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FERAL PIG ERADICATION - FREE!
Pig problems on your property? Dogs are the most effective way of removing & deterring feral pigs. Outback Catahoulas has the answer! Our Catahoulas are trained to find & BAIL pigs. Our dogs are stock proof with one thing in mind - finding & bailing pigs! Pigs not captured will often leave the area due to hunting pressure.
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The CATAHOULA has the SPIRIT of the WOLF, the SPEED of the GREYHOUND, the STRENGTH of the MASTIFF and the ASSERTIVITY of BEAUCERON.
All this is piled into a loving, intelligent and loyal companion who wants nothing more than to please his master.
CONSISTENTLY PRODUCING AUSTRALIAS FINEST HUNTING & WORKING CATAHOULAS - PROVEN IN THE FIELD. GUARANTEED.
THE CATAHOULA (LOUSIANA CATAHOULA LEOPARD DOG) IS A PURPOSE BRED HUNTING/WORKING DOG. USED SUCCESSFULLY WORLD WIDE FOR FINDING/BAILING PIGS, HERDING CATTLE & GUARDING DUTIES.
OUTBACK CATAHOULAS BREED FOR QUALITY NOT QUANTITY. OUR BREEDING DOGS ARE SUCCESSFUL FINDER/BAILERS. WE ALSO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF A SOUND TEMPERAMENT AROUND THE HOME WHICH IS A TRAIT WE WORK ON KEEPING IN OUR PUPS.
All Pups Are:
October 16/17 - 2013
- Outback's BO (USA)
- Outback's JO
- BLT's OPAL (USA)
- Outback's GEM
- Outback's Freckles (visiting from Victoria)
- Outback's JACK (6mths)
- Outback's Kat (6 mths)
Boars - 9
Sow - 4
Conditions were almost perfect for some BIG Boars in easy places.
The only doubt was the Station Muster had just been completed the previous afternoon.
That meant there had been cars, trucks, motorbikes, ringers on horseback, there dogs & Helicopters stirring up every last inch of the property over the week.
Our visitor & good friend Shannon was arriving from Victoria with one of his Outback bred dog "Freckles", so we were going & giving it our best shot. We loaded up extra dogs to rotate in case we hunted longer & harder, this meant we always had fresh legs.
We arrived at our destination mid arvo so unpacked the ute & trailer, collared 4 of the adults & the two pups were caged in the Commander (Buggy).
Outback's Jo was the first to miss out on a gig. He patiently sat in the ute & watch us ride away to begin hunt 1.
A few permanent water holes were checked first & a couple of false jumps with no hit ups after an hour or so saw us discussing what might be our FIRST dry (pig less) hunt in the area ever! Even our best finder OPAL was having trouble finding one.
We persisted & it paid off. A couple more wet areas found us finally bagging 2 boars at once 50m apart. We dealt with them, one being bailed in the water......It's then I noticed a red colour following Opal around as she moved, every hunters nightmare! Opal had been touch up by this young boar below her ear & above her collar. With first aid being applied & not willing to risk her wound being re-disturbed, that was her finished for the remainder of the trip. Being a long way from the car we turned around & headed back to get her rested. A few more pigs were bagged on the trip back to the ute.
With a good nights sleep we were up & away early. We decided to get right out the back hoping any disturbed pigs from the muster had started to settle back down. Obviously not!
We struggled once again & hunted till after lunch & covered many kilometers. A couple more pretty good pigs in the bag but geez we were working for 'em.
After a discussing our plans we decided not to hunt the arvo, but to rest & relax with one last effort early the following morning.
Next morning we were up before dawn again & on our way to an alternate paddock to try our hand at dry creek beds as the swamps & billabongs were not holding size or numbers at all. "Bloody hell" I was thinking after an hour of bashing along a dry creek that runs into a spring & not even seeing the dogs get 'keen'. This spot usually produces a boar at regular intervals & the norm would to have normally bagged 3 or 4 by now. I could tell that even the Dogs were even wondering what was going on! We managed a good boar to ease my mind not long after. A water break for the dogs & beer for us 2 legged variety had me heading to a swamp that I rarely visit because of it's rough, thick access that usually has the Commander popping out at the other end with required maintenance ie - CV Boot tear, puncture or stick through floor etc.
Well this time was no different..........'Staked rear tyre' that was not repairable. A good 2 hours ride from the car & the swamp still 1k as the crow flies through more of the same conditions meant that the hunt just got that little bit more deflating. We decided to turn & head back to the car.
Doing our best to enjoy our time with friends & dogs in the bush we kept enthusiastic telling ourselves that's how things roll hunting at times!
We followed the other side of the creek back on 3 tyres.
We enjoyed another couple of refreshments along the long track back at scenic spots.
Reflecting back on the Opal injury, staked Buggy tyre & blown out trailer tyre, we decided it could be worse & content with 13 pigs that really made us work.
A days Bluewater fishing the next off the NT coast saw Shannon's annual trip different to usual but never a dull moment!!
Outback's Bo & daughter GEM keeping this Boar occupied
Outback's BO, Jo & Gem pulled up this fella in the water
Kendall with her Outback's Kat (7mths) with a fiesty boar bagged in the open