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Spika Kosci Boots

Spika Kosci Boots

In recent years SPIKA, an Australian-owned company, has expanded its range of outdoor-oriented products to include hiking boots.  I gave the Kosci model hiking boot a good test run and liked what I found.  This review was originally published in the...

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Weatherby Vanguard HSP varmint rifle review

Weatherby Vanguard HSP varmint rifle review

This review was first published in the SSAA Australian Shooter May 2018 edition.Weatherby’s Vanguard HSP rifle is available in 223, 22-250, 243, 308, 270, 30-06 and 300 Win.  With the smaller cartridges, the magazine holds five rounds.  In the larger...

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Diana Mauser K98 Air Rifle Review

Diana Mauser K98 Air Rifle Review

This review was first published in the SSAA Hunter edition 66 in October 2018.Here is an air rifle that will have enormous appeal to aficionados of military firearms.  That stalwart of air-gunning, Diana, has brought out a faithful Mauser 98K lookalike and...

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Joey Update

Joey Update

Yesterday, Kathy and I visited Joey at the Brisbane Children’s Hospital.  It was wonderful to see how much he has recovered.  There is a long way to go, but we are now seeing the chirpy little guy we all knew starting to emerge once more.  At the time, I did post a...

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SCI Record Blue Sheep

SCI Record Blue Sheep

SCI Record Blue Sheep Hesham Usama Khan, who has featured on aussiehunter before with a number of outstanding trophies like his world record Himalayan Ibex, has again hunted another world-class trophy. SCI Record Blue SheepThis latest hunt was for Blue Sheep and the...

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How to Set-up a Hunting Utility Belt

How to Set-up a Hunting Utility Belt

  Utility Belt for fast-response Hunting I strive to be ready to hunt within a few minutes notice.  I live in a rural area and frequently get calls from nearby farmers suffering from wild dog attacks on their calves and cattle.  Occasionally, it is wild boar...

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The Best Camo for Hunters

The Best Camo for Hunters

  Camo for Hunters If you want better success in your predator hunting, you need to make more use of camo.  This is particularly true when you set up a stake-out stand in a promising location.  I hunt the wild dogs of Australia several times each week.  For my...

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Personal Locator Beacon PLB for Wilderness Emergencies

Personal Locator Beacon PLB for Wilderness Emergencies

  Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) regularly save lives.  It could save yours too.  PLBs are one of the greatest safety initiatives ever invented!  The internet has many stories of people who would not have survived a dangerous...

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Snake Bite Protection

Snake Bite Protection

  The risk of Snake-bite Snakebite is one of the key risks for hunters.  That is particularly so for those who hunt alone.  The Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia have highly venomous snakes whose bite can be rapidly fatal.  Bite-proof leg protection below the...

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Crowd Funding for Joey McIntyre

Crowd Funding for Joey McIntyre

  In my previous blog, I mentioned the horse riding accident suffered by little Joey McIntyre. A crowd-funding page has been set up and is close to reaching its $20,000 target. If you would like to contribute, below is a link to the crowd-funding page. However, a...

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Howling Up Wild Dogs

Howling Up Wild Dogs

  Lately, I have been having good results in howling-up wild dogs.  That means I simulate their wailing call by blowing through my cupped hands, rather than using commercial predator squealers.  This morning provides no better example of that. I walked out into...

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