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Bacon Busters April - May - June 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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Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Yaffa Publishing Group PTY LTD
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IN THIS ISSUE

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editor’s note

Gday All, Well, unfortunately I’m not posing with the best boar for the month, but I’ve been making full use of scouting about in the local highlands in search of a few more properties known for their consistent population of pigs. I get asked so often; Where do you hunt? You’d catch heaps of pigs! Just because I’m a magazine editor doesn’t make me the world’s best pighunter as some hunter’s think! I struggle just like a novice and that is due to living in an area where you have to travel distances to get a hunt in. On top of that, I work full-time with a family who has plenty of commitments. Of late, I got access to a mate’s small block and after hitting it at different times; I…

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bigger mountain boars

I love going hard and through hard work, the top trophies come in the means of big pigs with good ivory. Basically, it's all about spending time in the bush, learning your surrounds and checking those areas as big pigs are usually there. Use the most important part of your body(your legs) as it provides less noise. For me, walking pays off with catching the big boars and the main thing is trusting your dogs!…

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spoils of richmond

“They call me Crocodile Dundee because I'm as keen and as mad as him.” I have always been into hunting ever since I can remember, but I first got into dogs when I was about twelve, after talking to one of my Dads friends who hunted with them. It was a week later and I had my first hunting dog. I'm originally from SE Qld, but have been up in Richmond, further north for the past few years living the high-life chasing cows and plenty of pigs. I run Brian Neal Bull-Arabs and an Arab cross. I hunt nearly everyday and all weekend mainly by myself. They call me Crocodile Dundee because I'm as keen and as mad as him. I hunt all kinds of terrain from thick forest country, crops, and…

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cape york wet season

Ding…Off went a Facebook message. Ding, ding! The phones bloody ringing and the next thing the wife is singing out ‘Gecko, ya want a coffee’! Meanwhile, the daughter is wanting help with her homework that she didn’t do the night before and Gecko hasn’t even had time for a morning fart! It’s just another typical Thursday morning at Gex Bars and Rails. Taking his first sip of coffee and sounding as professional as he can on the phone, Gecks books in another quad bar to build while his client discusses real life matters such as the current rainfall that has fallen on his property up in Cape York. He instead filled him in about the amount of dust that’s blowing through the air around the Gex workshop in Townsville. The…

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scorcher pigs

My son Matt and I knew it was going to be an absolute scorcher, but undeterred (or foolish) we loaded the Honda side-by-side onto the trailer and packed the dog-box full of keen, energetic pan lickers of all shapes and sizes. After making sure we had enough drinks, plenty of sun-cream, a hard-hitting short-range bang stick, a camera, some ammo and we headed off. No sooner had the Honda rolled off the trailer and the accelerator received a bit of stick. With the wind in our faces, it was 'bloody' hot; as we travelled the properties back boundary fence-line to a promising pig spot. After close to an hour, all the likely spots lacked two things... pigs and water. Later, as we travelled to an isolated waterhole recorded on Matt's GPS, our…

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topped off with tonners

I have been living in The NT for eight years now and never had much to do with pigging. Over the past six months, I’ve been out a couple of times with absolutely no luck whatsoever. My two mates Johnny, Burger and I headed out about 10pm with the three dogs all kitted up out on the Marrakai track. With tunes on and a few beers, I had all my fingers and toes crossed. Twice we had dogs float off the back of the Ute on pig scent, but missed the lucky buggers. On the third time, the dogs jumped with Sledge hitting point and only three hundred metres off the track, they had the boar. As I said before, 12.05am on my 36th birthday, I had my first boar. ‘What…

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