Hunter's Path III

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The hunting journal for the adventurous globetrotter

EDITORIAL

Spirit of the Hunt

One of the mottos we follow at Hunter’s Path is: It is the spirit of the hunt that counts. The hunting

spirit is something that transcends all borders, and even vastly different cultures, with a common interest

and understanding. In fact, hunting in my opinion is essential to the basic fabric of being human. Over

the course of the past few months I have had the opportunity to follow and hunt with native trackers in

Namibia, call for roe deer with German hunters in the Black Forest, set up bear baiting stations with

locals in northern Maine in the United States, and get quite an education about the art of falconry in the

United Arab Emirates. Though all these situations were culturally quite varied and sometimes communicating

was difficult at best, the common ground was the love of the hunt. Among hunters there is a common

understanding that acts as a cultural bridge and is so intrinsic that even a language barrier becomes

secondary. Hunters of all cultures are naturally curious about the hunting that goes on elsewhere.

Photo: Remo Engelbrecht

It is with great pride that I present this issue of Hunter’s Path. Our author who sets out on a hunting

adventure in a nearly uncharted destination in Papua New Guinea proves beyond a shadow of a doubt

that talking about hunting is a good way to make friends. In fact, talking about hunting perhaps saved

his hide. From there we take you around the globe. Hunt with an English gentleman for the little known

but common muntjac in Great Britain, stalk coastal brown bear in Alaska, learn about the habits of and

dangers of hunting Cape buffalo in southern Africa, bowhunt goats in the cliffs above the sandy beaches

in Hawaii, and even venture to Argentina for some amazing wingshooting. There is a lot of hunting

out there in our big world, and every culture has its own hunting way.

Hunter’s Path is designed to help you explore these far flung destinations and forms of hunting. Even if

the experience remains vicarious, the knowledge you gain can be priceless as you follow your own hunter’s

path. If you desire to take things a step further and experience those destinations, we can help provide a

stepping stone for your next globe trotting hunting adventure. We aim to connect hunters. Our focus is

on The Spirit of the Hunt.

Yours truly,

Chris Eberhart

Editor

CONNECTING HUNTERS

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CONTENT

FEATURES

M a n i e w s k i

Taxidermy

PNG I – INTO THE HEART OF DARKNESS 10

There is hardly another place

on earth as wild as Papua New

Guinea. Part one of this two part

story describes the unforgettable

adventure of hunting in the jungle

of the Western Province, and

fishing the waters of the Bismarck

Sea. Our authors were there

PAPUA NEW

where no foreign hunter had ever

set foot. It was almost like trip

back in time.

GUINEA

Photo: Bernd Kamphuis

In only a hundred years since

being introduced to Great

Britain the muntjac has become

the most common deer

species in the country. This

diminutive deer is ultra wary,

difficult to hunt, and provides

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an exciting year round challenge.

Join our author, Simon

K Barr, as he shares with you

the habits of these tiny unique

deer, and some secrets of how

to hunt them.

GREAT BRITAIN

Photo: Tweed Media

Would you spend an entire

year alone in the Alaskan

wilderness? With only a dog

at his side, Jens Krüger did

just that. It was one of the

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most enlightening and difficult

experiences of his life. In this

story he explores the hidden

dangers of the Alaskan winter,

the routine of trapping and

hunting, and the meaning of

ALASKA

loneliness.

Photo: Jens Krüger

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INHALT

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PNG II – DRAMA IN THE DEEP SEA 22

PNG III – FACTS 30

ALASKA – THE HUNT OF THREE LIFETIMES 36

CAPE BUFFALO 50

MY RIFLE FOR AFRICA 62

GREAT BRITAIN MUNTJAC 74

STEVEN RINELLA – THE MEAT EATER 82

HAWAII ... AND HUNTUNG? 86

ALASKA II – SURVIVAL IN THE FAR NORTH 94

YES WE HUNT IN ARGENTINA 114

COLUMNS

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Hunting news from around the world 4

Cartoon – Haralds Klavinius 8

CIC Commentary 48

Portrait of an Artist – Rudi Kohl 106

Marketplace 126

Preview & Masthead 130

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