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in South Australia, is a working cattle and sheep ranch of more than 300,000 acres.
The area is relatively flat with gently rolling hills and about 25% of
the area is covered with thick scrub. Six species of deer were released
onto the property in 1985 and have since established themselves as self-sustaining, managed herds. All deer within this area are
free roaming - there are no internal restraining fences in the main hunting area. Your guide is highly
experienced in this area and knows where and how to find the biggest
are used to access the hunting areas where spot and stalk methods
are our favored hunting technique. While reasonable amounts of easy
walking are required, physically challenged hunters can enjoy hunting
on this property.
at Watervalley, our accommodation is a modern and comfortable cottage, right
in the middle of the ranch. We supply high quality family type meals
with cold beer and wines.
Red stag and
Fallow bucks are in hard antler by the beginning of February
while Sambar and Rusa stags are generally out of velvet by mid-May. The best
time to hunt all of these species together is May through July.
however taken outstanding Sambar and Rusa stags with hard and polished
antlers in February and as late as November. Axis stags and wild goats can be taken at just about any time of the year.The deer are often seen and heard right from the
accommodation on the property.
range shots are often required, flat shooting rifles like a 7mm mag
or 300 magnums are our choice of caliber. Sambar deer are notoriously
tough to kill and heavier magnum caliber scoped rifles with heavier
premium grade bullets are most desirable.
want to bring your own rifles and ammunition to Australia, we have to
pre-arrange your entry permits before you depart for your holiday with
us. We require suitable lead time for these permits. Permits will not
be issued for pistols or semi auto rifles to be imported into Australia.
We have excellent quality suitable rifles available for hire if our
hunters prefer this option.
Equipment & Clothing
binoculars are essential.
at Watervalley is described as dry temperate. This is grape and wine
producing country. During February, daily maximum temperature will range
up to 85 degrees F with cooler night time temperatures. In June, which
is our winter, daily temperatures will range up to 65degrees F. The
rainy season is from July to September, but it can rain at any time
throughout the year.
our summer hunts from February until April, lightweight darker pattern
cotton camo is most suitable with a light jacket for early mornings
and late evening hunts.
our May to July hunts, American fall hunting warmer clothes are more
suitable with warm hat, outer jacket and gloves for very early morning
hunts. Comfortable easy country walking boots are most suitable.
If you choose to fly to South Australia - a Hunt Australia representative
will meet you at Adelaide airport. Adelaide has regular commercial flights
from all other Australian international airports.
You will be returned to Adealide, following completion of your
Watervalley is situated in the coastal south-east of South Australia, close by the famous Coorong National Park and a day drive to the Barossa Valley wine country. Some visitord choose to fly into Melbourne, rent a car and then drive the Great Ocean road around to Watervalley - one of the great scenic drives of the world.
South Pacific Hunting Opportunities
conducts hunts for all species available throughout the South Pacific,
along with our unique Culling and Shooting School programs. Our operations
span Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. If you require any further
information regarding any of the hunts that we offer, please contact
from Watervalley Game Ranch