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.
There are times when the deer are simply not moving and you're forced to make something happen. Maybe you're up against a full moon or hot weather. This is when a silent drive to force deer to move should be considered.
By silent drive, you're not yelling and making a commotion to scare the deer. When deer are panicked, they're liable to bust out of the cover on a dead run, and any shot you get will be tough to make.
A silent drive is different. It means playing the wind to carry the driver's...