First up from Anthony Puddicombe,
I live in central QLD and i have access to a unique property which backs onto suburbia. This property is close to home so I frequent it quite a lot to help the farmer out with wild dogs that give his cattle hell. We use trail cameras to work out the dog activity and then usually stake out, that spot. For 18months we had seen a huge boar on the cameras but only at night.
To cut a long story short, one morning I was doing a sunrise stakeout on a dead cow waiting for a dog to show up, when the boar came trotting out of the mangroves. He was crossing the saltpan in a hurry and was aiming for the thick bushland that borders one side of the property. I was hoping he would pull up as I only had my 22/250 and I knew shot placement would be critical.
At 180m he propped side on for a second, & I hit him with one in the chest, a puff of dust flew off and he bolted. He went about 40m and stopped again, hit him in the same spot, he went another 10m then fell over kicking. He is the biggest feral pig I have ever seen let alone shoot, so I was pretty excited.
His teeth were pretty worn down, his ears were all mangled & his tusks were very, very thick. He went 168kg, whole. He wasn't a dog, but a pretty good consolation prize.
Now we have two deer from Josh Pedersen. one a red stag and one a fallow buck. Nice work Josh.
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Now these guys have set the bar pretty high, but due to me knowing them, they can't win a prize in this comp. So get into it
all you hunters and send in some more cracker entries for this great comp. Check the prizes above and below. there's two to
win in March and another two for April.