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GrayRhino
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Ben, looks like he has you pegged. I would have never guessed that Australia had such a feral population. You are a privileged bowhunter!

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Benny Nganabbarru
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Yeah, he's got me pegged alright! But, from a counting-coup point of view, I'd been there for about five minutes, about twenty metres away, before he was aware of me.

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Rick McGowan
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Ben, you have to actually TOUCH them to count coup!
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Benny Nganabbarru
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I read about a tribe in Africa who would play a game whereby they had to put their painted handprint on a rhino's posterior! Thanks for the pointer though, Rick! Any scrubbers running about out there with your painted handprint on their rump? When are you coming over next?

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Rick McGowan
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Ben, if they got my handprints on them, they are already tanned and hanging on someones wall! I'd like to come over this year, but I don't know at the moment, Monty Browning and I are doing a seminar on buff and other "exotic" location hunting this week at the PBS convention. I am hoping that it fires up some interest. I'm probably changing jobs as well, so I have to see how that works out. Cheap fares now to OZ though! I would like to get after those camels and such!
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We also have a breed of Indonesian cattle called Banteng that were introduced up in the Top End of Australia. They are small but I understand very hard to stalk and also capable of getting the better of you if you are not on top of your game.

where I live on the edge of the Little Sandy Desert nearly all the cattle are wild... It's always fun at mustering time the 4wd parts dealers do a good trade.

Plenty of Camel around at the moment.

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Rick McGowan
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A mature bull banteng is a very cool looking animal, expensive to hunt though and I was told extremely difficult for bowhunters. They live in a jungly area and have no curiousity, so if you snap a twig, they are gone.
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I have had the pleasure of guiding quite a few guys onto big Scrub Bulls in Cape York Australia. It is debatable but the true Scrub Bull are a derivative of the Shorthorn Breed. These cattle don't have huge horns but are extremely large up to a good 800kg in the real big guys. Average size around 500-600kg.

The horn size really starts getting bigger when they mix with Brahmans and the like.

Colors are endless but majority of the Red/Tan colours.

Here is a bit of footage taken a long time ago and it is NOT the recommended way of getting one. But good for a laugh at my expense.

The Bull was taken with a 60lb Samick Recurve some years ago.

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As you can see not the best place to be but a happy ending.

Mick

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Mick that is cool but the second clip freezes up.

There had to be a lot of "pucker" that day.

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LEOPARD
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Wow Mick, I bet that got the heart rate up a bit hey!?!? lol... Thanks for sharing! [Wink] [thumbsup]

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Seeing that always cracks me up Mick, I love it. [biglaugh]
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Rick McGowan
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Scrub cattle actually have a very good flavor to the meat, "free range beef", but most of them are so tuff, even the burger(mince) is tough!
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tradtusker
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its a winner!

Those clips don't show just how Awesome that bit footage really is!

i wont forget sitting there watching that with my jaw on the ground and Mick just sitting back laughing.

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I have to get to Oz one of these days.

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quote:
Originally posted by Benha:
I would love to hunt scrub bulls in Australia. Has anyone here gone there just for that reason?

G'Day,
I have a good number of Scrubbers here where i am on the east coast of OZ. ( on the Great Barrier Reef [Razz] )

if you come over here any time,i'm only to happy to take you out and get you onto a few.

i also got a very healthy population of feral pigs to play with as well..

Kind Regards, Brett [Wink]

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