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April-June 2015, issue 86
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Features

>Ghost Blind Reflections & Rabbit Decoys (page 30) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Ghost Blind Reflections & Rabbit Decoys

Innovative mirror blind technology can create a reflective blind out of nothing in minutes, and rabbit decoys have got everyone fooled. Especially the foxes!

Text and photography by Adrian Kenney.

The Sportsman's Rifle (page 38) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

The Sportsman's Rifle

There is nothing quite like walking into the field carrying the balance, build quality, power, and repeat shot capacity of a fine double.

Text and photography by Nathan Ravenscroft.

Dusty Roads & Dusting Boars (page 50) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Dusty Roads & Dusting Boars

The author and a few mates spend time on a cropping property out of Surat in south west Queensland.

Text and photography by Peter Phillips.

Fiordland Jungle (page 56) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Fiordland Jungle

One of the true wild frontiers, a serious hunter’s life is not complete until he has experienced the Fiordland Jungle!

Text and photography by Josh Rafin.

The Metric EGGS (page 62) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

The Metric EGGS

Revisiting an old concept with new calibres to test a couple of new wildcat cartridges.

Text and photography by Andy Montgomery.

The Deer Culler & His Rifle (page 66) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

The Deer Culler & His Rifle

Rewind to the late 1960’s when introduced animal populations had exploded in New Zealand and needed to be controlled. This is the story from one government hunter, and the equipment he used.

Text and photography by Pat Quin.

Customer Mauser 98 .375 H&H Magnum (page 72) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Customer Mauser 98 .375 H&H Magnum

Sometimes the purchase of a secondhand firearm is not what it seems. Thankfully there are talented people out there who can correct problems, especially if the original components are of quality.

Text and photography by Sam Garro.

High & Dry (page 78) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

High & Dry

The author recounts a trip where there were many encounters with wild deer.

Text and photography by Matt Merrick.

Jack O'Conner v Elmer Keith (page 84) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Jack O'Conner v Elmer Keith

Jack O’Connor and Elmer Keith were two of America’s most respected and influential gunwriters of the 20th century. They lived around the same time, and towards the later part of their lives even resided in the same state – Idaho. However, the relationship between the two was less than amicable.

Text and photography by Mark Rohde.

Secret Spot For Hogs (page 90) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Secret Spot For Hogs

A trip out on the Culgoa River in southwest Queensland produces surprising results for some keen pig hunters, despite recent aerial culling.

Text and photography by Darren Shelley.

Monarchs Of Monsildale (page 108) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Monarchs Of Monsildale

Of all the deer species I hunt, the one I love to hunt the most is the Red deer in the roar in south east Queensland (the rut), some of my most memorable hunts over the years have been in Monsildale creek catchment.

Text and photography by Perry Magowan.

Lurking In The Shadows (page 116) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Lurking In The Shadows

It was going to be an absolute scorcher, close to forty (unlike myself) with little to no breeze and even that was hot. Late September in the Top End, when water is as scarce as a politician with integrity or a sixteen stone feminist with a good sense of humour.

Text and photography by Gary Hall.

Nova Scotia Black Bear (page 117) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

Nova Scotia Black Bear

A couple of keen Aussie hunters head into the back woods of Canada to fulfil a lifelong dream of hunting Black Bear.

Text and photography by Ralph Kidd.


Regulars

What's News

What's News (page 10) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

 

Grub in the Scrub: Apple Scrolls

Grub in the Scrub: Apple Scrolls (page 48) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)

 


Remington Hog Hunt 2015

Remington Hog Hunt 2015 (click the pic for an enlarged view)


 


Equipment Analysis

“Southpaw” Montana 1999 XWR .270 Win by Andy Montgomery (page 95) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)
“Southpaw” Montana 1999 XWR .270 Win by Andy Montgomery

 

Beretta 690 III Sport 12ga by Matt Dwyer (page 100) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)
Beretta 690 III Sport 12ga by Matt Dwyer

 

Nosler M48 Patriot .22-250 by Breil Jackson (page 104) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)
Nosler M48 Patriot .22-250 by Breil Jackson

 

CZ 455 Varmint Evolution .22LR by Breil Jackson (page 112) Issue 86 (click the pic for an enlarged view)
CZ 455 Varmint Evolution .22LR by Breil Jackson

 


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