There`s many reasons Ole Morten and Irene from Norgesjakt loves to be outdoors- one of them is that they get to do what they love the most… Hunting birds with their four English Setters. The married couple has a great cabin in Steinkjer, Norway where they spend over 100 days and nights outside every year. In 2015 the outdoor enthusiasts left well over 600 miles in the mountains and they will love to share their tips and tricks with you.
1. Make sure to have your equipment in order- and think about safety.
- We allways choose quality over quantity when it comes to gear. We don`t bring more than necessary, and we make sure to have good shoes and clothes that fits the weather conditions.
- Safety during the hunt is also important to us- we label ourself and the dogs in strong colours to avoid accidents.
2. Good stamina makes the trip better for everybody.
- We who hunt with standing gundogs, don`t sit still, but are in constant movement in varied terrain. We walk over 18 miles every day, while the dogs cover 100 miles. It`s self said that it`s important for both the dogs and the humans to stay in good shape, Irene smiles.
To create the best foundation for good expeditions, Irene and Ole Morten has clear priorities for their hunting team:
- Irene and I do fitness training together every week, in addition to train the dogs every day. We start to train the puppy while in an early stage, that way we get to know the dog, and how he moves in different terrain – which mean we can easier cover a large area, when we`re out hunting. These precautions
1. Important to see all the members of the team.
– Our dogs are making it posible for us to hunt in the way we do. That’s why it`s important for us that they have a good time when we`re out in the forrest – I`t important that they get good food and have confidence that we take care of them.
Irène also means that a good team strategy contributes to the experience.
– A well trained dog is a happy dog, and it feels great when the dog does exactly as it suppose to! Predictability also makes it easier for us to enjoy nature – the small , lovely moment such as listening to the Black Grous play and watching the silhouette of your dog at a top towards the sunrise.