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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Wallaby around Rotorua are a smaller different critter to the ones in Canty and about half the size. I hunted them regularly from 1964 onwards and have seen bugger all expansion of their territory since that time. This variety was almost extinct in Australia and there were many captured and exported to Australia a few years back, to re stock over there. Mostly nocturnal, but sometimes come out to graze in raiuny dull weather. Eyes dull red in the light and they don't hold for long in the beam. Mostly we used 303 ball ammo for instant clean kill with bugger all meat damage, rather than .22. .22 is not effective unless head shot or unless you shoot in the hip bone and then club them.
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    I also hunted them around Rotoma for several years and your quite correct, a .22 was not enough unless you head shot them.

    However they didn't like the shotgun loaded with buck shot or .222

    We would night shoot with a spotlight.

    Some of our best nights would see us with over 100 kills, 50 in a night was also common.

    BTW. They tasted delicious too.

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    Crikey. Mostly we were carrying heavy batteries plus rifles and so only shot about 4 each per night. All we could carry. They're heavy little buggers, but we shot regularly , mainly to feed the dogs. Yeah, shotgun is lethal at close range, but we preferred the ball ammo. Straight through, clean kills and next to zero meat damage. 10 shot mags were handy too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Crikey. Mostly we were carrying heavy batteries plus rifles and so only shot about 4 each per night. All we could carry. They're heavy little buggers, but we shot regularly , mainly to feed the dogs. Yeah, shotgun is lethal at close range, but we preferred the ball ammo. Straight through, clean kills and next to zero meat damage. 10 shot mags were handy too!
    Yep they are heavy buggers too.

    We would shoot them and leave them in piles then pick the up the next day with the land rover .... mostly they were dumped in the scrub at the farm boundary and used as pig bait.

    We were culling not shooting for meat or fun.

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    Rump from younger ones makes a good curry, stew or reasonable pattie.

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    Roasting a back leg for dinner tomorrow.
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    Very lean and tasty. I used to hunt them for their skins in the early eighties. Mack House Furs were buying. Used to shoot Okataina reserve. They are bloody hard to skin.
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    Cooked really slow in a camp oven or similar, and made into a curry ( use a LOT of spices) is OK as it masks the rank flavour.
    My brother reckons the tails make a great "Ox Tail" stew, with the same recipe as real ox tail, but I am yet to try that.

    Steaks or roast legs we found are very lean and need to be cooked quite rare ( where's that vomit smiley? ) or they turn out real dry.

    Probably the back legs meat cut into thin bits and stir fried with ginger, spring onions and garlic would be OK, that works for us with most game meat .
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    Quote Originally Posted by C404 View Post
    Cooked really slow in a camp oven or similar, and made into a curry ( use a LOT of spices) is OK as it masks the rank flavour.
    My brother reckons the tails make a great "Ox Tail" stew, with the same recipe as real ox tail, but I am yet to try that.

    Steaks or roast legs we found are very lean and need to be cooked quite rare ( where's that vomit smiley? ) or they turn out real dry.

    Probably the back legs meat cut into thin bits and stir fried with ginger, spring onions and garlic would be OK, that works for us with most game meat .
    I wrap the leg in bacon and bung it in an oven bag for a long low heat roast and it comes out moist and tender.
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    Low maintenance pet wallaby
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    Which one ?
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    I never tried the tails, but there was a chap where I worked who was always keen to take them off me. He made soup from the tails and considered it a delicacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohawk View Post
    Which one ?
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    Both!

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    That fella in the photo is @stagslayer 12
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