Articles by: Philippe Jaeger

Ardennes: The Cross-Border Boars

Mythical, nay mystical, the Ardennes forest attracts visitors as much as it impresses them. In the depths of these woods, crouches the black beast which gives this place its reputation. Approaching the Ardennes from the south, before delving into this eponymous forested massif, the region offers a most beautiful wooded […]

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A Dwarf in the Land of Giants

In the far north of Spain rise the Cantabrian Mountains, home to one of the most pristine ecosystems in Europe. In the heart of this untamed range lives the smallest subspecies of chamois: the Cantabrian chamois. It’s already the end of November and chamois hunting season in Spain ends in […]

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The Namib Small Five

On the Eastern boarder of the Namib desert, there is a jewel named Wilsonfontein where the hunter can live some exclusive experience in the middle of these 29 000 hectares of private arid land which is totally wild and open. After a first trip 4 years ago, we’ve decided to […]

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The “Borders Effect”

As March draws to a close, winter slowly dies. We are in the Scottish Borders, not far from the banks of the Tweed River, which forms a natural border between Scotland and England. Here, we will finish the Scottish hunting season, right before starting the next one. In Scotland, roe […]

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¡Viva la montería!

In Spain, it’s as important as driven hunts are in France – it’s an institution. Let’s set out to discover the montería, a form of hunting that also earns a lot of criticism… not least due to ignorance. On the Iberian Peninsula, the hunting season for large game ends on […]

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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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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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