Archive for the International Category

Oldy but a goody-Dead Deer Walking

Posted in Big Game, Cougar, Deer, Predators with tags on January 14, 2010 by thegreatwhitehunter

I can’t tell you the number of different people who have sent me this photo over the last couple of years.  Hard to tell if it is doctored.  This is the description that was forwarded by email: “This picture is from Leota Michigan. Beaver Tom, set out a motion sensor camera to see if any big bucks were passing in the area. “

Thanks to Jerry Clutter for the forward.  Click on the photo above for one of the older posts of a mountain lion attacking a bighorn sheep.

European Trout Fishing-Slovenia

Posted in Fish, Freshwater, International with tags on January 12, 2010 by thegreatwhitehunter

The beautiful country of Slovenia in the former Yugoslavia is one of the unexpected jewels of trout fishing.  Located adjacent to Italy on the North Eastern Coast of the Adriatic Sea, this beautiful country boasts my parents favorite European City (Bled-I think I spelled that correctly).  It is also home to the beautiful Marble Trout.  Thanks to Beaver at www.frontierstravel.com for use of the fabulous pictures. 

If you are in southern Europe and have an extra couple of days, try out some of this beautiful Alpine fishing.

Contact Frontiers International Travel at www.frontierstravel.com for information and booking of one of the fabulous adventures.

Frontiers International Travel; PO Box 959; Wexford, PA  15090-0959-Telephone: 724-935-1577;  Toll-free U.S.:  800-245-1950

World Record Caribou-Artic Hunting Group

Posted in Big Game, caribou, International, Trophies, World's Best with tags on December 2, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

Folks, there is a pending new world record caribou which was harvested in 2008 with Artic Hunting Group in Greenland.  Check out the unusual antler confirmation on this beautiful animal.  Scoring an incredible 534 1/8 SCI, Bob Theer has harvested a World Record Central Canada Caribou for the ages.  Visit Artic Hunting Group’s website http://arctic-hunting-group.com/ for more details on their world class Caribou and Muskox hunts.  Thanks Tony for use of the photo!

Russian World Record Moose-Kamchtka Pennisula

Posted in Big Game, guides and outfitters, International, Moose, Outdoor Adventures, Trophies with tags on November 29, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

This is one exceptional moose.  Just look at the Paddles on this bad boy.  Estimated to be a new world record.  To see more photos follow the link http://www.jerrysbaitandtackle.com/Trophies/Moose/WorldRecord.htm

 To read more about this moose harvested by hunter Jay Link, see http://www.blackbearheaven.com/world-record-moose/world-record-moose.htm

I particularly liked this quote, “This was one of the toughest hunts I have been on through my travels around the world. I refer to the hunt as a ‘tough man’s contest,’ rather then a hunt. It was a great experience. My brother Troy will be returning next year. As to the score of the moose, it should end up somewhere between 550 and 600 points SCI. It has huge mass and extremely wide paddles, with 20 points on one side and 18 points on the other.”

The Killing of a Man Eating Croc

Posted in Africa, Big Game, International, Other cool stuff, Predators, Reptiles and Misc. with tags on November 28, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

Humans have been pretty successful at removing man eating predators from the food chain.  There are famous examples including the man eating lions of the Tsavo. These two oversized but maneless male killed between 35 and 135 railroad workers in 1898 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsavo_maneaters.  Usually after the removal of a few suspect animals and a bit of conditioning, the situation improves.  This is not true of all species.  Tigers, far and away the most agressive man eaters of all cats, by one estimate, are said to have killed 300,000 between 1800 and 1900 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_attack

One notorious man-eating tigress known as Champawat (pictured above) killed some 200 men and women before being driven out of Nepal. She moved to another location, this time in India, and continued to kill bringing her total up to 436 before she was tracked down and killed in 1911.  The Champawat tigress was, as man eaters usually are, extremely cunning, and she was only found by Jim Corbett because he managed to follow the trail of blood the tigress left behind after killing her last victim, a 16-year-old girl.  http://www.lairweb.org.nz/tiger/maneating5.html

One species that continues to consume humans as a part of its diet is the crocodile.  This man eater was recently harvested.   The photos of the evidence is pretty graphic.  Simply CLICK ON PHOTOS BELOW to see the stomach contents:  WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES!!!

