Tuesday, 26 July 2011

More game camera pics!

Still trying to get some photo's of roe deer and moose on the camera, but it seems everytime we move the camera we find animal tracks in the orignal location, ah well, we'll keep trying!

Here's the latest results:

Hare

Friday, 15 July 2011

Scouting for scrapes!

I was out in my terrain on Sunday with a friend and the dogs looking for signs of roe buck and we weren't dissapointed, came across these two.





Also came across this little guy






















We were quite lucky it didn't bite one of the dogs!!!

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Lynx on the loose....

Well I took out my new game camera last Sunday to see what was about in my terrain, on Thursday me and a friend went to collect the memory card and moved the camera to a different location.

After loading the pictures onto the PC we got a bit of a shock, the time and date are wrong as I forgot to adjust this before I put up the camera but I worked out that the pics were taken on Thursday 7th July at approx. 12-12:30pm.

Click on the pics to enlarge them!




















Great to see a lynx, especially since it's the first thing my camera has taken photo's of, but not exactly great to have in your hunting terrain...

... I hope he doesn't take the big buck I've been observing the last few months!!!

Moved the camera to a new location and got this picture by MMS

Red fox

















I'll post up more pics as and when they happen.

Monday, 4 July 2011

New Game Camera

After a lot of reading and researching on the internet I decided to purchase a game camera so I could check out what game was visiting the areas where I hunt. As the roe buck hunt in Norway doesn't start till the 10th August this was the perfect excuse to get one and see what bucks are about in my terrain so I can increase my chances of being in the right place at the right time, it will also be useful to get an idea about the number of moose in the area prior to the moose hunt in October as both animals use the same tracks/ paths.

The camera I purchased is an Ltl Acorn 5210 MM, this camera has the capability to send MMS pictures direct to your mobile phone night and day due to the Infa-Red lights, so it wil be great to have instant MMS of the action as it occurs at the camera. The camera is also very small measuring 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 inches and it takes 8 AA batteries, the arial for the MMS is hidden inside so as to keep the unit compact.

Here's a few pics of the camera.


I will make sure to update my blogg with updates of any interesting photo's taken over the following months.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

First fox for my brother & his new rifle!

Decided to go out and try for a fox with my brother James and his new Tikka T3 Lite in .243 Winchester, the same rifle I wrote about in my previous post. We slowly stalked into an area which offered a great vantage point and where we had put out some dead rabbits to help draw foxes into the area, after getting there and getting into position we started squeaking, after trying for over one hour with no success we decided to get up and have a walk around the rest of the terrain, we had only walked 100 meters when a roe doe burst from cover, a great sight and we continued walking.

We walked for several kilometers through the terrain but saw nothing, and with the sun starting to go down we headed back to the farm track and decided to stalk up on a area where fox had been seen previously. About 250 meters away from the area we began our stalk making sure we were extra quiet, on approaching the first field we used the cover of a hedge row to see if anything was about in the freshly cut and bailed field, first field revealed nothing, so we slowly crept along to the the next field. I skanned the field with my binoculars but saw nothing and we were just about to move on when I second glanced the field and from nowhere a fox was making its way straight towards us at about 150 meters, I nudged my brother and he immediately got into a shooting position using the fence post as a firm rest. The fox was still making it's way towards us and was completely oblivious of us, as it got closer it became apparent that the fox was carrying something in it's mouth, up with the binoculars again and I identified it had a pheasant in it's mouth, exactly the reason why they need to be controlled in this area as there are pheasant pens and gameshoots which take place. When the fox got to about 50 meters I squeeked and it stopped quatering towards us, my brother released the shot and the fox dropped on the spot, we made the rifle safe and headed over to the fox, my brother had shot it right through the middle of the shoulder with the bullet exiting through the ribs on the opposite side, a great shot and the bullet a Sako GameHead 90 grain performed perfectly - works great on roe deer and fox!

Here is a pic of the fox as we found it





A picture of the happy hunter!























Well done James, a great shot and a great start with the new rifle, looking forward to you coming over in October for the moose hunt!