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.
After five years of hunting the same property, Mark van den Boogaart finally brings home the bacon. Phil Johns heads to Central Australia in search of camels, while Greg Kent and his son stalk stags and boars in Romania, and David Hughes and his son-in-law hunt tahr in New Zealand. Lynn Bain secures a chital stag and shares a recipe for grilled marinated flat roast venison. Don Caswell debates hunting rifle accuracy, and Benjamen Unten assesses signal mirrors for safety and survival in the bush. Peter Bindon reviews Walther’s Hunter three-piece knife set, Corry Glanville tests Kizlyar’s River Series Kallima knife and Robert Dewey examines serrated and plain-edges blades. We also review the Browning Maral straight-pull rifle, Yildiz A3T side-by-side shotgun, CFMoto U550 LE and X550 offroad vehicles and Hema HN7 GPS.Subscribe
Don Caswell ventures to the Northern Territory in search of scrub bulls and buffaloes. A few sturdy beasts are downed, but along the way, there is a tense battle of wits with a huge crocodile. American international firearms writer LP Brezny jets in to look for red and fallow deer in Queensland, while Byron Pace experiences a driven boar hunt amid the snows of a German winter. Keith Spencer examines ‘trek-tech’ Aitor bushmate knives, John McDougall runs the rule over the ATA 686S Camo shotgun and John Pond finds how the AirForce Talon PCP air rifle shapes up. Benjamen Unten custom-fits a recoil pad as part of his Remington 7600 rifle project. Dr Annie Woodhouse recounts the history of camels in Australia and offers some relevant recipes.Subscribe
It’s ‘mango madness’ as Dick Eussen journeys to a remote region north of Cooktown with the wet season approaching, in search of hungry hogs. Brad Allen enjoys the exotic allure of tracking wildebeest and kudus in Africa with his son, while Steven Simpson goes on the trail of England’s unwelcome and invasive muntjac deer species. Lynn Bain serves up a venison recipe with a spicy twist in the form of chital meatball wraps, which she dubs ‘naanwiches’, and Courtney Schuur puts homemade smoked paprika and chilli kangaroo sausages on the menu. Senior correspondent John Dunn checks out the Sabatti Tactical Synthetic .223-calibre rifle and Bruce Wellington goes the distance with The Truth laser rangefinder produced by Bushnell.Subscribe
The intricacies of setting out of the trail of goats are outlined by Don Caswell, who says they are a challenging but rewarding target animal. Bob Salisbury details his passion for pheasant shoots with friends in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, while Mark Benns swaps his Western Australia domicile for a trek to New Zealand, which sees him bag some rabbits and goats in between finding time for a fishing outing to reel in succulent Kiwi snapper. Hunting etiquette is analysed by John Hodson, who stresses the importance of basic standards within The Country Code that can ensure a safe and enjoyable trip into the rural expanses. Up for review are the Sako A7 Roughtech Pro .270 rifle, the Silma M90 Ergal Hunter 12-gauge shotgun and Norma hunting ammunition.Subscribe
Matthew Crowther takes a trip to the ‘Dark Continent’ of Africa and samples the sapping heat of a hunting excursion into Namibia. Closer to home, Mary Conway embarks on a journey to the Red Centre in search of some outback camels, while John McDougall bags a healthy haul of partridges just an hour and a half’s drive from Melbourne on the Cobaw Sporting reserve. North American correspondent Thomas Tabor offers his thoughts about the 12 best-ever hunting rifle cartridges, and Lynn Bain describes how to make semi-dried smoked game jerky that can be used as a staple in a hunter’s food rations. Plentiful reviews include gloves and gaiters from Max-Hunter, Ridgeline’s Apache boots, Savage’s Axis II Scope Package rifle, FAIR’s Iside EM shotgun and the lightweight Boreas Sapa Trek Farallon backpack.Subscribe
Paul Barker goes back to basics to bag a hefty haul of rabbits in a bunny bonanza, then promptly adjourns to the kitchen to share a finger-licking good recipe for fried rabbit. Elsewhere, there are tales of pursuing wild pigs in Queensland’s Channel Country, tracking fallow deer in the Snowy Mountains, chasing buffaloes in the Northern Territory, seeking sika on New Zealand’s North Island, and beaming in on bighorn sheep in western Montana. From a practical perspective, we off advice for choosing and using paracord, while Con Kapralos gets to grips with putting together a game-stalking backpack. Our reviewers test out the Savage M42 combination gun, Sellier & Bellot hunting ammunition, Fabarm Elos Black Diamond shotgun and the Zeiss Victory PRF rangefinder.Subscribe