A trip North
for a few of the participants on the Boardogs forum was first
talked about last year and finally came to fruition in July 04.
For 6 days hunting we managed to bag 119 pigs, over 50 of these
being good boars. Over the next few pages I would like to share
a few photos of a very memorable trip. Scrub Bulls, Dingoes and
Brumbies were common sights each day and helped provide us with
some dog tucker when required. Our planned camping and hunting
area proved to be inaccessible because of water, we can only
imagine what it would have been like. There was supposed to be
thousands there, but the area we hunted kept us busy enough.
back left: Phil, Mark, Me. Front left: Mick, Jamie, Country
Phil's truck at Musgrave, well and
truly loaded with fuel and tucker. Not much room left in the
Country, Jamie and Mark can't get
away from cyber hunting. Believe it or not we
were loading way points into a GPS from a mapping program in the
computer so we could find our intended hunting area while Jamie
helped out a station owner. He would follow after he finished,
at least this way we would all end up in the same spot.
Country with a dingo shot on the
way in, these were a common sight.
Rifle was a 22/250.
One for Phil also. We managed a small
sow on the drive but no other pigs were spotted.
Rifle was a 22/250.
Boar number one
caught by Country's two Bull Arabs. This boar was with a
couple of others out feeding on the flood plains at 10am in the
morning, after it took us over 4 hours
to find a way across the first water obstacle.
With a lot of winching we made it.
Country with the second boar of
the trip, about 4 K's further in. he was lying under a tree
beside the track and when the second vehicle went past he
decided there were better places to be. Right place wrong
look like they mean business
Mark with our first scrub bull. He
fed the dogs for a while and provided a handy pig bait.
Unfortunately the pigs hadn't found him
before we left. The 22/250 again.
Unfortunately a fair distance away
for a good photo but it gives you an idea. This mob was out
feeding at 12.30pm. Note the amount of pig rooting in front of
the green swamp grass.
boar was leaving his bed beside a large swamp when we
happened upon him. We were trying to access our planned
camping and hunting area at the time.