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.
When calling coyotes, more often than not they will circle on a target they are
coming into and approach from the downwind side. Presumably they do this in
order to align what they smell, with what they are hearing.
This means that you should always have your downwind side camouflaged and have
an open shooting lane. If the area is heavily covered the coyote could come in
take a look and be gone, with you none the wiser.