The Hunting Horn

July 13, 2019

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…


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

July 13, 2019

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 directorsof State and Federal forest land also conduct the same review, to determine ifthe appropriate game quota is…


Sika Deer (Cervus nippon)

July 13, 2019

Sika deer are native to Eastern Asia. They were once a sacred animal in Japan. They were introduced in the 1900s to other areas of the world, including the United States in 1920. Sika deer were originally introduced as ornamental game but have established themselves in some forests of Eastern Europe & North America. Figure…


Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra)

July 13, 2019

Chamois in English and French or Gams in German are native to rugged, high altitude, mountainous regions all across the Alps from the Pyrenees through Austria, Balkans, Carpathians, and even the Caucuses. Specimens range is size, shape, and color but generally average between 40-60 pounds (20-35 kg), close to three feet or one meter in…


Bowhunting on the Alandic Islands

July 13, 2019

By Roger Pettersson Aland (Åland) is a small autonomous region situated in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden with approximately 26,000 people, 30% are hunters. Aland is a part of Finland, but we consider ourselves “Alandics” rather than Finnish. Both hunting and fishing are a great part of our traditions. We have fairly liberal…

Fallow Deer (Dama dama)

Fallow Deer (Dama dama)

July 13, 2019

Fallow Deer in English, Daim in French, or Damhirsch in German are native to modern day Turkey and the Middle East where the rare Persian Fallow Deer (Dama mesopotamica) continue to live today. Although Dama dama was introduced to Europe by the Romans as early as 100 A.D., the original native subspecies, Dama mesopotamica, are…


Moose (Alces alces)

July 13, 2019

Moose (Alces alces) referred to in North America, also known as Eurasian Elk in Europe are the largest species within the deer family. Currently there are six subspecies of moose. In North America; Eastern, Western, Alaska, and Shiras Moose. In Europe; Eurasian Elk and Siberian Moose. Figure 1″Photo” A Moose in its natural environment. Moose…


Bowhunting In Spain

July 13, 2019

By Pedro Ampuero When deciding their next foreign hunting destination, most bowhunters will think of places like the US, Canada or South Africa. However, there are a wide variety of other destinations to be discovered. That is the case of Spain, a country which offers a wide range of opportunities and a great variety of…


Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

July 13, 2019

The ring-necked pheasant, also known as common pheasant, was introduced into North America from Asia and has established itself over much of the continent, especially in agricultural regions, specifically cultivated ground interspersed with hedges, grass ditches, marshes, brushy groves, and woodland borders. It is a very distinctive and colorful species and is a popular game…


Hunting in Finland

July 13, 2019

By Roger Pettersson Finland borders Russia to the east and Sweden to the west and stretches approximately 1200 km North/South and about 600 km wide East/West. This makes up for a total of 338,145 square kilometers of pristine nature. Finland is also known for its abundance of lakes which offers an exceptional water fowl environment…