Results Queensland Big Boar Hunting Championships Gympie Oct 23 26th Gympie 2014
A Great Thank You from all of us to Ross Hopper of Maleny who donated the use of his refrigerated container for three days.
The Queensland Big Boar Hunting Competition 2014 Gympie .
The Prize Giving.
Remember. The Beneficiaries,
Australian Agriculture and Food Production Eradication of Feral Pests.
Australian Pig Hunters, $20,000 dollars worth of Prizes. Government May Allow Hunting On Public Land, If we Show Good Example.
Wandering Warriors, Raising Money for Veterans.
Ron Owen, ‘Organiser’ introduced Audie Moldre CEO of the Wandering Warriors by saying,
“Welcome to the First Queensland Big Boar Hunting Competition.
First I would like to thank our great team who helped to put this event, together ‘the happy ‘few’ who have donated their time effort and money, like Neil Adams of Regional Diesel, GJ Pigs who donated the spit and pig and cooked it as well and the brilliant Weigh in team.
Second I would like to thank the Sponsors. Without the very generous support of the Sponsors for the prizes none of this would be possible, so please support all those on the Sponsor list. I would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Owen Guns who have all fielded a million enquiries over the last few months and the Owen Guns Trustee who allowed it all to happen at this site, and invested a few thousand in seed money for expenses, to get it going.
Prizes have already been promised for next year, so if anyone wants to do this again next year please contact me immediately after this as we want to hold it earlier in the colder months, it takes nearly a year to organise, so if its going to happen we start now.
Third, I would like to thank our Veterans, Australia’s finest, are those ‘few’ people who volunteer to put their lives, their flesh and blood in danger to prevent Enemies, murdering every man women and Child in Australia. Which would happen if they could get away with it. War is a atrocious waste of human life, it breeds misery, human words can never fully describe the horrors it inflicts on people, but when an ideology gets greedy and wants world domination, all peace loving lives are fully expendable to that cause. So our Australian young Warriors have to be sent anywhere in the world to kill our enemies, before they can get here to Australia, to kill all of us. As we are ‘few’, and they are many we have to be better at killing then they are. We have to be the most efficient users of technology we must use it to hunt the most dangerous game, Man.
As our Warriors have taken the oath, put their life on the line, for all of us, our Veterans deserve the most respect and assistance that we the beneficiaries can give them. These Veterans, are the cause that we here, serve today.
Our Country has many other enemies, Fire, Flood, Plague and 30 million Feral Pigs are a Plague, I know we all would like some more, but at the near 2 to 1 minimal reproduction rate there could be 50 million next year and so on until they eat everything, and then Australians will starve. If Feral Pigs, host a disease like Foot and Mouth, then Australia final end will arrive a lot quicker, as without a new technical break through, we could never eliminate all the pigs, or the disease.
I am personal fan of Pig Hunters, I believe you are ‘the tip of the spear’ the best young people ready to achieve great things for your country.
We all need to encourage an Army of pig hunters, who at times take risks. Pig hunting can be dangerous, using firearms, knives and bows is a dangerous occupation without introducing a Wild animal to the equation. So like our volunteer Firemen, you too, are all doing an exciting, truly public service for all Australians. Owen Guns and all the other many generous sponsors have fully appreciated both of these good causes, our Veterans and Australia’s agricultural survival. With these donations they have encourage both of these above crusades, breaking into main steam media which you may have noticed, is generally now supporting, our causes.
We are at a time in world events, ‘Which will try mens souls”. These World Events will get closer to our homes, and sadly our youthful pig hunters, will very quickly be standing in the same sort of Army Boots that our Veterans used to wear.
To digress, I can recall being issued a pair of size 16, Army Boots in 1963 that had 1943 stamped on there leather soles, they were 20 years old when I wore them. I knew that I walked in the footsteps of better men than me. Those that had fought in WW Two.
