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.
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Ep 13: Steve Hall from GHAA
In this I Am Hunter podcast, we chat to Steve Hall, President of the Game Hunters Association of Australia (GHAA) about hunting in Australia.
Ever wondered to do with animal fat? Did you know you can make beautiful homemade soaps out of it? In this article, we give you the low down on making tallow soap.
In this short I Am Hunter tutorial, learn how to field dress a hare for meat.
There is a lot of information that goes into choosing the right arrows for bow hunting. In this article, we try to simplify the process to help you get it right.
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.
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.