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 75

    Edition 75

    Davey Hughes takes an incredible global hunting journey, 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 Australia’s unique Outback camels and serves up an exotic dish, Gary Hall finds himself knee-deep in crocodile country for porkers and buffalo while Ben Smith despatches a haul of fat ferals. We reflect on the importance of sharing priceless hunting knowledge, advocate a quick kill on game, explore bullet design and function, keep tabs on predators with well-placed game cameras, hunt with a collection of fine English shotguns, provide expert advice for single-shot rifles and warmly introduce ‘Around the campfire with John Denman.’ Reviews cover Morakniv offerings, the Buck model 124 and Browning Ignite, Bushnell night vision, footwear from The Original Muck Boot Company, the 4 Stable Sticks Sit Stick, a Stealth Cam card reader, American Gunner Ammo, the Winchester 1894 Sporter rifle and Meopta MeoStar binoculars. There’s also quick and easy campfire cooking followed by recipes of hearty game meat stew, Aussie damper scones and rustic vegetables in duck fat.

    Australian Hunter 75 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 74

    Edition 74

    Warwick Armstrong takes us to Africa, Anthony Puddicombe helps a farmer battle wild dogs, Brad Allen hunts buffaloes in the Top End, Ben Unten gets going to grab goats, Peter d’Plesse proves the humble rabbit still earns top honours, Perry Magowan heads off in search of deer and Don Caswell flushes out predatory pigs. We explore gun safes, fire nine noteworthy bolt-action rifles, look at the Merkel K3 rifle, find a nifty solution to refilling PCP airguns, enjoy a picturesque hunt with the camera, put barrel cleaning to the test and revisit sighting-in your rifle prior to a hunt. Our reviews cover Greywacke boots, Leupold HD thermal imaging products, the clever Badlands Bino XR, a simple yet effective blind, the hunting trip ‘must-have’ SSAA Knife + Tool Sharpener, Spika gear and the steady Stukeys Shooting Bench. Furthermore we slice through the kitchen knife block, wrap our fingers around the Browning Long-Haul fixed blade knife, serve up Tuscan rabbit, stake our claim for venison as a household staple and cook up a tasty stir-fry, then utilise offcuts and leftover game meat for succulent Swedish meatballs.

    Australian Hunter 74 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 73

    Edition 73

    Adrian Kenney lures cunning foxes with a simple button whistle, Chris Wardrop seeks out waterfowl in a dry Top End, Joseph Nugent roams on a distinct red deer roar, Sam Garro recalls memorable trophy hunts, Don Caswell topples a pair of porkers, Peter d’Plesse outguns wild dogs and Simon Cocksedge follows tradition in the land of Vikings for deer. We feature the versatile .223 Remington for medium-sized game, shine Foxdog’s Z-Vision LED headlight and torch, find good things come in small packages with Primos’ Short Trigger Stick, capture the moment for less with the StealthCam STC-QS12, aim with Ballistic Control through Steiner Optik Ranger riflescopes, delight in handling the iconic Rigby .416 dangerous game rifle, look at the ‘correct’ way to determine Minute of Angle when long-range hunting and test our skills to take down varmints from distance, offer some hunting safety reassurance, study-up on freeze-dry taxidermy, layer-up for cold winter hunts, stay sharp with our knife selection guide and explore a couple of unassuming options in the Gerber Paraframe 1 and Spika Pack-Lite knives, provide game meat cooking tips and indulge in tantalising sweet Indian goat and swift campfire sausage rolls.

    Australian Hunter 73 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 72

    Edition 72

    Sam Garro shares a Top End trophy tale, Anthony Puddicombe enjoys hunting the Snowy Mountains, Don Caswell calls up elusive wild dogs, Rod Williams flies into wintery Alaska in search of brown bears, Chris Wardrop takes aim at feral goats, Chris Redlich targets on stags and Michel Durand uses an aerial drone for pigs. We look through the eyes of the cunning red fox, profile wildcat cartridges, sight-in prior to a hunt, highlight the .277 bore, investigate shotgun shells, find the right rifle/shotgun combination with the Savage Model 24 and say ‘hola’ to the competitive Bergara B14 Hunter rifle. Further reviews include the RotaBBQ, MyOutdoor TV, Primos headlamp, Burris Oracle bowhunting sight and stylish products from Bush Edge, Braken Wear and Ridgeline’s W2020 range. The versatile Leatherman Charge multi-tool is opened up, we convert a drop point knife to a clip point and look at overall knife quality. We also go culinary to turn ‘tough old venison’ into some good eating, smoke a leg of goat, cryovac with the Polyscience 300 machine and explore tantalising duck options with acclaimed author and food aficionado PJ Booth.

    Australian Hunter 72 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 71

    Edition 71

    Don Caswell combats wild dogs in far North Queensland, Brad Allen follows the signs to take down bucks, John Dunn flies into Cobourg Peninsula for bantengs and a spot of fishing, Ben Unten ends an era with a solitary swine, Leon Wright steers duck hunters towards dams, David Duffy prowls for a crafty feral cat and Mick Chapman turns a decade-long kudu nightmare into an African dream. We review the Steiner Ranger 2.5-10x50 riflescope, Cuddeback trail cameras, Lightforce Striker LED Driving Lights, Nextorch TA40 LED torch set, Austealth camo clothing, Australian Hunter shirts, Van Diemen’s Land Pig Sticker, Buck’s Model 105 and Ridgeline’s Tru-Shot backpack/shooting rest. We also customise a hunting rifle, fire Browning’s BXR Rapid Expansion ammo, hunt with the Barrett Fieldcraft Lightweight rifle, keep the .257 Roberts pertinent, revisit the art of knife sharpening, bed a CZ and weigh up handload versus factory ammo. See our incredible conversion of a 5-burner barbecue in to the ultimate outdoor Asian kitchen as we cook up delicious rabbit and bacon spring rolls, spicy Szechuan venison and sizzling hot Mongolian goat.

    Australian Hunter 71 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 70

    Edition 70

    Inside this milestone 70th edition, Donald Riddell takes down a giant scrub bull, David Duffy stalks Outback NT for camels, Perry Magowan triumphs on his annual deer hunt, Ben Smith hunts a bevy of pests, Ben Unten bags a feral trifecta, Christian Monahan pursues hares and the Big Game Rifle Club Victoria goes to South Africa. We cover cats, ‘kittens’ and developing a hunting relationship with canines, Fiocchi ammunition in Australia, bushcrafting fundamentals, utilising set triggers, training your hunting eye, various field dressing items, long-range shooting and hunting, and investing in survival with products like a PLB. Reviews include the Nextorch myStar headlamp, Flugz mouldable earplugs, Leatherman Surge, Federal Premium Hunter Match .22 Long Range ammunition, LabRadar’s chronograph, the Diana Stormrider PCP air rifle, Weatherby New Mark V Weathermark rifle and Ultimax riflescopes. We also profile emphatic hunter Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, cook up a scrumptious field (hare) pie, put some roo on the smoker, offer double the prizes and announce the winners of Australian Hunter shirt photo competition.

    Australian Hunter 70 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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