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By Pedro Ampuero

http://www.adventurousbowhunter.com/

Its being a coooold winter, but that has never been an excuse to get out and try our best.

Here are some pics of the last two months of hunting with a total of 21 days out.

chonacoI ahve been after chamois, ibex, deer, boars, duck, partridges,… Had a lot of fun.

Finallly got a huge boar which was awesome!! Hope you like them.

This past weekend I have been filming a TV show, got a two deer and a wildboar, i will send you pics later.

capraLuck is back again! Take care,

Pedro

Pedro Ampuero was raised in Spain, a country full of hunting opportunities in which the hunting season goes year round. He spends many days each year in the field and traveling the world in search of new adventures. You will always find him outdoors scouting, hunting, filming or tracking with his Bavarian bloodhound.

Pedro is a mechanical engineer by trade and a bowhunter by heart. He is the co-founder of the blog AdventurousBowhunter.com and Cazandoconarco.es and has written many articles for the hunting industry and currently collaborates with the most prestigious companies on the industry.

To learn more about PSE’s top quality bows and bowhunting accessories, click here.


Stalking Boars by PSE’s Pedro Ampuero


By Pedro Ampuero

Blog: http://www.adventurousbowhunter.com/

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Wildboars in Spain have always experience a huge hunting pressure, and can get really spooky.

This pressure has made them be most of the time nocturnal, which makes really hard to hunt them.

Luckily, it has been a great year of acorns, and we have been seeing some boars at last day looking for them.

This has allowed us to spend some days trying to stalk boars, which is way more fun than waiting for them in a tree. They have an awesome nose, but the hearing and eyesight is not as good as deer, so you can get closer. I shot this young boar from 30 yards.

Its getting colder every day, and I hope to be able to drop some more during the last month of the season.

Good luck all in the woods,

Pedro Ampuero

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Pedro Ampuero was raised in Spain, a country full of hunting opportunities in which the hunting season goes year round. He spends many days each year in the field and traveling the world in search of new adventures. You will always find him outdoors scouting, hunting, filming or tracking with his Bavarian bloodhound.

Pedro is a mechanical engineer by trade and a bowhunter by heart. He is the co-founder of the blog AdventurousBowhunter.com and Cazandoconarco.es and has written many articles for the hunting industry and currently collaborates with the most prestigious companies on the industry.

To learn more about PSE’s top quality bows and bowhunting accessories, click here.


Aloha From PSE’s Pedro Ampuero


By Pedro Ampuero
http://www.adventurousbowhunter.com/

PSE's Pedro Ampuero Surfing

PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Surfing

A few weeks ago I had to travel to the state of Hawaii for business. It was a great experience, since being there changed my whole picture of Hawaii as a hunting destination.

The different islands have almost every possible ecosystem, from deep rainforest to deserts and from sandy beaches to high altitude volcanic mountains. You can be surfing in the morning and hunting in the afternoon.

In these highly varied terrains, you can find species like the axis deer, hogs, goats, mouflon, sheep and turkey. It was also nice to discover that you can hunt all year, and that there were lots of bowhunters on the islands.

PSE's Pedro Ampuero

PSE’s Pedro Ampuero

I found some time to meet with my good friend Ryan Kohatsu to go out hunting mouflon. I was really surprised when we got up to 12.000 feet to find them! I would have never imagined myself hunting sheep at that height in HI.

PSE's Pedro Ampuero & friend Ryan Kohatsu

PSE’s Pedro Ampuero & friend Ryan Kohatsu

So if you are planning some vacations to relax, do not forget Hawaii!

Good luck in the mountains, be safe,
Pedro Ampuero

Pedro Ampuero was raised in Spain, a country full of hunting opportunities in which the hunting season goes year round. He spends many days each year in the field and traveling the world in search of new adventures. You will always find him outdoors scouting, hunting, filming or tracking with his Bavarian bloodhound.

Pedro is a mechanical engineer by trade and a bowhunter by heart. He is the co-founder of the blog AdventurousBowhunter.com and Cazandoconarco.es and has written many articles for the hunting industry and currently collaborates with the most prestigious companies on the industry.

To learn more about PSE’s top quality bows and bowhunting accessories, click here.


PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Red River Hunting


By Pedro Ampuero
http://www.adventurousbowhunter.com/

This summer I went hunting with my dad to the Artic Red River in NWT, Canada.
We hunted hard for ten days, in which all we need was on our packs. It is an amazing feeling to spend more than a week with just your guide, a pack and your bow. You pack every morning the camp, and keep moving forward in search of rams. You don’t leave anything behind, no reason of looking back, just keep moving forward to discover new land. That feeling of freedom is probably what I liked most.

PSE's Pedro Ampuero

PSE’s Pedro Ampuero

At the same time, the place is overwhelming. It is a rough landscape, with little more than rocks and grass, but so pure and wild, that makes it really beautifull and special.

Caribu

Caribu

We covered a lot of ground, both with our legs and also with the binos in search of the right ram and it all came together the last day of the hunt. An unreal feeling to see the ram rolling down after all the effort put behind..

PSE's Pedro Ampuero's Dall Sheep

PSE’s Pedro Ampuero’s Dall Sheep

It is the most beautifull hunt I have ever done. I could be writing about it for months! I dreamed about this hunt my whole life, and at the end it was even better than I had imagine. I hope everyone could try it one day.

Pedro's Full Pack

Pedro’s Full Pack

Good luck all in the mountains!
Pedro Ampuero

Pedro Ampuero was raised in Spain, a country full of hunting opportunities in which the hunting season goes year round. He spends many days each year in the field and traveling the world in search of new adventures. You will always find him outdoors scouting, hunting, filming or tracking with his Bavarian bloodhound.

Pedro is a mechanical engineer by trade and a bowhunter by heart. He is the co-founder of the blog AdventurousBowhunter.com and Cazandoconarco.es and has written many articles for the hunting industry and currently collaborates with the most prestigious companies on the industry.

To learn more about PSE’s top quality bows and bowhunting accessories, click here.


PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Small Game


By Pedro Ampuero
http://www.adventurousbowhunter.com/

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero’s Rabbit

Small game hunting season started a few weeks ago here in Spain. It is one of my favorite times of the year, since I really love to see the dogs in action.

In Spain we can hunt a lot of different species, like quails, red partridge, woodcook, ducks, rabbits, pigeons, etc.. On the other hand, most of them are not made for doing it with bow and arrow.

Probably the most common hunted are rabbits. They are a lot of fun, and it’s a great way for introducing hunters in to archery. At the same time, it is also an outstanding practice for improving you stalking skills and focusing on small targets. I try to stalk rabbits every time I can. For hunting them I would suggest a speed bow that makes little sound on the release, since rabbits can really disappear before the arrow arrives to destination. My final advice, use a judo point or similar to avoid pass troughs, in order to try to recover the game easier.

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Hunting

Quail is another animal that you can hunt with bow an arrow with the help of a pointing dog. By using a special broadhead composed of wires, we will have lots of fun trying to drop down a small quail from the air with and arrow. Traditional equipment makes it quicker to aim and release the arrow as soon as possible.

Finally, its getting more common between bowhunters to hunt red partridges during the rutting period with the help of a live decoy. The decoy will challenge other males and they will come to fight against it. It is really important to get the birds with the first arrow, since the decoy could lose its confidence and stop calling forever. Beautiful and challenging way of hunting!

Pedro Ampuero

PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Hunting Dog

Good luck all in the mountains!
Pedro Ampuero

Pedro Ampuero was raised in Spain, a country full of hunting opportunities in which the hunting season goes year round. He spends many days each year in the field and traveling the world in search of new adventures. You will always find him outdoors scouting, hunting, filming or tracking with his Bavarian bloodhound.

Pedro is a mechanical engineer by trade and a bowhunter by heart. He is the co-founder of the blog AdventurousBowhunter.com and Cazandoconarco.es and has written many articles for the hunting industry and currently collaborates with the most prestigious companies on the industry.

To learn more about PSE’s top quality bows and bowhunting accessories, click here.


Back up Bow by Pedro Ampuero


By Pedro Ampuero
AdventurousBowhunter.com

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Back Up Bow

We all travel a lot of miles to get to our hunting areas, sometimes by car, train or plane. The hunt is only a few days and all the equipment must work perfect.

To avoid any problem in the hunts, the most important thing is to take care of the bow and bring it in all hunts in the best conditions as possible. Try to have a reliable bow and accessories, you don’t want a sight getting loose, or bow strings stretching with temperature changes. Always take equipment you are confident with, and that you have tested before, hunts are not for trying new things.

