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Wild Dogs / Dingoes

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18 Feb 2017 23:06 #1 by Pitty
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Just wanted to kick off a Dog / Dingo thread like the one for foxes.
These are a few I've gotten recently around Wondai shire !
So much money is poured into baiting, yet so many dogs I'm seeing.


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19 Feb 2017 07:56 #2 by Skip
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Threads stickied for now. Will keep it in top of section and not lost in archives.
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19 Feb 2017 09:01 #3 by Aushunter
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I've only ever taken one dog, very dingo like this one.



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19 Feb 2017 09:28 #4 by Pitty
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Here's another 3 from last year. They are to me the biggest challenge.


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15 Apr 2018 12:04 #5 by headspace
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G'day Pitty,
Good to see you cleaning a few up mate. I've shot 5 so far in the valley below where I live, but they seem to have gone a bit quiet lately. Maybe the word has got around. There's been a couple of other dogs shot around here by other blokes too. I have my doubts about the effectiveness of baiting too, I reckon you only get a few young dogs, the older ones are too bait shy. Have you tried calling them?
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15 Apr 2018 12:28 #6 by FNQBunyip
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Well thanks for bringing this one back too life Headspace.. , lol

A good thread I have missed before.
I got 6 last year.
I'm doing a lot better so far this year with 3 down and I know of at least 2 more about.
Here is that last one I got , should say we got. Scout hates dingos and tells me when they are about.

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15 Apr 2018 12:33 #7 by Sparta
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Nice work there bunyip on that dingo.

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15 Apr 2018 15:08 #8 by headspace
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Nice dog there Bunyip, the live one I mean. I have a Kelpie but he's too highly strung to go hunting. Good work mate, I detest wild dogs. You only have see what they do once to get a mean streak going.
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15 Apr 2018 15:12 #9 by HERNE
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One I shot last year at around 300M...


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15 Apr 2018 19:36 #10 by fishphillott
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I got one one the first day at my new job
the scalp is in the freezer waiting on a trip to town to claim the bounty

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15 Apr 2018 20:22 - 15 Apr 2018 20:31 #11 by MSR
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Nice work bloke, scoring runs with the boss straight outta the gate!

Still pretty quiet out here yet, went for a drive out and had a cuppa with the boss today, the channels are full so there’s very little feral action. When it dries out a bit I suspect the dog numbers will be up this year, at least until they bait in June / July. No bounty here, maybe if I get any I’ll send the scalps to you!

My first and second ever wild dogs, taken in January this year on my usual property in far NW Qld during the day, one with the 308 and the other with the 223.




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16 Apr 2018 05:50 #12 by FNQBunyip
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Good stuff getting one first day Fish, Have to remember a pic next one.
Whats the bounty worth ??


MSR I thought you would of had plenty under your belt, I've read a few of your trips away.
Lol at the case in mouth .. :)


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16 Apr 2018 06:08 #13 by Sparta
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fishphillott wrote: I got one one the first day at my new job
the scalp is in the freezer waiting on a trip to town to claim the bounty


Good work there fish, hope the new job is working out for you.
What do you mean bounty?? Do you get coin for bringing in a dog?

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16 Apr 2018 06:24 #14 by Mini Hulk
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Sparta wrote:

fishphillott wrote: I got one one the first day at my new job
the scalp is in the freezer waiting on a trip to town to claim the bounty


Good work there fish, hope the new job is working out for you.
What do you mean bounty?? Do you get coin for bringing in a dog?


I know Vic has a bounty, $10 per fox & $120 per dog. Just make sure you get all the bits of the dog that you need.

agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/pests...t-animals/fox-bounty

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07 May 2018 09:06 #15 by FNQBunyip
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Got #4 for 2018 yesterday morning at 02:55 in our cage trap. A young bitch.
This trap was rusting away on a dirt floor shed on a place I look after when the owners go away. I asked about it and was told it's a waste of time you won't get a dingo in it. Anyway I brought it home and fixed the floor up and put a new hinge in for the floor plate. I got 1 with it last year and 2 so far this year. So it does work.
I just put a bit of steak in and tie it with wire so they need to put a bit of pressure on the plate.
It's set in our house yard and Scout pisses around it most days so there is always scent to attract the passing dingos .

Loaded up to take out to hang on the front fence. At a more respectable time of 06:15

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The trap. It is set behind a hedge/garden so the dogs feel safe coming out of the paddock screened from the house, just in front of the trap is a tunnel through the hedge that dog's and Scout use.

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I have got my first leg hold traps in the mail Friday , 2 "Jake" traps . It's going to be a learning experience, and very hard in this wet country I suspect but will give them ago as it drys up hopefully soon. I've Trapped rabbits and foxes with rabbit traps before but never dogs with these coil spring traps traps.
God dam they are strong..


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07 May 2018 17:38 #16 by sigsako
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Great work FNQ.

Be sure to clean those Jakes, leave in the weather to get some light corrosion on them, then boil them and then wax them.

They will work if you just clean and boil them, then set them if you don't handle them, BUT they will rust quickly if not waxed, and that will lead to poor setting and missed dogs.
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07 May 2018 21:01 #17 by 17Hornet
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Sig,

I heard that it is better to wear gloves to avoid getting sweat, oil, scent on the traps for Dogs,
is that a consideration ?
Is it worth going that far to avoid scent contaminating the set ?

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07 May 2018 21:55 #18 by sigsako
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Absolutely,!!! That is rule #1.
Never touch the trap once it has been “cleaned”.

The initial clean is to remove any oils etc. That’s an un-natural scent and game over.
Letting some corrosion build up is good as it allows any dying process bond to the metal.
Dying then preserves the finish of the metal and kills any rust scent. Again rusty metal in the ground can be gam3 over.
The wax then protects against any further corrosion. Unscented wak is required.

Best to store traps in a container, old wood box is best, and put the traps in the box with leaves, branches etc, preferably trees from the trapping area.

After that trap first gets boiled, no human contact.
Use the same gloves Avery time for handling the trap and store the gloves in the same box.

Use different gloves for scenting etc if you go down that path.

I’m FAR from an expert in this and my first trap was soap washed, pressure cleaned, left outside for a week, then set. Used gloves all the time and caught 4 dogs off the one trap.
Catch dog, shoot it, reset trap and repeat.
Then I started missing dogs that should have been caught, so then checked the traps to find they had blinded up due to corrosion.

No big deal really, I just pulled them, cleaned them and boiled them up again, dyed them in a leaf and hardwood broth and are awaiting some wax to come in.

Dogs are smart.
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07 May 2018 22:14 #19 by headspace
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I spent some time with a dog trapper over in WA once, he used to get his bitch dog to pee on the sand then scoop up the wet sand in a jar. He's sprinkle the urine soaked sand over the set trap to get the dogs interested and disguise any man scent. Reckoned it worked a treat. That would be a bit hard in NQ due to the absence of desert sand. You may have to improvise.
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07 May 2018 22:21 #20 by sigsako
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headspace wrote: I spent some time with a dog trapper over in WA once, he used to get his bitch dog to pee on the sand then scoop up the wet sand in a jar. He's sprinkle the urine soaked sand over the set trap to get the dogs interested and disguise any man scent. Reckoned it worked a treat. That would be a bit hard in NQ due to the absence of desert sand. You may have to improvise.
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Yep I’ve stooped to such tactics :facepalm:
I don’t have a dog, but the neighbour does. Should have seen his face when I offered to clean up the crap from his yard, priceless.
A bit of explaining, then bagged up dog poop.
Placed in the trap area and success.

Having a dog is the best way to catch one.
Without one, you improvise.
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