Hunters are experienced in Strategy, Small unit Tactics, Danger, Excitement, Camouflage, Trigger Control and can slip the knife into those vital spots.
I sincerely hope that young Australian Pig Hunters services are never called, for war service, but if they are, your skills and training for this sport, will give you personally many great advantages, which you will in turn teach to your mates, you will walk well in the footsteps of our Veterans and our Country will then be in your debt, you then, will be also the veterans, that we salute.”
CEO of Wandering Warriors responded……………..
329 Pigs Removed from Our Landscape.
In all 329 Pigs were sent to the happy hunting ground, 135 pigs, plus 194 pig snouts, 342 nominated in one of the events. Some events were $25. Some were $10, some were $5.00 and some were $2.00 . One nomination from Turkey and one customer for Queensland Big Boar Hunting Shirts was posted to Germany.
1. Ben Heath won the Heaviest Boar with 105 KG
Pigs Head Taxidermy from Marcus Makalovitch , Dog Masters Garmin (Aussie Legal) Alpha Dog Tracking system with protective armour, from Dogmasters. An Armed Under and Over 12 g Camo Shotgun. From S& H Shooting, 1bag of Uncle Alber Dog Food. Memberships to the Shooter Union. 1 Whole Hog Productions DVD . A Hunters Torch Kit from Power Beam. And a Winchester Bowie Knife from Winchester Australia.
2. Mitch Thomson won the Heaviest Sow( Miss Piggy) , 75 kg Pro Tactical 8 1/2 inch Pig Sticking Knife, including sheath. Full Tang, Hunters Knife from Peiper Knives. Memberships to the Shooter Union, Mossberg Model 805 .22 Bolt Action Rifle, from Phoenix Sports. 1Whole Hog Productions DVD . One J & S Enterprise Breastplates, Spot Lights, Battery chargers from Power Beam.1Bags (22 Kg) of Uncle Albers Dog Food .
Chris Kerr had one the same weight and later received another Prize.
3. Individual Most Pigs by weight was Chris Kerr with 646 Kg of pigs. A Marlin 30/ 30 Model 336 E. Leaver action from Raytrade, 1 Bag (22 Kg) of Uncle Albers Dog Food. Memberships to the Shooter Union. 1Whole Hog Productions DVD. Standown Park, Voucher Certificate for $175. Accommodation, or Fuel. Gympie Feed Barn Produce $200. Voucher. Elkridge knife . 1 J & S Enterprise Breastplates.
4. Two man Team greatest number of pigs Ian Doherty and Roger Hayden, 25 pigs, Most number of pigs .
Two Stevens Savage Rifles One Each, from Owen Guns. Two Smith & Wesson Folding Knife,from the Knife Company , 2 Bags (22 Kg) of Uncle Albers Dog Food . 2 PRIMOS Swivel Bi Pod, from Tasco Australia. Two $300. Vouchers donated by Bullseye Body Piercing and Tattooing, Two Whole Hog Productions DVD.
Two. J & S Dog Collar, 2 Winchester knives, from Winchester Australia.
5. Two man Team Heaviest Boar Ian Doherty and Roger Hayden, 2 Bags (22 Kg) of Uncle Albers Dog Food, 2 ADG Panel $100 vouchers for Panel Service. Two Whole Hog Productions DVD,. Winchester Compound Bow from Winchester Australia, REX Compound Bow, Arrows, Archery Quiver from Alcock and Pierce.
6. Two man Team greatest combined weight of pigs Ian Doherty and Roger Hayden, 845 kg Two Tayga Tactical 500 Lumens Re-chargeable Flashlight, 2 Bags (22 Kg) of Uncle Albers Dog Food, 2 Vouchers $100 Queensland Rural. Two Whole Hog Productions DVD .
