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    Rough times

    Dunno if you guys have heard but we have some crazy bush fires going on at the moment in the Grampians where I grew up. They say the worst that have ever been through the area. Spent yesterday with HH2 on a fire truck, managed to save a couple of houses including one that had just caught on fire as we arrived. Luckily the fire turned about 1km from my old mans farm and we got out without losing anything. Most others weren't that lucky, some farms I grew up around are burnt out and the amount of sheep and cattle dead and dying is sickening.
    Our government farming mob won't left you legally shoot stock until they've inspected them which takes a few days for them to do, if you do show compassion and put them out of their misery say goodbye to insurance money. Bullshit.

    So far one elderly lady has died up the road and a few houses have been lost but overall we're a very lucky area, it could have been far worse. the fires have mostly moved away now affecting other areas. The smoke from the fire is so big and intense it's created its own thunder clouds and lightning storms which have been creating spot fires everywhere.

    Doesn't look like I'll be doing much deer hunting this year either, can't see how they'll survive this.

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    Saw a brief report on our news last night BH.
    I really feel for you guys and everything is crossed praying for cooler temps and no further loss of life.
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    You guys have it tough over there alright,stay safe and good luck. I think most government department are ran by pen pushers and have no idea about the real world. That is truly sad to hear BH.
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    Too good for mucking in and helping others BH. Hope the worst is over

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    That's sickening about the stock alright, the bloody RSPCA and co should be right on top of that shit right there! instead of banging on about bloody cats.

    Good on you BH and HH2, stay safe and good luck.
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    Pretty grim all right BH. Good on you for mucking in.
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    It must be terrifying. Take care out there, BH.
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    51,000 hectares,hell of an area and still going.keep safe Jack
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    Stay safe Jack. Bureaucracy gone made having to get sign off to euthanise a suffering animal.
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    Stay safe BH .
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    Good luck you guys, look after yourself
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Good luck you guys, look after yourself
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    Get a bit of rain will come back better than ever?
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    I don't imagine that they get all that much rain over there.
    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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