Well, just back from a most enjoyable weekend of bunny busting.
My mate and I headed off last Saturday to my favourite rabbit hunting grounds south of Brisbane for a three day shoot.
We arrived mid morning and set up our camp then proceeded out into the nearest paddock for a little fun. I carried my Fausti Stephano O/U 12g and a belt full of 32gram #4 shot loads whilst my mate took his trusty .22 rimfire. First blood went to my mate with a nice 45 yard head shot on a young rabbit...from then on in it was all shotgun fun. There was plenty of rabbits to go around so we decided to just have a little fun that afternoon. The rabbits were darting out almost from underfoot. We covered the paddock in about 25 minutes or so which was out and back. We carried back six nice rabbits...or what we thought were nice rabbits. Unfortunately we found that this particular paddock appears to be rife with hydatids.....BUGGER
....I was looking forward to a nice feed of rabbit stew.
The next morning we headed off on a "look around" for feral dogs and pigs, without any luck other than some recent, solid sign....next time!
Later that afternoon we "visited" another paddock and shot quite a few bunnies with the mate starring with his .22 rimfire.....wish I could shoot even half as good as him. We didn't bother bringing any of the rabbits back after the previous day's findings. We are satisfied with just thinning out the population and hopefully we can help eradicate a bit of the parasite infestation they are suffering.
There is normally a couple of big mobs of kangaroos that I was hoping to photograph and display, but for some reason they weren't there.
Planning another visit in a month or so hopefully.