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Posted by FNQ:

Sometimes the pigs stay in the crop, depends on how much hunting pressure they are under. In photo above the pigs were living in the rainforest at the top of the hill.

Theres heaps of different ways to hunt cane, the best bet is to run a small dog with a good nose in the cane thus making less noise and keep the bigger dogs on leads or on the headlands. Walking the scrub line will give you a good indication of where the pigs are coming in and going out, (some people even wait on the pads with a shotgun while the dogs are working the cane), then a walk in the late afternoon or early morning is the best bet. The most important thing is to keep the wind in your face


Posted by Cooke:

I also hunt cane paddocks around the same area as F.N.Q. I tend to just let my team work as a pack, I hate having dogs on leads as they are noisy and just seem to piss me off while waiting to hear my dogs hit up.

I run 3 or 4 good dogs with the wind in my face. I walk the edge of the scrub line at night the later the better, 12am - 3am is prime time for big boars. You can always tell a pig from the dogs when you hear them in the cane, they tend to snap it making a hell of a noise when they cross the paddock.

A team regularly run together will learn the sounds that the different dogs make in the cane. Some dogs tend to pause and listen. a dog with a brilliant nose and big heart is needed to pull up big boars in the cane.




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Posted by Paulmc:

I'm no expert in the cane, but I hunt it a fair bit, I seem to blow more than I catch though, hard dogs are the key I reckon , though I have caught them with bailers & a 30-30.

 I also find I have more success on foot, in the cane I hunt, the pigs are pretty flighty, if they here my truck they seem to retreat to the hills. I often hunt solo, so I haven't tried the flushing method, generally just follow 3 dogs & hope they stop what they hit.



Posted by Cody:

I'm no professional but do my fair share in the cane, I usually run 3 working dogs and a pup, and these dogs are good finders and holders for the fact that when they hit something, everything around here runs like a bat out of hell from the hunting pressure. I like to be certain when they find something they start the ball game straight away.



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