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Aussie Feral Game Hunters

Aussie Feral Game Hunters

Ron and the team at Silva have been handcrafting their version of the popular made fox whistle for over 40 years and is a tradition past down from their fathers before, and today is made from a hand crafted stainless steel sheets and hand tuned to give you the perfect sound every time.

28 Feb 2017

War on feral cats: Australia aims to cull 2 million

War on feral cats: Australia aims to cull 2 million

The federal government will unleash every weapon in its arsenal to wipe out 2 million feral cats – about a third of the population  – and will provide $5 million to community groups to serve as foot soldiers in the battle.   It's a race to save about 124 species of native wildlife at risk of extinction from feral cats, which are notoriously hard to kill. 
Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews said the cull, which goes until 2020, did not target domestic cats, nor was driven by bloodlust.

"They are the single biggest threat to our native animals, and have already directly driven into extinction 20 out of 30 mammals lost," he said.

27 Feb 2017

Bowhunting Down Under

Bowhunting Down Under

Testing the awesome new Silvafox Foxes Predator call and Fox Baiting Techniques  
As we go through life the movers and shakers of the world are often racking their brains trying to think of something new to make a dollar on or discover a new product to sell.  My little discovery was sitting right under my nose, literally.  I speak of the old hand mad tin fox whistle that I have used for the past 50 odd years.....

2 Sep 2016

Summer Foxes

Summer Foxes

Some people say that there are only certain times of the year you can whistle up a fox, and never in summer... The author developed and made his own fox whistle, and during the test period from October to March he whistled up over 180 foxes!

1 Jun 2016

Fox lured to gun by a rabbit screaming

Fox lured to gun by a rabbit screaming

THE whistle mimics the sound of a rabbit dying. For foxes, it means dinner.
Shooters and Fishers Party MP Robert Borsak and his friend Ron Kiehne are quietly stepping through bushland in Glen Innes and Deepwater.

Dressed in camouflage, each has a gun slung over a shoulder, and are careful to keep silent as they approach.

29 Apr 2016

Shooters and Fishers Party calling shots on hunting decision

Shooters and Fishers Party calling shots on hunting decision

PREMIER Barry O'Farrell gave the Shooters and Fishers Party the final say on guidelines for the independent review into the body which will oversee hunting in national parks.  

Shooters and Fishers Party MP Robert Borsak signed off on the terms of reference for an independent review into the governance of the Game Council.

Mr Borsak, who holds a key vote in the upper house and has been courted by Mr O'Farrell to pass legislation, said Mr O'Farrell let him approve the guidelines for the review. The Game Council will ultimately oversee the hunting in national parks.

29 Apr 2015

Chinese Rip Off

Chinese Rip Off

They say that copying is the highest form of flattery, but not when it comes to someone copying and ripping off a product that has taken you months to develop and far longer to market. The flattery very quickly dissipates especially when it is a product that has been in your family for over 100 years. Any one who owns a Silva Fox Whistle is aware of its quality and effectiveness. I have always intended to manage a small all-Australian business, using all-Australian products. I hand form and tune each individual whistle personally to guarantee and maintain quality. Even our new DVD is produced by Mad CD’s in Sydney, when everybody I spoke to told me to have them produced at a reasonable price I would have to go overseas. But luckily they were wrong.

1 Mar 2013

Sporting Shooter

Sporting Shooter

Ron Kienhe, the "Silva Fox" relates how a good idea turns into a successful sideline.  Having only been launched early last year, The Silva Fox Whistle has had a fantastic year with over 450 whistles being sold in the past eight months.

1 Apr 2012

Whistles and Bangs

Whistles and Bangs

Click the header above to view this article from Sporting Shooter UK by Roy Lupton checking on whether the Silva Fox works as well in England as they do in Australia - short answer:  they do!! 

1 Dec 2011

Sporting Shooter

Sporting Shooter

Ron Khiene AKA "The Silver Fox" took his grandson out for his first fox shistling session.    These days What with modern technology, computer games, Wii, TV etc. it is very rare that you find a young child who would rather go bush than to stay at home on the couch.  That's our young Zak, just 6 years of age and he absolutely loves fishing; and recently completed his first fox shooting expedition.   Read on and have a laugh.  

1 Nov 2011

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