Tuesday, February 13, 2018

In Australia, 100th Birthday, Pig shot near Eykamp Farm



I am visiting Australia to write about the Australian gun culture. The Australian gun culture is robust and thriving, in spite of draconian restrictions imposed after the Port Arthur massacre.

While Australia has very restrictive gun laws, they have relatively unrestricted hunting laws. This wild boar was shot a few miles away from the Medway, the property where I am staying. The hunter saw the boar on a hillside from his farm house. He grabbed his rifle, and stalked and shot the pig. Wild pigs cause enormous damage to Australian farms.

 Antlers on the pack are likely pick-up sheds from a Fallow deer.

I was shown the picture at Roy Eykamp's 100th birthday party. Last year I helped care for Roy for the three months during the Australian gun Amnesty.


 The rifle in the picture looks to be  a Tikka T3 or maybe a Sako 85. They are popular rifles in Australia.

A day earlier, Roy Eykamp the younger had come into the house to get a rifle from the gun safe to go after a pig on the farm.  By the time he got back, the pig was gone.

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2 comments:

John Dough said...

Saco or Sako?

Dean Weingarten said...

Thanks for the correction.