Next time you're out that way...
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Teamanglervorstellung Teil 2
Wir haben einige echte Profis und Stars der Scene für Euch organisiert.
...Sie helfen Euch dabei das passende Tackle zu finden und verraten Tipps und Tricks für eine erfolgreiche Angelsaison 2018.
Euer Fisherman´s World Team Neumarkt
Wyoming, we lost a legend. The bull I named “Brutus” or also know as “The Big Boy” from the National elk refuge in Jackson Wyoming has expired. He died of natur...al causes. I know of 4 years that this bull has shown up to the feed grounds, year 2 being the time where he went “famous”. A short clip of this bull went viral making hunters nation wide drool over their phones. At year 2 his sheds scored roughly 436” with a 50 inch inside spread. Year 3 he went from a 6x7 to a clean 7x7 while regressing to that 410” mark. This year would make year 4 on the refuge (that I’m aware of). 62” outside spread, 54” inside, 57” main beams. Rough gross score of 405”.
Rest easy big fella! I’ll sure miss watching you through the lens.
Most pictures I took myself BUT NOT ALL. I left captions in the pictures with the year they were taken to give an idea how he changed and regressed. There was a small notch at the top of his right ear which was the determining factor that it was the same bull through all the changes he went through. Enjoy these pictures, I may put together a tribute clip of this bull with footage I have of him later this week. Stay tuned!
Tonight we held an instructor meeting for the upcoming Spring Hunting Course in Stuttgart. The course begins on 20 Feb. We have a new hunting coordinator and a great group of volunteer instructors ready for you. Waidmannsheil!
Waidmannsheil Mark! I hope luck continues to meet your skills in '18.
2017 might have proven to be a good year for Mark W. but so far 2018 has been a very favorable year as well. Mark was able to harvest another gorgeous red stag as well as this mighty impressive Keiler while hunting in northern Germany to start off the New Year. Waidmannsheil Mark!!!
28th and 29th Dec 2017 was spent on drive hunt which took place on the Grafenwoehr Training Area which is located in the German state of Bavaria. Meet up was sc...heduled for 0900 hrs at the Kuhlkammer in Heringnohe. There we received all hunting instructions from the Grafenwoehr Federal Forest Director Herr Maushake and was pared up with our guides. The hunt was to take place between the moment we got in our seats till 1330 hrs when we were picked back up. My seat for the day was located within 300 meters of the Pappenberg Historical Landmark for those of you that might be familiar with this training area.
I was in the seat barley 10 minutes when the first group of Red Deer came by. Within the 3 hours that I spent in the stand, I was fortunate enough to harvest 4 Red Deer and 1 pig. I was picked back up by my group leader Herr Wise around 1400 hrs and because he had no room in his truck, we had to load the game into mine.
Back at the Kuhlkammer I began field dressing my game and a few of the forest workers took them out to the Strecke and placed them in the order which they belonged.
The rifle I was shooting was my trusty Mossberg, 30-06 with 180 gr lead free ammo.
All in all it was a great hunt with more animals harvested on Thursday than Friday.
I get a lot of questions concerning Grafenwoehr Drive Hunts and how hunters can get on them. Please allow me to take just a few moments and give you my opinion and also what I have been told.
Hunt invitations are not just sent out to every hunter in the area. The Graf hunts are carefully planned and hunters are selected by the Forest Director himself. Some of the hunters are and have been on the invite list for many many years. Other interested hunters are still on the waiting list and have been for several years, and most likely will remain on that list for many more seasons. Some of the invites are sent to individuals simply because of their rank and the positions that they hold within the Grafenwoehr Military Community.
You cannot compare the hunter selection procedures of Hohenfels with the hunter selection procedures of Grafenwoehr. Two separate individual Forest Directors with two separate invite procedures. Is one better than the other, no not in my opinion. Just different that’s all.
For several years I would show up at every Strecke that the forest office had and would help drag game, dress animals, wash carcasses, clean up gut piles, and help recover the site after the ceremony. I was hoping that my interest, willing to help and dedication would somehow end in an invite. After 3 years of doing that, I finally got a call and was asked if I was interested in attending a drive hunt and I’ve been lucky enough ever since to get them in the mail. I do not have the ability to get any other hunter or friend an invite nor do I have the ability to invite a hunter or friend to attend a hunt with me. Grafenwoehr Training Area is an amazing place to hunt and I am thankful for the opportunities that I get each year to hunt here. (HB)
Was fortunate enough to harvest this Strong Buck in Hohenfels last weekend. The Wildlife Management folks and their support network up there really put on an epic event.
Thanks to Barnes, Bushnell, Camillus and SNIPENSTRIKE I was able to pull this off.
Waidmannsheil to all...
WILD BOAR, Sus scrofa, in the nature reserve Alam-Pedja, Estonia. Wild boar weighing over 350 kg has been found in both Russia and Romania. The wild boar, ances...tor of the domestic pig, has increased in numbers in Europe with several thousand percent since the 1940’s which makes it the most successful four-legged mammal of our time. Hunters fell two million wild boar a year in Europe and still they increase in numbers.
Photo by Sven Zacek / #wildwondersofeurope #photooftheday from the book ”Ett vildare liv” (“A WILDER LIFE”) by Magnus Lundgren and Staffan Widstrand awarded The Panda Book of the Year 2018 by WWF Sweden. A WILDER LIFE is a magnificent coffee-table book about the return of the wild, often called “rewilding”. The first edition of “Ett vildare liv” is in Swedish. The book is out now and can be ordered directly from Magnus and Staffan. Världsnaturfonden WWF
Another great German-American Partnership Hunt at Hohenfels this year. Roughly 70 animals harvested over two days, including a beautiful Class 1A taken by one of our American colleagues. Waidmannsheil!