"The hunt took place in Lany, where the Czech royalty hunted for centuries," says Poneta. Outfitter Jan Urban met Poneta and his wife at the Prague airport, showed them around Prague and gave his wife advice where to visit while Poneta was hunting. Urban then introduced Poneta to his guide, Steffen. Although Steffen spoke no English, Poneta says they worked out an innovative and effective communication system in advance of going afield. First, with Urban translating, they agreed on the size trophy they were looking for. In the field, when the guide saw a trophy quality animal, he would write what he felt it would score on a slip of paper and show it to Poneta.
During the hunt Poneta reports seeing lots of other game, including sika deer, fallow deer, red stag and wild boar. They did not see a lot of mouflon, but when they saw this ram with seven ewes feeding along a creek about 150 yards away, they agreed it was a worthwhile trophy, and Poneta took the shot. Poneta says the mouflon turned out to be 10 points better than Urban had thought possible in the area.
The mouflon live in hilly, forested areas that Poneta says they drove to in a "first class" government truck with a winch on the back. The hunt was conducted mainly on foot, walking through the timber and glassing. But, Poneta adds, "It's not a really difficult hunt."
After Poneta had taken his animal, the guide called a government official who came out to inspect the trophy and take it to have it field........(continued)