Love for hunting is a love which is difficult to define in words: it must be lived.

Andrea Cavaglià and his setters love for huntingThose who do not know hunting do not know how deep and innate the love for it is and do not know how it triggers a mysterious attraction in all those who practice it.

Hunting is a tradition that has been passed down for centuries in Italy. It is a way of life for many people, and it is often seen as a way to connect with nature and the outdoors.

There are many different types of hunting in Italy, including big game hunting, small game hunting, and bird hunting. Big game hunting is the most popular type of hunting in Italy, and it is typically done for the meat of the animal. Small game hunting is less popular, but it is still a popular way to hunt for rabbits, pheasants, and other small animals. Bird hunting is also popular in Italy, and it is typically done for the sport of it.

The passion for hunting is strong in Italy, and it is often passed down from generation to generation. Hunters love the challenge of the hunt, the thrill of the shot, and the satisfaction of providing food for their families. They also appreciate the beauty of nature and the importance of conservation.

Here are some of the reasons why hunters in Italy love their sport:

It is a way to connect with nature and the outdoors. Hunting is a great way to get out into nature and experience the beauty of the outdoors. It is also a great way to learn about the animals and plants that live in the wild.

It is a challenge and a thrill. The hunt is a challenge of skill, patience, and endurance. It is also a thrill to see an animal in its natural habitat and to be able to take it down.

It is a way to provide food for their families. Hunting is a traditional way to provide food for families in Italy. Hunters of thre past often used the meat from their kills to feed their families and friends.

It is a way to preserve conservation. Hunters in Italy are committed to conservation. They believe that it is important to manage wildlife populations and to protect their habitats.

Hunting is a way of life for many people in Italy. It is a tradition that is passed down from generation to generation, and it is a passion that is shared by many.

In the month of love, we asked the Montefeltro staff what they love most about hunting.

Here’s what they replied:

Enrico loves his dogs

amore per la cacciaTo love is an important word with a profound meaning.

As a good dog lover, for me, loving hunting goes hand in hand with loving dogs, especially hunting ones and specifically English setters.

My 6 English setters (Sestri, Demon, Dino, Eto, Fauniera, and Kester) each have their own character and personality.

I love interacting with them, and growing them since they are puppies I establish an indissoluble bond with them.

A glance is enough for me to understand if everything is okay and if they are healthy, and from their behavior I understand everything.

With each of them, I have lived unique moments around the world, the one with Farin is unforgettable.

Farin del Meschio, a great “hunter”, loved hunting deeply and was born to hunt! And luckily for me, Farin became a great woodcock dog.

In Crimea, in MontagnaFredda, I lost the satellite connection with Farin.

I knew I would not lose him because Farin was connected and morbidly attached to me! But not knowing where he was consumed me inside.

I stopped for a snack but the thought was fixed on him: where will it go?

I decide to move to intercept the dog. With me, there are 2 hunting clients who, given my apprehension, join in Farin’s research.

I went right to where I last saw Farin, pressing the GPS search button again, and by magic reconnected with the Fari collar: it was stuck at 350 meters.

I went back to the jeep, took the shotgun, and headed following the GPS directions.

A few moments later I was next to Farin who was standing in a wonderful posture. I noticed the white tail feathers of a woodcock, which opened and closed as if drawing a crown.

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It was she, her majesty the queen who had kept Farin in total trance for so long.

It flew up after a while, I waited for the most right moment and the first shot took that woodcock that Farin promptly brought back into my hand.

This is why I love hunting.

I love hunting because it amplifies the emotions I experience with my dogs.

Andrea loves contact with nature

love for huntingWhen a hunter states that the desire to be in contact with nature is the reason that drives him to hunt, he is supporting an absolute truth, most of the time perceived as a foregone answer and repeated in the absence of other arguments.

In fact, it may seem so if we limited ourselves to the concept of physical contact: it is clear that the forest, as well as the mountain meadows and the stretches of water, are popular places to be able to carry out hunting activities.

But this contact is the same that each of us establishes, hunter or not when he decides to leave the house for a walk: he immerses himself in the environment, in nature, enjoys its benefits, and admires its beauties.

But let’s go further, I like to think that in the concise answer of a hunter there is something greater than a simple “state in place”: a quirk that transforms us from passive spectators into active users.

At this point “being in contact with nature” becomes a question of empathy, relationship, and responsibility. What is created is a real relationship made of knowledge and respect that goes far beyond the physicality of “stopping for a few hours”.

