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Submitted: Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 12:35
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just did a quick 3 weeks into the GVD (Hanns Track) and back via Lorna Glen and Lake Mason and.......camels are everywhere. Biggest herd was approx. 15-20 East of Lorna Glen but on all the tracks we travelled many prints - especially little ones. Might be time to see what both the Federal Govt and the WA Govt intend to do - if anything to try and cull them back to some sort of manageable level. Might be something for the new senate candidates who are trying to win our votes. rgds
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Reply By: Bushranger1 - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 13:10

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 13:10
Yes some culling is defiantly in order.

I saw plenty of signs of them when we walked the Larapinta Trail. They are doing really well with all the new growth about following some good rains.

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Follow Up By: Ross M - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 16:46

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 16:46
Defiantly in order OR Definitely in order?
Big difference in the meaning of those words.
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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 19:50

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 19:50
Yea just a typo. Meant " Definitely "
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 14:51

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 14:51
Mav at the end of May we encountered a mob of about 30 on the Gunbarrell Hwy near the Eagle Hwy and along the Eagle Hwy another mob of similar size. Also a number of babies in the mobs.

We passed through a couple of areas where culling had taken place. Shame that it was within eye sight of the roads though.



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Reply By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 14:55

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 14:55
There is already Culls happening. They do Aerial culls (govt), and will be back shooting in October. There is also mustering of wild camels to send to Peterborough.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 15:06

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 15:06
Yep culling has been happening for years...trouble is there are so many camels so a bit hard to catch up...though looks like more money needed to keep up the hunt..

Camel Cull

Not sure of current status of this matter or which states do there own culling with own funds..

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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 16:11

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 16:11
I guess the only way to completely eradicate pest species is genetically but who would supply the money to pay for all the R&D.
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Follow Up By: KevinE - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 17:03

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 17:03
A real cottage industry has grown up around the mustering, slaughter & export of camel meat from Peterborough.

I was initially worried they'd wipe the camels out, but from what has been written above it seems they're thriving?

It seems like a win - win situation to me; jobs are created, export dollars roll in & the camel numbers are managed.

Cheers,

Kevin....... :=)

PS: I like camels!
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 19:21

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 19:21
KevinE
You like the camels or the camel burgers? Not sure which one.
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Follow Up By: KevinE - Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 10:14

Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 10:14
First you unnecessarily correct a typo where blind freddy knew the intention of the poster, now you can't read plain English!

I said I like camels. IF I'd wanted to say I like camel burgers, that's what I'd have written.

But hey, if makes you feel important!
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Reply By: SDG - Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 22:50

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 22:50
I think it is funny in a wierd sort of way that we actually export them back to their native country of origin. We have more than were they originally came from.

On another note, was told by some camel people in NT a few months back when I was there, that apparently if you live in the NT, you are legally allowed to go out and catch one if you want one as a pet. The camel has got to be ten years old I think he said from memory, before you are able to ride them.
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Reply By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 22:19

Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 22:19
Hi Maverick. There are approx 3million camels in au at last estimation. They do untold damage and are unlikely to be eradicated. When we were last on the great central road they were sobad and water was short that they were tearing air conditioners off houses at warakurna. The elders finally gave perrmission for shooters to come in and in the next week they shot over 800. There were camels on both sides of the road with legs straight up. Plenty of dingo tucker. Ther are also around 18 million cats in the wild and about half that number of foxes. Not much chance for our own native animals really.
Given our history in the last 100 years id be supprised if we have any small mammals left at the end of the next 100 unless we get rid of all the ferals.
Cheers Graeme.
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