Australian Hunter aims to create a better environment and community understanding of all forms of hunting, whether for animal management, trophies or food for the family table. The magazine features articles and advice on hunting all manner of game from rabbits, foxes and goats to pigs, deer, buffaloes and more. Also featured are product reviews by experienced hunters and outdoor enthusiasts on firearms, optics, knives and related gear for the field, as well as practical advice for tracking, hunting, butchering and cooking game.
From the Editor
Red deer hunting guide deer senses • Part 4 of 4: Stay undetected as Don Caswell covers smell, sight and hearing
See the night • Scott Heiman broadens his horizons with ThermTec’s Ares 660 Dual FOV Thermal Sight
Anneal for accuracy • Get more bang for your buck with this reloading insight from Matthew Cameron
The Patriot • Jan Kaptein throws his support behind this general-purpose knife from Manly
Ducks have wings • Sam Garro speaks facts to dispel the notion that hunters are threatening species numbers
Pond ‘n’ paddock • Paul Barker puts together the Aussie hunters' version of a pub favourite that tastes absolutely sensational
Snakes alive! • David Duffy recalls four decades of slithery hunting encounters
When little things matter • Wayne Kampe enjoys a hunt with his family, while providing guidance on finding and enjoying a new hunting property
A rimfire refined • Bergara’s Micro Rifle Carbon in .17HMR offers macro results for Don Caswell
Tales of a living legend • Perry Magowan pays tribute to his mate Smithy for introducing him to sambar deer hunting
Remington High Performance Core-Lokt 100gr ammunition
Not one but two • A pair of once-in-a-lifetime red stags for Mick Chapman and his mate in New Zealand
BAM! Pig BAM! Buffalo • Gary Hall has a great day out and reaps the rewards when back home
Your one-stop butchery shop • Joseph Nugent hits the field with the all-inclusive Buffalo River Slaughter Set
A ‘how-to’ for harvesting game • Whether a beginner or experienced in the field, this butchery advice from Don Caswell is invaluable
If the glove fits, wear it!
Fox fun in the sun • Adrian Kenney demonstrates why summertime is the ideal time to hunt cubs and vixens
Guns of Aussie BUSHRANGERS • Gregory Powell takes us back to a very different era of firearms, circa 1800s Australia
GREAT just got greater
Das boot • Hundreds of years in the making, Jan Kaptein steps out to hunt in new Meindl Island footwear
Cartridge case tools • A little help with staying on target from Matthew Cameron
The elusive all-round rifle • Peter d’Plesse waxes lyrical…
Bounty by the Burdekin • Dick Eussen was after trophies but a haul of fresh venison alleviated the pain, as did his ATV winch…
American-style venison ribs • This easy-to-make delectable delight from Ben Unten is a game changer!
Historically accurate • An Aussie retro rifle in all its glory, Scott Heiman cherishes his Sportco Model 62A .22LR
To refurbish, or not? • Proceed with caution explains Johan van Wyk, with the gun’s vintage a determining factor
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