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Pig Hunting In Australia
 Pig hunting in Australia has become the favorite pastime for hunters all over the world.  Australia abounds with feral pigs that cause so much damage to the plants, crops, and landscape of the area that the government welcomes the fact that hunters are willing to “thin the herd” so to speak.  Pig hunting in Australia can be a fantastic adventure that is both exciting and fun, as long as everyone in the party takes the proper safety precautions and behaves appropriately on the hunt.
 
Pig hunting in Australia has become the favorite pastime for hunters all over the world.  Australia abounds with feral pigs that cause so much damage to the plants, crops, and landscape of the area that the government welcomes the fact that hunters are willing to “thin the herd” so to speak.  Pig hunting in Australia can be a fantastic adventure that is both exciting and fun, as long as everyone in the party takes the proper safety precautions and behaves appropriately on the hunt.

Feral pigs are very destructive animals, constantly rooting up the ground looking for food and digging wallows.  Feral pigs will eat crops and many different types of plant life, can kill native and domestic animals, and can spread disease to livestock.  It is no wonder that the authorities in Australia are all to willing to allow individuals to hunt these animals.

Hunting pigs in Australia is a dangerous pastime, because the feral pigs can charge when frightened or angry and many varieties have sharp tusks that can gore a hunter easily.  It is very important to obey basic safety rules when hunting pigs to minimize your risk of getting hurt during the hunt.  At least one member of the hunting party should know basic first aid and what to do in the event of an accident and a first aid field kit should be taken on every hunting excursion.

Pig hunting in Australia is typically done with a rifle, with the caliber of the rifle depending on the terrain you will be hunting in and the size of the pig you are hunting.  A shotgun may also be used to hunt the pigs, but you must use slugs because shot will be ineffective if the pig is any distance away.  Broad head arrows and multiple types of bows can also be used for pig hunting in Australia legally.

Pig hunting in Australia will generally occur in one of two types of habitat.  Because feral pigs are considered to be a pest animal in Australia, there are many of them running about in the brush of numerous areas.  If the hunter would prefer a more reserved hunt, they can take a hunting trip to a hunting guide’s preserve acreage where they are guaranteed to at least get a shot at their intended quarry and will spend much less time (and a lot more money) preparing for and executing the hunt.

The best times to hunt pigs in Australia is July through November, due to the weather in the area.  During the hunting season, there is no limit to the amount of pigs that you can bring down, although the field guides will list any size limitations that must be observed while hunting.  The hunters will need to obtain a hunting license for the season which can be purchased from the Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

The conditions in Australia are generally dry and warm during the months when pig hunting is recommended, so cotton, breathable clothes are generally the preferred outfit of the hunter.  The climate is considered tropical and many hunters find it beneficial to bring items that will protect them from the sun during the long hunting days.  Pig hunting in Australia can be the trip of the lifetime, regardless of whether you are a resident of the area or an international visitor looking for a thrilling adventure.
 
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