Seasonality and the study of life cycles, for example, are almost ridiculed concepts in a world where it is possible to eat strawberries at Christmas and grow a chicken whit estrogens in two months: “being in contact with nature” means first of all respect the times, methods and balances.

The hunting laws themselves are built for this purpose and every hunter is therefore obliged to act according to these rules more than anyone else.

Knowing places and periods of nesting, reproduction, and wintering makes a hunter in true “contact with nature”.

Being aware of being part of this great ecosystem is finally the essential premise to be able to “get in touch”. In fact, every human action corresponds to a reaction from the environment and it becomes essential to know it.

Just as it is essential to know that high densities of animals correspond to a high probability of epidemics.

In the end: getting in touch with nature becomes synonymous with study and knowledge.

The hunt lasts three months a year but forces anyone who wants to practice it to stay “in nature” for the remaining nine. That’s why I love hunting 365 days a year.

Luca loves to travel

I love hunting and nature, living them both in an all-encompassing way and combining this with a passion for travel, over the years I went to discover places, people, and fauna around the world.

I travel for the same reason as travel: to travel. But my dromomania, the unstoppable impulse that pushes me to move from one place to another, the typical “disease” of nomads, becomes the desire for a hunting experience to sublimate my two souls, that of a traveler, and that of a hunter.

The effort of long hours in a plane, train, or car disappears facing the scenarios that the journey shows you: the highest mountain ranges in the world, the intricate rainforests, the African bush, the rocky deserts, and the humid woods birch of the great North.

The comparison with different cultures, also from the hunting point of view, becomes the incentive to leave, deepen knowledge and absorb distant customs and traditions, transforming itself into a subject on which to reflect and enrich one’s cultural background.

Thus, the track on the elephant, the pursuit of a Dagga Boy, and the approach to an ibex or a Marco polo become a school of life, broadening the horizons of a passion that otherwise would only remain closed between the walls of the house.

I travel to feel the mist on the Rufiji River as mine as I feel that on the plains of my home, to wade with the same pace with which through our ditches the Save river and to smell as my heritage also the scent of mango trees or milk of yak.

“And I will have a dream of the sea and tomorrow a wood fire so that the blue air becomes home.”

Andrea and his love for hunting roaring deers

love for huntingAndrea feels in communion with nature when he is in the European woods searching for the roaring deer. It’s an experience that goes beyond mere hunting; for him, it’s a way to connect with the majesty of the forest, the calm breath of untouched nature, and the magic of wildlife.

Hunting for roaring deer isn’t just a sport, but a moment when Andrea feels an integral part of the surrounding environment. The sound of the deer’s roar, echoing through the trees, is like a melody that calls to his adventurous soul, urging him to immerse even deeper into the experience.

For him, hunting isn’t merely a pastime, but a way to cultivate responsibility and respect for nature. Every moment spent in these woods is an opportunity to closely observe the beauty and cruelty of wildlife and to appreciate the delicate balance that governs the ecosystem.

Hunting the roaring deer isn’t just a quest for trophies; rather, it’s an inner quest for tranquility and peace, a moment of meditation where Andrea feels truly in harmony with nature and himself. His passion for this practice stems from the profound connection he feels with the surrounding environment and its invaluable beauty.

Davide loves to observe the behavior of animals.

Why do I love hunting?

The answers are many, but the aspect that I like most and fascinates is the opportunity to learn about the behavior of animals (even those that cannot be hunted) in all its completeness. I hunt with both pointing dogs and big game hunting.

The dog acts as an intermediary between the hunter and the animals and thanks to the dog you can know and understand the movements, the areas of pasture, how they defend themselves, and what and where they eat.

While hunting ungulates, on the other hand, you have the opportunity to observe all types of animals that populate the woods and fields and their behavior (perhaps better than with the dog, which in spite of itself still creates disturbance in the area we go hunting).

If we try to approach the environment around us not as mere predators, but as observers, we will discover a world that hides many things to observe, discover and love.

That’s why I love hunting.


Andrea Barbieri

Montefeltro Staff, Andrea Barbieri

“Engaged in business, but inwardly a man of the woods where he finds his serenity and ideal environment. Passionate about nature, and consequently about hunting, he practices any type, although his favorite remains deer rut hunting. His belief is: ‘Ohne Jäger, Keine Wild’ (Without hunters, no wildlife).”