Some hunting and fishing pics from years gone by

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by hairbear1, May 8, 2015.

  1. hairbear1

    hairbear1 Well-Known Member

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    I reckon instead of going off track on other hunting threads with pics of what I've hunted and fished for here in God's Own Country(Australia) I'll put up a "few" pics of the critters I and my young fella have shot and some of the fish and bush scenes I've managed to capture.

    This may suck up a bit of bandwidth on here so if the mods want to shorten things up it's ok so here I go and I'll start with some of the foxes we've shot.

    Any questions about any of the pics feel free to ask.
    This will give a lot of you Yanks a rough idea of what we can hunt,fish and get around.
     
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  2. hairbear1

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    Some more fox pics,
     

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  3. hairbear1

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    To balance that out here's some of the fish my son,b-i-l and I have caught over the years. These are mainly freshwater fish but there is some that are saltwater,
     

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    Some more fishing pics,
     

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  5. TruggieTex

    TruggieTex New Member

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    Nice pics!
    Reminds me of a day when friends, nature, and good times ruled my life...
    Now it is swimlanes, spreadsheets, and processes...
     
  6. Dearhunter

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    South Carolina brim!!

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  7. hairbear1

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    Looks more like a Tiger fish from South Africa with those fangs.

    Here's a few more fish and some scenery from 1 of the dams we fish,
     

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  8. toppywa

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    Went out last night .. 23 foxes ... Good result .. Heaps of rabbits .. 5 goats ... Used a .300 win mag on the foxes.. Bit of over kill ..
     
  9. hairbear1

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    Mate and I are about to head out shortly to thin some more foxes out plus some 'roo's that are giving a farmer's crops a fair hiding.
    Hopefully will have a few more fox pictures for tomorrow.
     
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    Yeh ...Roos are bad here . I don't shot them get a pro shooter in
     
  11. Artbrownsr

    Artbrownsr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I understand getting "Varmits" but how about the salvage value AFTER the harvest? Are the pelts usable and salvaged from the foxes? How about the kangaroos, are they edible? Is the meat salvaged and maybe sold or given to charity etc.? I am NOT in the "personal use only club" but I hate to see good food wasted and possibly good furs not harvested. As I've stated on this forum I'm an "ATM HUNTER" that is anything that moves ie: if it is edible, is legal and within my range, I'll hunt it, kill it, and put it on the table.
     
  12. hairbear1

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    The fox skins at the moment aren't worth the effort to skin and peg them out and sell them.
    The skins used to be worth anything up to $60 at 1 stage but the idiot tree huggers put a stop to it saying that it was cruel shooting and trapping the foxes.

    Kangaroos are edible but not my cup of tea as I find them a bit gamey in taste.

    Shooting 'roos on permits means that they are shot, tagged and left to rot in the paddock as per Parks and Wildlife rules BUT if your an accredited 'roo shooter then you can take the carcasses to a chiller and your paid per kilo but you also need tags for this as well and all 'roo's destined for the chillers must be head shot.

    From the chiller they go to a place that cuts them up and they mostly end up as dog meat or sent offshore for human consumption as well as here.
     
  13. Artbrownsr

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    Thanks for the info Hairbear.
     
  14. hairbear1

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    Just to change the pace a little here's a few 4wd pics,
     

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    And some more,
     

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  17. hairbear1

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    Actually the ground next to the wheel is not that hard either as you could walk on it and the ground would move under your feet....................sort of like brickies mud but sloppier and it took us nearly 2 hours to get a couple of 4wd's out of that slop using winches and tree straps.
     
  18. hairbear1

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    Here's some pics from a few years ago when my son and I did the cull hunt up at Katherine in our Northern Territory.

    There's some from our trip up and back plus a few from up there,
     

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    22-250. 284metres... 55 grain hornady v max =
    Stuffed fox
     
  20. SRK97

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    Caught them with a stick in a creek by where I hunt.
     

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