Although you do your best to have all your equipment perfect, things always happen in the most unwanted moment, and we can have hundred kinds of things going wrong in the bow. My bow fell down a tree and broke a limb with one of my steel tree steps. I had to throw my bow down the mountain to save my life on a steep area hunting for ibex. All the brush from the Cameroon rain forest moved my peep sight. I have broke sights, rests, releases… Lot of things!

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Hunting Gear

Years ago I use to take all the required equipment to solve any problem on my bow I could have. I had a portable bow press and was ready to change strings and cables, also brought spare sights, rests, etc.. This could save your hunt! Although it took a lot of time to solve a major problem on your bow, and all that time you could be hunting. Apart from that, is hard to get the bow as good as you would like. You need to sight again your sight, adjust the rest, etc.. When you are in the middle of the mountains it is hard to do things properly.

For all these reason, I am taking always with me in all my hunts a back up bow. The backup bow is exactly the same rig as the hunting bow, that way I have also a spare part of anything, from sight, rest, bolts,.. At the same time, I am using the exactly same arrows for both, which save extra space. This bow is perfectly set, and I could change one bow with the other and be hunting without even notice. I can distinguish them because they are different camo, that’s it.
What do you do, bring a back up bow or the equipment necessary to solve any problem?

Good luck in the mountains, be safe,
Pedro Ampuero

Pedro is a mechanical engineer by trade and a bowhunter by heart. He is the co-founder of the blog AdventurousBowhunter.com and Cazandoconarco.es and has written many articles for the hunting industry and currently collaborates with the most prestigious companies on the industry.

To learn more about PSE’s top quality bows and bowhunting accessories, click here.


Break Your Silhouette For “Spot And Stalk”


By Pedro Ampuero
AdventurousBowhunter.com

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Spot and Stalk

Almost all the hunting I make is “spot and stalk”, with roe deer even more often “Walk and Stalk” in which you walk through the forest until you spot the animal, which is typically almost at shooting distance. For being successful, is a must that you break your silhouette in order to detect the animals before they detect you.

For this purpose, one thing it has been much more effective for me, is to use macro pattern camos, which really break your silhouette at any distance. Sometimes with more classic camo patterns, which have a high detail level, they look great at close distances, but as soon as you get farther than 30 yards you cannot see the detail and it all looks like one brown piece.

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Hunting

My philosophy is to focus more on not looking like a human, than trying to look like a tree. Animals relation the humans to some vertical lines which an average height etc.. Trying to break those lines is the key, specially the lines made by our shoulder and head. For this I use a ghillie hat, but I just leave it over my shoulders, to unify the shape of my head and shoulders. Using a typical cowboy hat is also a great way of breaking that shape.

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Face Paint

The last important thing is to camo your lighter parts, like hands and face. Animals spot our white face as good as we spot the white parts of deer in the woods. We all know our life would be much harder if deer wouldn’t have white patches on the tail area. For that I typically use a facemask, or pain my face when the weather is warmer. I also use thin gloves for my hands, measuring, drawing the bow, glassing, etc.. All involves hand movement, and it is always easily detected by deer.

PSE's Pedro Ampuero

PSE’s Pedro Ampuero

It would be great to know your own experiences. Hope you find it of interest, and good luck all in the mountains!
Pedro Ampuero

Pedro is a mechanical engineer by trade and a bowhunter by heart. He is the co-founder of the blog AdventurousBowhunter.com and Cazandoconarco.es and has written many articles for the hunting industry and currently collaborates with the most prestigious companies on the industry.

 

To learn more about PSE’s top quality bows and bowhunting accessories, click here.


PSE’s Pedro Ampuero’s Tracking Dog


By Pedro Ampuero
 AdventurousBowhunter.com

Pedro Ampuero

Keeping in the track of the wounded one between all the group of ibex is not an easy task.

It is very common in Europe the use of dogs for tracking wounded game.They are specialist, and only used with wounded game. It is hard to teach a dog to keep on a cold track of a wounded deer when a fresh one crosses it over. All dogs prefer to follow fresh tracks, but if trained correctly they will keep up with the old one.

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero’s Bavarian bloodhound Faco finding an Ibex

Iit is amazing to see these dogs work, since they can follow 24 hours old tracks for over a mile, which is a priceless help for any bowhunter out there. Since not anyone can have a dog and especially the time required to train them, in Spain we have an association with a phone in which you can call and ask for the help of a dog in case you need it.

