October 2023 Club Newsletter
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Introducing new Facebook Group state chats
To help members connect in real time we now have separate live chat rooms for each state in the Australian Hunters Club Facebook Group. You can use these groups to connect in real-time with other members from that state, organize hunts, share info… all the good stuff.
2024 club patch design opportunity
Last year we started a new tradition with the design and manufacture of a unique members patch that was purchased by members in a limited run to celebrate another year of the club running.
Last year Chris Waters designed it, but this year we thought we’d see if anyone else wants to take a crack?
For anyone interested, in keeping things consistent the base template of the patch will stay the same as last year’s, but there is total freedom to create the inner patch design. Just nothing rude or offensive. Given we are offering it to members to purchase there will also need to be a quality standard.
If you’re interested send a message via the clubs contact page and we’ll send you the png template file.
Members first deer
Zaheer Qazi has been a member of our club almost since the day we launched on Jan 1st 2022. He attended our 2022 annual club camp in Victoria and kept everyone fed for days with an amazing homemade Biryani, and then did the same thing for our Victorian Christmas breakup. (I was eating the leftovers for a week and loving it!)
Thanks to the encouragement and selfless actions of another member Luke Dobson, last month Zach was put onto an amazing spot by Luke which resulted in Zach harvesting his first Sambar deer. This beautiful spiker. The deer was shot less than 100m from the pin Luke gave him, 100m from car. It all happened within 20 minutes of arriving to the spot. CRAZY! Zach said he was even bumping deer on the drive-out.
Similarly, Cass has been an amazing contributor to our club hosting an event in Victoria, attending events, as well helping out with the clubs booth at the most recent Wild Deer Expo. This week we also get to celebrate Cass’ first hard-won deer, a beautiful sambar.
If you want to know what community looks like, this is the perfect example. Kindness, encouragement and helping each other out.
Awesome work Luke and Zach. You are both fantastic examples of the kind of hunters and people we need in our community. Keep it up.
Thanks to James from Blackfoot Designs (who is also a member) one lucky member who attends the camp will walk away with their own Blackfoot hunting shirt! Everyone who attends will go in the draw.
FINAL CAMP REMINDER
For members who have recently joined the club from the 13th – 15th of October, we are running our annual club camp in Nundle State Forest, NSW.
So far we have about 80 people who have indicated they are coming, so it’s going to be a great event.
It’s a casual camp with no agenda other than hanging out, meeting other members and connecting.
Given we will be camping in state forest you will need to bring the following:
- Food for 3 days
- Tent/soft top on car/camper
- Shovel & toilet paper (there are no toilets)
If you are interested in coming you will need to RSVP via the form on that page.
We will be camping in Nundle State Forest at the following coordinates1.402471238424383, 151.25688408287388) highlighted in the yellow marked cleared section. This area is off boundary road to the south, near Hanging Rock.
Featured member discounts
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To see the discount head over to the discount page, otherwise to learn more about their products check out their website below.
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Could be the prefect meal solution to your next camp!
Members get 22% off individual meals (excludes sides, bars or bundles)
To the discount page, otherwise to learn more about their products check out their website below.
October Product Giveaways
Congrats to Tony K on winning the September hunting product giveaway.
This month we are giving away the following sweet prize pack:
- Blackfoot Designs beanie, bolt bag, vinyl sticker & boonie Hat
- Gerber Cap
- $20 High Caliber Cleaning Supplies Gift Card
- Wild Game Hunter – neck gaiter
- Mini Grunt Tube – Red Caller – Native – Wild Game Hunter
- Hunting in our Genes (Steve Isaacs) hardback book
- High Country Hunting Gear footy shorts & sticker
- Bush Edge rifle scope cover
All Premium and Platinum members will automatically go into the draw to win this product pack. The winners will be announced on the first week-day of next month via the members news page as well as our Instagram account, Facebook group and official Facebook page (so make sure you like and follow them). The winners will also be sent a confirmation email.
If you would like to upgrade to a Premium or Platinum membership so you go in the draw to win these prize packs you can click on the link below to learn more.
October Hunt Giveaway
Congrats to Kevin S on winning last goat hunting course with Alex The Wildfood Meister.
Up for grabs, this month is a guided goat, deer or pig meat hunt in Queensland’s premier hunting property, Nyora through HavaGo Australia.
The hunt includes accommodation, date rates for yourself and an observor (non hunter) as well as a goat, deer or pig meat animal.
Don’t forget all Platinum members will automatically go into the draw to win this hunt and the winner will be announced on the first week-day of next month via the members news page as well as our Instagram account, Facebook group and official Facebook page (so make sure you like and follow them). The winners will also be sent a confirmation email.
If you would like to upgrade to a Platinum membership you can click on the link below to learn more.