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Hunting Predators attracted to Carrion

Hunting Predators attracted to Carrion

The farmer had a cattle yard filled with about 50 young cattle that he was separating off from the main herd.  The yards were only a short distance from the house.  He was shocked to look over at the yards and see a prime young heifer lying dead.  She...

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Swarovski CL Pocket Binoculars Review

Swarovski CL Pocket Binoculars Review

I use Swarovski scopes and binoculars, and am more than happy with them.  Following is a review of their CL Pocket binoculars that I did for the SSAA, a few yeras ago.I crawled in behind some fallen, dead trees and slowly raised my head.  About one hundred...

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Muck Woody Sport Cool Boots

Muck Woody Sport Cool Boots

This morning I was pleased to unpack my new pair of Muck Woody Sport Cool Boots, to replace my old pair which I posted about over 3 years ago.  I also did a review of these boots for the SSAA magazine.These boots are nominally designed for slushy cold...

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Weihrauch HW 97K Review

Weihrauch HW 97K Review

Following is a repost of the Weihrauch HW 97 K rifle review I did some years ago.........................................My recent relocation to a rural area presented a number of opportunities.  The most obvious need was to control pests, with Myna birds...

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Corned Venison Recipe

Corned Venison Recipe

If you like corned beef you will love corned venison.  I use the round muscle in the thigh of the deer for this.  My old, retired butcher friend still has a useful array of butcher’s equipment.  Whenever he is getting ready to do a batch of corned beef, I...

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Air Rifle Ballistics

Air Rifle Ballistics

There are a number of good air rifle ballistics programs available.  In the past I have used the ballistics calculators of Hawke ChairGun, and American Air Guns.   Nevertheless I always intended to check those against actual field measured ballistics and...

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Hunting – Where to Aim

Hunting – Where to Aim

When a hunter pulls the trigger with a living creature in the rifle sights, there is a moral and ethical obligation to ensure that death is swift and efficient.Proficiency in the skills of bushcraft and hunting will get you close to your quarry. From there...

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Weatherby Vanguard 257 Weatherby Magnum

Weatherby Vanguard 257 Weatherby Magnum

I mention my 257 Weatherby quite often, so I thought I would re-post the original review I did, as published in the SSAA a couple of years ago..........................The Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 rifle has much to recommend it to Aussie shooters in...

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Reloading Kit for Sale

Reloading Kit for Sale

After reloading for a few decades, I have decided to cease and sell my reloading gear as a full package.  I find that I am doing a lot more hunting, and less shooting, than ever.  My annual ammunition requirements have dropped to about 20 to 40 rounds. ...

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Venison Shoulder Osso Bucco Style Recipe

Venison Shoulder Osso Bucco Style Recipe

We took one frozen whole front leg and shoulder plus a rear shank and had my old retired butcher friend band-saw that into pieces.  Taking inspiration from Ossu Bucco, we adapted that recipe for our venison, as follows.  We were happy with the...

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Venison Hunting

Venison Hunting

Last week Kathy and I camped at a favourite spot on the edge of a large billabong.  After a hectic few weeks, with a house full of visitors to attend a funeral and provide support, we felt we needed some time alone, camped in a serene location.The added...

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Leupold RX-1600i TBR/W Rangefinder Review

Leupold RX-1600i TBR/W Rangefinder Review

 When using flat-shooting magnum calibres, out to long range, a good rangefinder is essential.  The following as a review that was published in the SSAA's 68th edition of the Hunter magazine, in April 2019.Leupold has brought out a newer, improved version...

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