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A Boar Hunter is born

By Chris Norris Figure 1 “Photo” Chris Norris is an accomplished Boar hunter after many years of trial and error. I remember how cold it was sitting in my stand; it was the kind of cold that passes right through the layers of your clothing and into the core of your body. It was at…

HUNTING IN GERMANY, Part 2 – “THE FERRETS ARE UNDERWAY”

By Robert (Doc) Mann It was 6 February 2011 and I had just gotten out of bed. I had a smile on my face because I was getting ready to go hunting. 0600 in the morning and I was preparing to leave home to go to the meeting location of a social hunt. We would…

European Social Hunts: The game is plentiful and rich with tradition!

By Robert (Doc) Mann As the European hunting season comes to an end each year, Revier holdersreview the level of success achieved in the management of the game population (Harvest /Abschuess plan) within their respective hunting land. The directors of State and Federal forest land also conduct the same review, to determine if the appropriate…

Hunting from a Women’s View

By Christie Bonniwell I can still remember the first time my dad took me hunting. The excitement of getting up early and waving good bye to my mom as we pulled out of the driveway, I felt like such a grown up! I listened eagerly to my dad explain everything with anticipation and excitement of…

Sika Deer Hunting

By Christie Bonniwell There it was again, the high shrill of a bugle. It was not a deep bugle so it had to be a younger Sika stag. I hear the splashing of something crossing the water. Anxiously I wait, looking for movement in the brush. Finally the brush starts moving, I start shaking, and out walks a…

Hunting on the Edge

By Robert Mann The Hunting trip started on 8 October 2011 in a forest on the Germany/Czechoslovakia (CZ) Borderwith a party of six hunters. We had all gathered to hunt Sika deer, Roe deerand wild boar. We hunted hard for three days, through rain, high winds and coldtemperatures. On the last day at about 1700,…

A Bear Hunt With Friends

By John MacCallum Hunting is a great way to stay in touch with friends. I have been an active duty Navy Seabee for 18 years now and have moved around the country quite a bit. We have made many friends both military and civilian everywhere we go. Staying in touch with friends and finding new…

A Late Season Idaho buck

By Dason Lasater Sweat ran down my back as I made my way almost to the top of the ridge through the tall moist grass and brush. I knew the buck was close and I knew the only way I would get an acceptable shot with my bow was to find him before he saw…

The Hunting Horn

The Hunting Horn – By Erich Held Audio Samples Horn Sample 1 – Sammeln des Jaegers (Gather the Hunters) Horn Sample 2 – Rehwild Tot (Deer Dead) Horn Sample 3 – Fuchs Tot (Fox Dead) Horn Sample 4 – Auf, Auf zum Fröhlich Jagen (On to Happy Hunting) The sounds of the hunting horns (Jagd Horns) have been a part of the hunt…

Elk Hunt to the Max

Elk Hunt to the Max – By Dason Lasater I summon all the air I am able to for one last high pitched piercing bugle. As we have done so many times this season, Jeff and I hold absolutely still, hardly breathing, hoping to hear a response. Our silence is rewarded with a faint barely…

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