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Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe
      #180163 - 28/04/11 05:30 AM

The beautiful castle of Konopiste in the Czech Republic.

It contains among other things fine collections of trophies of Prince Franz Ferdinand of Austria.



The beautiful Konopiste Castle, with the lake in the foreground. A path around the lake provides a pleasant walk through the forest. I remember when walking around it, seeing a snake slithering away in the grass. Something I did not expect to see in temperate Europe.



A small selection of Prince Franz Ferdinand's collection of trophies.



Another wonderful corridor in the castle.



A winter fairytale castle. Konopiste covered in snow.

I must find my own collection of photos of Konopiste from my trip.

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: NitroX]
      #180244 - 28/04/11 09:54 PM




A collection of armour in the Castle.



Another winter scene from the lake.



An old print. Note the hunters with a hound in the foreground.



A modern photograph.

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: NitroX]
      #180245 - 28/04/11 10:10 PM

A castle I visited and stayed in, in Hluboka in the Czech Republic.

Not so many hunting themes, but a great castle, modelled on Windsor Castle in England.

Nearby, a kilometre away was the "hunting lodge" which I will soon share with you.





















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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: NitroX]
      #180249 - 28/04/11 10:20 PM

My mozzie dome isn't quite that fancy a place to retire to at the end of a day's hunt!

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Ben]
      #181024 - 08/05/11 03:59 AM


Magnificent Whitetail Buck in Finland.



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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: NitroX]
      #181830 - 18/05/11 01:41 AM



New European Record hunted in Laplanque Hunting Estate, France Safaris: 298 CIC pts, 46 tines and 18.5 kg

Courtesy of France Safaris - France Safaris

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: NitroX]
      #182985 - 02/06/11 04:56 AM

Splendid pictures, splendid country. John you have a knack with photographying.


but for Finland???
You kidding?
Whitetail in Europe?

Please do us a favor and explain us this nonsense ???



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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: larcher]
      #183004 - 02/06/11 05:10 PM

Fabulous photos. I love the stonework in castles.

And in the photos it appears that someone with France safaris got a giraffe which is great to see. Giraffe is an under-appreciated hunt. In areas where they are hunted, they run! They are hard to approach and difficult to bring down.

About the tapestry, I never understood why carpets were hung on walls. What was the theory and how did they eventually end up on the floor?


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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: larcher]
      #183158 - 07/06/11 01:27 AM

Quote:

Splendid pictures, splendid country. John you have a knack with photographying.


but for Finland???
You kidding?
Whitetail in Europe?

Please do us a favor and explain us this nonsense ???






JB

Yes I believe there is a whitetail deer herd in the wild in Finland, and have seen it referred to previously over the years.

No first hand knowledge though, unless someone wants to invite me to have a hunt after one.

Sika deer in Finland too I believe.

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: 500grains]
      #183160 - 07/06/11 01:33 AM

Quote:

Fabulous photos. I love the stonework in castles.

And in the photos it appears that someone with France safaris got a giraffe which is great to see. Giraffe is an under-appreciated hunt. In areas where they are hunted, they run! They are hard to approach and difficult to bring down.

About the tapestry, I never understood why carpets were hung on walls. What was the theory and how did they eventually end up on the floor?




If you have a look at some of the photos I posted from India, some years ago, you will see what looks like lattices carved from wood, which is actually intricate stone carvings on the buildings. The European stone and plaster work is neat too.

My guess regarding tapestries is they are a form of insulation. Cold stone walls covered with tapestries would be a lot warmer. Also another great hunting chateau of the Loire Valley, I must post some photos from there too, and also of the "tiny" royal hunting "lodge" of Chambord, is Cheverny Castle or Chateaux. This Chateaux still has the several hundred year old leather wall coverings which I believe also were a form of insulation.

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: NitroX]
      #183274 - 09/06/11 03:49 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Splendid pictures, splendid country. John you have a knack with photographying.


but for Finland???
You kidding?
Whitetail in Europe?

Please do us a favor and explain us this nonsense ???






JB

Yes I believe there is a whitetail deer herd in the wild in Finland, and have seen it referred to previously over the years.

No first hand knowledge though, unless someone wants to invite me to have a hunt after one.

Sika deer in Finland too I believe.





Yes we have whitetails here in finland. About 25 000 taken every year.
No sika but some fallow deers. There has been some sika deers near by the Finnish border in russia.


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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Paatti]
      #184946 - 01/07/11 12:29 AM

Try to find this buck during roe buck season but he was too shy. Maybe next year...



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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Paatti]
      #193150 - 06/11/11 05:05 PM

Paati

What a great photo of a roe deer.


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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: NitroX]
      #193269 - 07/11/11 10:15 PM

Carved antler art from Carpinart.










Made into a chair fit for a Royal Hunting Lodge.


For St Hubertus's Day which was only in the last week. An antler clock


A future antler clock.

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: NitroX]
      #193278 - 07/11/11 11:35 PM

You really need some craftmanship to do things like that!!!

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Sville]
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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: 93mouse]
      #194362 - 21/11/11 07:03 PM

Nice wood, I hope the rest is as good!!!

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Sville]
      #195140 - 28/11/11 06:46 PM



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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: NitroX]
      #195196 - 29/11/11 04:18 AM


Natural camouflage.



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      #195225 - 29/11/11 08:10 AM

Very good camouflage and a really great pic!!!!

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Sville]
      #195290 - 29/11/11 07:05 PM

Just off the net.

Bulgarian Wolf



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      #195291 - 29/11/11 07:13 PM

Another one off the net ...

Day camp in Norway, a real Viking Mountain man! I like the red beard, Barbarossa indeed.



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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: NitroX]
      #195305 - 29/11/11 11:30 PM

Thats one of the best pics of a wolf Ive seen!!!!

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Sville]
      #195306 - 29/11/11 11:32 PM

Nice tent also, probably the new one from Fjallraven...

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Sville]
      #195307 - 30/11/11 12:00 AM

Hard to judge size by the pic, but that wolf looks small, which I think Bulgarian wolves tend to be, that is, a little bigger than our coyotes and smaller than our wolves. Shot in winter it should be near full size even if it was the previous spring's pup.

Yes, a good wolf...

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