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Bacon Busters January - February - March 2018

Bacon Busters includes readers’ short stories, how-to articles, pig hunting features, technical advice, pig dog profiles and Australia’s biggest collection of pig hunting photos. Not to mention the famous Babes & Boars section! Every issue is jam-packed with readers’ short stories, how-to articles, pig hunting features, technical advice, pig dog profiles and Australia’s biggest collection of pig hunting photos.

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4 Issues


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editor’s note

Gday All, well 2017 has flown by, hasn’t it! Its been another year watching my young family grow, whilst seeking life goals and ambitions with my wife. Included in those are trying to pay the lifelong debt of a house off ASAP, however family caravan holidays and hunts are always booked in to keep our sanity. I don’t have any latest big boars to show you, but I have been getting about when I can throughout the hills catching a few pigs and getting stuck into a few local goats with my Dad and young fella (Bowen). I’m just carrying on this tradition, which I think is very important in installing character and quality time with the boys! I watched him stalk and shoot his first Billy on our latest outing,…

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double tonner

“ t h 2 W e 0 h w 0 s e a k c n y g a l w p c e e a a s s , p p t i a u t t c t h i w i t e t y e . o n ” t n I was with the girls when they shot this beast, so I can give you the story at least. We were all sent out to fix a fence in a weaner holding paddock and there had been a few sightings of a big pig feeding from the weaner troughs, but no-one ever got a crack at it. So before we left, Jordan grabbed her rifle just in case we saw it. Just as we pulled up…

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australia’s biggest pigs

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY Send your biggest pig pics to 'Australia’s Biggest Pigs', Bacon Busters, GPO Box 606, Sydney NSW 2001 or email hi-resolution pics to editor@baconbusters.com.au…

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the enigma – cape york

The romantic lure of adventure and longing memories draws at the heartstrings once again. Everything is huge in the Cape...immense distances on dusty gruelling tracks, the richness in wildlife, magnificent sunsets, iconic termite mounds, the monotonous yet ever-changing sweeping vistas. Everything up here however wants to kill you...Crocs, King Browns to Taipans, Rogue Bulls and our quarry the Wild Boar. Even the petite and vibrant green ants give me excruciating love bites. The Cape has had a wonder and an intoxication that is hard to explain. I take with me wonderful life long memories once again and some of its dust within my pores and the love affair continues! We familiarise ourselves with our equipment and double check everything… We are two eager kids in a lolly shop bright-eyed with eager…

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yamaha review kodiak 450

Yamaha is replacing the best-selling ATV in its range with this one. The new Kodiak 450 renders the mid-capacity Grizzly obsolete. But there’s no risk that getting rid of the best-seller could be a mistake because this new one is a massive improvement that’ll suit hunters alot better. Yamaha’s pitch for the Kodiak is aimed at farmers. They’re pushing the toughness and practicality, which the Kodiak has by the bucketful, but what’s more impressive is the way this one’s ride and handling make it a pretty fine four-wheeler for hunting. The last time I rode a Grizzly 450, I was largely unimpressed, and decided the bigger Grizzly 700 was the way to go. Now I’ve pledged my allegiance to the 450cc class again because the Kodiak is such a good thing. The…

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king of the mountains

I hunt two dogs. Opie, who is a 4yr old Brian Neal Bull-Arab. My second dog is Boy who is a 2yr old Arab/ Wolfhound X. He is out of Opie and both are hard nose dogs. I feed them an excellent diet weekly and they are well worked, which means they need to be well rested at the same time. The mountains do take their toll on dogs with unlimited stamina levels needed to keep up with the rough cold country boars. The country I hunt is mountain country around Canberra. Using dogs to find the pigs in this country is the best way to control the pig numbers as it’s really thick and you never see the pigs before a find! Usually, I don’t need to travel more than…