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hunt with the ladies in Australia!

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Pack your bags and get ready for this unforgettable Australia Archery Camp + Bowhunting Adventure. 
 

This all inclusive experience is for women looking to build their confidence as a bowhunter through our hands on skill-building lessons and shooting clinics with your professional guides and shooting coaches.

 

After arriving in Sydney we will spend the next 5 days with a small group of passionate women who share your love and excitement for the outdoors!

 

This unforgettable adventure will have you hunting goats and boars alongside like-minded women in the Liverpool Mountain Range and soaking up some of the most incredible places of Australia.

Are you ready to build your confidence and learn to spread your wings while you go on the trip of a lifetime?

Our commitment on this adventure is for you to grow in self confidence, and rediscover a strength inside of you that promotes growth in every area of your life!


Together with a small group of women, we will seek adventure during the day and unwind in the evenings in the comfort our our serene cabin with stunning mountain views in the company of new found friends.  

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What can I expect on this Women's Australia Archery + Bowhunting Adventure?

  • Transportation once you arrive in SYD

  • Lodging in our cozy mountain view cabin

  • All meals, coffee, and tea

  • Bow tuning and bow knowledge shared courtesy of Bowhunting Only 

  • Archery education and shooting fundamentals to help increase your archery skills and confidence (for beginners to advanced)

  • Group spot and stalk hunts with multiple shot opportunities on goats and boars (3 hunters/ 1 guide)

  • Butchery and break down of animals

  • Caping demonstration

  • Personal growth and journaling workbook (we want you to go home with a full cup and a renewed energy)

  • An in town / beach day followed by group dinner outing 

  • Take home swag bag from top hunting companies

Meet Your Guides

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Sarah McDuffy

Founder - Collective Pursuit

Born with a love for the outdoors, Sarah found peace and self discovery in the outdoors. Her passion for Bowhunting, driven by adventure, physical challenge and self sufficiency has led to Collective Pursuit! 

 

A platform to unite and inspire women, while teaching new skill sets in a positive and nurturing environment. A place to awaken your soul, test abilities and grow your confidence!

Courtney Prete

Founder - Her Outdoor Journey

Courtney has been inspiring women to kickstart their journey into archery & the outdoors through her outdoor archery camps by creating a safe place for women to learn and cultivate their archery and outdoor skills.

Courtney's mission is to help you see your potential and encourage you to go out and live your bucket list life!

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the experience

 

With a passion for bringing women together, a vast knowledge of archery and the game rich environment of Australia, these retreats truly are a once in a lifetime experience.

 

You can expect not only to leave years ahead in your journey to becoming a bow hunter, but with a sense of  empowerment while gaining  connections and forming friendships with other like minded women!

growth + connection

This once in a lifetime experience was created to help women grow their love of bowhunting and the outdoors, but also to bring women together, making lasting connections & friendships.

Each lady will be supported, encouraged, and empowered to step into their power, own their journey in the outdoors and leave with a newfound confidence! 

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the hunt

 

After our time on the range helping you own your shot process and increasing confidence in your shot we will take to the field for spot and stalk hunting. Our target animals will be boar and goats and they are plentiful on the 4,000 acre property.

 

We will break our group of six hunters into two groups of three plus your hunting guide. 

Each hunter will get multiple opportunities on both species.

the land

We will be hunting on a free ranging cattle station. The station spreads across 4,000 acres in the midst of the picturesque Liverpool Mountain range. This area is a game rich environment. There will be no shortage of kangaroo sightings, wombats roaming about, and if you are lucky the sighting of one of the most iconic and underrated Australian animals; the Echidna.

 

You will be lodging in a cozy cabin overlooking the mountain range. Wake up and enjoy your coffee on the wrap around porch. Hammocks are spread around for those who want a place of solitude to rest, meditate, or even keep a journal about your many adventures shared during your stay. 

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Testimonials

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"The friendships you come away with from Courtneys camps are a sisterhood you never knew you needed. I’ve formed the most beautiful relationships with women across the country and I’m a better person myself because of them. They’ll walk through fires with you, laugh with you, and love you unconditionally.

