Saturday, 31 December 2011

Beaver Scouting

I went out on Saturday 31st December with a friend to do some beaver scouting in our terrain in preparation for our first trip out after the New Year, (we are not permitted to hunt in Norway during 23rd Dec - 1st Jan). It has been an extremely mild winter in Norway this year and the first I've experienced without snow since I moved here nine years ago, usually my hunting terrain will have several feet of snow by now! Not that I'm complaining as it makes the hunting more bearable and I'm sure the animals have benefited being able to easily access food for a longer period without having to expend energy digging for it, so I'm hoping for a good season next year =)

As you can see from the photo's the beaver are now venturing out onto land to feed on the tree bark, you can also see where they are entering and exiting the water, so if I post over looking one of these areas where they are feeding I should have a good chance of a shot.

Winter Wonderland! =)

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Winter Camouflage

Well now my roe deer season has come to a close and this year has been a complete blank, I've had several close encounters but unfortunately I could not shoot due to unsafe back stops and seeing does during the buck hunt ... typical!

Anyway to drown out my dissapointment I thought I would treat myself to some winter camouflage as an early Christmas present. After searching through the Internet and looking at all the different models and varieties I found a special deal on the X3M1 3D Camo, this is a light-weight "pull-over" suit meaning that I can wear my regular hunting clothing underneath, so no need to invest in even more clothing.

Here's a YouTube video of the camo in action:

I look forward to trying it out during the winter when I concentrate on hunting fox and beaver, I'll update my blog with a review after a few outings.

Wishing all my visitors a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!