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#446711 - 30/11/2008 13:11 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
Keith Offline
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And I'll join you, Wobbly. But I will still be critical of the PC mob. No matter what the issue.

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#446712 - 30/11/2008 16:02 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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a dirty hippy hunt...count me in.. :p

lots a meat on the BBQ here today...pork ribs in Jim Beam sauce, lamb cutlets, oyster steak...and a few big fat slabs of spec bacon...arghhh...no wonder im round!!

dirty greenies will get my meat when they pry it from my cold dead hands!!
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#446713 - 01/12/2008 10:25 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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Loc: Junee - just north of the 'Bid...
Mmmmm meat...

Had a nice cook up last night on the BBQ with about a kilo of steak, 2 kilos of sausages and a fair bit of bacon in the BBQ fried rice...

I think there was a joke that raised its head in the Garden thread in the lounge about using greenies as fertilisers - similar to blood and bone or Charlie Carp :lmao:

:cheers: Will
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#446714 - 05/05/2009 21:42 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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My kids just bought me and the wife a lovely 4 burner BBQ with attached side burner with hood and temp gauge. Celebrating 30 years of marriage with a fry up of some of my favourite critters. Pork, chicken, beef, mushrooms and eggs. I suppose I would be in the minority because I am prepared to kill and butcher my own meat. Somehow gutting and skinning a soy bean just doesn't count as being prepared to go all out for your beliefs now does it?
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#446715 - 06/05/2009 09:17 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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I don't know, it can be pretty traumatic - those soy beans are just so human like...

Only reason I won't butcher my own meat - for the time being - is that I don't know how. I'd botch it for sure, so until I learn (got a few mates who work at the local abby's) I'll respect the critters and get the pros do their thing.

If it's game meat however, then I'll do it for sure. Would love to have a roast venison shoulder for tea... mmmmmmmm

:cheers: Will
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#446716 - 06/05/2009 14:59 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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mmmm...Meaty Meat meat!...(salivates then falls off chair).. :doh:

i gave butchering a go a while back...as long as you hang, skin, bleed and cleanly gut (dont puncture any of the digestive track, bowel or bladder) the hapless critter that your about to convert to BBQ fodder you cant go to far wrong..hanging, bleeding, skinning and gutting also helps the carcus cool quicker and gives the meat less chance of spoiling!

its all relative..start out with chicken (plucking an interesting way to pass time) and small game and work your way up...if its wild game that you have hunted yourself, accurate shot placement and an appropriate firearm also helps.. unfortunately for me..last hare (mmm stuffed roast hare with garden veges and home made gravy) i shot was with the Swede...not much left to dress... frown

geeze im hungry now!
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#446717 - 06/05/2009 16:53 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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Haha - try a hare with a 9.3 - almost takes it to medium rare before it hits the ground again...

Yeah I've done a few small and medium game (rabbits, hares and goats). Thing is, if I've put in a lot of work to get a doe, I don't want it to go to waste by me stuffing up the butchering process - and I have more respect for the critters than to unleash a meat cleaver wielding me on them haha.

But I plan on going to a few of the game dressing demos that are on a few times a year and try and pick up the tips that way.

:cheers: Will
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#446718 - 06/05/2009 17:14 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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We have rabbit issue at our local cricket club that are creating havoc all over the ground... got one this morning... in an old rabbit trap... apparently illegal, but i'd rather break a rabbits leg than my own in a hidden burrow. The irony is, the ground is in town so no shooting, no baits due to poor carcase tracking (dog walking etc), snares don't work, and we can't rip burrows as they mostly live under a house.... Hmmm traps work fine.

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#446719 - 06/05/2009 21:06 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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are ferrets legal down there?..drop a few in a hole and have a net handy over the other entrances..terrified rabbits everwhere!... :p .. perhapses a .22 and some subsonic hollow points...
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#446720 - 07/05/2009 06:43 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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Have you tried carbon monoxide poisoning the rabbits ? Put a pipe over the exhaust pipe of a car,truck,ute or old banger , older vehicles are better because they dont have the pollution gear on .... that`s the stuff we want . Put the pipe down the hole making sure to cover up ALL the holes including the hole the pipe is put in ( to create a seal ) , leave the vehicle running for at least 15 minutes with the pipe down the hole . Time may vary because of the size of the warren .

