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  1. whippet

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    Hi,

    I'm from Australia. I hunt with sight hounds and firearms. Love the hunting you guys have available.

    Whippet
  2. Bos en Dal Safaris

    Bos en Dal Safaris AH Enthusiast

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    Welcome to AH whippet

    Enjoy the site, feel free to share those hunting expierances.

    Regards
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    good to have another aussie on board
    welcome and enjoy the site bloke.
    where abouts ya from ?
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  5. whippet

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    From victoria mate. Any sight hound topics on this forum?
  6. spike.t

    spike.t GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    hi whippet welcome aboard. sight hound..... ok whats this aussie for then? ;)
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    bluey GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    thats what i was gunna ask him spikey.
    im getting a vission of hunting with a guide dog
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    spike.t GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    jeez if our official aussie translator doesnt know it must be a good one!!!:biggrin2:
  9. whippet

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    Dogs that hunt by sight ie: greyhounds, whippets, deerhounds, staghounds and their crosses. We use them for hunting fast game like rabbits, hares, feral cats and foxes. Normally the game is flushed from cover/dens/trees by beaters/terriers and-or hounds to waiting sight hounds that catch and kill.

    Or you can just walk cover with your dogs with the wind in your face letting the dogs loose to hunt as you walk with them.
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    spike.t GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    ok its called coursing over here. its illegal now in the uk except for rats and rabbits i think....
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    That's it. So is it still practiced in sa?
  12. spike.t

    spike.t GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    not sure but i am sure one of the sa hound hunters will provide the info.
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    Hi Whippet, not any legal coursing in SA. Most hunting with sight hounds is associated with gambling and illegal hunting. In general the practice is a biodiversity nightmare because the hounds cannot be proofed off certain game, especially sensitive species like Oribi. In general it is a problem for landowners and conservationists because the illegal hunters just show up on a farm without permission or notification and intimidate the landowner and Police alike. There are however some responsible sight hound breeders and hunters that pursue problem animals like jackal in a very controlled manner. Beautiful to experience. For the scent hound hunters the illegal hunting causes a problematic opinion cross over and we often get thrown into the same pot by the uninformed. Legislation is only really relevant to coursing but a few provinces are working at adopting more specific laws and even considering making allowance for coursing and racing to tackle the illegal hunting plague. Many farmers have found themselves on the wrong side of the law after shooting hounds and 1 case in Grahamstown resulted in the farmer having to pay R300000 damages plus legal costs. This was after he killed 4 hounds.
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    Welcome to AH whippet! Very interesting sport you have there never heard of that before you'll have to post a video so we can see how it works.
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    Welcome to AH.

    What do you run in Aus? You have enough space and vermin it should be a paradise.

    It's always the out of control dogs that spoil it for the rest. Does not matter where you are.
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    Thanks guys
    I have training collars for my dogs to proof them from chasing stock ie sheep, cattle etc. They know what they can and can't hunt. No issues there. Will post pics asap
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    Welcome to AH Whippet.

    Sighthounds are very popular in Spain, we use greyhounds to hunt hares. Some hunters follow on horseback.

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