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 83

This issue sees Don Caswell launch our ‘Red deer hunting guide’ to focus on stags outside the roar, Chris Redlich secure tasty goat meat, Gary Hall land a heap of pigs and fish in the Top End, Ant Atkinson fulfil a lifelong dream to pursue chitals in North Queensland, Mike Arnold in hot pursuit for a Damara springbok in Africa and Mark van den Boogaart return for ‘More small block adventures’ chasing deer along with porkers – also featured on SSAA TV. We look at trapping, explain load development differing for rifles, keep you hydrated as you hunt, condemn misguided firearm laws, salvage velvet deer antlers, brush up on timber stock care, connect with nature for added success and put together the ultimate hunter’s den. Edgeware and reviews cover the Lansky Blademedic, Nirey KE-280 Electric Knife Sharpener, Fallkniven Kolt Knife, Kamado Joe Classic Series 3 grill, Vortex Impact 1000 laser rangefinder, Warne Maxima Permanent-Attachable Scope Rings, Winchester Super-X .308 105-grain bullets, ZeroTech Thrive 3-12×44 riflescope and .22-250 Remington Model 788 rifle. For the tastebuds, we serve up appetizing traditional port-flavoured rabbit, Kashmir goat curry and smoky honey bourbon venison ribs.

Australian Hunter 83 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 82

Matthew Cameron fondly recollects hunting various species across the country, Ben Smith tackles the frost for freezer-filler deer, Perry Magowan rides the red deer roar roller-coaster, Brad Allen eagerly takes on chital deer, Don Caswell finally gets a crack at a bothersome boar, Gary Hall drops a pair of brutes, Ben Unten finds precision for his first buffalo trophy, Adrian Kenney despatches flying feathered foes and Mick Chapman rounds up Arapawa rams in the New Zealand mountaintops. We extensively cover camouflage, wrap up our two-part series to confidently take game as a bowhunter, validate hunting quail in South Australia, run through home taxidermy via a small game bird, upgrade projectiles to maximise a rifle and deck out a deadly treadly for hunting. Edgeware and reviews feature the .308 all-rounder rifle, Spika Drover Bino Pack, SmartRest Quad Rest II, Leupold Alumnia flip-back scope covers, Federal Ammunition, campsite stoves and barbecues, Spyderco Tenacious folding knife and Jelinek Custom Blades. The Camp Kitchen highlights Field to Fork – Second Helpings winning a Best in the World award and serves up succulent venison, quality campfire quail and spicy buffalo meatballs.

Australian Hunter 82 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 81

Procuring a buck means to a lot to a hunter as Ben Smith helps his mate attain his first, Mick Chapman seizes a NZ buck in honour of his late hunting mentor and Chris Wardrop does whatever it takes to acquire a tasty fallow. We triumph in the Top End where Gary Hall, Brad Allen and Sam Garro face the extremes for hogs, buffaloes, bantengs and more. Further afield sees Don Caswell and Adrian Kenney contrastingly land rabbits for the pot, Scott Heiman visit a property teeming with game and Wayne Kampe explain how to get started in bowhunting. We fine-tune our long-range hunting in South Africa, streamline tumble polishing cases, provide our well-founded method for testing ammunition and create a nifty DIY antler coat and hat rack. Reviews and Edgeware cover the Ameristep Tent Chair Blind, Trijicon Huron 3-9×40 BDC Hunter Holds reticle riflescope, Fiocchi ammunition, Pelican 3310 Emergency Lighting Station, pig stopping cartridges, the everlasting .222, Benchmade 551-Griptilian folder, Cold Steel Master Hunter fixed blade and the finer points of knife sharpening. Our Camp Kitchen produces Greek-style goat, barbecue braised venison neck and crispy fried rabbit.

Australian Hunter 81 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 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.