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Field glasses and binoculars are devices that magnify distant objects to help you see more clearly. But what is the difference between them?
If you have ever doubted that hunting is under attack, you only have to take a quick look back over our social media posts from the last two months that show numerous examples of inflammatory media headlines, onerous government legislation and discriminatory acts by commercial businesses all aimed at recreational hunting and shooting.
Hunting and poaching. They are two words that have somehow become synonymous with each other. But are they the same thing, or are they wildly different? In this article, we will look at the main differences between hunting and poaching, and show how one gives back to wildlife while the other takes indiscriminately.
There’s no denying zebra are iconic to the African continent. It’s hard to think about Africa without imagining a herd of black and white striped zebra grazing across the open plains. Maybe that’s why some find it so hard to imagine why anyone could want to kill one. After all, why would anyone want to hunt a zebra? In this article, we’ll explore some of the common questions people have about hunting zebra and look at how hunting and conservation often go hand-in-hand.
Cockatoos are not only synonymous with the Australian bush, they are a much-favoured addition to aviaries around the world. Despite being protected, they can still be killed under crop protection permits. In this article, we explore why cockatoos are culled, and why anyone would want to kill such an iconic bird.
As a new hunter, navigating the complex rules of hunting can be quite a challenge, especially when it comes to figuring out what species can be legally hunted in Australia. This is compounded by the fact that every state and territory seems to have different rules and regulations surrounding wildlife classifications. One state’s feral pest is another state’s partly protected game species. Add native wildlife to the mix and things get even more complicated. In this article, we provide some information on the different game species of Australia, as well as where and how they can be hunted.
When Tasmania goes to the polls on Saturday 1 May 2021, the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party of Tasmania (SFF Tasmania) will have nine candidates
For anyone in Australia this is ‘old news’, but as of this morning Facebook has pulled all news services from it’s platform and effective immediately
The anti-duck-hunting crowd is out in force trying to stir up trouble by muddying the waters but thankfully many are starting to call out their green lies.
The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) have announced some important changes for the 2021 Tasmanian Deer Hunting Season. 2021 Male Deer
DPIPWE will hold public information sessions to discuss future plans for the management of wild fallow deer populations in Tasmania.
Spot and stalk hunting is an important element in ethical, fair chase hunting. Animals are perfectly adapted to their environment. They blend in and have much better senses that humans, which can make it a challenge getting in close. In this article, I want to show you how to spot and stalk hunt using a few simple techniques I use when I’m hunting wild game.
The most obvious way to field dress a goat for meat would be to gut it and then break it down into the cuts of meat, like we did for a kangaroo in this video.
Sometimes it doesn’t make sense to do that though and if you’re new to hunting, having to gut an animal can be messy and a little confronting – which is totally understandable.
Here is a method that we filmed while attending the Game Hunters Association of Australia Hunter Education course.
In 1977, Kenya banned trophy hunting and pinned its economic hopes on tourism, believing photographic tourism to be more sustainable in the long run than hunting tourism. Enter 2020 and a global pandemic that hasn’t just impacted the health of millions of people around the world; it has also decimated the tourism industry. Kenyan based conservation scientist Dennis Ombaki believes there should be a place for well regulated hunting to help Kenya rebuild and provide much-needed economic aid to Africa post Covid-19.
There are 3 main reasons why hunter education should be taught to children in schools. 1. Children learn a healthy respect for firearms that will help them as they get older. 2. Children learn where food comes from. 3. Children learn how to source food for themselves.
Tens of thousands of licensed Victorian deer hunters living in Stage 3 restriction areas will not be able to travel outside their local municipality to hunt or fish under strict new Coronavirus rules.
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In South Africa, privately owned game reserves and safari parks have long provided the lion’s share of employment in rural areas but with Covid-19 bringing tourism to a standstill and causing historic unemployment, South Africa’s game reserves now provide the lion’s share of meat to those same struggling local communities.
Have you been climbing the walls during isolation, itching to get back out hunting? Beretta Australia has just the thing to scratch that itchy trigger finger, announcing the release of nine new Tikka rifles. This release coincides perfectly with the resumption of hunting activities in many Australian states. The new models are for the Tikka T3x and Tikka T1x platforms and will be available in early August.
We thought that you really couldn’t beat a good beef in black bean sauce from the local Chinese restaurant. It turns out you can. If you can get your hands on some prime venison backstrap (AKA back steaks if you’re a kiwi or eye fillet if you bought it from a shop), we promise you that you’ll struggle to justify ordering it with beef ever again.
The whole world is talking social distancing like it’s a new thing. But social distancing for hunters is something we have been actively practicing for years. Forget 1.5m distance; when I head out bush, I prefer to keep at least 1.5kms between me and the nearest person. There’s no better feeling than being alone out there with nature, far away from the maddening crowds.
BREAKING NEWS TASMANIA: The Tasmanian government have released new information relating to hunting and fishing in Tasmania during the Covid-19 lockdown. Read on to find out what you can and can’t do while hunting and fishing.
Due to Covid-19, the Tasmania government has announced that all public land hunting is now closed.
In this video tutorial, learn how to field dress and gut an Eastern Grey Kangaroo for meat.
From the start of the 2020 Tasmanian deer season, recreational hunters will no longer require tags for antlerless deer. But this has led to some confusion from hunters who aren’t quite sure if the requirements around processing deer have also changed. We find out the answers.
Two members of the 7th Light Horse Troop in Gundagai will travel to South Africa to assist in training members of the wild mounted anti-poaching unit.
What happens when the world’s most vocal anti-hunting celebrities and animal activists are invited to save a rare rhinoceros and 10 Angolan giraffes from being hunted? Nothing. That’s right – they did not lift a finger and failed to save the wildlife.
How many times have you thrown the fishing rods in the back of your car or truck only to find they’re all knotted and damaged by the time you get there. This simple storage solution uses PVC pipe and some cable ties to keep your fishing rods neat and tidy in the back of your car.
Technology and social media have definitely changed things for hunters and the outdoor industry – some things significantly and others not so much. Back in
Did you know that recreational hunting has done more to save critically endangered wildlife species than all other conservation activities combined? Recently, we looked at
I Am Hunter team member, Rebecca Byfield, spoke to Jason Selmes from Australian Hunting Podcast in the lead up to the Federal Election to discuss
Recently, the team did a podcast with Matthias Turner (Matty) from Becoming a Bowhunter podcast to talk about how HuntShack got started, and how that
Just about every hunter or firearms owner by now would have heard about the recent changes to firearms laws in New Zealand. It’s almost a
Did you know that Australia has over 5 million feral donkeys that cause untold damage to our environment? While hunting donkeys may not seem very sportsmanlike, recreational hunting is definitely a worthwhile part of the overall solution to reducing feral donkey numbers.
I have always wanted to hunt a zebra. I’ve got no issue eating the meat and think that they make for a beautiful trophy on
We have all heard it said that trophy hunting is harmful to wildlife conservation. Tell that to the rare and endangered markhor, which is actually growing in number since Pakistan introduced trophy hunting as part of its wildlife conservation program.