Welcome to a new version of my website. Most of the information from the old pages can still be found here, all of them with some brief updates. In addition there are a few changes with extra pages including an up to date blog. This website will now again feature more on my escapades with fishing and diving, in addition to the hunting and bird dogs. That’s actually also how my original website started out in its early stages 7-8 years ago. That quickly developed into only enveloping pointers & setters I’ve been involved with.
We write September 2009, the worst time of the year to be away from Norway. It beats our Constitution Day 17th of May and Christmas. September is when summer officially has left and autumn arrived with its colours and a new hunting season. It’s the end of the trout season in the mountains but a time still to spend on the coast spearing flounders in clear waters. Though most importantly it’s the start of our grouse season (ptarmigan / willow grouse and black grouse). How are the bird numbers this year compared with the past couple of years? In the past I also hunted moose, both in Norway and in Sweden when I lived there. I can easily admit I come from a family of bird hunters and birds are what we do best. That is also why bird dogs have got a central position in my life, and the autumn trial season also starts in September in Scandinavia. As usual when I’m not there I have to keep myself updated through friends by phone and email. Still my most important trial scene.
Lapphaugen’s Moulin, setter-import from Vesterålen, North Norway, enjoying the first daylight at the Pacific Ocean beach surf of Whangarei Heads, New Zealand. Are there any bird dog on the planet who ever travelled further??
The first ptarmigan of the 2007 season, which was the last time I was back home in Norway. The gun is my beautiful 16 gauge Simson Suhl which I had the luck of acquiring when I lived in Denmark in the 1990s. The previous owner had it for thirty years and only fired about two hundred shots with it. It was well looked after and bascially in brand new condition. Here in New Zealand I primarily use a 12 gauge AyA of approx the same age, not as nice to look at or to handle and much tighter. Though I have grown accustomed to my AyA and shoot well with it.