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.


Facts about hunting in Sweden

Posted on 3 December 2010 by Ronny Lund in Regulations | Reageer als eerste »

In Sweden the hunting comes hand in hand with the nature conservation. The hunting is to be seen as a wise, as well as a long term, utilisation of the renewable nature resources of wild animals. The general principle for all hunting is that all animals are protected unless there is an official hunting period for a certain animal.

Seasons are mainly autumn and winter, i.e., from late August to February. These dates vary greatly depending on the type of animal and where in Sweden and types of hunting methods. The number of big game shot is regulated through licenses all over Sweden in order to keep the populations strong, stable and healthy. That is the case for moose, deer except roe deer, bear and lynx.

The right to hunt and to keep the prey is tied to owning land or property. Any person owning land therefore has the exclusive right to hunt on his/her own land. In order to do so one must have a license for a gun or rifle. Today one must go through a special education in order to be able to get a permit to own a gun or a permit to by a type of gun one not already possesses. Therefore the Swedish Hunting School is as natural for new hunters as getting a drivers license to teenagers. read more…


Hunting on a different kind of food

Posted on 2 December 2010 by Ronny Lund in Food | Reageer als eerste »

Not only is there a great challenge for dogs in hunting on deer and rabbit in Gotland, there is also a career in hunting on truffels.

The “black truffle” or “black Périgord truffle” (Tuber melanosporum) is named after the Périgord region in France and grows exclusively with oak. Specimens can be found in late autumn and winter, reaching 7 cm in diameter and weighing up to 100 g. Production is almost exclusively European, with France accounting for 45%, Spain 35%, Italy 20%, and small amounts from Slovenia, Croatia and the Australian states of Tasmania and Western Australia. In 1900, France produced around 1,000 metric tonnes (1,100 short tons) of Tuber melanosporum. Production has considerably diminished in the past century, and is now around 20 metric tonnes (22 short tons) per year, with peaks at 46 metric tonnes (50 short tons) in the best years. The largest truffle market in southwest France is at Lalbenque in Quercy. These markets are busiest in the month of January, when the black truffles have their highest perfume. As of December 2009, black truffles were sold for about €1,000 per kilo in a farmer’s market and €3,940 per kilo in a retail saler.

I think I will start training my dogs…

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