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Shooting on wooden rabbits..

Posted on 3 December 2010 by Ronny Lund in Hunting Techniques, In General, Video | 1 Reactie

In the last week of november two dutch beginners visited the farm. The took some shooting lessons with me, and did fairly well during the rabbit hunt.

Here is a small impression.

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My view on hunting

Posted on 26 November 2010 by Ronny Lund in In General | Reageer als eerste »

Hunting, with the proper use of the meat and proper respect to the animal (very important), is much more sustainable and better for you than buying food industry-produced meat at the supermarket. If you are going to be an omnivore, even just supplementing your diet with your own hunted meat will vastly reduce your grocery carbon footprint.

First off, it is important to learn how to shoot properly and where to shoot an animal so that they feel a minimal amount of pain and die quickly and humanely. Some hunters get excited when they see an animal and just shoot at it rather than targeting and shooting, which wounds the animal and both leads to a frustrating chase for the hunter and a slower death for the animal.

In Sweden, you have to take a hunting course in order to get your license, and they teach you all about this stuff.  If you live in an area where you do not need to get a license or undergo this training, it is up to you to make sure you know where to aim for the most humane kill shot.

Targeting is equally important to getting quality meat out of the animal, especially if you are using shot that can scatter. Defiling the meat detracts from the whole purpose of hunting your own food in the first place.

Secondly, learn to shoot, mostly for the same reasons we mention above. You can’t target effectively if you don’t know how where to aim a gun to pinpoint your precise target. There are shooting clubs in rural areas that hold shooting practice with clay targets. These are an inexpensive way to train yourself.

When you do kill an animal, use all the meat and hide where viable. If you are a first-timer, take the animal to a butcher; more experienced hunters can teach you butchery in the field as you gain more experience. If you shoot a deer, you can preserve the meat in cubes for cooking in stews, or have a butcher make it into sausages for use throughout the year.

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