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A hunting report from the Scottish ‘Alps’!

My first DIY hunting trip to Scotland was a total success. Everything lived up to, and even surpassed my expectations. The adventure involved hunting female red deer in the Scottish Highlands.
The hunt took place on the west coast, where the landscape Read more »

Hunting in South Africa – Where dreams come true!

Many hunters believe that hunting in South Africa is exclusively for the rich and adventurous. Nothing could be further from the truth! It is often easier and cheaper to organise a hunting trip to South Africa than to many other destinations Read more »

Outfitter Per Jacobsen, Viking Guides in New Zealand

New Zealand and its Tolkien-inspired landscape are a total adrenaline fix and a world-class hunting area for anyone in search of the ultimate hunting adventure.

“Most of the others are all about providing big trophies. What I focus on is adventure – hunting adventure. Here, you are not only hunting; you’re having an adventure too.   Read more »

Hybrid – the stalking guide’s day off

By: Jason Doyle, works as a hunting guide for John Fenton, Ireland.

As a stalking guide the opportunities to grass a beast myself are surprisingly infrequent. During the rut all my time is taken up with clients and most of our hind cull is also completed by guests. Read more »

Arub Safaris – an outfitter in Namibia

Arub Safaris Ranch is a privately owned game ranch in Khomas Hockland, Namibia. Some people might argue that the ranch is located in the middle of the wilderness. But if you are a hunter and maybe even a novice African hunter, then you have come to the right place. Look in one direction and you see rolling mountains. Turn your head and you see

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Outfitter portrait of John “Sika” Fenton

In the heart of the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland, a good hour’s drive south of Dublin, you will find the man who is a legend in his field. This man is John “Sika” Fenton. His reputation in the field of sika hunting is unique. Read more »

14-year-old twins go hunting in South Africa

We received this short hunting report from a PH, Peter Olesen. It is about two extremely young hunters. They may be newcomers to the game, but now they certainly have a lot of experience. The two twins visited Two Waters Safaris in South Africa. Read more »

Tips for maintaining your hunting knife

To tell the truth, maintaining a hunting knife has never interested me very much. Maybe because I have never really worried about my knives, all of which, without exception, have either been cheap or free knives that came as part of a promotion. For this reason, I never really cared when a blade broke, or if I lost a knife during a hunt Read more »

Outfitter Portrait, Mogwadiri Hunting Safaris

A hunting day starts before sunrise with coffee and breakfast. We then drive out to the hunting district while it is still dark. As the sun is rising – the most beautiful time of the day – we drive around and get a sense of nature waking up. Once we have spotted the animals, the hunting starts. Walk and stalk.
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Portrait of the outfitter, Luis Berga in Majorca, Spain

Booking a hunt with the Spaniard, Luis Berga, provides you with excellent options for combining hunting with a family holiday, blue pools and exquisite paella. Luis is the only outfitter on the Rainsford Hunting portal to provide hunting adventures on the Mediterranean island of Majorca. Read more »

Eton Kids – An excellent set of children’s hunting clothes from Seeland

Having your children with you on a hunting trip is always a great experience, both for the child and the adult, but a positive experience can soon turn negative, if the weather turns bad and the children get wet and cold. In that case, most youngsters will quickly be reaching for their PlayStations, which was not really the point of the trip. Read more »

Outfitter portrait – Argentina Dreams

Only three hours after touchdown in Buenos Aries International Airport (Aéroport international Ezeiza), you find yourself in one of the best areas in Argentina for pigeon shooting: Enter River. Read more »

Sitka Gear hunting clothes is finally available in Denmark

YouTube users praise its cunning camouflage and system-constructed layers. For years, European hunters have been meeting in Facebook groups to share their experience, despite the fact that the hunting clothes were only available in the United States. Now Sitka Gear has finally come to Denmark. But is it really as good as enthusiasts claim? Read more »

Tahr hunting in New Zealand – close on the heels of a huge tahr bull!

Most well-travelled hunters will definitely agree that hunting tahrs on your own in the unfamiliar New Zealand mountains is not the easiest form of hunting in the world. This was also my point of view, not to mention my experience, when on an April day in 2013 I grabbed my friend Peter Dam’s ravaged Tikka T3 270 win and Read more »

Outfitter portrait: North Safari in Greenland

“I want customers to get a personal and unique experience, precisely tailored to their requirements. That’s why I believe a close discussion with customers, either by email or on the phone, is crucial.” That is how Thomas Olsen approaches his customers. The outfitter of North Safari in Greenland constantly strives to provide wonderful experiences. Read more »

Outfitter portrait: Kridera Hunting in Bulgaria

Our outfitter in Bulgaria, Denica Nenkova, holds a Master’s degree in Economic Management from the University of Varna in Bulgaria. Today she runs the outfitter company, Kridera Hunting, but, on finishing her studies, she started in the family’s real estate company, while at the same time being involved in the Bulgarian tourist industry. Read more »

10 invaluable tips for successful elk hunting in Sweden

Sit still and shut up!” This is somewhat simplistic, but it is sound Swedish hunting advice, if you want to pass the elk test.

