Edition 48 - Australian Hunter

Teenager Monty Williams fulfils his ideal script for ‘Schoolies’ Week’ when his dad Rodney takes him on a hunting trip to New Zealand that sees the pair on the trail of whitetail deer and tahrs during a three-week adventure. Brad Allen comes across a plethora of game animals on a trek to South Africa’s Natal region, while Rhys Millington stays closer to home on an interstate assignment in northern New South Wales for four days of hunting hogs. Don Caswell stresses the importance of projectile choice and placement when hunting deer, while veteran small-game enthusiast John Hill points out the advantages of using lighter loads. The Camp Kitchen turns positively gourmet with individual venison pies, plus rabbit and chorizo terrine enough to make any hunter’s mouth water. Our reviewers also test the Browning BLR Lightweight lever-action rifle, Fabarm Waterfowl Supermag 3.5″ Camo shotgun and Gieggerig Hydrapak hydration system.