Every September, some people in europe are going to lay down their work, grab their binoculars and guns with telescopic sights and are off for hunting animals in forests. As I accompanied some of them, we had a very nice encounter with a rarely seen animal, the badger. It is not an easy job to do - you don't drive your car in the forest, open the window, aim at a deer, shoot and drive away for dinner. As a hunter you need many more skills, as you can imagine, f.e. patience, steadiness and a good shape. Maybe some of you think you read that before - I think animal photographers and hunters have many similarities... As I carried my 500mm, mounted on a D300s, the hunter carried his Blaser and we both sat on top of a raised hide, climbing down again after 3 hours of waiting and seeing nothing, stiff of sitting still and hungry.