2019 Isa Rodeo Queen Quest Entrant Kat Ufer held the first ever charity Boar Hunt in the North West Region on Sunday May 5, to raise money for the SES Mount Isa Group.
More than 120 entrants registered for the event which held a prize pool of well over $6000.
Ms Ufer said entrants had give their names and the name of the property or station they would be hunting on and they only went to properties who gave permission for entry, some driving long distances.
"No two teams nominated the same property or station," Ms Ufer said.
Hundreds of feral pigs roam North West properties.
"It is a part of everyday life on a station to control the vermin that attack their stock, the food they eat and the crops they destroy," she said.
Ms Ufer thanked major sponsors Krause Health and Safety and Ozzie Outdoors for getting behind the venture.
"I would also like to thank the local police, stock police, DAF, Mount Isa City Council who also helped to make this event a success," she said.
"I had a team of volunteers from SES Mount Isa Group and friends and family who assisted in the cooking, merchandise tent and weigh-in duties.
Ms Ufer said there were stories of comradeship, mates helping mates, mates helping strangers, bogged utes, bogged quads, bogged buggies and people bogged up to the axles.
"There was even a story of people rescuing a baby duck on the side of the road, having a back diff on fire and some sore heads after being camped around a glowing fire and sharing their tales," she said.
Over 200 spectators watched the presentation on Sunday and teams "No Idea", "Pork Hunts" and "Basalt Boars" took home prizes and trophies.
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