This article is about the Hunter skill. For information on training Hunter, see Hunter training.


Hunter is a members-only skill where players catch different animals and creatures in RuneScape. Although Hunter is a non-combat skill, players can still be damaged while hunting. Using hunting equipment bought from hunter stores, players can hunt specific creatures obtaining rewards such as spotted kebbit fur for spotted cape, chinchompa ammunition, black salamanders, and the fabled dragon impling jar.

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Hunter level-up music (link)
The first music that can be played when leveled up.
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Hunter level-up music (link)
The second music that can be played when leveled up.

Hunter items

Only two Hunter stores exist: Aleck's Hunter Emporium in Yanille, and Nardah Hunter Shop in Nardah. Using the Lunar Magic spell Hunter Kit (spell), players can obtain a hunter kit which contains various useful hunter items.

Level Equipment Cost Uses
1 Noose wand.png Noose wand 4 coins Tracking
1 Bird snare.png Bird snare 6 coins Bird Snaring
15 Butterfly net.png Butterfly net 900 coins Butterfly netting
15 Butterfly jar.png Butterfly jar 1 coin Butterfly netting
27 Box trap.png Box trap 38 coins Box trapping
27 Rabbit snare.png Rabbit snare 18 coins Rabbit Snaring
31 Teasing stick.png Teasing stick 60 coins Pitfall trapping
39 File:Torch.png Torch 4 coins Smoking traps to remove player's scent
71 Magic box.png Magic box 788 coins Magic imp hunting

Other useful items are as follows:

Level Item Uses
1 Iron spit Must be used to cook beast or bird meat, and can cook rabbit meat
5 Waterskin, and Desert clothing. Protection in Kharidian Desert
23 Knife and logs (and/or axe to cut them) Deadfall and Pitfall Trapping
27 Rope to fly eagles Eagle transport system
29 Rope and small fishing net Net Trapping
29 Bait - 15 swamp tar, herb (Guam leaf, Marrentill, Tarromin, Harralander), pestle and mortar Net Trapping
39 Tinderbox to light the torch. Note that left clicking a lit torch results in extinguishing it. To light the torch
43 500 coins for renting a falcon Falconry
71 Bait - beads (Imp Catcher quest) Magical imp boxes

Hunter equipment

Crossbows and bolts

Leon inside the Hunter shop in Yanille sells a Hunter's crossbow for 1,300 coins and makes bolts for a small fee.

Note: You can make your own bolts by using a chisel on a kebbit spike. The Hunter's crossbow is a fast crossbow (as fast as any shortbow) requiring 50 Ranged to wield.

Fancy Dress Shop

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You receive many types of fur while hunting and all of these may be traded in at the fancy-dress shop in south-east Varrock for different types of hunter gear. The costume maker requires a few coins to make sets of hunter gear as well.

The kebbit, weasel and devil fur is used to make camouflage clothing. Kyatt, graahk and larupia hunter gear are an improved form of camouflage for the area(s) the clothing's fur came from. Wearing camouflage does not improve your chances of successfully capturing prey.[1]

The shop can also make items which have other uses. Spotted and spottier capes reduce your weight when worn allowing you to run for longer, and the gloves of silence made from dark kebbit furs make pickpocketing easier.

Prices for the clothes range from 20 to 1000 coins. You need 2 furs per cape made, and 1 or 2 furs for every item of camouflage clothing made.


Other equipment include coloured feathers, spikes for vambraces and bolts, wieldable harpoons, ingredients for Hunter potions, creature ranged weapons, and butterflies which raise other players' combat bonuses.

Hunter areas

Hunter areas are places where players can hunt. Most of the hunter areas, including the hunter shops, are close to fairy rings. The central ring in Zanaris is close to a bank which can be used to deposit rewards. Other methods of transportation are listed below.

After completing the Eagle's Peak quest, a player can use the eagle transport system to fly an eagle from Eagles' Peak in the woodland area to 3 of the other training areas: snow, jungle and desert.

Hunter locations
Area type Prey level Hunter guide Knowledge Base name Fairy ring
Training areas with multiple species 1 Jungle Feldip Hunter area AKS
1 Snow Trollweiss and Rellekka Hunter area (polar) DKS
3 Woodland Piscatoris Hunter area AKQ
5 Desert Uzer Hunter area DLQ
67-73 Wilderness N/A
Hunting areas with a single species 29 Swamp Swamp lizard area (east of Canifis) CKS
41 Karamja Horned graahk area (Karamja) CKR
43 Woodland (Falconer) Falconry area (3 types of kebbits) AKQ
59 Altar Red salamander area (Near Zamorak monks, south-west of West Ardougne) N/A
Hunter shops
Yanille CIQ
Nardah DLQ

Hunting techniques

Bird snaring

Birds are hunted using a Bird snare.

Level Req Creature Exp
1 Crimson swift 34
5 Golden warbler 47
9 Copper longtail 61
11 Cerulean twitch 64
19 Tropical wagtail 95


Some types of kebbit can be tracked and caught with a Noose wand.

Level Req Creature Exp
1 Polar kebbit 30
3 Common kebbit 36
7 Feldip Weasel 48
13 Desert Devil 66
49 Razor-backed kebbit 348

Deadfall trapping

Deadfall trapping is done with a Knife and Logs.

Level Req Creature Exp
23 Wild kebbit 128
33 Barb-tailed kebbit 168
37 Prickly kebbit 204
51 Sabre-toothed kebbit 200


To catch some types of kebbit you'll need a Gyr falcon, which can be borrowed in the Piscatoris Hunter area for 500 coins.

Level Req Creature Exp
43 Spotted kebbit 104
57 Dark kebbit 132
69 Dashing kebbit 156

Box trapping

Box trapping is done with a Box trap.

Level Req Creature Exp
27 Ferret 115
53 Chinchompa 198.25
63 Carnivorous chinchompa 265
73 Black chinchompa 315

Butterfly netting

Butterflies are caught with a Butterfly net.

Level Req Creature Exp
15 Ruby harvest 24
25 Sapphire glacialis 34
35 Snowy knight 44
45 Black warlock 54

Pitfall trapping

Pitfall trapping is done using a Teasing stick. A knife and logs are used to set the trap.

Level Req Creature Exp
31 Spined larupia 180
41 Horned graahk 240
55 Sabre-toothed kyatt 300

Net trapping

Net trapping is done using a Small fishing net and Rope.

Level Req Creature Exp
29 Swamp lizard 152
47 Orange salamander 224
59 Red salamander 272
67 Black salamander 319.5


Implings are caught with a Butterfly net.

Level Req Creature Experience

in Puro-Puro


in world

17 Baby impling 18 20
22 Young impling 20 22
28 Gourmet impling 22 24
36 Earth impling 25 27
42 Essence impling 27 29
50 Eclectic impling 30 32
58 Nature impling 34 36
65 Magpie impling 44 54
74 Ninja impling 50 60
83 Dragon impling 65 75

Rabbit snaring

Rabbits can only be hunted using a Ferret and a Rabbit snare after the Eagles' Peak quest.

Level Req Creature Exp
27 White rabbit 144

Magic box trapping

Imps can be caught using a Magic box.

Level Req Creature Exp
71 Imp 450


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