Hello from Germany! Here another harvest report. My friend Det from Swisttal near Bonn, western part of Germany was able to harvest a nice 40 pds fallow calf with his Shenandoah rilfe, cal. 45 percussion.
Here is a pic of the harvest:
we butcher it in most cases ourselves. It belongs to whom it is sold. Selling venision is legal in Germany. If a restaurant will get it, we are not allowed to butcher. They have to get only it field dressed. When we sell to private people we have to butcher it.
Butchering is kind of the german hunter education (takes one year).
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....