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Thread: Chopper shooting- Feral Pigs and one wild dog Central QLD Australia.

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    Chopper shooting- Feral Pigs and one wild dog Central QLD Australia.

    Had the chance to get out a couple of weeks back for a chopper shoot, Rifle Steyr Scout 308Win fitted with an Aim point ( pilot pictured with the dog ) Name:  skip5.jpg
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    Chopper shooting QLD more pics

    Sorry for all of the dog photos I was trying to place these. Name:  Skip 1.jpg
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    That looks like it would of been fun.
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    That would be fun, did you clean up the mob?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    No Stug, the Aimpiont made life easy, we were only about 40meters above them.

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    I would give my back teeth to have a go at that.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    I would give my back teeth to have a go at that.
    You keep em in a jar somewhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    You keep em in a jar somewhere?
    Nah I would need to get them back from the army VC. The buggers took my wisdom teeth before they were even showing. I reckon they needed some practise for the dentist in Burnham Camp so I got compulsorily volunteered along with a bunch of other young soldiers that didn't know any better than to obey orders.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    That looks great Though I swear this thread is just screaming "I need an AR10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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    A couple more photos. Name:  skip8.jpg
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    Don't know where in Central you were , but we are seeing heaps of pigs around my area .
    Its really drying up out west and its concentrating the pigs around water , after a couple of good breeding seasons and no one hunting for the chiller boxes the numbers are really getting up .
    How do you find the Aimpoint ? I've never used one , but have been tempted .

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    Hi Ken, I live at Tannum Sands and we were shooting east of Emerald. The Aimpoint is a very reliable unit that combine with a pilot with a steady hand it is a very economical way of controlling pig numbers. The trick is to remove the pigs shot so as the wild dogs and pigs don't profit from a feed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob270 View Post
    Hi Ken, I live at Tannum Sands and we were shooting east of Emerald. The Aimpoint is a very reliable unit that combine with a pilot with a steady hand it is a very economical way of controlling pig numbers. The trick is to remove the pigs shot so as the wild dogs and pigs don't profit from a feed.
    Your'e not allowed to say the "D" word are you.??

    I'm heading to the NT in a few weeks on my yearly cull hunt, it's common to come across mobs of 20 - 30 pigs. Those "wild dogs" are grafty little fcukers to knock over. Two years ago I saw a guy head shoot one running at about 120 meters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 300winmag View Post
    Your'e not allowed to say the "D" word are you.??

    I'm heading to the NT in a few weeks on my yearly cull hunt, it's common to come across mobs of 20 - 30 pigs. Those "wild dogs" are grafty little fcukers to knock over. Two years ago I saw a guy head shoot one running at about 120 meters.

    I can't speak for rob270 but I don't know anyone here that has a problem calling them Dingo's . The local shires which have a bounty on their scalps use the word Dingo in their literature .
    But Wild Dog means just that , " a wild dog "
    You will not find a pure breed Dingo anywhere apart from some isolated pockets and even then I'd be surprised .
    The two latest " Dogs " I've shot looked more Cattle dog than Dingo , but you could still see it in them .
    I agree they are crafty buggers and its not often you get a chance at a older mature dog .
    Most of the ones shot are younger adolescent type dogs that haven't quite learnt the cunning yet .
    Trapping and poison is the best medicine when they become a problem and most Dogs shot are just chance encounters when your going about business , you look up and see a dog watching you .

    I shot this one awhile ago with my phone camera , didn't have the 223 with me which is typical .



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