Monday, November 7, 2016

A good hunting week to remember



This was a very good and successful hunting week in October.

The week started with 3 nice days vacation in the woods hunting for moose with my hunting team.
The first day we shot a moose calf in the last minute before dark .

The second day and the hunting was soon to be stopped for the day.
I´m sitting and waiting close by a lake on a small hill far out in the woods with a good view over the lake with a nice opening below . I could imagine how the animals could and should run through there .
It was late and now I started to get a little bit cold and tiered and wanted to get home .
I could hear the hunting dog far a way on the other side of the lake . On the radio they said the dog most likely had found some wild boars and was barking at them.
It was far away and maybe hopefully they might get here but not for a while though.
But from nowhere I started to hear the branches breaking in the woods very close by. It was for sure something big closing in fast . I felt the heart starting to beat faster. Getting ready lifting up my rifle .
A few seconds later a big moose enters the opening below the hill where I´m sitting. Only 10-15 meters away from where I sit. I see this big beautiful majestic animal thinking. Is it alone or is there any calf following this moose cow.
We were allowed to shoot cows that were alone but u can never now that if u only have the animal visible for a few seconds in the opening running through.
But there it was . A calf was following the cow and this animal was allowed. As soon as it entered the opening from the right the shot was taken. Both animals stopped and turned around . I hit the calf but it didn´t fall directly. As soon the calf was in a good position the second shot made it fall to the ground.  It was a beautiful animal and u always feel humble afterwards.

3 days hunting for moose was a lot of hunting and it should for sure been enough for most people. But I could see that the wild boars had started to come to my feeding place in the wood.
I had not been lucky with the boars for a very long time now and felt I needed to give it a try.
Thursday evening I get out around 19:00 in the evening. It´s getting dark out there.
After sitting just one hour it comes. Straight out in the opening . It starts eating and don´t notice me sitting only 15 meters away from it.
I lift my rifle and aim. it stays still and I shoot. The pig falls down on the ground where it stays.
2 hours later the pig hangs ready in my garage gutted and the fur removed.
It was a very smooth and fast hunt .

The freezer is now filled with the best possible meet u can ever imagine.
A very good hunting week to remember.

Thanks a lot Diana !