Outdoors

Bowhunting tracking tips

AS bowhunters, we spend a lot of time practising and perfecting our bowhunting technique, or finding stray arrows in my case. Stalking prey with bow in hand is one of mankind’s oldest traditions and it is in this situation where the true essence of bowhunting can really be felt. Like many aspects of bowhunting, stalking requires a high level of …

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BlackWolf Brings Its Own Quilt

THE designers from BlackWolf are well versed in the art of adventure on all levels, from the smallest expedition to the longest journey. But if you’re travelling alone or don’t want to share, you can zip up the sides and instantly transform it into a roomy single-sized sleeping bag fit for a king. Made with super-tough TC canvas, the BYOQ …

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Sage-smoked chicken skewers with smoked peanut sauce

A delicious alternative to your ordinary chicken skewers. This recipe adds a beautiful smoked flavour, making the dish something truly special to be enjoyed on any occasion. INGREDIENTS 3 chicken breasts 10 sage leaves Marinade: 3 tbsp soy sauce Juice of one lime 70ml oil 1 tsp grated ginger 1 bunch chopped fresh coriander  or parsley Salt and pepper Skewer …

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Have your say on the rehabilitation of Lagoons Creek

A CONCEPT plan for the rehabilitation of Lagoons Creek in West Mackay is open for public comment until the end of the month. Mackay Regional Council and Reef Catchments are currently planning stage two of rehabilitation activities at Lagoons Creek, with the aim of improving the creek’s health and amenity. A total of $200,000 in funding from council’s Natural Environment Levy and …

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Electric smoking oven makes smoking easy

With the Muurikka Electric Smoking Oven you can create delicious healthy and tasty meals without the fuss of fire or hot beads. WE all need to eat, however times are changing as people search for new ways to deliver on the traditional meat and three veg meal. Awareness and respect for food has also changed, especially with the number of cooking …

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Take extra care during dingo whelping season

AS fishers descend on Fraser Island for tailor season and families prepare for the September school holidays, rangers are reminding everyone to avoid interaction with dingoes, follow safety advice and report any negative interactions. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service principal ranger Fraser Coast Ross Belcher said tailor season and September holidays both coincided with dingo whelping season; a time of …

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Autism Queensland receives $11,000 donation from Cooktown Crusaders

AUTISM Queensland recently received an $11,774 donation from the Cooktown Crusaders who raised the funds in June via their annual 4572km Brisbane to Cooktown Ride for Autism. Now in its third year, 13 riders braved wet weather and treacherous conditions over 16 days from June 6-21, 2015 to raise funds and awareness for autism. Cooktown Crusaders founders Peter Sheppard and …

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Jeep Grand Cherokee most impressive

Chrome accents abound on the exterior and also within the cabin. This ‘chrome all over’ approach can come off as tacky and try-hard on some cars, but it really gelled with the Grand Cherokee (especially with the black paintwork) and I felt it helped elevate the car to a higher rung on the luxury 4WD ladder. The comfortable leather seats …

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How to choose your first compound bow

ARCHERY is fast becoming one of Australia’s most popular sports, with more aspiring new shooters getting involved every day to take on the challenge of hitting the bullseye. However, one of the biggest challenges all new archers will face isn’t hitting the bullseye; in fact, it takes place well before. Choosing the correct equipment is a vital, yet daunting task …

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BlackWolf Tuff Dome has you covered

A compact and manageable weight of 9.8kg makes this tent easy to transport, and BlackWolf’s highly user-friendly assembly process means the Tuff Dome is perfect for campers of all experience levels. The fly fabric is a tough 150D Polyester PU, which has an exceptional lifespan and keeps water at bay. The floor fabric is a rock-solid 300D Oxford Nylon PU, which …

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