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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Louis]
      #346086 - 23/10/20 01:36 PM

So many wolves in Germany.

And thanks for the comments on the hut. Luxury indeed, especially the mountain spring water. I dream of such water.

Thanks for the replies and original posted story and photos. Places to dream about.

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Louis]
      #357896 - 07/11/21 07:28 PM

only a pic, more when having time


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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: lancaster]
      #357901 - 08/11/21 03:31 AM

That looks just a bit larger flash than my .458 loaded with a compressed load of H335.
It's muzzle flash was only 3'in diameter about that long as well.

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Daryl_S]
      #357903 - 08/11/21 05:29 AM

Not thoroughly convinced that firing Panzerfausts is legal in today's Germany?
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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Louis]
      #357904 - 08/11/21 06:11 AM

we had a goose hunt yesterday in the evening,30 hunter at all positioned around a favoured sleeping place. the birds came very late in the evening and the Hebeschuß - lifting shoot by the hunting chief that openend the hunt was more an act of despair to start it while there was some light. the usual confusion broke loose with goose flying in every direction but there was only one real chance when two were flying in the direction of my neighbor 25 meter away, a young man who got his licence only last month. iirc, this was his first game taken when he got one with a new but used beretta 12 ga he just had for some days now. the other goose flying over him, I had a tree between. when free I let loose the magnificent 4 ga. pinfire gun. another neighbore behind me was able to make a not bad pic with the mobil phone in this moment. recoil and noise is tolerable also when I bend the body to left side as possible. look on the position of my feets.
don#t get the goose, was probably behind her and she flown away from me in a sharp angle.
anyway it was nice to have the 4 ga. pinfire out for hunting again. http://forums.nitroexpress.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=327948&an=0&page=1#Post327948

10 minutes after the first shoot we were in complete darkness and I forget the headlamp at home. some cowpot on the way and I was successful to find one but who cares with gumboots.


the area




before the little tree right side was my position, the goose fly then behind the birch and when passing I try to shoot, the other hunter was where you seeing sit the wirehaired















the gun itself is to heavy for holding it all the time so you better looking fort a rest



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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: lancaster]
      #357911 - 08/11/21 11:01 AM

Glad you got out with "her". Better luck next time.
My rifle's flash not quite as brilliant, though.

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Daryl_S]
      #357928 - 09/11/21 07:25 AM

probably the only gun making a muzzle flash like a battleship

its interesting how many black powder grains leave the muzzle still burning

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: lancaster]
      #357931 - 09/11/21 07:35 AM

Shame you never got to put a goose in the pot mate, hopefully next time.
Still it seems that you had a great time just getting out & about with that lovely old lady of yours.


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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: lancaster]
      #357933 - 09/11/21 08:00 AM

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probably the only gun making a muzzle flash like a battleship

its interesting how many black powder grains leave the muzzle still burning




I think perhaps it is burning/expanding hot gasses most likely, which is why a longer barrel produces greater speeds.

Your 4 bore will burn all of the powder that can be loaded into it's case, inside very few inches of barrel length - even up to 16 drams in a 4 bore CF ctg. gun. If it didn't burn and produce gasses, then the velocity would be reduced from the load that did burn, wouldn't it?

Black powder is all burned/ignited in a short distance from the point of ignition however the gasses produced just keep expanding. This is why there is a peak in pressure very close to the breech, as witnessed by the pressure curve graphs.

Note, that 57% of BP charge is solid waste AFTER it is burned. It is very hot & glowing as it exits the muzzle, along with the smoke.

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Daryl_S]
      #358199 - 17/11/21 05:41 AM

had the bigest racoon of all times today in the trap
notice the size of the drilling



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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: lancaster]
      #358212 - 17/11/21 11:50 AM

THAT is a big fat coon.

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: lancaster]
      #358226 - 17/11/21 04:47 PM

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had the bigest racoon of all times today in the trap
notice the size of the drilling






What do you do with them? Eat them? Skin them? Pests?

