The Icelandic Ministry for the Environment has just issued the reindeer quota for 2010 season. The quota is 1272 animals, down from 1333 last year. Licenses are issued by drawing - don´t let anyone tell you otherwise...
I read one time (in a turn of the twentieth century book) that the reindeer in Iceland and Greenland were nearly hunted to extinction when the Canadian eskimo tribes migrated to iceland and introduced the bow and arrow to the natives living in Greenland - who then travelled to iceland.
I'm glad to hear that they still have reindeer there.
Does anyone know if they are the result of a reintroduction program or a remnant of the original caribou herds?
It would be cool if the original herd survived another hundred years after near extinction by finding some remote sheltered place to hide and rebreed the population.
I have a system I use in Whitetail hunting during the rut that seems to work for me. When I make a mock scrape in the area I wish to hunt I will place a couple of 35mm
film canisters (film removed of course) in the scrape after I have cleared out all leaves and other debris. The film canisters are filled with cotton balls and saturated with doe in heat urine. This keeps the urine from soaking in the ground and can be refreshed on each trip if needed. I will also use the tarsal gland of the buck...