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NT Wombat

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  1. Yep - it never hurts to ask for pointers from day 1and if he's got Thorneswine around to get him pointed in the right direction i'm sure he'll do fine
  2. And we still don't know if he started or not
  3. Before you start hunting there's a few things you need to realise. Hunting with dogs is a big commitment if you are gunna take it seriously. Having somewhere to hunt is the hardest part of hunting. I wouldn't even consider getting a hunting dog without having legal access to somewhere to hunt. You wont make a decent dog hunting every six months, you need to get out regularly. If you're not willing to commit most of your spare time to hunting don't hunt with dogs, buy a gun or a bow - they won't be any better or worse if you don't take them out for six months If your mates h
  4. Welcome to the site, fine looking dogs you have there.
  5. Sorry to Hijack your thread but my thoughts are we shouldn't back away from the fact we enjoy hunting, it's a part of who we are and is a valid part of our culture as much as any other activity people choose to undertake. I'd never call it a "sport". A sport implies that there is a winner and loser and that we do it to win. I'd call it a cultural activity with significant environmental benefits if I was pressed on it, but for the most part i'll tell people i'm going hunting and not worry about if they accept that or not.
  6. Don't look for a dog, look for a person hunting the way you hunt, in the country you hunt and consistently catching good pigs and try and get a pup out of them.
  7. Funny you say that, a station about 50-60km away got sold and when they did they opened the gate on the pig pen and let maybe 100 large white and landrace pigs out. That was maybe 15 years before I started hunting out there but you'd still catch plenty of saddle backs, white pigs, and pigs with big floppy ears and pushed up faces. I have no doubt there is a big chunk of domestic DNA in just about every big boar I got out that way. This one i did weigh, was 126kg live, floppy ears, pushed up face, short little legs. No doubt theres a big wedge of domestic in him, probably 40km as the crow flies
  8. No idea, didn't have scales, If I had to guess id say somewhere a little over 140kg+ live. Got heaps I did weigh off this place that went 110-115 live and this guy was a fair bit bigger than them. It was a weird place the pigs were either 40-50kg or 100+, never caught anything in the middle. Was a 30 meter find when we stopped to open a gate next to the trough, he never even tried to run. Probably the easiest pig i ever caught. This one, caught later the same night, was a 3km find off a deady through thick, horrible channels and made the dogs work real hard to keep him pulled up, he was a
  9. Shitty photo but this would be probably my best, bailed and shot off a trough near katherine.
  10. Regardless of where you are in the world, nothing beats getting out in the forest/swamp/woods with your dogs and just let them run loose. If they are barking in a pen they will bark in the wild. Get them out as often as you can and they should learn what to do themselves.
  11. Nice work Ned, getting the RSPCA to effectively eat their words is a good win. Bet the local RSPCA lady has had her head pulled in a bit and will think a bit before mouthing off again.
  12. Done - Kinda shocked myself when I added it all up. Fuel, dog food, vet bills, vaccinations, worming, food, beer, memberships, insurance, the cost of kennels, car, quad, rego, repairs/services etc. Coulda paid my house off over the last 10 years. No wonder hunters are broke with all this "supporting the economy" we do. Pillars of the community.
  13. She barks enough so you can find her but doesn't bark flat out.
  14. video-1542244142.mp4 Heres a little video, the white dog is a whippet x bully/cattle
  15. I hunt with a fella who runs whippet x Bully/cattle. Very impressive little dogs, hard ass end bailers and decent noses. Fast and run on bugger all feed. You can fit a whole pack of them on a quad rack. ThorneSwine has a bunch of real nice looking whippet x's as well
  16. A committee member will get back to you as soon as possible, keep in mind we are volunteers and all have jobs and occasionally like to find some time to catch a pig.
  17. Who we are: Firstly we'd like to thank Ozziedoggers and Aushunter for providing this opportunity to put our info on here. With the current and future threats to hunting dogs theres never been a more important time for us to stick together and this is a great step in the right direction. Contact info: Phone: 1300 364 648 Email: info@apdha.org.au Mail: PO Box 233, Wamuran, QLD, 4512
  18. WHY JOIN APDHA Increasing landholder concerns regarding legal liability issues, Workplace Health & Safety requirements as well as a deteriorating hunter public image (mainly due the depredations of a minority using hunting as a cover for criminal activities) prompted the formation of the Australian Pig Dogging and Hunters Association , Inc, commonly known as the APDHA , in 2005. As the name suggests, APDHA represents responsible and ethical hunters of all persuasions, but with an emphasis on those using well trained hunting dogs for feral pig control...As means of improving the likelih
  19. FREE DOG REGISTRY FOR MEMBERS https://www.apdha.org.au/apdha-membership/dog-registry
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