Hunting and Fishing
Hunting, fishing, falconry, and related outdoor activities
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-10-23 11:56
Aerial photography has been used to discover what experts believe was a royal deer park in Gwynedd, Wales, where nobles would have gathered "for entertaining and forging alliances.” The park is located on the Brynkir estate at Dolbenmaen and dates to the reign of Prince Llywelyn the Great in the 13th Century.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-10-20 21:40
Mingary Castle, overlooking the Sound of Mull in Scotland, may have had a more violent past than once believed, according to experts pondering the discovery of an iron arrowhead. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-09-11 12:36
Wendy Furie is a veterinarian - and a Scottish bard. While the two professions might sound at odds with each other, she makes them work, in the modern world and as Swannoc Beag, a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Laura Blasey of the Frederick (Maryland) News-Post has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-08-26 07:30
Choosing a name for a pet can be a difficult process, especially for a history buff, but documents have left evidence that medieval people also put some thought into their pets' names such as Little Hammer for a dog and Nettle Gray for a cat. Smithsonian.com has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-04-25 09:21
Katla Ulfhedinn, Medieval Animal Day Coordinator, Pennsic 42, reports that the Pennsic Artisans Row will feature an Animal Day.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-01-20 17:39
The National Sporting Library & Museum seeks applications for the John H. Daniels Fellowship which supports scholars doing research in the area of equestrian, angling and field sports. Applications must be made via email no later than March 1, 2013.
Submitted by Arkayn69 on Sat, 2012-12-01 10:47
Arkayn Leatherworks offers goods for all of your leather needs: belts, quivers, tankards, bracers,sword frogs, sheaths, etc. They specialize in custom work, including artistic leather carvings and embossing, and they carry a wide variety of jewelry, leather, wiccan, and mundane.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2012-08-06 14:55
Archaeologists are racing against erosion to excavate a 15th century fishing hut in Iceland. While people in the area have been known for centuries to use temporary huts during the fishing season, this one shows signs of longer occupation.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-05-02 07:53
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has posted an article on pasttimes of noble ladies during the Renaissance. The article, Renaissance women at leisure, includes short descriptions, with photos, of interests such as hunting, needlework and gaming.
Submitted by coolcraniums on Tue, 2012-02-07 10:25
Cool Craniums is a source for all sorts of furs, pelts, hides, feathers, skulls, claws, teeth, bones, and horns. Nikki started this business in 2000 because of her hobby for collecting skulls, and her passion for teaching and sharing with others. The online store is accessible on Flikr, and stock is always changing and updated.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-08-29 07:13
On its website, Field and Stream features St. Hubert’s Rangers, a small group which re-enacts "medieval hunting as closely as is possible in the 21st century, adopting the personae of nobles, huntsmen and foresters of the middle ages."
Submitted by Rask on Fri, 2011-08-26 08:37
Viking Archery Supply was established in 1986 to supply suede pouches and quivers to members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-06-11 16:50
Hounds, Horses, Riders, Revelers, Hawks, & ferrets~ all come join us! Earnrokke's Summer Hunt VII at HuntHaven July 22-24, 2011
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2011-03-30 14:12
The beaver, extinct in Wales since the 12th century, is being reintroduced to Machynlleth, Wales. The European beaver was prized for its fur and the medicinal qualities of its glands.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-03-17 19:15
Archaeologists from the University College Dublin are unable to resume research on 14th century fishweirs near the Fergus Estuary in County Clare, Ireland which have been threatened by weather. The team blames budget cuts by the Irish Heritage Council. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-02-13 19:23
Britton reports that Delegate Harvey Morgan of the Virginia legislature has proposed a change to laws affecting the practice of falconry and hunting with dogs.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-01-08 13:17
For the past ten years, Norse scholars have debated whether the breakdown in trade of walrus ivory brought down the Norse settlements in Greenland during the 15th century. In a new article, scholar Kirsten Seaver disputes the theory and offers her own: English cod fishing.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-25 17:48
A new study by James Barrett from Cambridge University's McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, shows that around 1,000 C.E., medieval people were forced to begin fishing in the ocean due to a shortage of fresh water fish.
