Name: Jon Lindberg
Age:  37 years old
Country: Denmark
Hunting since: 2012
Where do you hunt? In the countryside near where I live
What’s your favourite type of hunting? Stalking
What’s your favourite weapon? A Mauser 6.5x55 mm customised match rifle for field shooting – with a Zeiss Duralyt 3-12x50 riflescope.

Best hunting experience:
One of the most exciting and challenging hunting expeditions I’ve had was hunting for red deer in Norway, where the landscape is hard and unforgiving and on a much larger scale than anything here in Denmark. We stayed in a primitive hunting cabin without electricity, water or heating – it was tough but good.

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Stay warm and focused

When choosing hunting apparel, my first priority is to ensure that the garment allows maximum freedom of movement, that the fabric makes a minimum of noise when I’m moving around, and that it obviously helps me to keep warm.

This winter, I’ve chosen the Deerhunter hat, because it covers the ears, sits snugly on your head and takes up minimal space. A hat is the best way of adjusting your body temperature, because heat loss is greatest from the head. And it only takes a moment to quickly take off your hat and put it in your pocket if you need to cool down – or the opposite.

Deerhunter Discover hat

“The shape and elasticity of the Discover hat means that it sits close to your head whatever the weather and however challenging the terrain. So when I’m hunting, I can stay focused on my quarry without the hat irritating me or being blown away. The hat is made of a very comfortable material, which ensures that the stitching does not cause any discomfort. Moreover, the design means that you look good wherever you go.”

Deerhunter Muflon overtrousers

“For my overtrousers, I’ve chosen the model from the Muflon series, because it has braces and a high waist, which means the trousers are comfortable to move around in as they don’t part and let in the cold. I use these trousers when I’m out hunting in the freezing winter weather, and when I might have to stay still for long periods of time. The camouflage on this outfit is perfect for a varied range of hunting, because the Realtree makes it easier to stay concealed in fields and meadows. In addition, it’s also good for goose hunting, which tests the hunter’s endurance as well as his ability to blend into the surrounding terrain.”

Deerhunter Muflon jacket

“I also have the Muflon jacket, which, like the trousers, has numerous practical details. It closes tightly around the wrists, and keeps out the cold wind and snow. It has a large hood, which provides excellent protection, even in gale-force winds. The pockets are perfectly positioned, and provide easy access to your cartridges while making it possible to organise your equipment and provisions. The jacket even incorporates a polishing cloth, which is very useful for wiping mist or raindrops off your binoculars.”

Deerhunter zip-in inner jacket

“When the cold really starts to bite, you can use the extra zipper system in the Muflon jacket for a Deerhunter zip-in inner jacket as an extra layer to keep you warm. The zip-in can also be worn on its own in many different situations. Its modern design ensures ample freedom of movement thanks to the specially chosen stretch material, while the fleece lining will keep you warm.”

The outfit is perfect for stalking, and will appeal to the dedicated hunter who is well-acquainted with the hunting universe.

More about Jon Lindberg

How long have you been hunting?

Ever since I was a boy, my hunting instinct has driven my passion for angling and coastal fishing, and then I was extremely proud six years ago to obtain a hunting permit, which has paved the way for even greater outdoor experiences and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Going hunting is a way of winding down from the stresses and strains of a busy daily life, and it occupies a lot of my time, both as a hobby and as a framework for my company events.

What’s your favourite type of hunting? 

Stalking is particularly interesting because of the way you have to read the countryside and home in on the quarry. In this way, I can become totally immersed in what I’m doing, which greatly intensifies the experience. The same applies to goose hunting, where I have to select the right call yet remain concealed.

What do you usually hunt for?

Duck, geese, pheasants, roe deer and red deer, really because they provide a good supplement to the dinner table. My family and I try to live as self-sufficiently as possible, both for ethical reasons as well as for the flavour and satisfaction that comes from cooking your own game.

What’s your favourite weapon?

As a novice hunter, I chose a Mauser 6.5x55 mm customised match rifle for field shooting. I really like the fact that my weapons are a bit special, that they are the right tools for the job, and that they have a story to tell. I use the rifle with a Zeiss Duralyt 3-12x50 riflescope. As a first-time investment it was a great piece of hunting kit, because for me, being a skilled hunter is all about refining my skills as a marksman. At the moment I’m at a crossroads, as I need to choose a new larger-calibre rifle. It’s by no means easy, as there are lots of good brands on the shelves.

What’s your dream hunting destination – and why?

A hunting trip to Canada would be a dream trip for me. I’ve been to Norway on several occasions, where I go hunting in primitive conditions that challenge me physically and push me out of my comfort zone. A trip to Canada would be for a longer period of time, where I would want to test my hunting skills as I did in Norway, and make the most of the natural resources.

How do you prepare for a hunt?

The preparations for a hunt play are key to the success of the venture, which is why I devote a lot of thought to my clothing, based on whether I’ll be moving about a lot or lying still. I also always study the weather forecast, whether I’m going off for a short trip or a longer period. I always take a backpack with me, which I use to carry treats such as coffee and biscuits etc., because coffee always tastes so much better when you’re out in the open. I’ll reveal more of what I take with me in my backpack in subsequent posts.

What’s been your most challenging hunt?

One of the most exciting and challenging hunting expeditions I’ve had was hunting for red deer in Norway, where the landscape is hard and unforgiving and on a much larger scale than anything here in Denmark. We stayed in a primitive hunting cabin without electricity, water or heating – it was tough but good.

What advice would you give a novice hunter?

As a rule of thumb “never regret the shot you didn’t take”. Hunting requires care and time to make the right decision when your prey is in sight.

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