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Camel pests in Australia
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Camel pests in Australia Reply with quote

Bit of an update on the camels.
The Government reckon on 1 million and there is a program in place to cull them. I don't think there is that many and running around the country like I do bears this out. Cost at the last time I heard was $560 per head for the cull.
I have a couple of stations that I do culls for and I can do it with food and fuel for $120 per head.
Depending on what strikes my fancy when we go out anything over 30 cal is good. I used to use my 270 wby with good results but use my 308 win mostly.
I am off over Easter to cull 50 head and will use the 300 win mag for a change! Although any yarded animals are dispatched with a 22 - back of the head and down they go.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Camel pests in Australia Reply with quote

loads of meat for dog tucker . cheap barnaul to feed the .308 too. have you tried it out or do you stick to the good stuff??
do the hides get harvested/used??

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Camel pests in Australia Reply with quote

I have tried it - back straps are OK on the younger ones but usuall bring back meat for the dogs - makes them fart like hell and really pongs but they love it!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Camel pests in Australia Reply with quote

Missed the hides bit - no left on the animal. To keep the hides the best and really the only way is to take them off in halves due to the hump.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Camel pests in Australia Reply with quote

ok they must be a bit like possums then as they do that do dogs too.

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