For a little elaboration in terms of succeeding at elk hunting and for a few more tips, we spoke to the Swede, Torulf Anderson. Read more »

Bird shooting in England

The lively Cocker spaniel whips through the damp thickets of willow and alder. The rotating motions of its tail shows that it is on the scent. Your grip on the butt of your shotgun tightens slightly. You concentrate on the dog’s signals. It increases its tempo and in the next instant a long-tailed pheasant cock blusters towards the clear frosty sky. Read more »

Intense rut hunting for sika stags in Ireland

In October, hunting for the elusive, almost mythical sika stags starts in earnest. Whether you pursue them in the Wicklow Mountains or the magnificent countryside of Kerry, you are guaranteed to experience some premier league hunting! Read more »

8 wild seconds – a report from a sika stag hunt in Ireland

By Andreas Jensen of Rainsford Hunting.

The hunt I am about to take you on takes place in the Wicklow Mountains in the east of Ireland. It is January. The year is 2012. I am hunting with John “Sika” Fenton, who is regarded as one of the leaders in Europe when it comes to sika stag hunting. Read more »

World-class pigeon shooting in Argentina

The alarm clock rings, but for once you do not have to get up and see the children off to school. Nor do you have to tear off to get to work on time. The grumpy boss and the traffic jam on the motorway are far away. Insanely far away. My body responds rapidly and puts the hot-tempered alarm clock to sleep. Read more »

Get the best out of your trophy photos – 11 tips for a perfect trophy photograph

For many travelling hunters, a classic trophy photo is almost on a par with the trophy itself as a memory of a hunting trip. But it is only within minutes of bagging the trophy that you have a chance to immortalise the circumstances surrounding your trophy. You cannot have another go at shooting the perfect trophy photo once the animal has been skinned and taken away. Read more »

Hunting gear for extreme mountain hunting in sub-zero temperatures

One of the prerequisites for getting the best experience out of a hunting trip is making sure that the gear you take is suitable for the form of hunting, the weather and other conditions on the trip. We have asked B-Wild for advice, and they know what they are talking about. So here is a comprehensive list of gear for extreme mountain hunting Read more »

Get properly dressed for your hunting trip with just 4 clicks

Härkila recently launched an attractive, easy-to-use online universe, which guides you quickly and easily through 4 simple questions, which determine what clothes they recommend for your hunt. The spotlight is mainly on their most popular range of products, the Pro Hunter collection. Read more »

Hunting gear for moose and bear hunting in North America

One of the prerequisites for getting the best experience out of a hunting trip is making sure that the gear you take is suitable for the form of hunting, the weather and other conditions on the trip. So we have asked B-Wild for advice, and they know what they are talking about. So here is a comprehensive list of gear for any hunting trip to North America. Read more »

Hunting gear for African hunting trips

One of the prerequisites for getting the best experience out of a hunting trip is making sure that the gear you take is suitable for the form of hunting, the weather and other conditions on the trip. So we have asked B-Wild for advice, and they know what they are talking about. So here is a comprehensive list of gear for any hunting trip to Africa. Read more »

“Grit Reversible” is a range of reversible hunting clothes from Härkila

Härkila have launched their reversible hunting set in the shops. An exciting concept with camouflage on one side and green on the other. This set is bound to arouse the curiosity of most travelling hunters. If you happen to go hunting somewhere in the world this season and wear the Grit Reversible set, feel free to write about your experiences Read more »

How to set your Viper Flex shooting stick for hunting

Viper-Flex® Journey is an extremely strong and stable shooting stick for traveling. It can be used for shooting in lying, kneeling and standing positions. The unique design provides a rock solid support to ensure correct shot placement and reduces the risk of wounding your quarry. Read more »

The best (and worst) airlines for do-it-yourself hunting trips

Travelling with weapons is not always easy and there is often a huge difference when it comes to service on board and the standard of the aircraft. Bureaucracy, time consumption, excess baggage and fees are often typical factors at the start of a hunting trip. We will try and spare you them. Read more »

