Pursuing the elusive chamois
Leica Hunting Blog
by Ilka Dorn
2d ago
When we set out before dawn, the mountains are barely visible against the blue-black firmament. But soon their jagged silhouette stands out clearly from the horizon and the sky turns a vibrant orange. One by one, the last points of light on the opposite slope go out. A small mountain village briefly comes into view and disappears around the next bend. And then, after a final ascent in a very tight curve, we reach the mountain pass. Hunting guide Cédric drives the car through a small hamlet and parks the off-road vehicle under a large locust tree. Here, time seems to stand still. The village ha ..read more
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Grilled neck steak of wild boar in ground-ivy marinade
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by Ilka Dorn
1w ago
For the meat 800 g neck of wild boar 2 handfuls of ground-ivy leaves (Glechoma hederacea) 3 cloves of garlic 100 g pine nuts 100 ml olive oil 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. pepper 1 tbsp. honey For the herb butter 5 ground-ivy stems (Glechoma hederacea) Some chives Some chervil 125 g softened butter Salt Pepper Carefully wash the ground-ivy and shake dry. Pluck the leaves and chop finely. Peel and finely chop the garlic. Finely chop the pine nuts. Thoroughly mix the olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, ground-ivy leaves, and honey in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cut the wild boar neck into s ..read more
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On the road with the Leica Calonox SE
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by Oliver Dorn
3w ago
More than two years. That’s how long we’ve been endurance-testing the Leica Calonox thermal imaging attachment. Trying out a new technical device for two weekends lets you explore and describe the most important features. But if you spend many months working with the device, and take several pauses to reflect on your experiences, you delve much deeper into the topic. The Leica Calonox SE during an autumnal stag hunt in Poland. Even after 150 hunts, including several nights in raised hides and eight hunting trips abroad, this imaging device remains fascinating. It quite literally “reveals what ..read more
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Driven hunts in Croatia
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by Leica Hunting Blog
1M ago
Day 1: Kutina hunting grounds Early the morning, the hunting-tour operator drives us to the Kutina hunting ground. On the half-hour journey, we pass through small, snow-covered villages until we reach the hunting lodge. There, we meet up with the leaseholder of the Kutina hunting ground, Marian Balasko, and his fellow hunters and enjoy tea, coffee, hot boiled sausage, raw vegetables, bread and the traditional ajvar – a delicious vegetable relish. After a good hour, a horn rings out, the hunters are assembled and the approved game animals are announced. Then we split into groups and travel to a ..read more
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Tahr Hunt in the Southern Alps
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by Philippe Jaeger
1M ago
After five days of chamois hunting, it’s time to quest for New Zealand’s grail: the tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus). But the beast with the lion’s mane is not going to make it easy. What’s more, the elements seem to have conspired against us. Back in Christchurch, we receive bad news. A low-pressure weather system is approaching the New Zealand Alps and could bring torrential rain. The mountains – which include the 3,754-meter Aoraki/Mount Cook, also known as Aorangi (“Cloud Piercer”) – form a weather barrier with their numerous 3,000-meter-plus summits. Per, our hunting guide, is unconcerned. Af ..read more
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Venison tartare with nettle rösti
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by Ilka Dorn
2M ago
For the meat 400 g saddle of venison (off the bone) 2 shallots 2 egg yolks 3 stems of parsley 2 anchovy filets 10 capers 4 small pickled gherkins 2 dashes of Tabasco Salt Pepper For the rösti 3 handfuls of young stinging-nettle leaves 500 g hard-boiling potatoes (not mealy) 1 medium onion 2 eggs 3 tbsp. clarified butter (ghee) ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. cayenne pepper   Preparing the rösti batter Wash the young nettles – leaves only, no stems – and shake dry. Finely chop the leaves. Peel the potatoes and grate them onto a clean tea towel. Fold up the tea towel and wring out the grated potatoe ..read more
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Africa in our hearts
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by Ilka Dorn
3M ago
“Mama, when are we going to Africa again?” Johannes lowers the spoon he was about to dip into his muesli and studies my face carefully. I know how eagerly he awaits my answer; he has probably been keeping his request under wraps for a while. After all, long-distance travel is a big item in our family budget. But I also know that our two boys are drawn to adventures in faraway countries and that they don’t expect a luxury vacation. Johannes and his brother Max had reminisced about our last trip to Africa so often and so enthusiastically, that we, their parents, had long since begun to make new ..read more
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Spicy venison-peach kebabs with herb chimichurri
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by Ilka Dorn
3M ago
400 g saddle of venison 4 peaches 16 strips of bacon 16 Padrón peppers (whole) 1 bunch of flat-leaf parsley 10 stems of fresh cilantro 2 cloves of garlic 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 lime Salt Black pepper Sugar 1 small chili pepper (or chili flakes) Wash the parsley and cilantro, pat dry, and chop finely. Peel and roughly chop the garlic. Briefly mix these ingredients with olive oil and 2 tbsp. lime juice in a blender. Season to taste with salt, pepper, sugar, and lime juice. Finely dice the chili and add. Allow the chimichurri to marinate approx. 2 hours. Wash the saddle of venison, pat dry, and c ..read more
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Chamois success in deep snow
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by Ilka Dorn
3M ago
All you can hear is the soft groaning and creaking of the tall spruce trees, barely moving in the wind. Otherwise, it’s completely still in the mountains as we leave behind our cozy hunting lodge and step into the crisp alpine air. The snow seems to have swallowed all sounds. Even our conversations seem quieter, muffled. The cover doesn’t look terribly deep, but as soon as we leave the path and take our first step into the freshly-fallen, untouched drifts, we sink in, up to our knees. And so our little troop presents a curious sight, having lost a third of our height with one small step. But t ..read more
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Pumpkin stuffed with Middle-Eastern style venison
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by Ilka Dorn
4M ago
Serves 4 4 small pumpkins or squashes (e.g. Hokkaido, butternut, sweet dumpling) 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 pomegranate 1 red onion 2 cloves of garlic 1 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. allspice 1 tsp. ginger (freshly grated) 400 g ground venison 1 can of diced tomatoes 50 g couscous ½ bunch of coriander 200 g Greek-style yogurt 2 tbsp. pine nuts Salt Pepper Preheat oven to 180 °C (250 °F). Place baking parchment on a baking sheet. Wash the pumpkins. Cut out a “lid” around the stem, and remove seeds with a spoon. Brush the bottoms of the pumpkins with 2 tbsp. olive oil and place on the baking shee ..read more
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