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Australian Hunter

The Australian Hunter is Australia’s favourite hunting magazine. Published quarterly, it aims to create a better environment and community understanding of all forms of hunting, as well as provide hunters with up-to-date news and product information. It caters for hunters of all persuasions, including those who hunt for animal management, trophies and of course, for the family table.

Australian Hunter includes a range of hunting stories on all manner of game, from small game such as rabbits and foxes, right up to the world’s largest and most dangerous animals. Being the Australian Hunter, much of the magazine is dedicated to hunting in this country, however it also includes adventures and advice about hunting in other parts of the world too.

The magazine features firearm, knife and general product reviews from experienced hunters and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as practical advice for choosing and using these tools in the field. It also includes camp kitchen and game meat recipes and reader competitions.

  • Edition 62

    Edition 62

    High adventure is on the agenda as David Hughes goes on a gruelling trek for kudu across the vast expanses of Africa and Ossie Oswald visits Sweden where he learns tactics to land driven boar. Back on Australian soil, Rhys Leslie outlines the special aura that duck season opening has with his family and Rob Murton relives his ‘wild life’ through the years on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island. Meanwhile, John Denman shares his tips for buying a four-wheel drive and Benjamen Unten ponders two options for the task of field-dressing. Lynn Bain dishes up a French delicacy of mustard rabbit braised in white wine, Don Caswell bakes a kangaroo pie floater and Peter d’Plesse offers a tender Burmese pork curry. We also review Marlin’s 1895 GSBL lever-action rifle, Huglu’s 103DE Camo shotgun, Kizlyar’s Baikal knife, Steiner’s GS3 riflescopes, Garmin’s Foretrex 401 GPS and a selection of Nordik game callers.

    Australian Hunter 62 is available for mobile, tablet and desktop devices through Zinio. Order in digital for whatever device suits you best so you can enjoy your favourite hunting magazine wherever you go! Alternatively, you can subscribe in print.

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  • Edition 61

    Edition 61

    Don Caswell inspects the Ruger American Rimfire .22LR 18" OD Green rifle and Con Kapralos field tests Browning’s X-bolt Composite Stalker rifle and also Leica’s Noctivid 8x42 binoculars. Ted Mitchell has an exciting but dangerous encounter with some buffaloes, while LP Brezny travels to Texas in search of whitetail deer. Peter d’Plesse shares some of the wisdom he has gained after more than 40 years of hunting feral pigs and John Pond gives some advice to hunters about what boats would best suit them. Nathan Lindsay gets reviews the Outdoor Edge Razor-Blade and Dick Eussen checks out Walther’s Tomahawk and Multi Functional Axe. Christie Pisani explains why prevention is always better than cure when it comes to safety in the field, while Don Caswell puts forward the case for wearing blaze camouflage clothing when hunting. In the camp kitchen, Steve Bain serves up pig in a box and Peter d’Plesse has a great recipe for Paroo River pork.

    Australian Hunter 61 is available for mobile, tablet and desktop devices through Zinio. Order in digital for whatever device suits you best so you can enjoy your favourite hunting magazine wherever you go! Alternatively, you can subscribe in print.

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  • Edition 60

    Edition 60

    John Dunn revisits the Lithgow Arms LA101 CrossOver .22WMR rifle and Con Kapralos takes a look at the Tikka T3x Hunter rife. Lynn Bain patrols the granite belt for pesky boars and while Chris Redlich takes on wild dogs, but ends up with a koala. Brad Allen describes the long and short of shooting sticks, while Dick Eussen explains why saws can be underrated in the bush. Neil Wheatley reviews the affordable Optisan HX 4-12x40 scope and Nathan Lindsay takes a look at Walther Pro Black Tac folding knives. Yannick Cucca journeys to the top of the world in pursuit of tahrs, while Frank Bonneville goes ultralight backcountry hunting across the Victorian Alpine region. Joe Norris gives some tips on how to prepare for hunting overseas, Robert Dewey examines sharp blades and knife sharpeners, and Steve Hurt explains bullet energy, sectional density and momentum for hunters.

    Australian Hunter 60 is available for mobile, tablet and desktop devices through Zinio. Order in digital for whatever device suits you best so you can enjoy your favourite hunting magazine wherever you go! Alternatively, you can subscribe in print.

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  • Edition 59

    Edition 59

    Globetrotting LP Brezny takes us boar hunting around the world. The intrepid adventurer tackles wild Belarusian monsters, goes back to his American homeland to confront Texan hogs and targets northern Queensland pigs. Brad Allen also meets some mighty beasts when he and his family go to Northern Territory’s Arnhem Land searching for Asian water-buffaloes. A deer double sees youngster Joseph Nugent detail his first red deer stalk alongside his dad Derek, with John Dunn’s priority the Victorian hog deer known as the Gippsland ghost. At a practical level, Steve Hunt ponders hunting optics for various terrains, while Wayne Peacock employs technology in the form of the Google Earth program. Don Caswell is enthralled by the knifemaking culture of the Taramundi region of Spain, while our reviewers test Mossberg’s MVP Patrol rifle, the Leica ER5 2-10x50 scope and Hunters Element Sierra boots.

    Australian Hunter 59 is available for mobile, tablet and desktop devices through Zinio. Order in digital for whatever device suits you best so you can enjoy your favourite hunting magazine wherever you go! Alternatively, you can subscribe in print.

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  • Edition 58

    Edition 58

    Don Caswell discusses his experience with the SSAA Farmer Assist program and how it opens up hunting opportunities for shooters while also assisting landholders with their wildlife issues. John Dunn chases chital stags in South Australia, Perry Magowan discusses the benefits of combining your holidays and hunting trips, and Mark van den Boogaart shares some of his hunting firsts. Trevor Vivian offers advice for planning a backpacking hunt, while Leon Wright considers the benefits of using a 20-gauge shotgun for furry and feathered game. Our reviewers examine two Croc Blades knife sets, the CZ 455 Varmint Thumbhole rifle and Hawke Nature-Trek binoculars. Lynn Bain presents a tasty Thai red goat curry recipe using goat neck chops, Col Mellon looks back at his years in the NT’s station country and Henri Lach reflects on what it means to be a hunter.

    Australian Hunter 58 is available for mobile, tablet and desktop devices through Zinio. Order in digital for whatever device suits you best so you can enjoy your favourite hunting magazine wherever you go! Alternatively, you can subscribe in print.

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  • Edition 57

    Edition 57

    Don Caswell deals with wild dogs by explaining how their own habits are their worst enemy. Chris Redlich and his family search for deer in all the right places in Queensland. Mark van den Boogaart uses social media to get onto a pigeon hunt in a tiny patch in England, while Joseph Norris travels to South Africa to fulfil his hunting wishlist. John Moore explains why aperture sights are a senior hunter’s blessing, Dick Eussen simplifies knife grind and design, and Nathan Lindsay takes on the Kizlyar’s Supreme Enzo knife. We review Ruger’s Model 77/17 Stainless Varmint Walnut and Winchester’s Model 70 Extreme Weather rifles, Spika’s Pro Hunter backpack and the Husqvarna 236 e-series chainsaw. Our bush chefs get international in the camp kitchen, taking on Indonesian and Mexican cuisine. Steve Bain focuses on tenderloin butchery, and Brad Allen shows how simple it is to improve your trophy photos.

    Australian Hunter 57 is available for mobile, tablet and desktop devices through Zinio. Order in digital for whatever device suits you best so you can enjoy your favourite hunting magazine wherever you go! Alternatively, you can subscribe in print.

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