“Ahoj (hello) Professor!” was the enthusiastic greeting my smiling host and hunting guide Tomas Hercik called out as he vigorously shook my hand. Tomas had an interesting way of making a person feel welcome, even when leaving! He would say in English, “Hello” whenever we departed. We were meeting for the first time in the lobby of hotel NaFarme (On the Farm) in the small village of Chotovice’, Bohemia, Czech Republic to discuss our coming hunt.

Being of European descent and an avid hunter, my interest was partly due to stories family and friends conveyed about uniquely European hunting traditions. St. Hubertus, patron saint of hunters, hunting dogs, and woodsmen is part of the story as well… just take a look at…READ MORE

by Jacob Vanhouten

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