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Australian Boars

Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Australian Boars - 05/21/22 11:38 PM

Hey guys, first post in the forum. Few photos of some boars I’ve got recently with dogs. [Linked Image]
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Posted By: Waterloo Kid

Re: Australian Boars - 05/21/22 11:50 PM

Damn things are just as ugly 'Down Under' as they are here.

Go well with hickory smoke though.
Posted By: Biscuit

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 12:36 AM

I’ve always wanted a big one like that I could euro. I’ve never shot one with decent teeth
Posted By: ElkOne

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 01:11 AM

Man those things have got some teeth, great job up up up
Posted By: breadman

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 02:08 AM

awesome and welcome to the fourm.
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 02:10 AM

I have a few questions

1. How did you find this forum?

2. How were you able to post pics so easily? We got long time members selling things that cant still

3. Can you tell us more stuff about Australia, Ive heard its the Texas of continents
Posted By: Creekrunner

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 02:28 AM

Originally Posted by Biscuit
I’ve always wanted a big one like that I could euro. I’ve never shot one with decent teeth


Just...keep...shooting.

Glad to have ya mate!

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Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 02:39 AM

Hi there,

1.Have always enjoyed hunting forums, I was watching YouTube and seen a lot of videos from guys in Texas, so just googled Texas hunting forums and here I am.

2. Seems fairly straight forward to post pics, just followed my nose.

3. Australia varies greatly, I’m in North Queensland. Well away from the big cities, Brisbane the capital city of Queensland is over 800 miles away from where I live. I haven’t been to Texas so can’t really compare the two. Most of our industry is either mining or cattle. Our cattle stations (ranches) mostly are 100000 acres plus, mainly gather cattle on motorbikes and helicopters.
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.
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 02:44 AM

Originally Posted by Mad Dog Hunting
Hi there,

1.Have always enjoyed hunting forums, I was watching YouTube and seen a lot of videos from guys in Texas, so just googled Texas hunting forums and here I am.

2. Seems fairly straight forward to post pics, just followed my nose.

3. Australia varies greatly, I’m in North Queensland. Well away from the big cities, Brisbane the capital city of Queensland is over 800 miles away from where I live. I haven’t been to Texas so can’t really compare the two. Most of our industry is either mining or cattle. Our cattle stations (ranches) mostly are 100000 acres plus, mainly gather cattle on motorbikes and helicopters.
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.


I like this guy

Do y'all have access to thermals and suppressors?

Can you carry pistols?
Posted By: Creekrunner

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 02:48 AM

We'd like to see the place, if my niece ever moves back to the states from Warnbro. 'Long story.
Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 02:50 AM

Haha thanks mate.

Our gun laws make it very hard to get the correct licences that allow us to have silencers or semi-automatic weapons. Even to get a pistol licence is very difficult. Unfortunately it’s only getting worse in that regard.

Thermals seem to be getting popular now, I don’t have one yet, I prefer to rely on the dogs finding the pigs wind scenting. I rarely shoot, I carry a rifle just to shoot dingoes/wild dogs whenever I come across one.
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 02:53 AM

This thread interest me

We have an Australian who seems to be responsive
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 02:54 AM

Is pot legal there?
Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 02:56 AM

Everything’s legal if you don’t get caught haha

But no, not legal, I think 1 state it is legal to grow one plant for personal use.
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 02:59 AM

Ok, y'all assume ( I am assuming) we all have cows and a lot do here

How common are kangaroos over there?

LIke occasionally you may see one or theyre just everywhere?
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:00 AM

And how common are Abarijinese, I have no clue how to spell that
Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:03 AM

Kangaroos are very common where I am, I see 10-15 everyday driving to work. On the open downs country to the west of where I am they can be in plague numbers. Not uncommon to see mobs of over 100. They are real pests in drought, competing with cattle for any grass.
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:04 AM

They shove Fosters beer up our azz over here as being Australian

Is it?

I doubt it is

What is it over there?
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:05 AM

Originally Posted by Mad Dog Hunting
Kangaroos are very common where I am, I see 10-15 everyday driving to work. On the open downs country to the west of where I am they can be in plague numbers. Not uncommon to see mobs of over 100. They are real pests in drought, competing with cattle for any grass.


Wow, that's pretty cool

Are they hunted?

Can they be hunted?
Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:10 AM

Yeah I’ve heard they try promote fosters as the Australian beer, I honestly don’t know anyone who drinks it.

Kangaroos can be hunted. You have to apply to get tags through the wildlife management harvesting department. They are sold to processing plants and sold as game meat to overseas markets. There is a small market in Australia for kangaroo meat, but it’s not something I prefer to eat.
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:11 AM

How about the Abarijanese?
Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:12 AM

Not sure what you mean?
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:13 AM

Are they still out there?
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:15 AM

We'd call them Indians over here

Abarigenese?

Natives, surely somebody will come around and know what I am saying

I don't know how to spell their name
Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:15 AM

What are abarijanese, I don’t know what that is sorry?
Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:17 AM

Aboriginal. Yes plenty of aboriginal people here, I have many friends who are aboriginal.
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:18 AM

Originally Posted by Mad Dog Hunting
What are abarijanese, I don’t know what that is sorry?


Natives, somebody will come along to better say what I am trying to say
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:20 AM

Originally Posted by Mad Dog Hunting
Aboriginal. Yes plenty of aboriginal people here, I have many friends who are aboriginal.