Wooly Muskox

Posted in Big Game, guides and outfitters, International, Muskox, World's Best with tags on November 23, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

Last night a big winter storm blew in bringing snow, ice and…well everything winter.  It got me thinking to one of the truly unique artic outdoor adventures, hunting muskox.  These hairy beasts remind me of northern hunters from a bygone era.  Many of these hunts are conducted in subzero temperatures on the Island of Greenland.  There are also more temperate fall hunts, that involve much more walking as snow machines cannot be utilized.  Combine with some lake trout fishing and you have an awesome surf and turf combo.

Visit Artic Hunting Group’s website for more details on one of these hunts http://arctic-hunting-group.com/

Africa-Gemsbok

Posted in Africa, Big Game, Friends and Family, International, Plainsgame with tags on November 14, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

A few of you have been asking for more of my African animals.  Here is a photo of the Gemsbok I harvested.  While we were not in an area that is considered a trophy area for Gemsbok, I was more than thrilled with the harvest of this beautiful animal.

After close calls on several animals earlier in the day, we went home for lunch empty handed.  In fact, I had hesitated on killing the herd bull, a real beauty.  When I finally was ready to pull the trigger, he took off.  I was kicking myself all during lunch.

After lunch we crossed three gemsbok on the road.  We hoped out of the Landrover just as they disappeared into the brush.  This wasn’t the first time we had lost a herd in the tangle of thorn trees.  A tracking job and some educated guessing from our PH and we were soon on these animals again.  When we found them they were moving away and already over 250 yards away.  Some of the most incredible video footage from our hunt is the three gemsbok  on the run, with their tails swooshing back and forth in the afternoon sun.  Simply unforgetable.

 We ran back to the range rover and moved over two miles in the hopes of intercepting the three animals.  We spotted the gemsbok again, this time at over 1,000 yards.  But they were moving our way.  The stalk was on.  We soon closed the distance and set-up the perfect ambush.  The first gemsbok walked past at 15 yards-not a shooter-so far we were unnoticed.   The second gemsbok came into view and stopped.  The guide told me this was not our animal either.  The animal looked good to me.  I tried to remember the old adage, “Trust your PH.”  Then, just as the gemsbok started to move, my PH changed his mind and said, “SHOOT.”  At 15 yards, even I can hit a broadside gemsbok.  The gemsbok blew out on a death run, we were in hot pursuit.  My PH, Pieter later admitted that he initially thought I had hit the animal a bit far back.  Fortunately, it was a perfect heart/lung shot.  We found the animal down about 12 yards away.  What a huge relief.  I had harvested my first African animal.

With exceptionally heavy horns, beautiful black, grey and white markings and finally that amazing tail, the gemsbok and the kudu were at the top of my Africa list.   Jennifer’s filming was superb.  I will always be able to relive and remember my first Africa hunt for gemsbok.

African Leopard Strikes Back-Video

Posted in Africa, Big 5, Big Game, International, Predators on October 31, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

Thanks Wade for the forward.  This video shows how quickly a hunter can become the hunted.  This wounded Leopard literally blurs through the grass and takes down the professional hunter.  Worth a look!  http://trophyroom.com/video/BIkAidNXYP/

New Zealand-Spey Creek

Posted in Big Game, Guides and Outfitters, International, New Zealand on October 18, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

One of the great outdoor adventures for the world traveler and outdoorsmen is New Zealand.  With some of the most picturesque and mesmerizing landscapes in all of the world, New Zealand also has some of the world’s best hunting and fishing.  For the outdoorsmen looking for a new adventure, Spey Creek outfitters has it all.  The New Zeland big three-Red Stag, Himalyan Tahr and Chamois are high on my list of hunts to do in the future.  Visit the Spey Creek Website online at http://www.sctrophyhunting.com/

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Himalyan Tahr

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Chamois

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You can also add many other species including Wapiti, Wild Boar, Fallow Deer, Wild Turkey just to name a few.  With First Class Accomodations, Spey Creek makes a great couples or family get-away.

The GWH-Blesbok #67 SCI

Posted in Africa, Big Game, Friends and Family, Plainsgame on October 6, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

Many of you have been asking for my Africa photos…well here is the first one.  Record book wise-none of the animals I harvested in Africa were better than my blesbok.  With over 16 inch horns and massive bases, this dude will go far into the Safari Club International world record book. 

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Click on the photo above for more pics and the story.

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