mate, well done on removing another feral cat from our bushland, I'm sure the lizards and birds etc will be a lot better off for doing so.



That feel when that cat closely resembles your cat.


*checks again to make sure he's still laying on the bed and not of laying in the dirt*


Phew.
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Post by bigfellascott » 22 Aug 2015, 7:49 pm

Heckler303 wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:Thanks for posting mate, well done on removing another feral cat from our bushland, I'm sure the lizards and birds etc will be a lot better off for doing so.



That feel when that cat closely resembles your cat.


*checks again to make sure he's still laying on the bed and not of laying in the dirt*


Phew.


I don't have a cat and never will have a cat - most useless bloody pet on the planet as far as I'm concerned - make great paddock pizza though :lol:
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Post by Heckler303 » 22 Aug 2015, 10:05 pm

bigfellascott wrote:
Heckler303 wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:Thanks for posting mate, well done on removing another feral cat from our bushland, I'm sure the lizards and birds etc will be a lot better off for doing so.



That feel when that cat closely resembles your cat.


*checks again to make sure he's still laying on the bed and not of laying in the dirt*


Phew.


I don't have a cat and never will have a cat - most useless bloody pet on the planet as far as I'm concerned - make great paddock pizza though :lol:



I bet you would too.
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Post by bigfellascott » 22 Aug 2015, 11:04 pm

Heckler303 wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:
Heckler303 wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:Thanks for posting mate, well done on removing another feral cat from our bushland, I'm sure the lizards and birds etc will be a lot better off for doing so.



That feel when that cat closely resembles your cat.


*checks again to make sure he's still laying on the bed and not of laying in the dirt*


Phew.


I don't have a cat and never will have a cat - most useless bloody pet on the planet as far as I'm concerned - make great paddock pizza though :lol:



I bet you would too.


Would too what? :?

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