 

Go for the knowledge and expertise, leave with a fuller heart and a soul lit on fire!!”

Khyrstyne Kaphan, Califorina 

Book the Adventure

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Australia Archery Camp + Bowhunting

Adventure FAQs

Where will I fly into?

 

You will fly into Sydney, Australia (SYD airport).

 

What are the dates?

 

Group one will fly into Sydney, Australia, May 19th, 2024. Returning flight home May 25th, 2024. 

Group two will fly into Sydney, Australia, May 25th, 2024. Returning flight home June 2nd, 2024. 

 

All transportation to and from the airport will be facilitated for you unless you choose to extend your time in Australia.

How do I book?

Choose which group you would like to join:

(GROUP ONE May 19-25th, 2024 -or- GROUP TWO May 25- June 2,2024)

Then click on the 'Book Now' above and you will be directed to an email request for your booking. Once that is submitted you will receive an invoice from sarah@collectivepursuit.com.au to collect your deposit!

What can I expect on this Australia Archery + Bowhunting Adventure?

  • Transportation once you arrive in SYD

  • Lodging in our cozy mountain view cabin

  • All meals, coffee, and tea

  • Bow tuning and bow knowledge shared courtesy of Bowhunting Only 

  • Archery education and shooting fundamentals to help increase your archery skills and confidence (for beginners to advanced)

  • Group hunts with multiple shot opportunities on goats and boars

  • Butchery and break down of animals

  • Caping demonstration

  • Personal growth and journaling workbook (we want you to go home with a full cup and a renewed energy)

  • An in town beach/jetty fishing day followed by group dinner outing 

  • Take home swag bag from top hunting companies

 

Who will pick me up?

 

You will be greeted at the airport by one of your guides, Courtney Prete. Your second guide on this trip will be waiting for us at our second location, the infamous Bowhunting Only bow shop!
 

Do I need to pack anything special for the trip?

 

A detailed packing list will be emailed to you after registration with everything you will need for your epic adventure in Australia. But here is a list that will overview of what you will need:

 

  • valid passport and approved visa

  • personal hygiene products

  • any supplements or medication needed

  • some street clothes/ beach day attire for the last day of the adventure

  • hunting attire/ camo

  • comfortable hiking boots (Please don’t buy new boots and wear them for the first time on this trip. If you are buying new boots please wear them in for a few weeks before the trip to avoid blisters).

  • gators are recommended

  • binoculars

  • bino harness (recommended)

  • range finder

  • bow/ quiver

  • 12 x Arrows minimum (also can be purchased at Bowhunting Only)

  • 12 x Broadheads - we recommend a solid 2 blade broadhead (can be purchased at Bowhunting Only)

  • knife 

  • wind detector

  • jacket and warm layers (for cold morning/nights)

  • hat

  • day pack

  • reusable water bottle/bladder

 

Can I join this bowhunting retreat if I am a new bowhunter?

 

Yes, you absolutely can! We will kick off this adventure with some dedicated time with your professional bowhunting educators and instructors to help you gain confidence with your bow and own every part of your shot process! 

 

What will be done with the harvested animals and can I bring my wild game meat back into the USA?

 

Animals harvested will be brought back to our cabin and dressed for consumption during the retreat or for you to take home *if* you live in Australia. Any remaining game meat will be donated to charity for families in need. Please note, wild game meat cannot be brought back into the USA.
 

Will there be any additional charges?

 

You will be responsible for covering the cost of the following; retreat registration, airfare to and from Sydney, Australia, passport/ visa cost, any taxidermy work you would like to have done on your game animals (see price list attached below), any additional food and beverages you would like, spending money for souvenirs, and any additional lodging if you choose to extend your stay outside of your group’s dates. 

 

Do I need a hunting license or tag for this hunt?

 

No, you do not need a hunting license or tag for this hunt.

How many other ladies will be in each camp?

 

Each group will have 6 hunters and we will break into two groups with three hunters and one guide while hunting. 

 

What hunting methods will we be implementing on the hunt?

 

We will spot and stalk hunting with your guide. 

 

What do I need to know about traveling to Australia?

