Australian Hunter

Catering for hunters of all persuasions, including those who hunt for animal management, trophies and of course, for the family table.

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.

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 80

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.

Australian Hunter 80 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.

Edition 79

Hunting features Peter d’Plesse hot on the trail of a wily wild dog, Ben Smith and family on a bunny busting adventure, Gary Hall and his canine crew secure a buffalo and boars, David Duffy tour mountainous desert in Texas for ‘skunk pigs’, Adrian Kenney bag his share of ducks, Dick Eussen report on Top End crocodiles, Don Caswell slog it out for chital deer meat, Chris Redlich share a ‘deer’ moment with his daughter and Brad Allen rejoice in pursuing roaring reds. We advocate the pluses of reloading ammunition, provide an extensive Outback survival guide, discuss the devastation of wild dogs and reflect on what not to pack for an African safari. Reviews cover the Hornady Auto Charge Pro powder dispenser, DJI Mini-2 drone, Diana Outlaw PCP air rifle, Burris Thermal Handheld 35, Sellier & Bellot ammo, Victure HC300 trail camera, Leupold VX-5HD 1-5×24 CDS-ZL2 scope and products from RMK Leather Works. With edgeware we maximise the ESEE Model 4 all-rounder, unfold the Ruike P801 and handcraft our own trusty knives. For the tastebuds there’s hearty venison stew, delightful cevapi with ajvar and a tasty campfire combo of coal-smoked chilli and crusty bread.

Australian Hunter 79 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.

Edition 78

Hunting sees Ben Smith and a mate land deer and rabbits, Gary Hall and his four-legged boar bailer knocked about in the Outback, Brad Allen hit the heights of NZ for trophy tahr, Mark van den Boogaart cover his Brisbane Valley stag pursuit for SSAA TV, Scott Heiman joyously hunt with the whole family, Don Caswell help a local farmer with menacing wild dogs, Chris Redlich hassled taking down a hefty hog and John Kiely make the most of a short duck season. We provide a reminder to keep on top of your game, feature the ultimate tips for hammocking out bush, ponder whether the ‘good old days’ were really that good, share lessons learnt with riflescopes, delve into a well-placed shot versus powerful gear and look back at reloading. Reviews cover a range of products for the handloader, PUMA and Cold Steel knives, Top End Campgear 4WD gas bottle holders, Garmin’s Montana 700i GPS, Blackfoot Designs attire, Norma ammunition and the CZ 557 Predator in .308. For the tastebuds we catch delicious tropical cherabin and dish up mouth-watering venison, pork ribs and magpie goose.

Australian Hunter 78 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.

Edition 77

Adrian Kenney pots rabbits and birds, Dick Eussen explores coastal feral pig management in Cape York, Ben Unten removes deer competing for cattle feed, Mick Chapman braves Wyoming’s frosty conditions for speed goats, Don Caswell secures a barrow pig, Gary Hall toughs out the Top End for boars and buffaloes while Perry Magowan treks Brisbane Valley for red deer. We also look at the Holosun Classic red dot sight, size up rebarrelling hunting rifles, don quality camo from Blackfoot Designs, keep sound in check with Howard Leight muffs, fire a thumper rifle from Blaser, sample campfire cooking with a Wooshka, delve in to Field to Fork – Second Helpings, cook up chilli Asian-style wild pork, platter perfect magpie goose pastrami and brilliant barbecued wallaby, get hands-on with the Heiman Hatchet survival tool, Buck 121 fishing knife and Opinel all-rounder, trap ‘flying rats’, ponder the need for a high velocity, cover factory ammo for hunts, recall why the .243 Winchester really is the ‘rifleman’s rifle,’ fire an array of medium bores, cover shotgun shells for field shooting, smartly capture hunting pics and reflect on mankind’s relationship with hunting.

Australian Hunter 77 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.

