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Blackwater man bonkers for boars opens new hunting shop

SHARP SHOOTER: Steve Jablonski has opened the first hunting supply store in Blackwater.
SHARP SHOOTER: Steve Jablonski has opened the first hunting supply store in Blackwater. Meghan Kidd Emesteve

BLACKWATER local Steve Jablonski is bonkers for boars.

When he's not spending the weekend working at his business Blackwater Glass and Maintenance, the keen pig hunter is out in his four-wheel drive.

His passion has led him to open the first hunting supply shop in Blackwater.

"There are people out there like me who don't have the time to drive to Emerald or Rocky or jump on the internet to get supplies," Steve said.

"There are a lot of blokes around here who go hunting and it's good to have the products locally."

Located at the front of his maintenance office in Littlefield St, Steve said the new business venture had all the supplies you needed to be an accredited pig hunter, while looking after yourself and your dogs.

He said products included breast plates for dogs, knives, dog collars, led lights, first aid kits and wound care and hygiene products, as well as all the gear needed for accreditation, such as soap dispensers, chemicals and stainless steel products.

"The people I've bought my products from over the years, are supplying to me… it's all tried and tested," Steve said.

"I use these products myself, and they're very good."

Steve said if his business went well, he might even venture into supplying products for other popular hobbies, such as fishing gear.


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