Category: Phil Johns

Another year gone!

Another year gone!

| December 31, 2012 | 4 Comments

  Well another year is done, they seem to go very quick. Like many others, I’ve had a good year out in the field, chasing ferals and getting some good animals on the ground. It’s been a pretty consistent year for me with regular trips out bush and every one has been an adventure. I’ve […]

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The chook house raider!

The chook house raider!

| December 23, 2012 | 3 Comments

Anyone who lives in the country or in a rural area that runs chickens knows that there is always the possibility of a fox getting into the coop! Yes, it has happened to me, on a few occasions in fact, even though I have a pretty good fox proof yard. The last intruder got in […]

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Late Avro stalk!

Late Avro stalk!

| November 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

Goats were sighted, only a small mob, but a fair way out. Pulling up and getting out of the vehicle, checked the wind and decided it was right and we had enough cover to get in on them. Moving off we used the small shrubs and trees along the way. The goats were feeding along […]

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Sometimes patience pays off!

Sometimes patience pays off!

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Cruising down one of the tracks on the property, I noticed some objects moving slowly through the scrub. Pulling up and turning the engine off, it was confirmed that a few goats were feeding in the scrub some 100m away. We decided to sit tight and see what they do, hoping they moved out to […]

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Summer time!

Summer time!

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Summer, is this the optimum time for hunting? Animals congregating around water points, they need water, some regularly, others can consume enough through vegetation to last a few days, others need it to cool off  like pigs! The warmer weather is here, the daily temperature is to increase as we head to what is supposed […]

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Making it easier!

Making it easier!

| November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

 When out hunting anything that I can use within reason to make any of the chores associated with the trip easier I’ll use. One of the best pieces of equipment I acquired was a couple of gambrels. I use these for when Im taking meat animals or want a skin from a big billy, hoisting […]

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