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Our latest addition to the family RAM

I particularly have two dogs for this purpose, a Bavarian Bloodhound called FACO, and our latest addition RAM, a young german shorthaired pointer. The first one is only used for tracking wounded game, but the second one we will use it also for small game hunting like quails or partridge.

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero-Tracking this beast for my Dad.

They are a great partners and it is nice to see them work an old track. I think that any hunter should have access to one of these dogs, since shots are not always as good as we would like to. It is also rewarding to see the hunters face when you find the animal after a long search.

Pedro

PSE’s Pedro Ampuero-Looking for a wildboar my uncle shot the night before.

Shoot straight,
Pedro Ampuero

Pedro is a mechanical engineer by trade and a bowhunter by heart. He is the co-founder of the blog AdventurousBowhunter.com and Cazandoconarco.es and has written many articles for the hunting industry and currently collaborates with the most prestigious companies on the industry.

To learn more about PSE’s top quality bows and bowhunting accessories, click here.


PSE’s Pedro Ampuero’s Where is the Rain?


By Pedro Ampuero
 AdventurousBowhunter.com

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Glassing for Red Deer

WAITING FOR THE RAIN!

We need rain… I do not know how things are going in the rest of Europe, but in Spain we need some rain pretty soon…

The red deer roar typically breaks during the mid-end of September, when the temperatures start to drop and the first rains arrive. We are getting to the end of September, and still haven’t seen a single drop of water and the temperatures are still really high.

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Stag signs, they exist!

With this kind of weather, bulls do not roar and they hardly move during day time hours, which make hunting them almost impossible. I have been hunting them since the beginning of September, and have only seen one small bull, which is quite frustrating.

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Looking for Deer

Deer must be somewhere. On the other hand, acorns have started to fall down, and it is always nice to enjoy some close encounters, although, this time my objective was another one.

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Boars Eating Acorns

Please, pray for some rain! Looks like next week we will have some, and our luck may change,
Pedro Ampuero

Pedro is a mechanical engineer by trade and a bowhunter by heart. He is the co-founder of the blog AdventurousBowhunter.com and Cazandoconarco.es and has written many articles for the hunting industry and currently collaborates with the most prestigious companies on the industry.

To learn more about PSE’s top quality bows and bowhunting accessories, click here.


PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Enjoying the freedom of the Outdoors


By Pedro Ampuero
 AdventurousBowhunter.com

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Backpacking

I have to admit I love every way of hunting, all of them have something special, but the one that fulfills me more is mountain hunting.

You realize how small we are in this vast world. Being alone in the middle of nowhere, just hearing the sound of wind, with only your own tracks behind is one of the best ways of getting out of the rush way of living in this modern world and truly enjoying outdoors freedom.

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero’s Snow tracks in the Tian Shan, Kyrgyzstan

The mountains challenge us both physically and mentally, having the capacity of taking the best and worst of you. It is tough and beautiful at the same time, and when you try it for the first time, either you hate it or get in love with it for the rest of your life.

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero in a Blizzard

In Spain we can hunt the Chamois and the Spanish ibex, which are two gorgeous animals. The Spanish ibex is very well known because of its beauty, and many hunters visit Spain to try to get one with the bow every year. On the other hand, the chamois is typically a more challenging, since it leaves on a tougher terrain, and although its trophy may not be as beautiful as the ibex, it’s my favorite in the Spanish Peninsula.

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SE’s Pedro Ampuero Ibex Dani

The world is full of sheep, goats, ibex, argalis, etc.. In some of the most astonishing and wildest places on earth, which just being there makes any hunt worthy.

I would say the most important thing you need for hunting in the mountains, especially with the bow is patience. Never rush and learn to take your time before making a decision. A wrong decision can take you lot of useless hiking and waste a lot of time of your hunt.

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PSE’s Pedro Ampuero Dall Sheep

Get prepared for your next mountain hunt to take the best out of you,

Good luck,
Pedro Ampuero

Pedro is a mechanical engineer by trade and a bowhunter by heart. He is the co-founder of the blog AdventurousBowhunter.com and Cazandoconarco.es and has written many articles for the hunting industry and currently collaborates with the most prestigious companies on the industry.

To learn more about PSE’s top quality bows and bowhunting accessories, click here.

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