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The adventure is just getting started...

I could not believe it; I had finally killed my first boar with my bow. I stood there looking at the pig with adrenaline still making my hands shake. I thought to myself how much work had gone into this moment. It has been about 2 years since I had bought my Hoyt compound bow. I have had bows before, but I didn’t have the knowledge I needed to build my skills. I had always made bows as a kid when I was bored and tried to master accuracy with no success, so I had put my energy into hunting with a rifle and dogs along with my friends.

I grew up in Southern Queensland and hunting for pigs, goats and kangaroos was a way for my family to make money. When the prices fell and it was no longer viable and my family stopped hunting, but my passion for the outdoors and adventure never stopped. I hunted pigs mostly with dogs alongside my friends all through my school years, there wasn’t much exposure to other forms of hunting. When I was 18 I found myself in a hunting store in Tamworth NSW and saw mounted deer and archery equipment on all of the walls, I could feel the wanting for adventure and I purchased the best bow I could afford.

This bow was not a long-term bow by any means, I wouldn’t recommend it to newcomers now that I have some experience with other bows. I arrived back in QLD with the desire to master archery, but it wasn’t that easy. I couldn’t find any bow hunting magazines or videos or even any online forums that were in easy-to-understand language, so I tried my best to become accurate. I would try to hit an empty bottle at 15 metres with aluminium arrows It was becoming a nightmare so after a few months the bow went into the shed. Fast forward to 2018 and I bought my current bow a Hoyt Powermax, I didn’t lash out and buy top of the range because I still wasn’t sure I would be able to master the bow.

Fortunately, this is the age of information and after many YouTube videos I had my bow hitting the foam target and after a couple of weeks of shooting 30 plus arrows everyday I was fairly accurate. I was so excited to get better and get out hunting! I received some invaluable advice from a local Pro who tweaked my bow and my form, and still shooting a lot of arrows everyday I was improving out of sight in knowledge and accuracy, I wanted to be as accurate as possible before heading out for a hunt to make sure I wasn’t going to wound any animals.

Accuracy and consistency is so important in bowhunting, the kill zones are small and the room for error is narrow, killing an animal as quickly and efficiently as possible is what all hunters should strive for. After a couple of months of practise I went to explore a local hunting reserve and I learned another important lesson, getting 20m away from public land pigs was extremely difficult. I have been hunting pigs pretty much my whole life and have never had to be so close without the pig noticing. With a rifle I could shoot an animal on the run if they winded me, but not with a bow. This became a real battle and I knew this was going to be a long term project.

With the wet season approaching I was spending more time on the swamp because it was waterfowl season, I decided to leave the shotgun at home and I would take the bow with me on these steamy Northern Territory mornings in the hope of seeing a boar with the sunrise. I would often sneak into a swamp and hear pigs but as the sun climbed and light would shine, the pigs would hurry back to the safety of the thick jungle. These animals were highly educated as the pressure upon them was daily, this drove me to learn more about stalking and pre-planning before a hunt. I was getting frustrated as I would spend my weekends learning the habits of a certain mob of pigs to try and catch them in daylight and see they were changing their habits almost constantly.

This year I had more close encounters than usual and I was getting that fire inside me again. The dry season was too busy with work to get out hunting but as the wet season approached around October I had time to hunt. I gathered the courage to walk the jungle alone and was rewarded with many close calls on big boars but I was always busted by the wary animals, but this was all about to come to an end.

I finished work early and decided to walk through a section of jungle I have been hunting often as the Buffalo presence was lower and therefore a bit safer, with the jungles so thick accidently bumping into Buffalo is pretty common and can be very dangerous with such thick vegetation. I parked my ute and began to gather my things. As I was filling my water bottle I heard the tell tale squeal of adult pigs squabbling, it was quiet but very distinct. I knew this was going to be my best chance at finally putting it all together. I walked as quietly as I could through the thick bush towards the sound I had heard, I found a game pad to follow making it a little quieter. There were fresh pig tracks along this pad so I kept my eyes and ears open. Finally, I could hear quiet grunting as the pigs went about ripping up the ground and feeding. The wind was still so I could move to the direction they were feeding and get in front and wait. I backed out to keep quiet and walked to where I thought they were heading. I don’t have a range finder so I looked for some trees that might help me gauge distance. I had a bit of a plan but as usual the pigs had a different idea, they were feeding straight past me on the opposite side and were too close for me to move.

I picked the biggest boar out of the small mob and kept an eye on him as he bullied the smaller pigs around. He kept in the thick leaves but was heading to a clearing directly in front of me. I gauged it to be about 15m. I drew my bow back early like I had been practising, I’ve been caught by many pigs before when drawing back.