7.a Greatest Tusk Ian Doherty and Roger Hayden one at 60 cm. $1000, Free dental care from Gympie Family Dental, Pro-tactical 8 ½ Pig Sticking knife, Bags (22 Kg) of Uncle Albers Dog Food, On J & S Dog Collar, One PRIMOS Hog Grunters , One PRIMOS Hog Squealers. From Tasco Sales Australia. 1Whole Hog Productions DVD.
7.b Second Greatest Tusk Chris Kerr one at 57 cm. $500 Free dental Care from Gympie Family Dental, and a Cougar Hunter from Peiper Knives , One PRIMOS Hog Grunters , PRIMOS Hog Squealers from Tasco Sales . 1Whole Hog Productions DVD
7.c Third Greatest Tusk Ian Doherty and Roger Hayden one at 56 cm $250 Of Free Dental Care from Gympie Family Dental and a Pro tactical Knife 8.5 inch Pig Sticking knife, PRIMOS Hog Grunters , PRIMOS Hog Squealers from Tasco Sales Australia. 1Whole Hog Productions DVD.
8 . Largest Pigs Ear was Shayne and Jayden Webster 178 mm ear , David Gibson MP a S 3 12 place Spika Safe Memberships to the Shooter Union. One Bag (22 Kg) of Uncle Albers Dog Food Value, PRIMOS Hog Grunters , PRIMOS Hog Squealers. From Tasco Sales, 1Whole Hog Productions DVD.
9. Longest Pigs tail Ben Heath 60 .2 cm A Spika Double Door 20 place Firearm Safe, From Spika. Memberships to the Shooter Union Bags (22 Kg) of Uncle Albers Dog Food Value,PRIMOS Hog Grunters , PRIMOS Hog Squealers from Tasco Sales. 1Whole Hog Productions DVD.
10 Pig Lotto , Lucky Pig Chris Kerr. Zastava Rifle from Beretta Australia . Pro Tactical 8 1/2 inch Pig Sticking Knife, including sheath.PRIMOS Hog Grunters , PRIMOS Hog Squealers from Tasco Sales. Lee Loading Breechlock Loading Press and Kit, from Nolans Wholesale. 1Whole Hog Productions DVD. Spear point defender knife from Peiper Imports.
11. Smallest Piglet 11 Kg sucker Chris Kerr. Muela Sheaf Knife, from Power Beam
Memberships to the Shooter Union ,Pro Tactical 8 1/2 inch Pig Sticking Knife, including sheath.1Whole Hog Productions DVD.
(Judging Panel ruled out the un born as not yet officially a piglet)
12. a. Largest Snout Cameron Opperman 102 mm x 82 mm. Pro Tactical 8 1/2 inch Pig Sticking Knife, including sheath.1Whole Hog Productions DVD. 1 Collar from J & S Enterprise Breastplates, Cap Shut up and Fish.
12. b. Most Snouts Chris Kerr with 64 snouts. Spika Pig Sticking knife from Owen Guns. .PRIMOS Hog Grunters , PRIMOS Hog Squealers from Tasco Sales, 1Whole Hog Productions DVD
13 Guess the weight of largest Boar was won by Zac Piletic with being the nearest at 111 Kg to the figure of 105 kg. 1 J & S Enterprise Breastplates,
Primo Hog Squealer from Tasco Sales, Spika Knife from Spika . 1Whole Hog Productions DVD one Cap Bite Me.
Pig Lotto Raffle. James Meredith Thompson/Centre Venture in 300 win mag from Frontier Arms
Dougs Family Meats Donated Meat Voucher to the Value of $150. Crn Bellara Dr and Nicklin Way Sunshine Coast. 1Whole Hog Productions DVD., Primo Pig Squealer from Tasco Sales. Born To Hunt Cap from from Peiper Knives.
For a full list of Prizes and sponsors please click on the link below.
A fantastic weekend with thanks to all who, came and saw, and competed, and conquered and to all those who helped. And we hope to see you all back safe and sound for the Queensland Big Boar Hunting Championships Gympie 2015. Currently being planned for July.