The following is a guide on how to get 1-99 Hunter. This method was made to get you fast experience and the most money at the same time.

Suggested Equipment

The following equipment will increase your chances of a successful catch. Make sure to wear this equipment in the designated biomes.

Icon Level to Wear Armour Name Biome Area to Wear
1 Wood Camouflage Gear Woodland Piscatoris Hunter Area
1 Polar Camouflage Gear Polar Trollweiss
4 Jungle Camouflage Gear Jungle Feldip Hills
10 Desert Camouflage Gear Desert Kharidian Desert
28 Larupia Hunter Gear Woodland/Jungle Piscatoris/Feldip Hills
38 Graahk Hunter Gear Desert Kharidian Desert
52 Kyatt Hunter Gear Polar Trollweiss

In addition to these armours, it is also suggested to have the following to reduce your weight:

  • Boots of Lightness (-4.5kg)
  • Penance Gloves (-4.5kg)
  • Spotted Cape (-2kg)
  • Spottier Cape (-4.5kg)

Inventory

Depending on where you're hunting, your inventory will be different. Below is a list of hunting gear you'll need for most types of hunting.

Most hunting gear can be bought in the two hunting shops, one of which is located in Yanille and the other in Nardah.

Icon Items Use
Bird snares Bird Snaring
Ropes and small fishing nets Net Trapping
Box traps Box Trapping
Butterfly net and butterfly jars Butterfly Hunting
Noose wand Tracking
Teasing stick, knife, and an axe or logs Pitfall Trapping
Unlit torch and tinderbox Smoking Traps
500 Coins Falconry
Dramen staff or lunar staff Fairy Ring teleport network (requires starting Fairytale II - Cure a Queen quest)

It is suggested to bring more than 5 of each hunting item just in case you lose some while hunting.

To maximize experience rates, it is suggested to bring high alchs or other skilling supplies to do in between your catches.

Training

Levels 1-9: Crimson Swifts

Icon Experience per Catch Equipment Needed Area Fairy Ring Code
32 Bird snares Feldip Hills AKS

Crimson Swifts can be found in multiple areas within Feldip Hills. The areas are marked below.

Alternatively, you can level from 1-9 Hunter by completing the task Orlando Smith gives you in the Varrock Museum.

You will need to catch 31 Crimson Swifts to reach level 9.

Experience rates range from 2K-3K experience per hour when hunting Crimson Swifts.

Levels 9-19: Copper Longtails

Icon Experience per Catch Equipment Needed Area Fairy Ring Code
61 Bird snares Piscatoris Hunting Area AKQ

Hunting Copper Longtails uses the same method as hunting Crimson Swifts from levels 1-9 by using bird snares to trap the birds.

Copper Longtails are located in the Piscatoris Hunting Area marked below.

You will need to catch 50 Copper Longtails to reach level 19.

Experience rates range from 3K-4K experience per hour when hunting Copper Longtails.

Levels 19-29: Tropical Wagtails

Icon Experience per Catch Equipment Needed Area Fairy Ring Code
95 Bird snares Feldip Hills AKS

Tropical Wagtails can be found in Feldip Hills. The best location to hunt them is just North of the hunter master's house. If that area is being used, use the area just West of his house.

You will need to catch 85 Tropical Wagtails to reach level 29.

Experience rates average around 11K experience per hour at level 24 when hunting Tropical Wagtails.

Levels 29-43/47: Swamp Lizards

Icon Experience per Catch Equipment Needed Area Fairy Ring Code
152 Ropes, small fishing nets, guam tar is optional as bait Morytania CKS

Swamp Lizards are found in the Morytania swamps near the Haunted Woods. It is suggested to hunt them until level 47 as they are the quickest and easiest way to train until that level.

You will need to catch 253 Swamp Lizards to reach level 43 or 416 to reach level 47.

The experience rate is about 20K experience per hour when hunting Swamp Lizards.

Levels 43-47/53: Spotted Kebbits

Icon Experience per Catch Equipment Needed Area Fairy Ring Code
104 500 Coins Piscatoris Falconry AKQ

Spotted Kebbits must be caught in the Piscatoris Falconry area. You must first borrow a falcon from Matthias for 500 Coins. You then simply click on a Spotted Kebbit and the falcon will attempt to catch it. If it's been successfully caught, a yellow arrow will appear above the falcon at which point you must click on the falcon to get the experience. If the falcon fails to catch it, it will return to you.

Many players choose to continue hunting Swamp Lizards until level 47 because they are faster, more relaxing, and don't require as much dropping.

You will need to catch 239 Spotted Kebbits to reach level 47 or 830 to reach level 53.

Levels 47-53/59: Orange Salamanders

Icon Experience per Catch Equipment Needed Area
224 Ropes, small fishing nets, desert clothing, waterskins, marrentill tar is optional as bait Kharidian Desert

It is suggested to hunt these until level 59 as they are the quickest and easiest way to train until that level. Since there is no bank near the hunting location, it is highly suggested to drop the salamanders.

Orange Salamanders are located just South-East of Shantay Pass.

You will need to catch 275 Orange Salamanders to reach level 53 or 772 to reach level 59.

Levels 53-59/63: Grey Chinchompas

Icon Experience per Catch Equipment Needed Area Fairy Ring Code
198.5 Box traps Piscatoris Hunting Area AKQ

Grey Chinchompas are slower experience than Orange Salamanders, however, they will make you a bit of money along the way.

Make sure to bring multiple box traps just in case you lose some while hunting.

Tip: Wield a bow without any ammo. That way, if you accidently click on a chinchompa, you will not be able to attack it because you have no ammo.

You will need to catch 561 Grey Chinchompas to reach level 59 or 1,169 to reach level 63.

Levels 59-63/80: Red Salamanders

Icon Experience per Catch Equipment Needed Area
272 Ropes, small fishing nets North of Castle Wars

Red Salamanders are the fastest experience from levels 59 up until about level 80. However, if you want to make a little more money from Hunter, hunt Red Salamanders until level 63 and then switch to Red Chinchompas.

You will need to catch 444 Red Salamanders to reach level 63 or 6,391 to reach level 80.

Levels 63/80-99: Red Chinchompas

Icon Experience per Catch Equipment Needed Area Fairy Ring Code
265 Box traps Feldip Hills AKS

This is the step where you'll make most of your money from Hunter. Red Chinchompas are very widely used items, mainly for quickly levelling Range.

There are many locations to catch Red Chinchompas in Feldip Hills which are outlined below. However, bots are a constant problem at any of these locations so expect a lot of competition.

One of the most popular tricks to catching Red Chincompas is by setting traps up around its spawning point. The player should equip a bow with some arrows and kill a chinchompa to find out where it respawns. Once you know where it respawns, set up your box traps around its spawn point. The Red Chincompa will spawn every 3-4 seconds and will, most of the time, get caught in one of your traps. If the chinchompa doesn't get caught in one of your traps and begins wandering off, kill it and wait for it to respawn again.

You will need to catch 47,796 Red Chinchompas from levels 63-99 or 41,692 from levels 80-99.

Credits

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