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Paul Keil

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  1. I did. I guess you saw the post on The Makim Method page? Yep, Ned's been great.
  2. Thanks mate - Yep, I am certainly interested in talking to pigdog hunters from all over Australia, so feel free to message. Although it will have to be over the phone if it is too far (I don't have the funding for long-distance travel, unfortunately). Aside from travel distance, the reason I specify a target area is because I like to conduct in-depth research (as opposed to fly-in / fly-out short-term approaches). It helps me to get first-hand experience and become familiar with individual hunters and environments.
  3. All good. Didnt express myself clearly - I am just interested in finding more people outside of the small group of hunters I've engaged with. In my opinion, everyone brings their own experiences, perspectives, and insights. My job is to talk to different people, learn about what pigging lifestyle means for them, and find cultural patterns between those individuals. My questions arent focused on proving whether people conform to APDHA guidelines, although I aim to study skilled and lawful hunters. An example of my questions are: - How do hunters and their dogs work as a team whe
  4. Thanks mate - yep been in contact and interviewed a few guys connected to APDHA. I thought I might try and expand out and try to learn about variations in perspectives and approaches.
  5. Hi, My name is Dr Paul Keil. I am not a hunter, but am an academic researcher. I am doing research on pigdog hunting in Australia, specifically Northern NSW / Southern Queensland. I am based in Australia but am employed at a European university, part of a larger project studying boar hunting across Europe and internationally. I am not a undercover greenie, do not work for PETA, and do not adopt an ethically critical position towards pigdog hunting. I am interesting in understanding hunting with dogs as a legitimate past-time, cultural practice, and community in Australia. (you can se
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