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Australian Hunter

Australian Hunter

Edition 75

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.

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Pays:
Australia
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Sporting Shooters' Association of Australia
Fréquence:
Quarterly
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2 min.
from the editor

Australian Hunter magazine is celebrating its 75th issue after being started back in 2000 at the turn of the second millennium by (then) Managing Editor Tim Bannister. It’s been a pleasure taking the reins of Australia’s favourite hunting magazine and thank you for joining us in our diamond anniversary edition marked by a bevy of amazing prizes (see pg. 97). In the field Davey Hughes takes an incredible global journey covering his favourite hunts outside of Australia, Chris Redlich and crew land impressive stags during the rut, Ben Unten endures the heat for venison to then be burned by an airline, Peter d’Plesse documents the uniqueness of Australia’s Outback camels and serves up an exotic dish, Gary Hall finds himself knee-deep in crocodile country as he bags porkers and an unexpected…

7 min.
a post-roar obsession

I consider myself to be in the enviable position of having access to plenty of deer hunting properties. A good mate of mine, Terry, has been hunting on an acreage for many seasons and now that our boys are growing older, he has asked Carl and me to accompany them on a couple of occasions. The latest invitation didn’t take much for an acceptance and before long we were sitting by the campfire exchanging yarns with plenty of banter. The howls of wild dogs could be heard within a few hundred metres from camp and drew the boys’ attention. They didn’t waste any time nagging us to go for a foot-mounted spotlight session. Taking the Brno .22 out under our supervision and using a bright torch, Terry’s son Daniel shot a hare.…

8 min.
money can’t buy that

My hunting journey began some 50-odd years ago, like many who cut their teeth chasing the ubiquitous rabbit in briar patches in Warrandyte and the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne. Sometimes with a rifle, other times with ferrets. In 1971 I found myself in Townsville serving with the 2nd Battalion. The Vietnam War was about to reach its finale for Australians in December of 1972. While serving in the Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR) a few likeminded men and I would occasionally go roo shooting for a weekend’s recreation. Not particularly my cup of tea but it helped to whet my appetite for feral pig hunting. Fortunately for me, my wife’s father hunted pigs and introduced me to a world that I could only have imagined existed. It was through my father-in-law, Ron…

6 min.
get more with a morakniv

Every hunter carries at least one, many of us a few on each outing. Knives are an essential tool in any hunter’s kit. From skinning and boning out animals to feathering a stick to start a fire, without a knife, the life of a hunter would be complicated to say the least. Given the need, it is not surprising that debates on what makes a good knife can become rather heated. What works for one person may not apply for another. In addition to this, what suits boning out an animal will not suffice for batoning wood or cutting a length of paracord to tie off a tarp. On day trips or when light travel is essential, I often carry only one main blade, but I supplement it with a back-up, do-everything…

2 min.
first aid rolled up

There would not be too many travellers these days who don’t pack some sort of first-aid kit. After all, it’s like insurance; you hope you don’t need it but it’s great to know it’s there. But the more ‘traditional’ kits are often done up in boxes and can be a bit hard to pack. For some this may mean leaving it behind in favour of a few band-aids in the glove box. Tracy Beikoff lives in Far North Queensland and likes to ride horses and go fishing with her husband. Over the years the 37-year-old had seen her share of accidents in the bush, and knew that there was a need for something more portable. After a lot of head scratching, the Rescue Swag was born. An appearance on the TV show…

7 min.
the quick and the dead

After smokeless powder replaced black powder and the velocity of projectiles increased and their size and weight decreased, a few theories developed. One of these was that if you hit an animal with one of those high velocity projectiles, the hydrostatic shock would kill it even if not hit in a vital area. American legend Roy Weatherby wanted to examine this theory and took several of his rifles chambered in Weatherby calibres to Africa in 1948 and tested them on a large number and variety of game. He found that game still had to be shot in a vital area such as around the heart, lungs or brain for a quick kill. Other experienced hunters reported similar results and so it generally became accepted that shot placement was the most important factor…