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The lost art of deer calling

<p>A competitor uses an ox horn at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd &amp; Hund" (hunting &amp; dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. Competitors use specially designed instruments or ox horns to imitate the mating call of red deers REUTERS/Ina Fassbender</p>

A competitor uses an ox horn at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. Competitors use specially designed instruments or ox horns to imitate the mating call of...more

A competitor uses an ox horn at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. Competitors use specially designed instruments or ox horns to imitate the mating call of red deers REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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<p>Competitors wait during the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd &amp; Hund" (hunting &amp; dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender</p>

Competitors wait during the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Competitors wait during the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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<p>A competitor uses an ox horn at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd &amp; Hund" (hunting &amp; dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender</p>

A competitor uses an ox horn at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

A competitor uses an ox horn at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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<p>A competitor uses a specially designed instrument at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd &amp; Hund" (hunting &amp; dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender</p>

A competitor uses a specially designed instrument at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

A competitor uses a specially designed instrument at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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<p>A competitor uses a specially designed instrument at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the 'Jagd &amp; Hund' (hunting &amp; dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender</p>

A competitor uses a specially designed instrument at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the 'Jagd & Hund' (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

A competitor uses a specially designed instrument at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the 'Jagd & Hund' (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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<p>A member of the jury listens to a competitor at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd &amp; Hund" (hunting &amp; dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender</p>

A member of the jury listens to a competitor at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

A member of the jury listens to a competitor at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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<p>A competitor uses a specially designed instrument at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd &amp; Hund" (hunting &amp; dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender</p>

A competitor uses a specially designed instrument at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

A competitor uses a specially designed instrument at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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<p>A competitor uses an ox horn at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd &amp; Hund" (hunting &amp; dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender</p>

A competitor uses an ox horn at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

A competitor uses an ox horn at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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<p>Competitors listen during the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd &amp; Hund" (hunting &amp; dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender</p>

Competitors listen during the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Competitors listen during the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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<p>A competitor calls with a shell at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd &amp; Hund" (hunting &amp; dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender</p>

A competitor calls with a shell at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

A competitor calls with a shell at the German championships in Deer-Calling at the "Jagd & Hund" (hunting & dog) exhibition in Dortmund February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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