Tuesday, 29 November 2011

New toy... Climbing Tree Stand

Over the last couple of seasons hunting in our terrain i've had a number of close calls but due to limited visibility and vegetation at ground level I have not been able to take the shot. I have been looking at the climbing tree stands used in the USA by bow hunters as a way to get me off the ground and increase my visibility, making more areas huntable and also getting my scent away from ground level, well to cut to the chase I ordered Realtree Outfitters Series Viper Ultra from the states. I've been playing around with it the last couple of weekends and it's fantastic, it adds a whole new perspective to the hunt and opens up countless other opportunities which were previously not available. The good thing about this model is that it packs together and comes with shoulder straps so you can carry it in and out of the terrain with ease. I've also purchased a flexible tripod so I can attach my video camera to the tree stand so hopefully i'll get some good footage.

Now my head really is in the clouds! =)

Norwegian Moose Hunt 2011

On the 5th October began our season for moose hunting here in Norway, our quota was for 13 animals but this year we only managed 9, 2 mature bulls, 2 1.5 year old bulls, 1 cow and 4 calves. I had a couple of close encounters but unfortunately did not get to pull the trigger.

Below are a few pics from the hunt:
A young calf approx. 6 months old
Bamsi with her first moose
A very proud dog
The largest bull moose take this year, a 13 pointer

My brother with the head from the large bull moose above
A nice mature 4 point bull  moose