Dec 12, 2006, 11:43 PM
Post #20 of 39
Re: [Kevin Chuan] Beagle Bitch -wanted.
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Last Sunday's hunt was good. Bagged 7 and I was lucky to have shot 3 myself.
It has been difficult to sell boar meat in the recent months so consequently we have been limiting our bag. I believe that the general public is afraid to consume pork of any kind for fear of hormones and antibiotics used in the feed of domestic pigs.
We sell boneless(with skin - cleaned) boar meat at Rm6.50 per kg. Wholesale at about Rm 4.50 depending on the amount. So if a big pig. about 100kgs. is shot in the head, then the yeild is about 45kg of meat at Rm 6.50 retail or less wholesale.
It is not easy to get the boar in the head everytime so there is loss from meat spoiled by bullet wounds. This can sometimes be quite a lot.
I do not know many hunters from KL, and there are many hunters in Selangor/KL. Mind you, many are not regulars. Some hunt or get a hunting license just to keep a gun.
Technically, the only mammal allowed to be hunted all year is the wild boar. Sometimes the season opens for Kijang and Rusa but that has been closed in many states for many years.
I would not encourage the shooting of a Tiger, they are majestic and not many around. The malay kampung folk do kill a few every year because the chinese will always pay a good price for a full grown tiger. Usually no less than Rm20,000 as every part can be used for primitive beliefs. For this reason, malay kampung folk get eaten up by tigers in exchange !
I've never seen a tiger in the wild but seen many footprints. Gunung Inas, behind Sedim usually has tiger pug marks. Elephants are quite common too, especially their dung, about 3 times the size of a buffalo's or 6 time that of a cow! That's a lot of shit !
Nobody accidentally shoots a tiger...that's bullshit if it is reported ! Tigers will keep away from people so much so that people hunting tigers have to be very careful of the wind direction, sounds they make etc. Only a sick tiger will approach or attack a person, and that's self protection.