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Hunter can be a very profitable skill to earn money as high level hunters get good loot and can get very good catches.
|Effectiveness||Level requirement||Details||Other requirements|
|*****||Level 1||Track Polar kebbits at the polar hunting area. Their furs sell for about 2,042 coins each. Using the fairy ring system can greatly reduce banking time, as there is a nearby fairy ring in the area and a bank in Zanaris. Another solution for banking is at Keldagrim bank or using the mining carts to the Grand Exchange, as banking with fairy ring requires an extra inventory space for dramen/lunar staff unless Fairy tale III is completed. You earn about 3-5 full inventories p/h. So that's 84-140 furs, roughly. The easiest and fastest way is using the beginners area in Taverley west of the druids at the base of the mountain. The bank chest in Burthorpe is only a short distance away. 171,528 - 285,880 an hour. It's a good profit if you work hard enough.||Completion of Lost City is recommended though not required.|
340,000 to 400,000
|Level 15||Catch Ruby Harvest butterflies, priced at around 1,130 coins each. Banking at Zanaris is recommended. Butterfly jars cost one (1) coins each at a hunting shop (Butterfly jars can also be bought from the grand exchange for 200 coins). If you have started Fairytale II - Cure a Queen, you may stop by the Yanille Bank, withdraw a Dramen/Lunar staff, butterfly net and 27 coins, then head to the Hunter store to buy 27 butterfly jars. Use the fairy ring to the northwest to go to Pistacoris Hunting area, get 27 catches, then return to Yanille bank via Fairy ring, deposit the 27 Ruby Harvest jars, withdraw another 27 coins and repeat.||Completion of Lost City is recommended though not required.|
|*****||Level 17||Catch Baby Implings at the Impetuous Impulses activity in Puro-Puro or throughout RuneScape. These are very common and are valued at approximately 934 coins. Be sure to bring your butterfly net and, if it is not your first time, a couple of impling jars which sell for 218 at the Grand Exchange. Catch them in the south east corner of Puro-Puro and bank them in a nearby bank. Always save nine (9) baby impling jars so you can trade them for an inventory full of jars with Elnock Inquisitor. And to even make the profit better, you should trade all Baby Implings for 3 jars and then sell those at the Grand Exchange for 218 per 1.||None. Though completion of Lost City is recommended to reach to Puro-Puro faster.|
|*****||Level 29||Net trap Swamp Lizards in the Canifis hunting area. Players can bank them at the Canifis bank. They sell for around 3,232 coins each. Doing In Search of Myreque could help but is not recommended, some tests were done and due to an update a while back it is faster to run to the bank in Canifis from the 4-trap hunting spot. While hunting swamp lizards, a player may gain over 46k experience per hour (possibly different now), and about 200k (possibly different now) GP per hour. At about 40 hunter it is possible to make around 600k gp/ph with 3 net traps now, smoking the trap is highly advised, and 720k gp/ph around 55 hunter. To make the profit even larger, a player should bring a beast of burden to catch more swamp lizards in one run, so the player does not have to bank that much, as well as it would help to have the requirements to wield the lizards so that one extra lizard can be taken each run. If a player were to catch, and bank, swamp lizards from level 29 hunter all the way up to level 99 hunter,with the right strategy, the player would make 276898368 coins in profit, & it would take exactly 85,674 swamp lizards.|
|*****||Level 41||Pitfall Graahk. The good Graahk furs are more in demand than good Kyatt furs. They sell for 8,775 coins. The down side is that the Tatty furs sell for only around 50-70 coins each. You will find it much easier to have duelling rings and a spirit graahk to speed up the process of banking and returning. Using a Tai bwo wannai teleport is useful though expensive at 2,742 coins. It is possible to make around 350k an hour using this method.||Completion of the Shilo Village is recommended, though not required.|
