The December cover theme of vermin control is reflected in this image of a fox taking a hare.

Sporting Shooter December issue is available now


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Tony Pizzata takes time out to clear out some vermin on his farm with the aid of a silent UBCO E-bike.
Tony Pizzata takes time out to clear out some vermin on his farm with the aid of a silent UBCO E-bike.

Now Covid restrictions are easing in some states, those who have been unable to get out to hunt may do so, despite the heat and snakes. If you want to read all about hunting in our hemisphere, get the latest December issue of Sporting Shooter magazine, now on the news stands. The cover image of the sinister fox, with hare in mouth scarpering, just jumps out at you. The cover story, Vermin Control, takes in several species hunted, rabbits, foxes, a good boar and a deer is thrown in for good measure in this nice family-focussed story by Tony Pizzata, who made great use of an UBCO E-Bike. Check them out though the ad on the opening page of this website.

Goran Pehar's Otago Wapiti hunt involved a long, wet stalk.
Goran Pehar’s Otago Wapiti hunt involved a long, wet stalk.

Goran Pehar tells the suspenseful story of a hunt for an enormous wapiti-red cross stag in New Zealand’s Otago region. Prepared for long-ish range engagement, the final belly stalk got him in really close for the shot.

Mike Cleary and his mates get into some serious crow-busting with varmint rifles.
Mike Cleary and his mates get into some serious crow-busting with varmint rifles.

And harking back to the vermin theme, Michael Cleary and his birthday boy mates go after long range crows when the normal ferals make themselves scarce. It weaves nice thems throughout about fellowship, hard-core Aussie bloke nicknames and some pretty nifty shooting to boot.

Nick tests the Winchester XPR bolt rifle in .350 Legend and also whumps up some handloads for it in hi Practical Reloading column - doubling the whammy!
Nick tests the Winchester XPR bolt rifle in .350 Legend and also whumps up some handloads for it in hi Practical Reloading column – doubling the whammy!

Hold everything, because Nick Harvey has tested the brand new .350 Legend cartridge in and great knockabout Winchester XPR Bolt rifle. More accurate than it has any right to be, the Legend is a great medium-to-big game rifle out to 200 yards.

One lucky entrant wins a Weatherby rifle every issue in the terrific Fiocchi Hunter's Gallery competition, sponsored by TSA Outdoors.
One lucky entrant wins a Weatherby rifle every issue in the terrific Fiocchi Hunter’s Gallery competition, sponsored by TSA Outdoors.

To cap it off, we have our usual bunch of competitions where you could win anything from merchandise packs to rifles, so hop on down to your newsagent now, or better still, subscribe and never miss an issue.


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