Inland Hunting Properties NSW

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Inland Hunting Properties NSW

Post by Woden » 19 Nov 2020, 6:31 pm

My mate, my sons and I are new to shooting, just getting our firearm licences this year. We are considering staying in one of the many inland properties listed for hunting/targeting listed in NSW for 3 or 4 nights. See link below:

https://www.westernhunting.com.au/

Does anyone have any feedback on staying at one of these? Seems like the only option for us city boys (Central Coast anyway) to get away from the wives and have a bit of good, clean fun either plinking or reducing the rabbit population somewhere.
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Post by Blr243 » 19 Nov 2020, 6:38 pm

Book well ahead. I hear they are busy
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Post by mchughcb » 19 Nov 2020, 7:00 pm

Inland Hunting Properties are great testing grounds for novices. Generally they have been spotlighted continuously for at least 348 nights per year. During the day I found that native birds such as magpies mimic the behaviour of crows and take to wing when a cruiser approaches within 800m.

If I had a choice between IHP and hunting state forests in Vic or NSW I'd go the state forests every time.
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Post by womble » 20 Nov 2020, 3:04 am

For plinking and camping go for it. But as others have said not much to hunt.
It’s a good extra earner for the farmer though. I did get some pigs on one well north of Bourke about 20 years ago. By some i mean four little ones. I’d probably be looking around the same region nowadays if they’ve had rain.
Last time i booked one maybe 10 years ago. All the sign was quite old, saw one hare out the corner of my eye too quick gone.
Just respect the farmers rules. Private property whatever he says goes. Might need some Roos culled if you’re lucky. And be prepared, stay safe, remote areas.
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Post by Bilko » 21 Nov 2020, 7:13 am

Ditto BLR and wobble. My experience (Queensland) with IHP is the properties within a few hours drive of Brisbane are great bush camps, with armed bush walks. Don’t expect to see many feral to shoot. In 2 trips to 1 place I managed to hear 2 foxes and see 1 travelling at 1million miles an hour. Farmer let slip he has clients every weekend and also a local who shoots there mid week. But certainly IHP places are great for an introduction to bush camping and hunting, and you just might be there at the right time for animals passing through the area.
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Post by mchughcb » 21 Nov 2020, 7:32 am

Lol, lets slip there are clients every weekend and a local midweek.

You see these types of properties are the easiest to access you just pay money.

But can be the most challenging to hunt because they are bombed everyday.
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Post by Woden » 21 Nov 2020, 7:59 am

Thanks for all the comments, suggestions and advice. Unfortunately, because we are so new at this and therefore inexperienced, the paid inland farm stay is our only option. We don't have access any other way.

We will probably do more plinking than hunting but that's okay. It's more about getting out with the boys and bonding than killing feral animals.
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