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Pigs in WA.

#1 Post by stickslinger » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:08 pm

Page 14 of todays (01-08-2012) "West Australian" has announced a plan to kill off feral pigs, the govt. is planning to spend $900,000 a year for the next three years to solve the problem!!!...but they frown on the idea of Bowhunting these pigs...:shock: ???

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#2 Post by Bent Stick » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:03 pm

Yup that's a lot of 1080, and of course most the best the South West is around the water catchment. it's a lot of money and it won't eradicate just knock em down amongst all the other species inadvertantly getting hit.

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#3 Post by Sinners121 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:35 pm

atleast it isnt the deer.

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#4 Post by bear74 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:38 am

from what i understand it's to control feral pigs in the drinking water catchment area's where all public access is prohibited anyway. the money they plan to spend wont go far and will most likely just manage the population.

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#5 Post by Chuditch » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:24 pm

Yup, In line with their previous failures of trapping, if they plan to bait it will also only knock em back. It's a shame WA legsilation around hunting on crown land is so backward. It just encourages a lively underground poaching culture, rather than allowing hunting to be a family pastime within reach of every bloke and his kids. In WA you better be mates with a few Cockies with good shooting on their leases or you will be scratching to get a hunt.
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#6 Post by rodlonq » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:45 pm

Chuditch wrote: In WA you better be mates with a few Cockies with good shooting on their leases or you will be scratching to get a hunt.
Sounds a lot like North Queensland mate. So many poachers have turned most of the cockies off from letting anyone in. A place I used to hunt I was denied access because some decrepit poacher knocked over a bullock and took one rump. The poor bugger just couldn't take it anymore :surprised: .

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