As a kid I remember my father taking us to "clean up the rabbits" by getting the bulldozer do dig the little buggers out ........... we got 42 out of one burrow system .... ranging in size from the ones you can fit in a hand to 4-5 kilo monsters .

Another time we had a lot of Papua New Guinean school kids who were at a local boarding school , come to stay overnight (25-30 so black the only way to see them at night is to ask them to smile) . We had some timber heaps that hadn`t been burnt and were full of rabbits , we were going to light them all up , but they said just one .... they organized themselves into two rings around the heap and when the rabbits started coming out they were greeted by all these black kids flayling away with big sticks some only missing each other by inches ...... They didn`t get many , the rabbits chose to go back in the fire than risk death by black fella .

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#446721 - 07/05/2009 07:34 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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Thanks for the tips but we are talking about the centre of a residential zone... the bunnys only scratch tucker holes about the size of a foot on the oval. They actually live under the near by houses in an adjacent court... little buggers. Have tried a high powered air rifle but can't get close enough. Spot lighting will only arouse suspicion.

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#446722 - 07/05/2009 08:14 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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Loc: Junee - just north of the 'Bid...
What sort of snares have you tried? If it's possible, use a wire trace over the entrance to a burrow. Another option is to wait until there's a fair number out on the field and place landing nets over the burrows. Once the nets are in place just walk through the oval and scare them back to the burrows. As they bolt in they should become sufficiently tangled to allow you the time to get over to them and catch them.

:cheers: Will
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#446723 - 07/05/2009 08:38 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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There are no burrows mate.

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#446724 - 07/05/2009 10:35 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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There's got to be burrows somewhere! Just got to look a bit harder.

If they're under someone's house a quiet word in the owner's ear about foundation subsidence should get them on board with any attempt at extermination!

:cheers: Will
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MTD rainfall March = 34.7mm(Avg 41.3mm)
February 2011 total = 203.9mm (Avg 37.8mm)
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#446725 - 07/05/2009 14:43 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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no burrows??...hares maybe...mmmm roast hare..

now the exhaust idea..i like that...makes me wonder if i only piped the gasses down one exit to an active warren if it would flush the cotton tales out into the open from the other entrances...hmmmm...just be ready with the old shotty... laugh and if not the exhaust...a "bee smoker"...just fill the warren with that..see if i get some motion..

now..back to MEAT :p ...decided that roast rack of lamb and the obligatory tato's and pumkin are on the menu tomorra night...and ive got a nice big lump of scotch fillet from the butcher for Saturday night...looks like BBQ time...now..some chops and cutlets and it should be carnivore heaven here on the weekend..
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#446726 - 07/05/2009 15:14 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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You don't normally get hares in those numbers nor causing that much damage. But I agree on the "mmmm roast hare.." bit wink

I'm itching to get out and get me some free range critter. Alas uni will keep me firmly tied to my desk for the next month or two and there's also the hurdle of safe storage in a rental (landlords don't look kindly on people who bolt a steel safe to their houses...)

:cheers: Will
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#446727 - 07/05/2009 15:37 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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i never had an issue with my safes bolted into rentals..if you utilize a built in robe and be careful how you do things, none ever needs to know...except you and the weapons licensing branch!

built in robes often have a separate bit of carpet to the rest of the room, so lift out the carpet and underlay (if fitted) and bolt away..you can always place the carpet back into position when you move on..

my safes bolted to the floor and screwed into the wall in a built-in here...couldn't steal it without destroying the whole cupboard...
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#446728 - 07/05/2009 16:51 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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Unfortunately no go with this one. The owners had just finished a reno on the place before we moved in, so its all brand new carpet (incl. in the WIR). I'm tempted to pick up a commercial one then weld in some boiler plate to get it over the magical 150kg mark...

:cheers: Will
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February 2011 total = 203.9mm (Avg 37.8mm)
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#446729 - 19/07/2009 23:53 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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Shayne http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4i9_kkg30o or maybe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTPz59y5538&NR=1 either one would fix the bunny problem :rofl:

Roast leg of pork on the new BBQ tonight. One more that can't give me swine flu. :rolleyes:
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#446730 - 20/07/2009 14:29 Re: Eat Less Meat!!!
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mmmm AA12..with the Frag12 rounds..here kitty kitty..if i used incendiary i could shoot it and cook it at the same time..

sir boab...your an evil man.. wink
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