Just a month after Sam Green and his Browning Ultra XS were crowned FITASC world sporting champions, one of Browning’s female shooters has also struck gold. Sam’s fellow British shooter Amy Easeman won the World Compak Sporting Ladies’ Championship in Hungary at the end of August. We invited Amy, 18, to tell us about her experience.
Sam Green World Sporting Champion with his Ultra XS!
The success of our sponsored shooter Sam Green once again underlines Browning’s reputation for excellence. The Englishman with the easy smile took the top prize in FITASC sporting at the 2019 World FITASC Championship held at the prestigious EJ Churchill range. Here, Sam tells us what the experience was like.
Why wild meat …?
What do we mean by wild meat and why should we eat it? These are questions which could be answered in many ways. Some might tell you: it is the meat taken from a wild animal which has been hunted by a hunter, or something like that. Others might say: because it’s organic and much healthier.
Chloe Moore: my life experience to become a huntress
My hunting journey began probably like most young people through my father. I had grown up around firearms, been taught respect, safety and most importantly the magnitude of shooting. It’s not something I took lightly, even as a child, but my father’s passion and love for his hobby had me wanting to know more. In consequence, I wanted to be taken to range days and shooting shows.
Hunting heals us from the inside…
I am sure that every hunter has had one of those days when you get up in the morning and start getting ready for work; it’s just not working out for you, you just can’t get on with things. Everything takes so much effort and energy that you almost want to call in sick. Your workmates are not the same and it seems no-one cares about you and nobody understands you.
Geneva without hunt, interview with Manue Piachaud
Wildlife management practice in the Geneva canton is seen as a template by some, absurd by others; but it does differ in one notable respect: the absence of so-called “traditional” hunting. The reason for this is a popular initiative put forward by a physiotherapist and a lawyer in 1974, which saw a 75% vote in favour of a hunting ban in the canton (with a turnout of only 21% of Genevans).
Auto-5, BAR, B25, Hi-Power, 1900: focus on 5 Browning guns that have each sold over 1 million
John Moses Browning, the man who gave his name to our brand, is often called “the father of modern guns”. This man who held 128 patents is also behind four of the five Browning guns that have each sold over one million.
A truly extraordinary wild boar driven hunt
Hunting is sometimes full of surprises. To tell the truth, the story I have decided to share with you today will seem so curious and unusual that the reader will easily understand that I hesitated a great deal before deciding to recount it.
It was last December, in the heart of my native Normandy. A week before it took place, I had received an invitation to participate in a wild boar hunt through a long-time friend, a great wild boar enthusiast and an excellent shot.
Stalking the Loch Ness monster!
The Loch Ness monster: do you know the legend from the Highlands about the monster they call Nessie? No, it’s not about a marine animal with a long tail, but the first deer I stalked with such pride.
The wild boar, a tank on legs
It’s happened to all of us at least once. In the middle of a hunt, an enormous wild boar weighing about a hundred kilos takes off in front of you. Having checked he is in your angle of fire, you shoulder your weapon and pull the trigger. The shot fires, but the animal carries on! You are starting to doubt your marksmanship, even though it is well-established along the line of guns. So you fire a second bullet. The black beast continues his flight. “Missed again!” you curse to yourself, thoroughly disheartened.
Top 10 excuses for poor marksmanship
In Belgium, we’re used to making fun of our French neighbours, and especially their ability to find excuses whenever their national football team loses a match. “It was too windy,” “the pitch was as bad as the ref,” “the ball was flat,” etc. Fair game, I hear you say, since our French friends are past masters in the art of making fun of Belgians.
Hunting time: when passion has no age
It’s a pretty well known fact that we’re not aging backwards, but what does it mean to live with a passion so strong that everything must be done to keep it alive and well? When does it start and does it ever stop? Here are a few thoughts about it…
4 Questions For A Hunting Illustrator
Discover the inspirations of a renowned French hunting illustrator, Thibault de Witte in just 4 questions !