A record number of visitors attended a popular stag mating call competition at Hluboká nad Vltavou, south Bohemia, on Saturday. 15,000 came out to see 25 competitors from nine countries take part in the 10th European Deer Mating Call Championship. Those taking part competed in a number of areas, imitating various calls. The competition was won by 24-year-old student of forestry Michal Franč who said he has practiced calls since childhood.
With snow continuing to fall across the Czech Republic, people are getting tired of the long winter. Wild animals are equally stressed as we await at least another week of cold temperatures. With record numbers of deer expected to die this winter, Linda Mastalir asked Helena Jankova from the Czech-Moravian Hunters Association about how the long & harsh winter has been affecting wild animals:
Among the sweeping changes of the last 15 years in the Czech Republic, the diet of Czechs has also undergone a transformation. Though mostly this has been a shift away from traditional Czech foods, lately, game has been making a comeback as a popular dish. This can be best illustrated by the exploding numbers of game farms.
An invention of the twenty-first century: the three minute date. No time to feel nervous and more than enough time if you don't fancy each other! A wild boar stops the Eurocity train. And, a secret adrenalin skiing race takes place in the Krkonose Mountains every spring. Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.