After what felt like minutes holding my bow in position and he finally came into clear view. I tried to calm myself as the pig was so close, I could smell him, I lined my sight up to just behind the shoulder to give the best chance at a vital shot and I let fly. A squeal from the boar let me know I was on target and the eruption of the mob around me was chaotic. I took a minute to understand what happened then went to look for the boar as I couldn’t hear anymore activity. I picked up my arrow, it had dark red blood along the entire length but not as much as I had expected; such a close shot it went through the boar at such a quick pace. I followed the direction I saw him run and about 25m into the scrub I found him dead.

It’s a crazy run of emotions after hunting animals for so long and in such close quarters like in bowhunting, its nothing like I’ve done before. I spent most of my teens hunting pigs in close quarters along riverbanks with small calibres but there is no room for error while using a bow; this meticulousness is what makes it a discipline people either live and breathe or hate. Learning the ins and outs of bowhunting pigs drives me to want to experience more animals and places such as deer in the South or Tahr and Chamois in New Zealand or even Elk in the US. The adventures are endless and the closeness to these places gained only by walking the bush and understanding the animals is hard to find in many other outdoor activities and I would recommend bow hunting to anyone.

Olivia

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

My new hoodie from Ambush Hunting Apparel is unbelievably comfortable, warm, and excellently made. I love the design. You should be proud of yourself, well done  👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Daniel

Ladies crop crew & matching kids jumper...This crop jumper is super comfortable, high quality and warm but also light enough for a hike!
The kids matching jumper is the same high quality, and is on all reports super comfy and warm. Plus nothing is cuter than going out all matchy-matchy with your mini me!! The crop is super cute on and a very fashionable cut. It is a great range jumper with some high waisted leggings!

Erica

Hey hun I just wanted to send through a huge thank you for the hoodie and military tee I've received. I looove the designs and both are staple items in my wardrobe and are super comfy wear which I appreciate in my busy life. Thank you so much  😊 

Ayah

Ladies military tee...This is an awesome T to layer while out in the field or to put on with jeans for any casual outing. I like to layer mine while hunting with a long singlet and a long sleeve thermal underneath. Stretchy and comfortable, this T is high quality and stood up to a stalk were I crawled on my stomach for a good 20 min. After a wash it looked good as new. 
I highly recommend these quality products for both hunting and casual wear as they are comfortable and fashionably cut. 

Erica

Hoodie review...This is such a warm, comfortable and high quality garment. It is a relaxed fit so it can easily handle many layers underneath that if you are anything like me, you feel the cold and need layers of thermals and fleece on those early morning and late afternoon hunts! It also goes incredibly well with jeans and white sneakers for a fashionable casual outfit in the burbs!

Erica

Exceptionally good quality well made clothing at an affordable price that is extremely comfortable and made to last along with outstanding customer service. Couldn't ask for more.

Jake

Highly recommend!!
Absolutely love the ambush hunting camo hoodie I received, it fits perfectly!! it’s super warm, and was amazing service/ quick postage 💕 cannot wait to buy more 🙌🏻 

Aleesha

Meet the team

Gaby - Founder

Gaby has grown up in a hunting family and her love for hunting has been there from a young age.

Once she started harvesting her own game meat for the family, that passion grew even stronger. 

This is when Ambush Hunting Apparel was born.

Live for your passion everyday and be damn proud to be a hunter!

Aleesha - Ambassador

Aleesha - Ambassador

Aleesha is a country chick that loves the outdoors, hunting, fishing & camping.

She's apart of a hound hunting crew in Victoria and loves helping new crew members learn the ropes. You go girl!

Her passion and drive reflects the motto here at Ambush Hunting Apparel to a T!

Sammy - Blogger

Sammy is an aspiring bowhunter that has a passion for the outdoors and is a mum to 2 absolutely beaut coonhounds!

Hunting has taken her from her home state of QLD to the hills of Victoria and to across the ditch to hunt Tahr in New Zealand. This chick has conquered so much.

Her love for the outdoors and hunting is conveyed through her writing as to why she's the blogger for Ambush Hunting Apparel. You won't want to miss her write ups!

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At Ambush Hunting Apparel we want to support Australian businesses where possible. 
Our embroidery, screen printing, swing tags and stickers are all done by small, local businesses, mostly which are home based. 
If we are unable to source items from local suppliers we do our upmost to ensure that the items are sourced from ethical work conditions. 

Your support for Ambush Hunting Apparel is also appreciated by local Australian businesses.

Our items will be restocked on a regular basis, if you are after a product urgently and it is not in stock then please contact us at info@ambushhuntingapparel.com.au

We will keep you up to date on Instagram and Facebook with stock and upcoming products.