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 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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  • Edition 69

    Edition 69

    Gordon Nelis battles Top End boars and buffaloes, Dick Eussen covers a rugged cattle station alone, Chris Redlich defeats a top dog, Ben Smith shows an American hunting guide how it’s done in Australia, stags stir emotions for Matt Fox, Andrew Balcombe sets off in Noord Holland for wildfowl and hares, and a Project Moonie hunt with Peter Assfalg and Queensland’s Conservation and Wildlife Management group reinforces native flora and fauna. We review the Sako 85 Finnlight .308W and Sauer 101 Classic XT .243 rifles, the .25-06 Wildcat cartridge, Eagleye SmartRest Light Mounts, shooting sticks, Feathered cookbook, Buck 119 and Leatherman Wingman. We peer through hunting binoculars, hunt with the .243-6mm-.240, cut through modern day ropes, document the relationship between hunting and photography and take a tour of the German Hunting and Fishing Museum in Munich. In the Camp Kitchen we butcher medium-sized game ribs and dish up three unique and tantalising rib recipes. There’s also fantastic prizes and a photo competition that coincides with our official new Australian Hunter shirts

    Australian Hunter 69 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 68

    Edition 68

    Peter d’Plesse continues to battle boars, Mick Chapman hunts NT buffaloes, Don Caswell helps a farmer out with wild dogs, David Duffy varmints in Australia before heading off to Mexico for whitetail deer, Leon Wright pursues rabbits his way and Chris Redlich and son fight ferals together. We review the sleek Weihrauch HW100T PCP Air Rifle, Cabela’s The Hunt – Championship Edition, Fyrlyt’s Hellfyr 12000 Spotlight, Leupold’s RX-1600i TBR/W rangefinder, an array of Fox knives and the BlackFox Lensatic Compass. We take an in-depth look at air rifle ballistics, find the right deer rifle, reveal the history behind .303 sub-calibres, hunt with a 28-gauge, judge animal maturity by horns, uncover some Puma knives and look at knife handle combinations. We also highlight the benefits of 4WDs when heading out bush, provide survival tips, show you how to make your own quad shooting sticks and cook delicious venison Mexican tacos, stout rabbit stew with dumplings and wood-fired pizza.

    Australian Hunter 68 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 67

    Edition 67

    A full mixture inside this summer edition with reviews on the classic 7x57 cartridge, Voere K15A rifle, Tikka T3x CTR Steiner combo, The Hunters Club series, Steiner Optik LRF 1700 binos and the Primos Jim Shockey Gen 3 Trigger Stick. We’re on point with rabbiters knives, the Buck 110 Folding Hunter and speedy knife sharpening. Peter d’Plesse and Ben Smith hunt pigs under extreme and varying conditions, Sarah Jacob catches and cooks rabbits, US correspondent Thomas Tabor pursues continental bighorn sheep, Leon Wright and his faithful dog Missy round up ducks, David Duffy illuminates night predators and nature provides Perry Magowan with a deer reward. Important regulations for travelling with firearms this holiday season are covered, along with lightening your hunting load, game meat preservation when out bush and two Aussie big game cartridges. We document the amazing anthology of the deer antler and why Australian feral cats are such efficient killers, cook delicious venison schnitzel, provide camp oven cooking tips and have three incredible prizes up for grabs!

    Australian Hunter 67 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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