Basic Interstate
Spend 7 days in beautiful North East Victoria with Paul Boag 
Learn the necessary skills to hunt sambar deer.
Fine tune your shooting skills in our hunting simulation course 
Test out your newly learnt skills in the state forest around Eildon on a self guided hunt
Finish up with fine tuning your skills on a fully guided hunt with Paul 
 
Start off with 3 days of hunting education / training, then spend the next 3 days hunting self guided in Paul's local spots with his local knowledge finish up with a fully guided hunt with Paul 

Day 1 and 2 

A one on one or small private Group. Hands on in the bush Education experience, that runs from sunrise to sunset, where you learn the skills necessary to become a successful sambar hunter, without a firearm and the pressure of trying to get a shot on day 1 & 2.

Skills included 

Finding, tracking, sign interpretation, equipment choices, understanding sambar’s behaviour, the different ways to hunt sambar, how to plan a hunt, shot placement, what to do after the shot, skinning, butchering, trophy prep, how to utilise technology

Day 1 & 2 breakdown  

6am ~ We leave the hunting lodge at first light and head out into the bush and look for deer

10:30am ~ We arrive back at the lodge and spend the middle part of the day going over some theory with the aide of photos and video

12:30pm ~ Lunch Break, I provide lunch and we have a rest

1:30 ~ Go over some more theory

 3pm ~ We head back out into the bush and stay out there until dark (5:30 - 6:30pm)

 

*times may change due to weather and deer activity on the day. 

Day 3 

Shot Placement Training
( 3 to 4 hours around 2.5km walking )

 

Shoot life size deer targets in a real bush setting with Paul by your side. Check your firearms accuracy first at our private gun range with deer shaped targets and then assess your shot placement and likelihood of a clean kill on life size sambar deer targets. Work out your comfort zone with ranges from 40m to 150m up hill, down hill and across the gully.  

The only way to practice shooting deer without shooting deer, so when you get a chance to take a shot at your dream deer you're confident you can take the shot and humanely take the animal. 

 

Day 3 breakdown 

8am ~ Start at the hunting lodge with 1hour of theory before traveling to the shooting range

10am ~ We first check your gun is shooting accurately at our standard gun range then begin training

The course takes 2 to 3 hours and involves around 2.5km of walking

The course is run on private property near Euroa an hour from the hunting lodge so you can take your own car and leave directly from there at the end of the training. 

 

Optional add on to day 3 

 

Trophy & Meat Preparation

Get your hands dirty, and have a go at doing it yourself with Paul's guidance showing you all the tricks along the way. Learn every thing from breaking down of a whole deer in the bush and the best ways to get it out. Butchering your own free range, organic red meat, ready for the table. How to prepare your trophy for a taxidermist or the wall. Bring your own knives or use Paul's &  take home some FREE RANGE, ORGANIC RED MEAT. 

 

Day 3 with optional add on breakdown

6am ~ Start at the hunting lodge with 1hour of theory before traveling to the shooting range

8am ~ We first check your gun is shooting accurately at our standard gun range then begin training

The course takes 2 to 3 hours and involves around 2.5km of walking

1pm ~ Return to the hunting lodge for lunch

2pm ~ Spend the afternoon breaking down a whole sambar deer, all the way to steaks and mince ready to cook.  (Bring an esky to take home the venison at the end of the training course)

 

Day 4, 5 & 6 breakdown

 

At the crack of dawn get Paul to place you into prime sambar habitat in one of the harder to reach places, aided with some of Paul's expert advice, spend the day testing your hunting skills against the mighty sambar deer for the day(s).

We will return at an arranged time and place to collect yourself and any deer harvested and return you to base. 

 A combination of drop off by car, and pick up by boat, is a great way to hunt because it's all downhill.

Day 7 breakdown

Guided Hunt

 

5am ~ The day starts at the hunting lodge early so we can be in the bush waiting for day light where deer may be moving through on their way back to bed.

We then stalk the rest of the morning.

11am ~ Back at the hunting lodge for a midday break and lunch.

 2pm ~ Head back out for an afternoon stalk.

 

* Finishing times change due to how successful we are.  The day may finish earlier if a deer is taken or may run late into the night if one is taken at last light.  

 

 

All experience and fitness levels are welcome.

 

Courses are 1 to 2 people and are conducted from our base at Eildon. Running from April to November. 

 

 Accommodation needs are included in the package.

 

IMPORTANT INFOMATION

 

Licences required: Hound ticket and gun licence required to hunt.

 

 

Compulsory clothing: Some form of blaze orange clothing is to be worn.

 

Equipment: BYO equipment, see 'what to bring' 

(equipment can be provided for an additional cost).

 

Accommodation: Is Included

BYO swag,  linen, sleeping bag/doona, pillow & towel. 

(address given on booking for hunting lodge) 

 

Pick-up and drop-off at the airport or train/bus station can be arranged for additional charges.   

 

Although Paul holds a current first aid certificate, it is important that any medication or medical ailments be noted on our booking form, as we can end up a long way from help.  

Price  per person

$3850 standard 

$4400 with optional add on to day 3    

1 or 2 people

ONE ON ONE OR SMALL PRIVATE GROUPS ONLY

 

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