Peter Wendling is a family man who likes to spend his time outdoors. His passion is hunting. You hear it immediately when he patiently, enthusiastically and intelligently explains even to a layman the difference between a driven hunt and stalking.
In the hunting season, he does not mind waking up at the crack of dawn, with the wind howling and rain beating down, and sometimes sitting for hours in the high seat.
His accident in 2000 changed none of this. Peter Wendling lost his right forearm in a straw cutter on October 23rd. Peter Wendling received his first prosthesis in April 2001.
The former student of nutritional science works as a cook and trainer in the Bielefeld-Brackwede penitentiary. There he works for a program that is intended to help prisoners find training and employment programs for their re-integration into society.
Peter Wendling is a very active man. Besides his hobby of hunting, he also breeds dogs. This is closely related to his main passion since Peter Wendling breeds German Long-Haired Pointers. This kind of dog is a true hunting dog and needs a lot of physical activity. They certainly get that with Peter Wendling.
In the winter, Peter Wendling has more to do than usual. He and his family live in an old mill that is completely heated by wood. But the Wendling family does not get their wood pre-chopped into logs. The wood is cut and then Peter Wendling chops it himself, right in his own yard. The strong hook he wears is an excellent solution for this type of work.
In the evening, after finishing the work, he can return to his old well-heated mill and have a nice evening with his wife and their three sons and then go hunting with his dogs early the next morning.