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A successful stalk for a roebuck

A successful stalk for a roebuck

Using the passing traffic to my advantage A few minutes before 5 AM I get out of the car, get my backpack and my gun and before I close the door I wish my father ‘’Waidmannsheil”. Quietly he disappears – driving an electric fuelled car – into the dark night. A 500 meter walk before I get to the highseat named ‘’wallabies’’- thanks to the fact that wallabies were seen here after they escaped at a nearby restaurant. Thankfully I…

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My first red deer!

My first red deer!

A difficult start Five days of hunting in Germany were on the agenda, from the 9th until the 13th of May. For a long time I was longing to go there, and on the 1st of May social media exploded with the start of roebuck-season in Germany. With some jealousy I dived back into my study books with the knowledge that I would be hunting the week after. The week flew by, on Tuesday we packed our stuff and on…

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A warm hunting day in March!

A warm hunting day in March!

A morning in the highseat My alarm went off at 3:30 AM, a quick shower to wake up a bit before I packed my stuff into the car and I was off to Belgium. After a 2 hour drive I arrived at the meeting point. Within minutes Gert-Jan arrived and he even brought some coffee! We drove to the hunting area, took our Browning Maral in .308, backpack, camera, seat, Kite-binoculars and jackets and walked to our high seat for…

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My first Dutch Big game!

My first Dutch Big game!

An unexpected Whatsapp-text It all started with a message from a friend, if I had plans on the 11th of October in the afternoon. I quickly grabbed my agenda , which confirmed this afternoon was still free. The next question was if I would like to go hunting on the Veluwe (famous forest area in the Netherlands), he was able to take a guest with him which had experience with big game. I could not resist this fantastic offer and…

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A perfect end to a full week of hunting!

A perfect end to a full week of hunting!

  A high seat without game It was Friday afternoon and the hunting week slowly came to an end. We visited the gamekeeper once more to tell him about our adventures. At the end of the conversation he wanted to show us 2 highseats that had not been used for over 5 years. Together we drove through the forest to the other side of the hunting area where he showed us both of the highseats. One thing was clear to…

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A perfect morning with shared success!

A perfect morning with shared success!

A coffee is needed! It’s May 2nd, around 3 o’clock in the morning, and I am roughly awoken from my sleep by an annoying ring. It takes a moment before I realise where I am, and why the alarm is going off this early – I went to bed far too late again last night. It took some effort to get myself out of bed, I lunge my heavy body upright and slowly walk to the pile of hunting clothes…

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A morning of goose hunting with an unsatisfied visitor

A morning of goose hunting with an unsatisfied visitor

First time with me on a goose hunt I am lucky to have 70 hectares of hunting land where I can shoot geese, crows, pigeons and rabbits. A part of this is a rough area with small trees, high grass and in the middle of that a rather large pond. Next to this rough area there is a meadow the goose absolutely love. It was a cloudy morning and there was a strong west-wind. Together with my girlfriend – it…

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The 1st of May, a day many hunters look forward to! 

The 1st of May, a day many hunters look forward to! 

The trip As every year, the first of May was coming closer and closer, the opening day of the roebuck season in Germany. Every year this is definitely one of my hunting highlights. However this year I could not join on this hunt. Jealously I watched my dad pack all of his hunting gear in the week before this date. I decided to have another look in my agenda. After cancelling and moving some appointments I finally decided to –…

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Female roedeer in Belgium with a nice surprise!

Female roedeer in Belgium with a nice surprise!

Preparation It was a cold day in February, at the end of the afternoon when we packed the car. One more cup of coffee and we would leave for our trip. When it was finished, we took an extra sweater and we were ready for departure. It was a travel of more than 2 hours to Sint-Truiden, Belgium. I was invited by Gert-Jan for some hunting on female roe deer. Something like this don’t have to be asked twice, so…

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