Uhunt Bailed But Nearly Nailed

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  • Posted By : BRISTLE UP
  • Posted On : Jun 16, 2019
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  • Category : SHOOTING & GUNS » STORIES
  • Description : "As we got in closer I could see she had it in a thick patch of bracken fern, I could hear the sound of chomping tusks but it was so thick I couldn't see a thing!"

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  • By Harley Sampson

    My son James, my two mates Chop, Andy and I loaded up the hounds and headed up into the hills for a Saturday arvo hunt. We had good weather and a nice light breeze, so things were looking good as we got to the front gate of the property. We had Luke's two dogs, Chuck a kelpie x, Stag a stumpy x bully stag and my three pure blue stumpies. We got down to the creek and they flew off, flat out upstream but returned a few minutes later empty handed so we did the steep climb up. As we hit the top and turned along a ridge, the breeze was blowing from the left and all the dogs were scenting hard with their heads held high as they dropped off the side just trotting off without too much hurry. We all got out for a stretch and toilet break when my bitch May let out a few barks, our ears soon pricked up and trackers went on to see where all the dogs were. Still only one dog barking, Luke said on his tracker the kelpie and my young stumpy were bailing another pig 800m down the gully so he headed down to them while James and myself went to May who was only 200m away. As we got in closer I could see she had it in a thick patch of bracken fern, I could hear the sound of chomping tusks but it was so thick I couldn't see a thing! I told James to stay behind a tree.



    I had no choice but to drop down below them a bit to get a clear shot, as I crept slowly around to an opening I was greeted with a cracker black and white boar only 3m in front of me! He wasted no time at all, as soon as he saw me he charged full steam with a big deep grunt and growl so I had to just swing and fire the 223 off the hip! He nosed dived into the ground at my feet, ‘holy moly I was lucky’ I thought as I put another round behind his ear to make sure. I called James in for a look, he was 50m away safely behind a tree thank god, I gave May a well-deserved pat. Young James was stoked when he saw the big fella and he ended up being the biggest boar we have got with James so I kept the hooks for his collection. He went 86.5 kg. Was a bloody top arvo with a couple of other little ones caught and an encounter I'll never forget.