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Hunting YouTube – Week 5

Nowadays a lot of movies can be found on pages like YouTube. Many hunters already started some years ago with making a lot of movies themselves and have many followers. We are watching them too so we can see how then hunt in other countries and of course to dream about hunts we want to experience ourselves! We want you to get to know these movies and film makers too so we will share two videos each week. The first video is one from JagdMomente. It is about a silent driven hunt and high seat hunt on roe deer and wild

Quicker than expected

Another trip to Germany On the planning was a weekend hunting in Germany. This time I would leave with Max to our friend Stefan that is doing his internship near Kassel. On Thursday morning Max came to get me, but before our departure we had to saw a few trees. The storm of 18 January had put down a few big trees in our garden which were laying in front of our house in pieces of 5 metres. After 2 hours of work our job was done and after a short shower we began our 3 hour trip to Kassel.

Hunting YouTube – Week 4

Nowadays a lot of movies can be found on pages like YouTube. Many hunters already started some years ago with making a lot of movies themselves and have many followers. We are watching them too so we can see how then hunt in other countries and of course to dream about hunts we want to experience ourselves! We want you to get to know these movies and film makers too so we will share two videos each week. Every year you can read or see something in the news about rich Americans that went hunting in Africa and shot a

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 used the noise from the few passing cars on the nearby road. Slowly I stalked up to 70 metres of

Hunting YouTube – Week 3

Nowadays a lot of movies can be found on pages like YouTube. Many hunters already started some years ago with making a lot of movies themselves and have many followers. We are watching them too so we can see how then hunt in other countries and of course to dream about hunts we want to experience ourselves! We want you to get to know these movies and film makers too so we will share two videos each week. This week we start with the famous chef Gordon Ramsay. He goes hunting in the United States on local wild boar. They are

Hunting YouTube – Week 2

Nowadays a lot of movies can be found on pages like YouTube. Many hunters already started some years ago with making a lot of movies themselves and have many followers. We are watching them too so we can see how then hunt in other countries and of course to dream about hunts we want to experience ourselves! We want you to get to know these movies and film makers too so we will share two videos each week.   The first movie is made by Tok Poortvliet. He is a well known Dutch hunter that is specialized in geese and

My first male fawn!

Bad weather conditions It was the 18th of March and the weather forecast for my hunting day was cold and windy. I didn’t have much time anymore to fulfill the management plan so I decided to go out anyway. If you don’t go out, you will never see something. At 07:00 I was driving to the hunting area, luckily only 10 minutes away. I was actually a bit later than I wanted but sometimes mornings can be difficult. My first spot was a place which was covered by some surrounding forests, which I hoped would result in less wind. This

Hunting YouTube – Week 1

Nowadays a lot of movies can be found on pages like YouTube. Many hunters already started some years ago with making a lot of movies themselves and have many followers. We are watching them too so we can see how then hunt in other countries and of course to dream about hunts we want to experience ourselves! We want you to get to know these movies and film makers too so we will share two videos each week.   The first movie is made by a Polish hunter who calls himself RoeStalker on YouTube. You get to see several moments from

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 Wednesday we were off! Arriving at the forester, we were appointed with 5 high seats that we could use for

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 this morning. We installed ourselves on the high seat and soon the sun was rising. We saw some pheasants and

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 so it happened that I was ready to go on the 11th of October. I drove by my friend which

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 me; one of those places would be where I would hunt tonight. This place was only 150 meters of the

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 that I had already sorted before going to bed. Once dressed, and maybe recognizable, I begin to feel myself become

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 was her very first time hunting- we walked into the darkness of the night with my dog, along the meadow

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 – last minute- join this hunt. Then everything had to be arranged, controlling and cleaning the gun, fixing a German hunting

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 Friday evening we arrived at Gert-Jan’s place. Our cameraman Mees would arrive later that evening. After a good glass of