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    hunting in Austria

    In my introduction thread I was asked to post some stories of hunting in Austria… so here we go

    In late July I set out to hunt for the yearling roe buck that I was allowed to take. I took a tent with me even though that is rather unusual in our area. Most areas are not that difficult to access… there are either forest roads or huts so you usually don’t need a tent at all. But I was heading into a very remote area and wanted to hunt for 3 days so a tent made sense.

    On day 1 I hiked up a ridge.




    I saw quite a lot of chamois and 1 roe doe in the far distance. In the evening I set up camp just below a summit and glassed the head of the valley.




    Just before dark I did spot a yearling roe buck more than 1 km away.

    After a few hours of sleep I headed further into the valley. The terrain was pretty rugged but at dawn I got close to the area where the buck had been the evening before. It did not take long to spot him again. He walked off and disappeared between some bushes. After quite a while he reappeared at 160 m and the shot dropped him instantly.


    Later I took me 7 hours to get back to the car. It was a pretty heavy load after all.

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    Is that a combination gun/rifle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Is that a combination gun/rifle?
    Indeed, it's a Blaser 95 chambered in .30-06 and 12/76. It was my first rifle ever.

    For longer ranges I also have a Tikka T3x Lite chambered in 7 mm Rem. Mag. That's the one I will take to NZ.

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    What great country, very picturesque and a bit easier than the open country here
    'Bother' said Pooh, as he chambered another round ... Wong Far King Way

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    Beautifull country. Great share. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    What great country, very picturesque and a bit easier than the open country here
    Easier indeed. Also we don't have those wide vallies and huge wilderness areas you have. Instead we have small roads on most mountains. If we have to hike 1 or 2 hours to get somewhere it can be considered a remote place. The major part of hunting is done very close to the roads... even though I tend to try and get away from the roads as much as possible.
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    Toll !
    Das ist ein shones foto von dem rehwild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunterAT View Post
    Easier indeed. Also we don't have those wide vallies and huge wilderness areas you have. Instead we have small roads on most mountains. If we have to hike 1 or 2 hours to get somewhere it can be considered a remote place. The major part of hunting is done very close to the roads... even though I tend to try and get away from the roads as much as possible.
    Is your Baser barrel pointing at a road on the far mountain face ?
    'Bother' said Pooh, as he chambered another round ... Wong Far King Way

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    some great photos and nice looking country. thanks for sharing

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    weidmannsheil zum jahrling hunterat
    in welcher ecke bist du denn zu hause ?
    wmh
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    Wiedmannsheil!

    When I was living over there (Innsbruch) you weren't allowed to camp where ever you liked and had to camp at designated camp sites or stay at the various lodges. Maybe different rules for different areas.

    Which part of Austria do you live in?

    I'll be back there again in January visiting in-laws just north of Wien.

    Austria is a stunning country, rich in history, great food and great beer as I miss Erdinger wheat beers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    Is your Baser barrel pointing at a road on the far mountain face ?
    Yes. But it was (and still is) impassable due to some major logging, otherwise my hike would have been much shorter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberto View Post
    weidmannsheil zum jahrling hunterat
    in welcher ecke bist du denn zu hause ?
    wmh
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    Weidmannsdank!
    Bin aus Osttirol
    Kann sogar sein, dass wir vor Jahren schonmal über das WuH-Forum Kontakt gehabt haben. Zumindest hat es dort einen österreichischen Robert gegeben, der etwas mit NZ zu tun hatte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seventenths View Post
    Wiedmannsheil!

    When I was living over there (Innsbruch) you weren't allowed to camp where ever you liked and had to camp at designated camp sites or stay at the various lodges. Maybe different rules for different areas.

    Which part of Austria do you live in?

    I'll be back there again in January visiting in-laws just north of Wien.

    Austria is a stunning country, rich in history, great food and great beer as I miss Erdinger wheat beers.
    Weidmannsdank!
    I live in East Tyrol... a 3 hours drive south-east of Innsbruck.
    The law is just as you described. But you may camp almost anywhere if you have permission of the landowner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunterAT View Post
    Weidmannsdank!
    Bin aus Osttirol
    Kann sogar sein, dass wir vor Jahren schonmal über das WuH-Forum Kontakt gehabt haben. Zumindest hat es dort einen österreichischen Robert gegeben, der etwas mit NZ zu tun hatte.
    ja das war ich, da haben wir ein paar mal hin u. hergeschrieben
    wann hast denn nz vor ?

 

 

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