The mouflon

The European wild sheep, which is thought to be an ancestor of domestic sheep, was previously found mostly in Central Europe. Due to intensive hunting, Cyprus and Sardinia are now the remaining areas with large stocks of wild sheep. Read more »

The Nyala

The nyala is one of Africa's most beautiful antelopes, with its dark spiral horns, the dark blue-grey body that radiates strength, the bright stripes and long mane. Read more »

The ferral goat

In Ireland and Scotland there are wild goats that live in wild, in their own reproducing populations. They thrive by being out in the open, raw mountain landscapes, as these two countries are known for. Read more »

Capercaillie

The capercaillie belongs to the grouse family, but stands out from other game birds just on its size. The male can reach a size of up to 100 cm and weigh up to 6.5 kg. The female is significantly smaller compared to the male. Read more »

The kudu – An exciting wild species

Some say that nearly all trophy hunters who visit the African continent dream about shooting a kudu. Hunting this spiral horned antelope is a classic African hunt, which is both thrilling and unpredictable. Read more »

Giraffe hunt – find three!

During a hunting trip in South Africa, reader Anette Olsen took this picture.

If one isn’t aware of it, one may have a hard time seeing that the picture with a giraffe is actually a picture of three giraffes. Read more »

Exciting wild species – the muskox

The musk ox, Ovibos moschatus Wardi, like other animals such as the walrus and polar bear, give trophy hunters good reason to visit the artic regions of our planet.

The muskox, which actually isn’t an ox, but rather a relative of sheep and goat, is mainly found in Read more »

5 simple reasons to choose Bulgaria for your next hunting trip

Bulgaria is the perfect hunting destination, whether you choose to combine it with a hunting trip to Romania, Macedonia and Serbia, or enjoy Bulgaria as a single destination. For most hunters, the obvious choice is to enjoy Bulgaria, an important hunting destination in the Balkans, and then travel to Read more »

Pigeon shooting in Ireland – a hunting report

A hunting report by Andreas Jensen about one of his many hunting trips to Ireland.

There is a thin layer of frost covering the open field. Steven looks up at the sky and feels the wind. He then goes on to empty his rucksack, which, miraculously Read more »

A report of a driven hunt for boar in Sweden

The Norwegian elkhound, Buck, is released and this will prove to be the first time he succeeds in getting a boar out in the open to be shot. It’s not long after the dog’s owner, Magnus Karlson has released the Norwegian elkhound before it latches onto the scent of the boars. Read more »

Tip: Go on a hunting trip while you can!

Over the past 20 years I have been on hunting trips to more than 20 countries on 5 continents.

As so often happens to people who gain a lot of experience in a certain area, I have also come to realise that the more I experience and learn, the more I find out that there are a lot of things I don’t know. Read more »

Share your best hunting trip with us

Rainsford Hunting is a portal created by hunters for hunters. As far as possible we like to see our members involved in the production. So we would love you to contact us with a few good photos and a fascinating report. Read more »

Hunting in Hungary – the Africa of Europe

All countries have their own personalities, characteristic scenery and special wildlife. They are all unique in their own ways; nevertheless, they still have small parts that remind you of other countries’ sounds, smells and feelings. Read more »

Wild boar hunting in Hungary

There are still a couple of hours until sunset when Niels Dahlin Lisborg and hunting guide Stanislav leave the car to stalk wild boar on one of the many feeding places in the the hunting district. The hunting district is known for its dense wild boar population and low hunting pressure. The combination of these two factors means that Read more »

The world’s biggest Ssese Island sitatunga!

It’s common knowledge that fishermen rarely know any bounds when telling a story – especially a story about a fish that they did NOT catch.

The same goes for hunters in the trophy hunter circles – although, subjectively, this happens to a much lesser extent. Read more »

Share a fun hunting photo

During a grouse hunt in Northern Sweden I happened to walk past this snow scooter. Unlike in other parts of Sweden, it is legal to use snow scooters as a personal means of transport and to transport gear and weapons into the hunting areas. Read more »

Nature wins the day

Humans constantly need more and more of nature’s resources. The constant growth requires new roads, larger cities, efficient mining and more raw materials. And these activities are carried out in some of the strangest places. Read more »

Musk ox hunting in Greenland

“When it comes to musk ox hunting, there is an abundance of trophy-size males in our hunting district,” says the outfitter, Thomas Olsen of North Safari in Greenland, emphasising how pleased he was to see a wonderful herd of females and calves on the mountains too. According to the outfitter, this observation confirms that the population seems to be in a good state of health. Read more »