30 November 2023

Hope Vale gearing up for milestone Pig Hunt

| Matt Nicholls
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Huge numbers are predicted to take part in the Hope Vale Pig Hunt this weekend in what will be a milestone event.

“It’s the 20th year this year,” said Tisha Gordon, one of the stalwarts of the pig hunt.

“I remember when it started up it was driven by the local youth group.

“The younger boys wanted to do an activity that suited them and a lot of them liked pig hunting. It gradually grew as local contractors came on board because they also had a love of pig hunting.”

The Hope Vale Pig Hunt has now turned into the second biggest event on the local calendar behind the rodeo.

Ms Gordon said she took a step back last year to allow the younger generation to run the show, but was still around to help things run smoothly.

“I think they’ve got the hang of it now, so I’m not worried,” she told Cape York Weekly.

Nominations for the event will be open on Friday from 9am to 6pm at the mango tree at the old Justice Building.

The weigh-in will be held on Sunday from 10am to 2pm and winners will be presented with their prizes that afternoon.

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