In a follow-up phone call, Fetzer told us that this was all free-range hunting using a network of logging roads that allowed relatively easy access to the higher mountains. He also noted that game was abundant and carefully managed. "I had to hunt hard for the roe deer, which took five days, but the boar was easy. We were heading out to a hut for an evening sit, and stopped to scope out a likely area on the way. We found two boars feeding at 5:30 in the afternoon.
"The ibex hunt, however, proved to be the most memorable of the three. We were climbing along a trail the first afternoon when Klemens spotted an ibex of the right size in the trees 40 yards below us. As I was setting up for the shot, he disappeared behind a rock outcrop. Klemens crept forward and glassed the area with his binoculars no ibex. I started forward and saw the ibex at eye level with us; sensing danger, he had hopped up into a tree and was standing on a horizontal branch 10 feet off the ground. I shot him, and he fell. I wish we'd gotten it on video; I told Klemens this was the most expensive squirrel hunt ever."
Fetzer continues, "Like most European hunts, this one was very civilized and a perfect venue for taking along a non-hunting spouse. They spoil you. The accommodations in a boutique hotel and the food were excellent, and we easily combined the hunt with sightseeing in Eastern Europe. Klemens speaks perfect English, even gets' American humor and is a fun guy to........(continued)