The 39-year-old is a trained nurse, works a deputy manager in a home for assisted living and initially had no relation to hunting. Only her dog – a hunting terrier crossbreed – has awakened the passion in her. Her Merkel rifle: The single shot rifle K3 with Lady-DS-stock.
How did you get to hunting?
Jennifer: In my youth, I renounced products form industrial farming and live das a vegetarian for almost 20 years. Then, a hunting-terrier-crossbreed from the local shelter came into my life. It soon became obvious, that this dog was not satisfied with going on walks and he rather needed an activity that suited his breed. Working with the dog and the first successes have moved me. It seems that he awakened something in me, which probably sleeps within most humans somewhere. Shortly after I got to know a foresters daughter, whom I told about my interest in working with a hunting dog and also my newly found interest in hunting. From then on, I was allowed to accompany her when she went hunting, learn more around the backgrounds of it and share wonderful experiences with her and her family. She encouraged me a lot and strengthened me as a woman to get my hunting licence. This is a decision, which I have not regretted for a single day.
What is your preferred type of hunting?
Jennifer: I love hunting from a high seat. The game comes calmly, I can take my time selecting the right animal and I can fire of a save shot. The stress for the animal is almost non-existent.
What and where do you enjoy hunting the most?
Jennifer: I will never get tired of hunting wild boar, as this game species always creates new challenges for hunters and is quickly to adapt.
Do you have a hunting dream?
Jennifer: Once Africa, always Africa … Whoever has been there, fells a constant pull back there. It is a fascinating continent and my dream is to return to South Africa once in my lifetime. To hunt warthogs and bushpig.
What is your favourite calibre?
Jennifer: 8×57 IRS – – for me it is the all-round-cartridge for the local game species like red deer, wild boar, roe deer and fallow deer.
Finally, what is your hunting guiding principle?
Jennifer: Whoever is a real hunter can be seen on special signs; he lowers his rifle at many an animal, even if he could reach it.