Equipment consultant for young hunters

THE CLASSIC IN THE HUNTING GROUND: STAND HUNTING.

A good knowledge of the hunting ground, patients and sharp senses of awareness are essential for successful hunting from a ground blind. Whether your hunting over bait for deer in the morning or a night spend in a blind for boar – ground blind hunting is not only about “the kill.”

The right equipment can make this type of hunting a pleasant experience. Clothing should be warm, silent and scent free if possible – the rifle should be easy to handle in the confines of a blind and the riflescope suitable for low-light situations.

THE ROYAL DISCIPLINE: ALPINE HUNTING.

This type of hunting requires top physical condition and excellent shooting technique. The reward: unique views. Every gram counts. Climbing up or down mountains is strenuous enough as it is, without having to carry out game. For this reason, mountain hunters need to rely on their physical fitness as much as extremely light, functional and robust equipment.

Clothing should protect you from the ever changing weather conditions in the mountains. When shooting uphill or downhill at long-range distances – you need to aim low or high due to angle compensation, this will help to achieve the correct path of the projectile. A range finder and a BDC (bullet drop compensation) turret on your riflescope make this challenge manageable.

THE MASTER CLASS: SPOT AND STALKING FOR GAME.

Spot and stalking is probably one of the oldest forms of hunting. You have to become one with nature and your surroundings, whether in open country or in your own hunting grounds. No matter what species you are after, preparation, endurance, experience and a ton of hunting instincts are all required to be successful. The chosen equipment must be lightweight, mobile and quiet.

Clothing should be comfortable and performance enduring as the sun, wind and moisture will create more problems than the cold. Optics must be able to withstand the changing weather and terrain. This will make it easier to react quickly when you have to shoot at short, medium range or long ranges.

A SOCIAL AFFAIR: DRIVEN HUNTS.

Driven hunts fulfil an important role in wildlife population control in the cultural landscape of central Europe. This type of social hunting is a very popular way to control the population of deer and wild boar. There are a few challenges for hunters: long waiting times spent on stand, fast reaction times at close range,

especially when game passes quickly through small openings in the forest. A great deal of discipline is required in order to ensure one‘s own safety and that of drivers, dogs and handlers – as well as appropriate protective clothes. Dog handlers who have to go through the thicket need additional protection from the environment and game animals.

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