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    Posted: August 28 2016 at 8:38pm
Just back from a trip that included a week in the Strezlecki Desert in South Australia.

Part of the time I carried a 1902 sporterized BSA MLE.

Well, we came upon a mob of six camels one day. There were five shooters, but it appears I was the only one to fire at a large bull standing facing us at a range of about 250 yards.

I fired one shot at him, then joined in shooting at a couple of others which had been hit but not dropped, and were running away.

When we went down to look, the old bull had dropped where he stood, with the one bullet hole on the front of his chest.

I was using 150 gr Hornady projectiles over 43.5 gr of ADI 2208 (similar to Varget).

I'd say the old girl, and the Hornady projectile worked pretty well!

We also shot some dingoes, cats, pigs and deer on the trip, which took 3 weeks and went from South Australia over to Victoria, up through New South Wales into Queensland then back down into South Australia.
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Sounds like a great trip to me!
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Paddy..Dunno if you could used to the taste of camels(he aint talkin cigaretts here.)

Now, the camel spiders...YOU could probably eat those!
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im picky bout what i eat - spose you can use it in a cajun recipe ? 
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Dunno...don't imagine theres too many camel spiders at the south - or in Canada, for that matter.

I wonder..are coconut crabs edible?
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We kept some meat from a young female camel.

It tastes very like beef, and the backstrap was even a bit marbled due to the good feed after the recent rains.

We cooked part of a backstrap on a spit using coals from the fire. It was the tenderest meat I have ever eaten, bar none.

We also cooked venison (melt in your mouth) and pork (chewy but tasty) on the spit.
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Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

Dunno...don't imagine theres too many camel spiders at the south - or in Canada, for that matter.

I wonder..are coconut crabs edible?
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From what I have read, they are a delicacy !! But are endangered since they are so easy to catch !!!  You would think that some one would have learned how to farm them by now !!!
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No Hoadie I do not eat crabs, that would be cannibalism.

I have tried camel.



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so how was the camel ? a delicacy ? 

i like crab , snake , frogs , crayfish , bear , bison ,  ive not had camel , 
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..chicken chow meow...chicken chow bow-wow?
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Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

..chicken chow meow...chicken chow bow-wow?


Not bad with rice when you are in the ROK part of the world. You eat what they eat and Sojo is great.

The camel was like beef and very tasty.
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I've had camel in Morocco. It was pretty good. More like beef than anything else,but in a Tagine (crock-pot) type of cooking the seasonings kind of take over anyway.
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Well I will put it like this , I have not had Camel, but I have eaten Dog ... and if its better than Dog !! Then Im game ....cook me some up !! because Dog was not that bad .... ate it in Istanbul Turkey on deployment years ago !! at least thats what the guy told us when we left ... They were not to happy about what went on between us and the soviet soldiers who were eating there also !!! LOL!!!  Officers just cant take a joke , no matter what country they serve in !!!!!!
Oh and the bread we bought from the locals , baked in an earthen oven fired with Camel dung ..... it was awesome !! could not get enough to satisfy us !!!!
Eckmik Is what it was called ..if Im spelling that correctly !!
The tea was awesome too !!!!  and it was heated over camel dung !!!
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..Rhino - you better get yerself a camel...sounds like your getting a hankerin for dung.
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