Submitted by MiddleAgeFurPelts on Fri, 2009-05-01 15:06
This merchant offers wild fur-bearing animal pelts dressed and tanned and ready for manufacturing Middle Ages apparel. Available pelts include mink, sable, fox, chinchilla, coyote, lynx, bobcat, mountain lion, beaver, badger, raccoon, skunk, nutria, otter, mountain lion, arctic timber wolf, wolverine, fisher, marten opposum, weasel, and ermine.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-04-29 11:47
Karen Rosenberg of the New York Times reviews an exhibit of medieval manuscripts depicting the art of the hunt at the Morgan Library & Museum. The centerpiece of the exhibit is the museum's copy of Le Livre de la Chasse, a lavishly-illuminated volume depicting hunt scenes.(photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-04-26 17:42
"Fish heads, fish heads..." A recent study of European cod bones shows that "cod were exploited in the Middle Ages from many, often distant, fishing grounds, with an international trade in dried stockfish." The fish were much larger in medieval times, and began to began to be traded around the year 1000 C.E.
Submitted by Donwenna on Sun, 2008-04-20 17:49
Lord Edward MacTavish was recognized as Veneur, the highest level of Hunter in the Hunt Guild Persona Challenge. He challenged each level over the course of several years at Gulf Wars.
Submitted by Donwenna on Wed, 2008-04-09 13:25
Always wondered what nobleman did when they weren't at war? What was a favorite pastime of Royalty? What outdoor activity did women ride astride at and carry their own birds of prey with equal ability to the men? It was hunting! Several Kings wrote their own books on this sport, many illuminations showed women riding to the hunt, and falconry was enjoyed by everyone. This is an event not to be missed and it will be your chance to learn about period hunting techniques and game, hunting weapons, and animals used for hunting in period.
Shire of Earnrokke, An Tir
Submitted by Donwenna on Mon, 2008-03-24 01:16
It is Summer on our lovely island, and we are graced by the beauty of the land and its creatures.
Listen to the hounds bay and the horns sound in the distance! Watch the hunters ride their horses across the fields. Archers, come shoot to your heart's content. This is an event for folks to sit back, feast, shoot archery, and be entertained by the animals. Campers are welcome to stay all three days of the weekend.
Shire of Earnrokke (Whidbey Island, Washington)
Submitted by Havoise de Rohan on Sat, 2007-08-18 20:31
It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Anya de Chaalis, who died early on the morning of 6 August after a long battle with a brain tumor.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-06-07 20:41
Hounds, Horses, Riders,Revelers, Hawks,& ferrets ~ all come join us!
Earnrokke's Summer Hunt
held at HuntHaven
2163 Hastie Lake Rd
Whidbey Island, WA
June 8-10, 2007
It is Summer on our lovely island.....and we are graced by the beauty of the land and its creatures.
Listen to the hounds bay and the horns sound in the distance! Watch the hunters ride their horses across the fields. Archers come shoot to your heart's content. This is an event for folks to sit back, feast, shoot archery, and be entertained by the animals. Campers are welcome to stay all three days of the weekend.
Shire of Earnrokke (Whidbey Island, Washington)
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2006-07-01 08:57
Over 1,000 horses and their owners have gathered in Reykjavik, Iceland to take part in the largest-ever Landsmót, or Icelandair Horse Festival, itself the largest gathering of Icelandair horses in the world.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-18 09:50
The state Game Commission of Pennsylvania has recommended that hunters not be allowed to use atlatls to kill deer.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-20 15:54
The State Game Commission of Pennsylvania is drafting regulations to allow hunters to use atlatls, wooden spear throwers first utilized by early man.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-11-09 22:10
George Reed, Society Seneschal, has released a new policy, and implementation guidelines, for hunting activities at SCA events.