Wednesday, May 2, 2007

The Hunting Club

A friend of ours along with his family owns a hunting club about 40 minutes drive South of Milan. It's really a big farm with one of the old farm buildings that is build around a very large courtyard. The original entrance to the building was through a huge gate that could be closed to keep out intruders 200 years ago. Now the building has been divided diagonally through the courtyard. Half belonging to the brother that farms on the land and the other half to the one who raises ducks and peasants and uses the land for hunting. They raise something over 40,000 birds a year and release them for hunting or sell them to other hunting clubs.

Here are some pictures. It's not hunting season so the pictures are just of the overall area, the pens, baby ducks and so on.

And here is the website of the club

Of course it's all in Italian but if you click on the various titles at the top you can see some of their pictures and get a good idea of what it's like.

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