Grampians and Surrounds Hunting locations

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Grampians and Surrounds Hunting locations

Post by Nate104 » 14 Jun 2018, 9:57 am

Hi all,

I know its hard to get help with sharing deer hunting locations, but thought I would at least try.
Have been hunting in the Alpine regions for sometime now and recently relocated to Horsham, Vic.
I have taken a look at Devils Garden and Cherrypool, but am struggling to spot anything of recent. Trail cams are picking up nothing and I was wondering if anyone wanted to share some locations.
I am willing to drive 2-3 hours from Horsham to find them.

Thanks in advance. :D
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Re: Grampians and Surrounds Hunting locations

Post by marksman » 14 Jun 2018, 7:27 pm

I have in the past shot at devils garden and occasionally did ok but at the rear near lake fyans
trick is to get off the tracks and get in the bush
the pines is another good one in that area
there is also state forest I've heard is good at Goroke
good luck with it :drinks:
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Re: Grampians and Surrounds Hunting locations

Post by Bigjobss » 14 Jun 2018, 7:42 pm

Never bothered myself because all reports lead me to believe that the heards are full of inbred and munted heads, not worth the drive for me.
Not too many options looking at the state forest maps so pick a location near to farm fringe with available water and you should be in the zone.
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Re: Grampians and Surrounds Hunting locations

Post by JWT » 29 Jul 2018, 3:04 pm

I have the same query. Since moving to the area I’ve spent close to 15 hours scouting devils garden around farm fringe with dams as another member mentioned. Finding tracks on the road and rubs and scat occasionally into the bush along trails but no actual sightings. Just foxes and rabbits and dozens of roos and wallabies. Local knowledge apparently is that there is a herd of Fallow that mainly centres around Pomonal, and wanders into nearby state forests including DG regularly but I just can’t seem to find them.

As for Cherrypoole and Rocklands surrounds I’m going to start scouting that next. Hoping for better luck. Any tips would be appreciated :thumbsup:
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Post by Nate104 » 06 Sep 2018, 9:48 am

JWT wrote:I have the same query. Since moving to the area I’ve spent close to 15 hours scouting devils garden around farm fringe with dams as another member mentioned. Finding tracks on the road and rubs and scat occasionally into the bush along trails but no actual sightings. Just foxes and rabbits and dozens of roos and wallabies. Local knowledge apparently is that there is a herd of Fallow that mainly centres around Pomonal, and wanders into nearby state forests including DG regularly but I just can’t seem to find them.

As for Cherrypoole and Rocklands surrounds I’m going to start scouting that next. Hoping for better luck. Any tips would be appreciated :thumbsup:


Thanks all for the Help. Hey JWT, if you want someone to partner with, I'm happy to tag along. i have also just come across i couple big reds near Beaufort last week so ill be heading there too :thumbsup:
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Post by Oldbloke » 06 Sep 2018, 1:00 pm

Nate104 wrote:
JWT wrote:I have the same query. Since moving to the area I’ve spent close to 15 hours scouting devils garden around farm fringe with dams as another member mentioned. Finding tracks on the road and rubs and scat occasionally into the bush along trails but no actual sightings. Just foxes and rabbits and dozens of roos and wallabies. Local knowledge apparently is that there is a herd of Fallow that mainly centres around Pomonal, and wanders into nearby state forests including DG regularly but I just can’t seem to find them.

As for Cherrypoole and Rocklands surrounds I’m going to start scouting that next. Hoping for better luck. Any tips would be appreciated :thumbsup:


Thanks all for the Help. Hey JWT, if you want someone to partner with, I'm happy to tag along. i have also just come across i couple big reds near Beaufort last week so ill be heading there too :thumbsup:


Be careful and do your home work around Beaufort. 90% of the area is NO GO ZONES. Private property only.
Hunt safe, look after the bush & plug more pests. :thumbsup: Better to load on the mild side. :o The greatest invention in the history of man is beer. :drinks: "Often the written message doesn't convey all of the information"
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Re: Grampians and Surrounds Hunting locations

Post by Oldbloke » 06 Sep 2018, 1:02 pm

Bigjobss wrote:Never bothered myself because all reports lead me to believe that the heards are full of inbred and munted heads, not worth the drive for me.
Not too many options looking at the state forest maps so pick a location near to farm fringe with available water and you should be in the zone.


Not strictly correct. The Grampians area has produced a few monsters. But again be careful and do your home work around 90% of the area is NO GO ZONES. Private property only.
Hunt safe, look after the bush & plug more pests. :thumbsup: Better to load on the mild side. :o The greatest invention in the history of man is beer. :drinks: "Often the written message doesn't convey all of the information"
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Re: Grampians and Surrounds Hunting locations

Post by Bigjobss » 06 Sep 2018, 7:20 pm

Oldbloke wrote:
Bigjobss wrote:Never bothered myself because all reports lead me to believe that the heards are full of inbred and munted heads, not worth the drive for me.
Not too many options looking at the state forest maps so pick a location near to farm fringe with available water and you should be in the zone.


Not strictly correct. The Grampians area has produced a few monsters. But again be careful and do your home work around 90% of the area is NO GO ZONES. Private property only.


There are always anomolies but I wouldnt be going to the area looking for consistent trophy animals.
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Re: Grampians and Surrounds Hunting locations

Post by marksman » 06 Sep 2018, 7:42 pm

Bigjobss wrote:
Oldbloke wrote:
Bigjobss wrote:Never bothered myself because all reports lead me to believe that the heards are full of inbred and munted heads, not worth the drive for me.
Not too many options looking at the state forest maps so pick a location near to farm fringe with available water and you should be in the zone.


Not strictly correct. The Grampians area has produced a few monsters. But again be careful and do your home work around 90% of the area is NO GO ZONES. Private property only.


There are always anomolies but I wouldnt be going to the area looking for consistent trophy animals.


what I have seen is that they are lacking in something that effects some of them growing brow tines
the queensland reds are much better for heads :drinks:
but even with a crap head they still taste ok :thumbsup:
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Re: Grampians and Surrounds Hunting locations

Post by Bigjobss » 06 Sep 2018, 9:38 pm

Very true.
Whilst I mainly hunt for the freezer I prefer to hunt areas where I feel I am more likely to stumble upon a trophy animal , the element of unknown adds to hunting experience.
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Re: Grampians and Surrounds Hunting locations

Post by Lozzican » 27 Jan 2019, 1:30 pm

Hi Nate l hunt grampians on a regular
basis l have shot Fallow and Red deer l have acsess to farmland fringe country ATM all the deer are in mid velvet. I have seen in excess of 50 reds and fallow some big heads. l will be hunting grampians area for april may have a few weeks off can arrange a hunt if you want l have a few new areas to scout and hunt if intrested.
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