AUSTRALIA: Aussie Boar

Discussion in 'Hunting Reports Australia & New Zealand' started by Guy.G, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. Guy.G

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    I headed out in the heat over the Xmas break to catch up with a mate and see if we could find a pig or two. This was the best boar we got, not a bad boar for the area I hunt. Here is a few pics.


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  2. wipartimer

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    Congratulations on a fine boar. I never could say what makes hog hunting so addictive, but I'd hate to see what would happen to me if I don't get my annual "fix".
     

  3. Fr8liner

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    What rifle and caliber Guy?
     

  4. Shootist43

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    Nice hog, by the way your shot placement is exactly where I try to put all of mine. DRT, no meat loss, no searching.
     

  5. Nyati

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    Very nice !
     

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    Congrats! This is a nice pig.
     

  7. BRICKBURN

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    Congrats on your success in the heat.

    What method to hunt them; Stand, bait or spot and stalk?
     

  8. Guy.G

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    Its a custom winchester model 70 in 35 whelen. Purpose build as a pig rifle as that is the majority of my hunting. Heres a pic.
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    Yes I am also addicted to hunting hogs, I manage to get out every couple of months.


    I hit him front on from about 130 metres with a 225 gn woodleigh round nose, the projectile ended between his back legs. heres a picture of the recovered pill its on the right.

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    In the hotter months I like to stalk in on the water, looking for boars in wallows or bedded down close by. We waited for this boar to water at dusk as we could see where he had been wallowing for days.
     
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  9. Ridgewalker

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    Wish I could do that every couple of months! I've only made it to Texas twice, but both were really fun times! Once a combination blind, spot and stalk and with hounds. The second was from a helicopter.
    Some nice tusks there!
     

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    Congrats and thanks for sharing!
     

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    I like your choice of calibers. The 35 Whelen is an excellent cartridge for Eland/Elk sized "antelopes." Bear and Hogs. My sons and I have use bullets ranging from 200 to 250 Gr. with devastating effect.
     

  12. sambarhunter

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    Thats a great looking rifle there mate.
    Who did the wood for you,i`m a real Winny fan myself.
    btw a handy boar too.
     

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    Xmas pork !!
    Nice piggy Guy .
    Didn't get away this xmas for a hunt but ,
    Did the same as you last Xmas .
    Heres mine From NZ, good times .

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  14. Guy.G

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    The blank came from NZ walnut, the stock is Roger Vardy's mauser patten, Darrel Stevens did all the woodwork.
     

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    Very nice boar!!! Absolutely stunning rifle! Congrats!
     

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    I`ve been to Rogers "warehouse" of blanks,bloody amazing too.
     

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