I went to the Swedish game fair at the weekend. The game fair is nowhere as big as the CLA game fair in England. There was the usual displays of guns, Tikke, Sako, Browning and Berretta but there were a few eyecatching guns. A very nice three barreled rifle from Ferlach and the Krieghoff drilling were worth a fondle.
I did get a bit moist looking at small stand that had hand made Same knives. It quite made the wallet twitch but i resisted the urge to buy.
I must say i was a bit disappointed at the lack of working dogs on display as most swedish hunting uses dogs. truth to tell it was a piss poor. but there were a couple of intresting things going on. In the morning they had a bear test useing a remote control bear (electric wheel chair with a bear skin draped over it). Great fun watching the dogs work. In the afternoon they changed the bear skin to a boar skin for the boar hunting dogs to have a go.
There was also a artificial earth for training terriers. It was only a small scale set up but the dogs had fun. In the full size earths of which there are several in Sweden they use a tame badger but in this one they just waved a fox brush
Gråhund working the bear
The earth for the terriers