Articles by: Philippe Jaeger

Bulgarian Bucks

In the heart of the Balkans there are not only wildboars, you can hunt for another gem: Bulgarian bucks. We were ready for a crammed weekend of action and emotion. A last minute cancellation at hand, the decision to go had to be made very quickly. “It’s yes or no, […]

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Season’s end in Vallée d’Aure

In one of the last great nature reserves in France, hunting unfurls its whole potential. The Pyrenees and their game are definitely worth a trip. The French hunting season ends on the last day of February. This prompted us to travel to the Bareilles mountain range – a sublime but […]

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Leica Hunting Experience 2021/2022

Launched eight years ago by hunting journalist Philippe Jaeger, the objective of the Leica Hunting Experience is clearly defined: to impart practical skills to “young” hunters over the course of a weekend. Anyone who has held a hunting license for less than three years is eligible to participate. Jaeger explains […]

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Sleepless nights in Alsace

Hunting wild boar in the middle of the night, from a raised hide? It’s possible in Alsace. This hunting adventure demands close attention and sends a pleasant shiver down your spine when a dream becomes reality. It has been snowing continuously for two days. But the forecast is promising: Tonight […]

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Hunting on Mauritius: On a Java deer

A blazing sunset on the Indian Ocean as a conclusion to a stalking trip. Happiness on earth exists – destination Mauritius. Notes from a dream island by Philippe Jaeger. Mauritius is one of those destinations where the globe-trotting hunter can hear everything and its opposite, social networks and their deluge […]

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Swedish Giants

It is the biggest European mammal, yet it has been hunted since time immemorial. The quest for moose requires more than just passion. To approach and vanquish a giant of the Swedish taiga, one must invest body and soul, going beyond one’s own limits. Arriving at Medstugan Lodge in the […]

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Ice and flies

Iceland is a piece of earth which is only 20 million years old and which represents an adventure at each step on the volcanic ground. Regarding fishing, Iceland is not only one of the very best spots in the world, it is simply unique. As unique as the fact to […]

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A stag on a plateau

Somewhere between Perpignan, the Mediterranean and Andorra, the Pyrenees roll out into an altitudinal plateau where top notch athletes go to polish their physical condition. They’re not the only ones to haunt this magical area. At the end of September, the Pyrenean Piedmont plateau is still affected by the summer’s drought, […]

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