Four unique deer hunts see Ben Unten capitalise on a rare opportunity, Sam Garro hit sambar high country, David Hughes escape to Tassie and Wayne Kampe succeed with a bow and arrows. Also, Gary Hall and his canine bailers trounce Top End hogs, Don Caswell uses nature to despatch wily wild dogs, Brad Allen highlights mankind’s relationship with hunting, Scott Heiman hits the vineyards for feathered troublemakers and Steven Fine covers Africa’s most dangerous species. We commend Veteran Hunts Australia, explore the quest for ultimate accuracy, ponder the progression of our sport, bring quail season back from the brink in South Australia, fire the best varmint-ending cartridges and provide a blueprint in hunting preparation. Reviews include the Weatherby Kakadu rifle, Pulsar Thermion XM50 riflescope, Racken Rest II, Olight S2 Baton torch, classic 9.3×62 cartridge, Nirey KE-500 Knife Sharpener, Lapua ammo and Fox 40 Sharx Emergency Whistle. Edgeware embraces a traditional custom-handmade puuko knife, a folding all-rounder from Victorinox and everything you should know about bladed camping tools. Mouth-watering venison recipes consist of a trio of pulled shoulder delights, wholesome homemade snags and delicious almond-coated schnitzels.
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