Contest - "Ion Stoica"

Contest - Ion Stioca

I am George Salcieanu, born on June 20, 1981 in Buzau - and I LOVE HUNTING, passion inherited from my grandfather Ion Stoica, this wonderful "microbe"  that I ve got since I was little growing up in my grandparents house, the largest relaxation and hobby of my life, that fills my body with adrenaline and joy and continues a family tradition.

Even now I remember, with my mind's eye, those images of my childhood with the powder box printed with an image of hunting (two hunters in a boat, on the water, and a dog in front of it) on a red and yellow background, my grandfather making cartridges in the house, in winter, with crimping machine, yellow eyelets and bulk pellets, the hunting belt hanging near the stove for the cartridges to be "dry", and the gun kept in the porch or in the wine cellar, wich he never hide it from us, grandchildren, because he trusted us that we are obedient.


Even now i can hear the sound of the snow creak, made by my grandfather, in winter, when he returned from hunting on the prowl, I can still see that image as if it was in front of me - him entering on the door dressed in white robe and holding a rabbit in his hand, and telling us the whole evening how he stayed at prowl in vineyard, motionless, moving only his eyes, how the rabbits were runing on the field, how he shot the rabbit, all this stories entered in my heart, wich trembles even only when these are mentioned.
Obviously, my first hunt I did it with my grandfather, I think I was about 8 years old, and the first time when I fired a rifle I had 10 years, at a new year party - to shoot the year wich had passed - a habit, that my grandfather kept all his life, in every year (my grandmother used to told him from the house the exact moment when the clock turned 00:00, and he used to fire two times, up in the air, in front of the house, and the neighbors were saying, "Take him Mr. Stoica"), and when I was for the first time at hunting alone with the rifle I can not tell you ... because I would give away my self :-)

The Hunter Ion
- from Salcioara / county Buzau - was a true example for me, because of how much he loved his gun, a classic german WERK- HAENEL-SUHL- (juxtaposited/12/Krupp steel - 4 rings), how much more he would like to chase the rabbits on the fields, his eyes were so good, he even saw them on den, a hobby that he will keep all his life up to 85 years (2012), and that led him with honor even at his death, when fellow hunters had fired salute shots at the grave, and the cartridge tubes had been thrown in the grave over him, according to the hunting tradition.

Ion Stoica - Vanator Ion Stoica - Vanator


In the honor and in its memory, I organize each year a contest that has a the prise - Trophy Hunting 'Ion Stoica' (a decorative piece with a hunting theme) - for the best hunter, highlighted by various criteria.


Jercan Nicolae (season 2009)

Jercan Nicolae

Jercan Alin (season 2010)

Jercan Alin

Ionescu Mircea (season 2011)

Ionescu Mircea

Popa Marcel - Zangu (sezonul 2012)

Popa Marcel

Enache Sorin - Cumatru (sezonul 2013)

Enache Sorin

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