as a dumb yank, why would they NOT allow bow hunting. I would figure thats where bow hunting frist started way back when. I would also think artchery would be safer then fire arms in high popluated areas.
don't think about the bow hunting permission in several european countrys. It is just unbelievable. The same persons in Lodengreen who are against ML are also against bows. They think it is not deerlike to hunt with a bow or traditional ML because they don't want it. But in many cases they have no knowledge about these arms and have never used them.
Don't know the rest of Europe's excuse, sorry reason, but here in the uk it is banned on the grounds that a certain amount(basic minimum) of ft /Lb is required for a clean, quick kill, so as to reduce the amount of suffering to the individual animal. This equates to a minimum caliber in the uk of .243 for Roe and Muntjac Deer and .270 for Red and Fallow Deer.Period.
Germany also require's a certain amount of energy for hunting. That was why the 5.6x57 was developed. The deer are really really small. about two sandwitch's per deer. Part could also be their rules after a hit. It is a tradition not to watch an animal in it's death throes, the hunter turns his back. Then when they get to the animal, they place some vegatation in it's mouth. That signifies the last meal. They have a lot of respect for the animals they kill. But I don't really get the one about turning your back on a wounded animal. I would rather end it quickly. But Europe is Europe and they make the rules. Not all that hard to follow.
I recently completed my first skull plate mount of my buck antelope from the 2010 season. I used a kit from Van Dykes, and I thought I would pass along the tips my dad shared with me, as well as one or two I figured out on my own. I have only completed the one antelope kit, but these tips should work for kits for other species as well.
1. Leave as much depth to the skull as possible when you remove the antlers/horns from the skull of the animal. This...