Hello Rita, my name is Adrian Perre. I am after properties to hunt in south west Queensland. Don't know if you can help me. Thank you.
This single question submitted in the forum section of the Outback Guide many years ago caused a flood of comments by other people interested in going to hunt.
At first, this thread didn't offer much help for those who searched for a place to hunt. But finally, station owners submitted their contact details.
I couldn't help Adrian immediately. My initial reply to him was more than embarrassing as hunting is not my business and my knowledge is next to nothing about the subject.
I know that feral pigs and goats are a pest, and a threat for native animals, though!
Doing some research I learned that hunting is regulated by each state and territory in Australia, and the rules vary. In Queensland it is only allowed to hunt feral animals like European rabbits & foxes, feral goats & pigs etc. Hunting is possible on private property provided the landowner grants permission. A current firearm licence is needed and some stations only allow bow-hunting.
Now I have accumulated the collective wisdom on this page. Hopefully, everyone finds an answer to their questions and a suitable place to go hunting.
I invite station owner who offer hunting on their property to email me so I can add your details here. Please provide the name of the station, locality, and how interested people can contact you.
People who are searching for places to hunt: Please do NOT contact Ritas Outback Guide. I offer the information on this page only as a service for you, I do not act as an agent.
You need to contact station owners yourself. Thank you.
Hi, we have as many pigs as you want, there is an infestation of PIGS and everything else, come all year round!!
Come to Narran in the south-west, full amenities (shearers quarters and bathrooms) $60 a day, 100,000 acres to free roam.
Bow Hunters are welcome as well.
Call (07) 4654-0188
It is a real shame that people like us, people who love the bush and outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting etc have to beg on places like this. I have lived in Central Queensland for 6 years now and have not fired a shot since i moved here. I have asked countless people for permission to hunt and always get a "sorry but we don't allow it, we had someone ...gates ...tracks ...etc"
How am i supposed to teach my kids the joy of hunting?
50,000 ac available to hunt and fish on camping. Responsible hunters (shoot or bow). North West Charleville (river flood out country).
$60.00 per person per night. No shooters on block for over 16 months!
We have now diversified into camping / caravanners - SELF CONTAINED only as well.(YOU BRING EVERYTHING) Hunting is a different price, due to the nature of that sport.
Hunting $60.00 per person per night - exclusiveness of property (you are the ONLY hunting party on the property)
Camping / Caravanners (ie is NON hunters) for fishing, bird watching, nature walks, history of property - $35.00 PER VAN or $35.00 per tent per night. *limit 4 people in your van or tent - an extra $5.00 per person if over this number of 4. Please email if you require brochure for those who wish to camp (van or tent) only.
For those hunting, again, we can send you the same brochure - but remember it is $60.00 per person per night. Presently hunting booked out till the 15th of May. Hunters having huge success with stalking pigs at the moment - as we leave approx 10 days between hunting parties to increase your success. Wild dogs too are highly sort after at the moment with hunters looking for challenge. Hunters are very successful here too.
This is the first time this property has been open to the public, and has been very well received - our Canadian and English guests left yesterday after Easter break - and are recommending it to nature lovers.
Contact: email@example.com or Ph: (07) 4654 0284
by: Old Fella
G`day all, a couple of mates and I took the time to have a go at hunting Wandibindle Station. I`ve been to the pay as you go properties before and didn`t really expect to see much because of frequent hunting. What a pleasant suprise it was to us. We only stayed two nights but still managed to bag a couple of pigs and a heap of roos. (70 plus). Lots of other species like real rabbits and hares.
The game is a bit skittish because it has been shot at often, but we still found a lot of stupid ones that didn`t get away. I highly recommend using 4wd vehicles because there has been recent rain and some places are a bit soft and sticky. Otherwise the track and paddocks are easy to negotiate.
The owners are very friendly and didn`t bother us at all during our stay. The cottage is great but you would need to be a real bushy to stay in the tin hut. It is very primitive.
Anyway, good hunting people.
More info at Wandibindle Station website
by: Greg Gould
Nariel Station is a property that I have hunted on. They allow hunting with bows only.
Update: Obviously Nariel doesn't take bookings at the moment, but you can contact the station and leave them a message to be notified when bookings are open again.
My husband and I recently spent the weekend at a big station, and we loved it. The wildlife started appearing about an hour outside our destination: emus, kangaroos, brolgas, wedge tailed eagles, lizards, and much, much more.
The trip involved the shooting of a wild pig, and now the pig stays in the city! We will be ba-a-a-ck!
Oct 02, 2012 - Morrie update by: Mark
G'Day, just a quick note to say thank you to all the enquires and recent visitors to the station. Season is a "cracker" heaps of cover for all the vermin! Water is good, with lots of pig activites over the entire property.
Some pretty solid boars have been taken, with some deadly ivory on them - pleased to see that as the boars are getting into the claves and heifers. A few neighbours are burning off at this time of the year, so the ferals are heading to Morrie as refuge.
We have noticed an increase in the rabbit numbers as well in the spotlight - and a decrease of wild dogs (thanks to the bow hunters and shooters).
Would like to thank all of those who have been here for their responsible and respectful actions. As always safety is important to you having a great trip, and for our family business - livestock.
It is great to see that 98% of hunters are fair dinkum and good people which far outweigh the 2% of idots out there - who wont be welcomed back.