With the last couple of seasons being so good there has been some great regeneration of vegetation around some parts of the country.One place in particular is the Mallee country of SA, where some areas have been severely affected by bush fires over the years, has certainly bounced back.
Above average rain and favourable conditions has seen a dramatic change with the regeneration of plans in the area really improved the whole landscape.
While that is great, it certainly throws out the challenge when it comes to hunting this country now.
Thick areas of scrub make it near impossible to see only a few meters in front of you and walking in from a track, you don’t have to travel to far before you are swallowed up by the Mallee.
While allowing plenty of cover when stalking in on game, it also poses the challenge of find game before your right on top of them.
Adding to this is when you are hunting with others and the safety aspects that follow!
We need to be seen and to be safe so we use high visibility vests!
While this might not be for everyone, we have decided to use these when hunting this type of country in addition to using UHF radio’s that have been very useful over the years.
Normally when hunting wide open spaces it’s not to wear the vest but this country is totally different.
It worked very well, we knew where each other were instantly when moving through the scrub and also when onto the tail of a mob of goats and will be using the vests from now on for sure!
The good seasons have seen the scrub improve!
Using the vest allowed the hunters to know where each other were when stalking in on goats!