 

If you are visiting from out of the country, you will need a valid passport as well as a holiday visa, which can be applied for easily on the ETA Australia app, or follow the link below.

 

We recommend flying with Emirates or Qantas when flying to Australia. Qantas often has round trip deals from LAX priced around $1,100USD. You will be flying into the SYD airport.

 

Are there any physical requirements for this trip?

 

Yes, we ask that you come with a moderate fitness level, and the ability to hike 5-6 miles per day over mountainous terrain carrying your bow and backpack. We will ask you to rate your fitness level from 1-5 so we can match you with others of a similar fitness level during this hunt.

 

What are the lodging arrangements like?

 

The hunting property is located approximately 3.5 hours from Sydney. You will be lodging in a cozy cabin overlooking the mountain range. The wrap around porch is one of our favorite places on the property to sit and have a morning coffee. Hammocks are spread around for those who want a place of solitude to rest, meditate, or even journal about your many adventures shared during your stay. 

 

What hours will be expected to participate in daily?

 

You can expect to be woken up at approx. 5:30am (Australia time). If you are not an early riser we suggest setting your alarm early for a week before your retreat to get into the habit of an earlier start. We aim to be in bed each night no later than 9:30pm to allow for a good night sleep so you are fresh each morning. This will depend on the seasons of course, but we will always prioritize a healthy amount of sleep to help you keep up with the full days of adventure. 
 

What is the alcohol policy on the hunting portion of the trip?

 

We ask that you please do not consume alcohol during the hunting portion of the retreat as we need your mind to be clear and your body fit for target practice and hunting. We want you to be in complete control of your mind, body and breath. Take advantage of this detox from alcohol, social media, processed foods and the stresses of life! 

 

Where will we be hunting?

 

The hunts will be conducted on a free range cattle station. The station spreads across 4,000 acres in the midst of the picturesque Liverpool Mountain range. Due to proper land management the area is a game rich environment. There will be no shortage of kangaroo sightings, wombats roaming about, goats, boars, and if you are lucky the sighting of one of the most iconic and underrated Australian animals; the Echidna. You may even get a visit from the resident Goanna. 

 

What animals will we be hunting? 

 

We will be hunting goats and boars.

 

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

 

Yes, you will have the option to shop at the local grocery store and buy your own food, drinks, and snacks but note that daily meals and non- alcoholic beverages will be provided for you. 

 

What is the total cost of the Australia Archery Camp + Bowhunting Adventure? And what is the payment schedule?

 

TOTAL COST: $4,200. You’re responsible for the $2,100 deposit upon booking and the remaining $2,100 Due by April 1st, 2024 (your final payment of $2,100 can be made with a credit card, checking account, Venmo, or PayPal). If you would like to pay in full at time of booking, email us at sarah@collectivepursuit.com.au

Will I be charged interest or any fees for not paying in full?

 

No, we are happy to split the total cost into a deposit and balance payment!! No fees, just come and have the time of your life! We are so proud of you for investing in yourself and doing the things that excite you - this is going to be the trip of a lifetime! 

 

What if I want to pay in full?

 

We are happy to work with you if you want to pay in full! Please email us at sarah@collectivepursuit.com.au to make this arrangement.

What is the refund and cancellation policy?

 

At the time of booking a 50% deposit is required. The remaining 50% balance is due on or before April 1, 2024. No refunds, cancellations, or credits will be offered for this trip.  If you are unable to make the trip for any reason you are able to transfer your deposit to another lady.

In the unlikely event that your guides have to cancel the trip, you will receive a full refund.

 

Why are only women invited on this trip?

 

Part of the mission and vision that builds our camps is to bridge the gap for women in the outdoors. These camps and events allow women a common ground where they are able to connect and ignite powerful bonds! These inspiring small events are outlined to build confidence in yourself while being supported by women just like you!

 

Will there be co-ed trips in the future?

 

YES! We are working on adding more camps to our lineup! If you have a special request or an event you’d like to have designed around your bucket list idea, send me an email at courtney@heroutdoorjourney.com Bachelorette party? 50th birthday? Team building retreat? Get a hold of us for a free consultation!

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