Australia, hunting, game variety

Discussion in 'Hunting Australia & New Zealand' started by CBH Australia, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. kudukid

    kudukid AH Veteran

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    Thanks Blacks. I had never thought to list them all. I remember reading your article on your camel hunt. It sounded like a great experience. I had a banteng hunt cancelled a couple of years ago. Sambar and camel are on the horizon.
     
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  2. kudukid

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    Out of interest Blacks, have you ever written a list of our upland game that we hunt with a shotgun?
     

  3. blacks

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    No I haven't mate. To be honest I'm not much of a shotgunner and mine only sees daylight very occasionally! ;)
     

  4. CBH Australia

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    This got interesting.
    My initial thoughts were around the fact we didn’t get any exotics. I suppose they are not exotic if they are local but

    we just got short changed in that we didn’t get lions, tigers, grizzly bears

    Really any huntable species are imported. I believe you can hunt ostrich in Africa. Not sure what to do with it but in Australia the Emu a similar flightless bird is protected unless you can get a permit to cull if numbers are too high or maybe in drought.

    I’m not really a trophy hunter but fascinated by Dangerous game. I’d mount a set of Buff horns if I get to shoot a nice specimen. Money location and family have been reasons that I haven’t hunted widely but hunting pigs never gets old , spotlighting foxes and cats is good. Even seasoned hunters enjoy spotlighting a rabbits. It’s probably how most of us started shooting.

    I am coming to Africa next year. :A Banana::A Camping:
    This will be my first guided hunt first overseas trip
    My outfitter Game4Africa process meat commercially so I’m happy with a cull hunt and the deal they offered me.
    No DG it’s out of my budget but I’m keen to see the Cape Buffalo in their natural habitat. I don’t think he has any Lions roaming around though
     

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    you can add ostriches,blackbuck and sika to that list.
     

  6. CBH Australia

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    @sambarhunter I know Water Valley has have some imported species but are the animals you listed found elsewhere?

    I know Ostrich farming went by the way so I guess there could be some ostrich running wild released from farms.

    I googled Blackbuck recently but what I read said the black buck running wild have been eradicated

    Sika? Are roaming wild in Australia ?

    I’m not a trophy hunter but Blackbuck and Gemsbuk appeal to me.and DG.
     

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    Those three mentioned are outside wire in Australia...rare as chooks teeth ...but!
     

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    Ahh that makes sense. I hadn’t heard any talk of these before, not as a huntable species anyway.
    But if you are looking for a hunting buddy I’m interested.
     

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