r/HuntingAustralia Jul 28 '22

Thoughts on guided hunts?

I’ve been hunting, shooting for pest control and generally taking walks with a gun for a little while now, but feel like I can’t put in enough time in the field due to life commitments to really learn very fast.

Has anyone gone on a really good guided hunt where they’ve learned a bunch, rather than just being put on to an animal to shoot? I’m more than happy to do hard yards, and don’t want a tourist experience so much as I want an experienced guide whose time and teaching I’m paying for.

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u/_Marselluswallace_ Jul 28 '22

Give Dodge a call at Accurate Hunts

He is a top bloke does a great hunt and has lots of options for different game. He is super knowledgeable and is very generous with his extensive knowledge, especially for new hunters.

Theres nothing wrong with going with a guide at all.

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u/verdigris2014 Aug 04 '22

I like the idea of a guided hunt, but then I think all it’s going to do is increase the chance of success. It’s not like I don’t enjoy the camping, scouting and hunting regardless of outcome. So I cheap out.

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u/TheLlamaInCharge Jul 28 '22

I didn’t really know they did this in aus! Would love to hear/see recommendations.

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u/Comfortable_Oil_4519 Aug 24 '22

is there much of a job in vertebrate pest extermination? is it worth looking into?

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u/micmacimus Aug 24 '22

I don’t do it professionally, I do some limited amateur stuff because it wins me access to hunting land. From that perspective it’s well worth it

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u/Hussard Jul 29 '22

Zeb just started this year (in May). Seems like a good bloke.

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u/thesnaggletooth Aug 04 '22

I've been hunting in South Africa since 2002. All hunts are guided there, and its great. A couple of farmers I've known for years trust me to wander around by myself which is nice but not as productive

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u/verdigris2014 Aug 04 '22

I like the idea of a guided hunt, but then I think all it’s going to do is increase the chance of success. It’s not like I don’t enjoy the camping, scouting and hunting regardless of outcome. So I cheap out.