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: NitroX]
      #358248 - 18/11/21 05:39 AM

do not eat them, being not from kentucky( don't know if they realy do it there)

no, see them only as pest.
as an invasive species they have a similar negativ impact on the local fauna like maybe feral cats in australia. some try to use the fur but I don't like them at all.
will be used for dog training some days than feet the ravens and the crows.

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: lancaster]
      #358342 - 20/11/21 04:15 AM

Really big and impressive one Lancaster; sincere congratulations!
Would convert well into a Daniel Boone-type fur hat.
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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Louis]
      #358354 - 20/11/21 04:06 PM

wait some times louis and he will reach southern france too. the speed this animal had expand his biosphere in the last 20 years is astonishing. here is a map of germany showing raccons hunted between 2000 and 2003:



you see two red center, one in the middle and one in the north-east. the point in the middle of the country goes back to four animals released in 1934 by a forester for having another kind of fur bearing animal. the animal population in the north - east startet with a bomb attack in WW 2 hiting a fur farm.
for decades this were local events and the animals hardly were seen outside of this area's but after 2000 this realy explode and I believe they have overrun the borders now in every direction. some times they meet a fellow guy the first time who expand his territory in a similar way from the east: the asian raccon dog. this guy was set out in ukraine in the 1930s and reach now luxemburg and switzerland in the west.
both animals are declared as invasive species and thanks to the greens fur is completly worthless now.

this shows the number of animals hunted per year since 2000
black = racoon blue = asian racoon dog



you can see the strange "explosion"
there are hunters who take 70 and more a year but this depends on the area
(the german hunting year goes from april 1 to march 31 of the next year)

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: lancaster]
      #358374 - 21/11/21 06:34 AM

They are quite smart & their paws are VERY dexterous for opening gates, and boxes, latches.
Dog food, cat food, they like it all.

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Daryl_S]
      #358376 - 21/11/21 06:55 AM

"both animals are declared as invasive species and thanks to the greens fur is completly worthless now."
We had a huge market going to Europe for wild pig meat Lancaster, then the greens stepped in & it was shut down - win win for a bloody pest.
We all know who the real pest is....the bloody Greens!


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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: 93x64mm]
      #358383 - 21/11/21 07:47 AM



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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Daryl_S]
      #358384 - 21/11/21 07:50 AM

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They are quite smart & their paws are VERY dexterous for opening gates, and boxes, latches.
Dog food, cat food, they like it all.




I know they are smart in some ways but very stupid runing into the next trap if they see something to eat there.
thanks god, if they were smart like a fox it would be harder.

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: lancaster]
      #358392 - 21/11/21 12:29 PM

Quote:

Quote:

They are quite smart & their paws are VERY dexterous for opening gates, and boxes, latches.
Dog food, cat food, they like it all.




I know they are smart in some ways but very stupid running into the next trap if they see something to eat there.
thanks god, if they were smart like a fox it would be harder.




I don't know about the trapping business, but the getting into things and figuring what that's all about was what I was referring to.

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Re: Pics of the day - Hunting in Europe [Re: Daryl_S]
      #358406 - 21/11/21 10:27 PM

I understand you very well, they are very skillful when they are hungry and they help also each other. I had 3 cases when a racoon was liberated out of the trap by the help of his comrades who working on the trapdoor from outside until the other was able to open from inside. This ended when I perfect the traps, btw.

"Names for the species include the common raccoon,[6] North American raccoon,[7] and northern raccoon,[8] The word "raccoon" was adopted into English from the native Powhatan term meaning “animal that scratches with its hands”, as used in the Colony of Virginia. Its Latin name means “before-dog washer".[9] It was recorded on John Smith's list of Powhatan words as aroughcun, and on that of William Strachey as arathkone.[10] It has also been identified as a reflex of a Proto-Algonquian root ahrah-koon-em, meaning "[the] one who rubs, scrubs and scratches with its hands".[11] The word is sometimes spelled as racoon."

I only mean he is thinking most times with his stomach and if there is something to eat he goes into the trap like the members of his family the days before.
In an open standing trap a fox would not go closer than 10 meter.

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