Steiner mountain hunt in the Slovenian Alps
On the penultimate weekend in October, the time had finally come and the journey to Slovenia for the first Steiner Ambassador hunting event began. The event should - in addition to the meeting of the 10 participants/brand ambassadors from all over Europe - be all about hunting. The Slovenian Alps with an excellent stock of chamois, red, mouflon and roe deer made all participants excitedly look forward to the first day of hunting. On Friday we went into the mountains before sunrise. The hunt was in two groups, which were accompanied by local professional hunters. All groups hunted on around 43,000 hectares, which is the largest contiguous area in Slovenia. Since this area is enormous, all participants traveled to different corners of the area. The landscape in Slovenia is unique and autumn had transformed the mountain forests into a sea of colors, the sight of which made you forget the strenuous climb up the mountains. It was mainly stalked and the mountain slopes grazed for chamois. The Ranger Xtreme 10x42 and 8x42 rendered excellent service here, above all to locate the chamois in the steep slopes. We also use the Steiner LRF 10x30 to be able to precisely determine distances that are difficult to estimate in the mountains.
On the very first morning, three participants managed to hunt down a chamois and the joy of the rare hunting success in this breathtaking landscape was huge. The weather was at its best and both groups stayed in the mountains all day. In the evening, everyone met again at the accommodation, a rustic farmhouse, where the experiences of the day were exchanged over a hearty Slovenian meal. The physical exertion of mountain hunting was a new experience for many and made the hunt all the more challenging and exciting.
The next day clouds had settled around the mountains and made the hunt difficult because in the higher areas where the chamois were staying, visibility was less than twenty meters, making stalking difficult. Again before sunrise we went into the mountains and the groups stalked the cloud line in search of game. In addition to red deer and mouflon, chamois were also sighted on this day. But mostly these were more than 500 meters away and therefore not accessible to offer a safe shot. In the last hour, however, another chamois was killed when the clouds cleared for a brief moment. The Ranger 4-16x56 The telescopic sight performed excellently here, both when responding and at higher shooting distances of up to 300 meters. Even if not all participants were Waidmannsheil, everyone found themselves happy and content in the accommodation in the evening. It was a long evening, at the end of which everyone fell into their beds from the efforts and the unique impressions and experiences. On Sunday it was time to say goodbye again and everyone went home with new and unforgettable impressions.