Ok, maybe thats what I intended to say

Natives to the land, just not sure what they are referred too
Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:27 AM

I have more photos to share, is it preferred to start new posts or keep sharing in this topic?
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:29 AM

Originally Posted by Mad Dog Hunting
I have more photos to share, is it preferred to start new posts or keep sharing in this topic?


Its up to you

Start a new thread or keep this one going is cool w me
Posted By: SnakeWrangler

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:33 AM

Love this thread….

Howdy… cowboy

And welcome


Oh, and more pics please….of anything and everything
Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:35 AM

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Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:38 AM

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Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:44 AM

Dog hanging up is a wild dog/dingo, we were setting a ground trap one afternoon, looked up the road and he was trotting in towards us about 400m away. Got right in to 100m before I shot him. Big old dog.
Posted By: SnakeWrangler

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 03:56 AM

What kind of snake…..
Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 04:01 AM

That one is a black headed python, non venomous.
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 04:04 AM

How much on average would 10 acres cost?

Just a regular place
Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 04:07 AM

10 acres without house or shed around $180,000, that’s where I am.
10 acres on farming land more likely to be $300,000.
Posted By: Biscuit

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 01:32 PM

I’ve read Australia is also overrun by rabbits ? Do you hunt,them , eat them ?
Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 05:28 PM

Yes there are a lot of rabbits here. Not something I’ve ever set out to hunt, have shot my fair share though. I have eaten them in a couple of different ways, but I didn’t really like them.
Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 05:30 PM

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Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 05:36 PM

Eastern brown snake, 2nd most venomous in the world, very common in my area. This a fairly large one. Killed him with a stick


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Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 05:37 PM

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Posted By: 65x55

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 05:44 PM

One of my best friends lives in Toowoomba now, don't think he gets to do any hunting though. Do you use Enfields a lot down there? I remember seeing an Australian hog hunting video with the guys mostly using SKSs, what about those?
Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/22/22 05:56 PM

There are good red deer populations not too far from Toowoomba.

I’m not much a gun man, I don’t know what Enfields are sorry, most people I hunt with usually have a Remington, Ruger or Winchester brand rifle. It’s very hard to get a licence to have semi auto rifles here.
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/23/22 12:15 AM

When you say 2nd most venomous snake

Y'all got a lot of them?
Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/23/22 07:34 AM

Yes, we have the top 2 most venomous snakes in the world commonly found in the area I live in. Inland taipan and eastern brown.
Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/23/22 07:58 AM

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Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/23/22 08:01 AM

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Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 05/23/22 08:04 AM

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Posted By: Biscuit

Re: Australian Boars - 05/23/22 11:54 AM

Beautiful place man thanks for sharing
Posted By: dkershen

Re: Australian Boars - 05/23/22 02:31 PM

Hey Mad Dog... If you like forums I assume you are a member on www.australianhunting.net? I've been on that forum for years BSing with the guys about Texas hunting (I'm TexasDave on that site). Thanks for coming over here and sharing a bit.

THF'ers.. you might want to check their forum out. Interesting to see hunting though their eyes. Plus you can cuss and they have a very much used middle finger emoji.

roflmao
Posted By: hawgwild2021

Re: Australian Boars - 05/23/22 03:00 PM

Aboriginal Australians doesn't anyone have google?
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/24/22 12:36 AM

Originally Posted by hawgwild2021
Aboriginal Australians doesn't anyone have google?


What does that even mean?
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Australian Boars - 05/24/22 12:38 AM

Cool pics btw
Posted By: Brother in-law

Re: Australian Boars - 05/24/22 02:33 AM

Y’all have quality cutters on your hogs

Thanks for sharing
Posted By: skinnerback

Re: Australian Boars - 05/25/22 05:17 AM

Originally Posted by Mad Dog Hunting
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.



welcome 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.
Posted By: Choctaw

Re: Australian Boars - 05/25/22 05:36 PM

Originally Posted by Mad Dog Hunting
Eastern brown snake, 2nd most venomous in the world, very common in my area. This a fairly large one. Killed him with a stick


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And people on this forum squeal whenever they see a rat snake. lol
Posted By: Vern1

Re: Australian Boars - 05/26/22 01:03 PM

Welcome from Central Texas.
Thank you for sharing with us!
A trip to Australia was always on my bucket list but probably won't happen.
Posted By: der Teufel

Re: Australian Boars - 05/26/22 03:22 PM

AMF — Adios Muddy Fatso !!
Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 08/10/22 06:03 AM

Got this rank boar about 4 weeks ago. Caught him 800m away in some nasty country. He gave my dog a real working over and cost me $1500 at the vet. Dogs still recovering, but will be fins in a few more weeks.


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Posted By: Mad Dog Hunting

Re: Australian Boars - 08/10/22 06:07 AM

Caught 5 more on the weekend, no real big boars, this one was the best of them about 70kg

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Posted By: flintknapper

Re: Australian Boars - 08/11/22 01:44 AM

Originally Posted by procraft05
And how common are Abarijinese, I have no clue how to spell that


'Aborigine' I think is what you were after. Referring to the indigenous people, though that term is not generally used in Australia because it carries certain racist connotations from the colonial past. Not unlike our Native Americans being called in the past 'Indians'.

Aboriginal people would be more correct and accepted. When not used with with a capital 'A' could be used to describe any indigenous people anywhere since it simply means (original inhabitants).
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