Wild Boar Hunting Safaris
We have some of the highest populations of Wild Boar in Australia, and it is quite normal to see 100 or more animals in one day! The estimated population of wild boar on Carmor Plains is 5000 animals! In all of my years of hunting wild boar I have never seen such numbers of animals all in one area!
The grass covered floodplains are ideal for them and the boars grow to massive proportions of up to 140 kg. They are a truly wild animal with several natural predators, mainly Crocodiles and Dingoes and as a result they can be quite aggressive especially when cornered or wounded. Wild boar hunting is most productive in the early mornings and late afternoons on the flood plains. During the heat of the day boars can be flushed from under heavy brush and can make for close range shooting and exciting hunting. The quality of the trophy tusks at Carmor Plains is exceptional and the lower tusk length ranges from 15cm-25cm (6″-10″). To date, the best wild boar tusks taken at Carmor Plains, (2005) were 30cm long!
Carmor Plains is a Photographer’s paradise, providing you with endless subjects. Wildlife such as crocodile, kangaroo, wallaby, goanna and countless varieties of wetland and forest birds are always willing to present themselves along the way.
Lodge and AccommodationAustralia Wide Safaris provides first class accommodation and dining for our guests. Our private cabin's are all air conditioned with their own ensuite bathrooms. All meals are carefully prepared by our Chef in the homestead's dining room, over looking the vast flood plains. Breakfast and lunch can be served in the dining room or out on the deck of our gazebo which offers 270 degree views of the floodplains. Local game meats and some of the best Australian beef steaks and Barramundi fish fillets are on the menu daily. View Accommodation Details
Rifle RentalWe provide quality firearms (Blaser, Sauer, CZ Brno, Ruger, Beretta) in a number of calibres, 375 H&H for Buffalo, 308 for Wild Boar and 12 gauge for waterfowl. These rifles are fitted with telescopic sights or express sights. We can arrange your firearm import permits if you wish to bring your own rifle. Read More About Our Rifle Rental
TransportTransport to the game reserve can be by road or private air charter. We will pick you up at the airport upon your arrival or from your Hotel. Travelling time by road from Darwin to Carmor Plains is 2 and 1/2 hours. If you prefer we can charter a light aircraft for you from Darwin, direct to the hunting camp, flying time 25 minutes!
Hunting SeasonThe hunting season is year round but best times are from late April to the end of November. Accessibility to game is not a problem and whilst different transport is used to hunt, the game is always guaranteed throughout the year. Our climate is most pleasant from May until September and the chance of wet weather is very slim. Temperatures during these times vary from 14 degrees at night to 32 degrees in the heat of the day. Our summers are a little hotter with high humidity.
FishingFishing is also available in the nearby rivers and creeks. This is done mostly by boat, using lures. Australia's most popular game fish, the Barramundi, is common in these waterways. Various other salt and freshwater fish such as Giant Trevally, Salmon, Mangrove Jack, Queen Fish and Jew Fish can be caught.
Recommended ClothingClothing recommendations on a safari are cool (cotton) long sleeve shirts, long pants or shorts, both are OK. Good walking boots that are comfortable are important and they should be tolerant of water and mud. Water proof boots are not necessary. Bring a good hat and plenty of insect repellent and sun screen. A light coat can be necessary occasionally in the cool mornings.
TrophiesField preparation, salting, drying and packaging of trophies is done here at Carmor Plains and trophies are generally shipped within 3 months to your home or taxidermist.
Payment and TermsConfirmation of safaris requires 50% deposit and the final account is paid at the end of the safari. Cancellation of a safari must be done 4 months before the safari date for a refund. Cancellations less than 4 months before the safari will be credited for a safari at a later date. Deposits and final payments can be made by - international bank transfer, bank cheques, credit cards or cash.
Boar Weight and Tusk Size
Wild Boars at Carmor Plains can weight up to 140 kg. The lower tusk length of ranges from 15cm-25cm (6″-10″). To date, the best wild boar tusks taken at Carmor Plains, (2005) were 30cm long!