I hunt with a team of 1-4 dogs. I don’t have bay dogs and catch dogs. Most people I have hunted with are the same in that we only have dogs that catch. My style of hunting is Ute finding, I drive the large cattle stations around swamps and creeks, the dogs stand in the back of the Ute wind scenting and jump off when they scent pigs. I mainly like to hunt at night, mainly because it’s not as hot for the dogs.
mate. I've worked with some cool Aussie's in the oil & gas field. My old boss's son is a roo shooter there and I was getting all set up to go hunting with him when covid hit and ruined all of those plans.
My old boss (Aussie as hell) loves to travel with his boat and catch barramundie's in certain rivers there, but his favorite type of lures were stupid expensive for him to get and hard to find....so I hooked him up with a bunch from the states at a way cheaper price, hope he's been catching them....
I have a friend that is a hard core pig dogger that I used to hunt with, he's spent some time hunting pigs in Australia too and loved it. For many years he has been breeding pig dogs that fall in line with the way you guys hunt. The whole "let one out" philosophy, I had 5 of his dogs. No bay dogs or catch dogs, they are finder/holders and are quiet/fast/strong. It's amazing watching those hairy dogs work. A good hairy dog is a freakin warrior on pigs, as I'm sure you know.
Thanks for coming aboard.