Three reasons you can skip wild cameras and other «nips».

-          You don`t become a better hunter by making it simpler for yourself. You become a better hunter by challenging yourself, Anette Dahl says.

The 25 year young women from Stathelle, Norway, has been hunting since she was a little girl. Many years of hunting and outdoor life has given her valueble experiences- which mught give her the empression of being «old fashioned».

-          I try to avoid expensive and fancy equipment, nips and things that makes it possible to «cheat» during the hunt, Anette says. She belive this effects the hunt in three ways:

1.       A better hunting experience

-          Sleeping outside and interacing with the animals outside the hunting situation, helps me understand the animals behaviour better.

Anette is glad to bring the dogs out on training and sleepover trips in the forrest also when there`s no hunting involved. She belive knowing the animals, both her own dogs and the animals she hunts, makes her a better hunter.

Anette bring her dogs to overnight trips even outside of hunting

Anette bring her dogs to overnight trips even outside of hunting

2.       A better value

-          The value of setting a goal and work hard to achieve it, will allways be better higher than the value of getting something «for free». To accomplish something gives self esteem, because you know it`s hard work behind the achievement instead of shortcuts and easy solutions.

This philosophy is a concious choice for Anette.

-          It`s important for me not to simplify things for myself. When i put hard work in my hunting, i also feel that the prey is much more deserved.

Anette means that a well prepared hunt makes her appreciate the nature even more

Anette means that a well prepared hunt makes her appreciate the nature even more

3.       A better outdoor experience.

-          A good hunt is about being a part of nature. We might put to much into catching the prey and taking a photo of it, and not enogh in the hunt itself?

-          Preparing early by sleeping outside and seeking a connection with the animals outisde of the hunting situation, teaaches you a lot about nature. It`s also a great base for better nature experiences.