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Title: Outback WA and NT (Jan. to Oct.) updated
Post by: Benny Nganabbarru on May 22, 2007, 08:21:00 AM
A trip through the Gibson where I sunk my first "ship of the desert" with bow-and-arrow:

     (http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/b_kleinig/DesertTripJanuary07028.jpg)

My first big boar, just a dozen kilometres down the river from home in Katherine:

     (http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/b_kleinig/BensBigBoar016.jpg)

A nice little Daly River sow:

     (http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/b_kleinig/EarlyMay07pighunts082.jpg)

The bow that took each of these animals is a Black Widow PLX "Bocote", 78#@29". The arrows used are Carbon Express Heritage 350s, wearing Magnus II 2-bladers, for a total weight of 704 grains.

Last Sunday I shot this brumby mare; I'm not sure how this'll go here, with cultural differences and all, but these animals are just another highly-destructive introduced feral animal, damaging the environment and cattle station infrastructure...anyway, you can always think of it as a stripeless zebra!

   (http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/b_kleinig/23.jpg)

Another couple of swine down...

  (http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/b_kleinig/24.jpg)

  (http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l164/b_kleinig/25.jpg)
Title: Re: Outback WA and NT (Jan. to Oct.) updated
Post by: Guru on May 22, 2007, 06:21:00 PM
Very Cool!!
Title: Re: Outback WA and NT (Jan. to Oct.) updated
Post by: robslifts on May 24, 2007, 08:46:00 PM
wow thats amazing wish I could go there and do that
Title: Re: Outback WA and NT (Jan. to Oct.) updated
Post by: gundy on May 30, 2007, 06:46:00 AM
Nice job Ben, the boar is a thumper...
Title: Re: Outback WA and NT (Jan. to Oct.) updated
Post by: geno on June 01, 2007, 12:05:00 PM
nice job. What the heck is that first pic?
Title: Re: Outback WA and NT (Jan. to Oct.) updated
Post by: Al Kidner on June 08, 2007, 02:36:00 AM
Again mate, cool pics and well done.
Title: Re: Outback WA and NT (Jan. to Oct.) updated
Post by: tradtusker on June 08, 2007, 07:42:00 AM
great stuff mate would love to hear the story behind the camel hunt.
well done
Title: Re: Outback WA and NT (Jan. to Oct.) updated
Post by: Scott Grella on June 08, 2007, 12:48:00 PM
geno,

I'm not positive, but that first pick looks alot like a camel.
Title: Re: Outback WA and NT (Jan. to Oct.) updated
Post by: AnointedArcher on June 08, 2007, 12:53:00 PM
:thumbsup:  Good stuff!
Title: Re: Outback WA and NT (Jan. to Oct.) updated
Post by: Benny Nganabbarru on June 08, 2007, 06:58:00 PM
Here's a link to a PowWow thread with the particulars of the downed dromedary camel:

 http://tradgang.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=040728;p=1
Title: Re: Outback WA and NT (Jan. to Oct.) updated
Post by: saltwatertom on June 08, 2007, 10:47:00 PM
Did you eat some camel? How was it?
Title: Re: Outback WA and NT (Jan. to Oct.) updated
Post by: saltwatertom on June 08, 2007, 10:56:00 PM
Oh yea! just read the thread. I'm ready to go down under.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Outback WA and NT (Jan. to Oct.) updated
Post by: J-dog on November 02, 2007, 10:00:00 AM
Cool pics, but a question? do yall eat the mare? I have eaten it before and it was good, and I have eaten zebra, so I think that would be alot a good eating right there!

That is one honkin boar too! WOW-

Thanks for sharin!!! Too Cool

Jason
Title: Re: Outback WA and NT (Jan. to Oct.) updated
Post by: Benny Nganabbarru on November 02, 2007, 07:29:00 PM
Hi Jason,

Nope, we don't eat the ferals we kill usually, with the exception of deer (which I haven't had much to do with) and young goats for the pot. We do occasionally take a bit of meat of scrub cattle and buffalo, but only the younger ones. The other carcasses become bait for pigs.

Cheers,

Ben
Title: Re: Outback WA and NT (Jan. to Oct.) updated
Post by: doublewhopper on November 12, 2007, 09:35:00 PM
Very nice,  its a bit odd to me seeing someone shooting a horse as a game animal, atleast coming from America.  Our American Mustangs are seen as a sign of freedom and strength to most.  And if I'm correct I think that they are protected unless the government kills them.
Title: Re: Outback WA and NT (Jan. to Oct.) updated
Post by: J-dog on November 20, 2007, 02:51:00 PM
I would take a mustang/mare in a second if legal, except I would be grillin back straps.

Again Ben, Thanks for sharin, cool pics.

Jason