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Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Bucky, Feb 28, 2015.
The foto says it all
Any bounties on varmints over there in Oz?
Well? Any bounties paid on these varmints?
$10 a head in Victoria
Not too sure about the rest of Oz
A bloke at my work shot 1300 2 years back, and really cleaned up.
Haven't heard his last 2 years total
He uses a 243
I bet he was tired of skinning, but $13,000 is a heck of a year just for fox.
That's a lot of coats...
How many hunters were involved in this pic? Geeze that was one heck of a successful hunt.
Are most kills while the foxes are on the run or sitting still?
Buggered if I know, but I bet they had fun
By the look of the foto, 2 drivers, 2 on the spotlights, and 2 shooters, and I bet that were swapping jobs too !.
Any idea what the pelts are worth????
Looks like a bumper crop that needed thinned out for sure.
Fun to be had by all.
In Victoria. you get $10 a fox, Scalp
Guy's living close by in New South Wales, and South Australian, (not far over the borders) would shoot Foxes, in their home states.
Scalp them and when they had enough, would take a drive across the borders, to their Mates place, and then get him to drop them into the collection places. Get paid and then have a big "Piss up" for a couple of days, and go home, or else share the money's and go get more Rifles..
That's a "good lerk".
I knew this young fellar who shot heaps of foxes, and used to skin them, roll them up, and put them into a "big" freezer, and when he filled it, used to ring this Buyer in Melbourne, and he would Pay $20 a Pelt.
The Shooter used to make a good $ doing this, as he had access to an ample supply of foxes.
Dunno how much it cost him to run the freezer, but he lived on a farm with his Dad, do I guess Pa, used to pay for the running cost of the freezer.
A "Farmer Assist" has been started off in OZ, but not all States,( including My Home State Victoria,) have come on board yet.
That's a great idea,.
If you are interested in checking out the How When and Where, for Fox, and Wild Dog collection Dates.
Then check out this link.
Was the fox one of those introduced species that took off?
Yes they certainly did
Millions of the little "Red Devils" on Oz now
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When do you hunt crocodile
As far as I know, .....Crocs are protected in Oz !
I don't shoot them, not even interested, but when travelling in "croc country", or known habitats, I keep a weary eye out
The big bad boys are pushing juvinile Crocs further South each year.
Just how far South, I don't know