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benno 08-Mar-12
SDHNTR(home) 08-Mar-12
benno 08-Mar-12
benno 08-Mar-12
benno 08-Mar-12
benno 08-Mar-12
benno 09-Mar-12
midwest 09-Mar-12
wild1 09-Mar-12
Mark Watkins 09-Mar-12
wild1 09-Mar-12
bghunter 09-Mar-12
Teeton 09-Mar-12
Florida Mike 09-Mar-12
Florida Mike 09-Mar-12
benno 10-Mar-12
Adventurewriter 10-Mar-12
benno 11-Mar-12
benno 11-Mar-12
benno 11-Mar-12
benno 11-Mar-12
IrishnId 11-Mar-12
Florida Mike 11-Mar-12
TXZiggy 11-Mar-12
benno 11-Mar-12
Tyler 12-Mar-12
turkeyhunter60 12-Mar-12
StickFlicker 13-Mar-12
elkmtngear 13-Mar-12
Bownut 15-Mar-12
Hammer0419 15-Mar-12
[email protected] 15-Mar-12
buckhunter 18-Mar-12
Medicinemann 18-Mar-12
Bou'bound 18-Mar-12
benno 19-Mar-12
HDBOW 19-Mar-12
DonSchultz 19-Mar-12
From: benno
08-Mar-12

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Just a few pics from the last camel hunt out here in the Autralian Outback

The big man getting his heads sharp

From: SDHNTR(home)
08-Mar-12
Ok, I'm scared!

From: benno
08-Mar-12
lol yeah a few people have that reaction to Jamie!

From: benno
08-Mar-12

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He gets em sharp tho

From: benno
08-Mar-12

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Next morning first light, literally the back of no-where

From: benno
08-Mar-12

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first bull spotted

From: benno
09-Mar-12
first one down

From: midwest
09-Mar-12
love these threads by benno.

bigger pics, please!

From: wild1
09-Mar-12
Keep 'em coming Benno!! The picture of Jamie is a classic, might be my favorite trophy picture of all time!

From: Mark Watkins
09-Mar-12
Go Benno Go! Love your adventure hunts! Never seen anyone with "wild" tatooed across his knuckles! I just wet myself.

From: wild1
09-Mar-12
lol @ Mark. Hope that tat isn't indicative of Jaime's feelings for me (my handle name).

From: bghunter
09-Mar-12
Benno

If you decide to start a guiding business, do not use that first photo or people might get the wrong idea of what you might be hunting. IE two legged creatures instead of four :)

From: Teeton
09-Mar-12
Was Jamie in the movie deliverance?

From: Florida Mike
09-Mar-12
Thanks Benno you da man! As long as Jamie is alive I can't be the ugliest guy on earth! Mike

From: Florida Mike
09-Mar-12
"Mountain Man: Now, let's you just drop them pants. Bobby: Drop? Mountain Man: Just take 'em right off. Bobby: I-I mean, what's this all about?"

Hahahahaha I don't care who you are that's funny, creepy but funny! Mike

From: benno
10-Mar-12
haha your all bad people picking on Jamie! its funny I dont even see that stuff on him any more, he is one of the nicest guys you would ever meet, just was a bit of a wild young man!

Ill see what I can do about bigger photos.

10-Mar-12
Ok jeeez I get it now....... I thought it was one of those threads that the bugs got my bear mount and all the hair fell out.......

From: benno
11-Mar-12

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ok - finally back in civilisation, forgot to throw up these pics but here they are

From: benno
11-Mar-12

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I got this one quartering hard away, hit it a touch high but got both lungs so it went down quick

From: benno
11-Mar-12

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sorry - first photo didnt show now double posted

From: benno
11-Mar-12

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jamie got another one

From: IrishnId
11-Mar-12
I'd totally wack a camel! Good job men!

From: Florida Mike
11-Mar-12
Hey Benno, why is Jamies last camel red? Do they come in diff colors or was it the camera? I've only seen tan camels before, and white camels but they were in a pack of twenty without filters, LOL. Mike

From: TXZiggy
11-Mar-12
Very cool! Congrats!

From: benno
11-Mar-12
yeah they come in a range of colours hey - ranging form white to almost black. Tho most are tan

From: Tyler
12-Mar-12
sweet cant wait to come to aussie!

12-Mar-12
What does a Camel taste like???

From: StickFlicker
13-Mar-12
I'd walk a mile for a Camel!

From: elkmtngear
13-Mar-12

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Thanks Benno, those are some massive critters!

Best of Luck, Jeff

From: Bownut
15-Mar-12
only camel i have tasted was a camel toe :]

From: Hammer0419
15-Mar-12
Never knew people shot camels??

15-Mar-12
People shoot everything at one time or another.

From: buckhunter
18-Mar-12
what does camel toe taste like . (chicken)?

From: Medicinemann
18-Mar-12
Benno,

What is the best time of year to hunt camel? Is there a season for them, or can you go out anytime? Is there a "bad time" of year to hunt them? What would you say is the minimum for equipment to hunt them?....I mean, are they thin or thick skinned, particularly tough to kill, like an elk....or not so tough? I seem to recall you saying that camel meat is actually better than the water buffalo, right? Can a hunter bring the meat back into the US...or don't you know? How much does a mature bull weight and how much meat do you get off of one? Have I asked enough questions?

Jake

From: Bou'bound
18-Mar-12
is it true that you have to walk a mile for a camel?

From: benno
19-Mar-12
Medicineman the best time to hunt is when its really hot and dry. Your best bet if you had to guess would be mid/late Feb. But we can and do see camel all year round, its just a lot of driving to find them and no guarantee of good numbers. When its hot - say over 100F for more than 2 weeks they concentrate around water sources and you get many chances.

I use a 70 to 80lb bow and minimum 600g arrows with a narrow 2 blade head. I wont take out anyone who uses lighter weight gear any more, too many wounded or lost animals. They are tough to kill. Similar to your buffalo I reckon or perhaps moose. Skin is thick, ribs are very wide so work on needing to break them.

I have no knowledge of shipping the meat to the USA.

We get off around 150kgs or 300lbs of meat from a good camel. Live weight is around 1300lbs or so for a good bull.

From: HDBOW
19-Mar-12
This is def one of the cooler threads I've seen ...nice job Benno

From: DonSchultz
19-Mar-12
1300 lbs. puts them up in large moose or buffalo category.

Hunting on the ground is always good. Hunting camels points out that depending on the local culture, any animal might be challenging game. For instance, horses would be very tough

Thanks for the info regarding the appropriate rig. 600+ grain arrows, cut on contact heads, and 75lbs is what I was thinking to use for North American Bison, or Asian water buffalo. This would be on a 2006 Darton Tempest so the KE would be up in the mid/high-70s, maybe even 80 ft/lbs.

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