Edition 42 - Australian Hunter

Matt Fowles explains how he developed the idea of the world’s first wines to match specific wild game dishes. The chief executive of Fowles Wine, based in Victoria’s Strathbogie Ranges region, came up with his own Ladies who Shoot their Lunch label. John Pond navigates his way around the OZtopo V4 GPS mapping update as he searches for the ultimate navigation tool for hunting trips. Steve Dunn does his bit with rabbits, firstly detailing the tricky task of field-dressing the animals, yet still finishing with clean hands. Steve then crosses to the kitchen to give us his recipe for smoke-roasted barbecued rabbit. Senior correspondent John Dunn reviews Ruger’s M77 Hawkeye African rifle, John McDougall field-tests Browning’s B725 Hunter shotgun and Don Caswell hits the bush in a Polaris Sportsman 550 X2 EFI quad. Out in the field, we go for goats in gorges, red deer in the High Country, small game during autumn, and chamois in alpine New Zealand.