|Level 53||Box trap chinchompas at the Piscatoris Hunter area. They sell for around 500 coins each, and are also stackable, so players do not need to bank until done. If done effectively this gives about 170 chinchompas in an hour, yielding approximately 85,000 coins per hour.||None. Though completion of Eagles' Peak is recommended to reach the Piscatoris Hunter area faster.|
|*****, ***** with lunar banking||Level 55||Players can trap Sabre-toothed kyatts at the Trollweiss Hunter area. Their fur sells for about 13,006 coins each. Keep in mind, tatty fur's are only worth 23 coins so it is not worth it to keep them. If you have done Dream Mentor you can teleport to Moonclan Island and bank with 'Bird's-Eye' Jack then have any other Moonclan npc kick you off the island. A faster transportation method could be to use a duelling ring and/or an Arctic Bear familiar.||Completion of Dream Mentor, so you can bank without being kicked off the island|
|*****||Level 57||Use falconry for hunting Dark kebbits. It takes about 5 minutes to get full inventory or dark kebbit furs. One fur costs you 17.86 coins (price of purchasing a falcon). Area can be quickly accessed through Fairy rings (A K Q) and the obtained furs can be banked in Zanaris. Later you can either sell the furs itself for 924 coins each, but about two times more profitable option is to visit Fancy-dress shop owner in Varrock who will turn 2 of your furs and 600 coins into Gloves of silence, which currently sells about 6043 on GE. 13 gloves can be produced per trip, which costs 8400 coins, while the gloves should yield you about 30K profit (depends on current price). There is not constant demand for Gloves of silence on GE, but you should be able to sell them in reasonable time horizon, as they are popular in Thieving.||500 coins for borrowing a falcon per one inventory + 600 coins for each Gloves of silence you are about to make
Access to fairy rings for fast travel (not required)
28,000 to 79,000
|Level 63||Box trap red chinchompas, also called Carnivorous chinchompas, at the Feldip Hunter area. They sell for about 220 gold each. It will be slow, but the rate will be faster when level 80 is reached. They are also stackable, meaning a player does not have to bank every now and then. This is not really considered a good way to make money now because the prices are very low now due to the evolution of combat decreasing how effective it is to train range with red chinchompas.|
250,000 to 1,000,000
|Level 83||Catch Dragon implings, at the Impetuous Impulses activity or throughout RuneScape. They are exceedingly rare, even in Puro-Puro, but are also extremely valuable, with each impling being worth about 238,567 coins each, sell them at +5% to +20% as they sell at that range and so the price will increase raising max profit per hour, but if you can't sell them at that price range, market price is also good. 250,500 coins. You can catch, around 1-4 Dragon Implings on a good hour, which makes around a maximum of around 1 million coins per hour! But most likely you will only catch 1-2 an hour, so it is advised that you also catch magpie and ninja implings while hunting for dragon implings.|
|*****||Level 91||Catch Kingly implings at the Impetuous Impulses activity in Puro-Puro or throughout RuneScape. These are rare and are valued at around 514798 coins each. Be sure to bring your butterfly net and, if it is not your first time, a couple of impling jars which sell for 218 at the Grand Exchange. Catch them in the south east corner of Puro-Puro and bank them in a nearby bank. Always save nine (9) impling jars so you can trade them for an inventory full of jars, or stock up on implings required to exchange for a Jar generator with Elnock Inquisitor.
This money making method was one of the fastest money making methods in all of Runescape, producing even more than double nature runecrafting. Other high levelled Implings can be caught while hunting for Kingly Implings, meaning if a player didn't catch any Kingly Implings they could still easily make over 600k an hour. However, in an unnanounced update Jagex may have significantly increased the rarity of Kingly Implings, since before they were even more common than Dragon Implings. It is now unsure of the effectiveness of this method.
It may also be added that looting Kingly Imp jars you have a chance to receive an Uncut Onyx, which is currently priced at 3655080.
However looting an impling jar can produce other items that may result in loss, so caution is advised when looting Kingly Imps.