Edition 76

It’s a ‘roaring’ time of year as Mick Chapman stocks up on venison, Ben Smith helps an old pal take his first deer, Chris Redlich camps out amid a successful roar, Ben Unten takes that extra step to land deer, Brad Allen finds the search for deer is its own reward, John Moore drops a deer duo with his .308 employing aperture sights, Perry Magowan reminds us to expect the unexpected with deer, Adrian Kenney tracks a sambar in the forest and Robert Krix hunts magnificent game in Botswana. We handle ‘scout’ hunting rifles, cover bullet selection for a variety of game and conditions, visit an Aussie rifle-customisation business, highlight a wayward shot can be from finite natural elements, create unique DIY items from animal parts, study metallurgy and debate introduced deer. Reviews cover the Deluxe Universal Game Caller, Polaris Ranger EV ATV, TargetVision Longshot LR-3 UHD camera, Wedgetail Hawk, Big Barn Leather goods, Ruike P108 folder, Fällkniven F1 fixed-blade and Boss & Co’s new ambidextrous 1812 Edition shotgun. We also serve up mouth-watering veal saltimbocca, tender venison blue steak and delightful venison, rosemary and garlic sausages.

Australian Hunter 76 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.

Edition 75

Davey Hughes takes an incredible global hunting journey, Chris Redlich and crew land impressive stags during the rut, Ben Unten endures the heat for venison to then be burned by an airline, Peter d’Plesse documents Australia’s unique Outback camels and serves up an exotic dish, Gary Hall finds himself knee-deep in crocodile country for porkers and buffalo while Ben Smith despatches a haul of fat ferals. We reflect on the importance of sharing priceless hunting knowledge, advocate a quick kill on game, explore bullet design and function, keep tabs on predators with well-placed game cameras, hunt with a collection of fine English shotguns, provide expert advice for single-shot rifles and warmly introduce ‘Around the campfire with John Denman.’ Reviews cover Morakniv offerings, the Buck model 124 and Browning Ignite, Bushnell night vision, footwear from The Original Muck Boot Company, the 4 Stable Sticks Sit Stick, a Stealth Cam card reader, American Gunner Ammo, the Winchester 1894 Sporter rifle and Meopta MeoStar binoculars. There’s also quick and easy campfire cooking followed by recipes of hearty game meat stew, Aussie damper scones and rustic vegetables in duck fat.

Australian Hunter 75 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.

Edition 74

Warwick Armstrong takes us to Africa, Anthony Puddicombe helps a farmer battle wild dogs, Brad Allen hunts buffaloes in the Top End, Ben Unten gets going to grab goats, Peter d’Plesse proves the humble rabbit still earns top honours, Perry Magowan heads off in search of deer and Don Caswell flushes out predatory pigs. We explore gun safes, fire nine noteworthy bolt-action rifles, look at the Merkel K3 rifle, find a nifty solution to refilling PCP airguns, enjoy a picturesque hunt with the camera, put barrel cleaning to the test and revisit sighting-in your rifle prior to a hunt. Our reviews cover Greywacke boots, Leupold HD thermal imaging products, the clever Badlands Bino XR, a simple yet effective blind, the hunting trip ‘must-have’ SSAA Knife + Tool Sharpener, Spika gear and the steady Stukeys Shooting Bench. Furthermore we slice through the kitchen knife block, wrap our fingers around the Browning Long-Haul fixed blade knife, serve up Tuscan rabbit, stake our claim for venison as a household staple and cook up a tasty stir-fry, then utilise offcuts and leftover game meat for succulent Swedish meatballs.

Australian Hunter 74 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.

Edition 73

Adrian Kenney lures cunning foxes with a simple button whistle, Chris Wardrop seeks out waterfowl in a dry Top End, Joseph Nugent roams on a distinct red deer roar, Sam Garro recalls memorable trophy hunts, Don Caswell topples a pair of porkers, Peter d’Plesse outguns wild dogs and Simon Cocksedge follows tradition in the land of Vikings for deer. We feature the versatile .223 Remington for medium-sized game, shine Foxdog’s Z-Vision LED headlight and torch, find good things come in small packages with Primos’ Short Trigger Stick, capture the moment for less with the StealthCam STC-QS12, aim with Ballistic Control through Steiner Optik Ranger riflescopes, delight in handling the iconic Rigby .416 dangerous game rifle, look at the ‘correct’ way to determine Minute of Angle when long-range hunting and test our skills to take down varmints from distance, offer some hunting safety reassurance, study-up on freeze-dry taxidermy, layer-up for cold winter hunts, stay sharp with our knife selection guide and explore a couple of unassuming options in the Gerber Paraframe 1 and Spika Pack-Lite knives, provide game meat cooking tips and indulge in tantalising sweet Indian goat and swift campfire sausage rolls.

Australian Hunter 73 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.