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October is the middle of autumn. Below goes the frozen autumn sun above the ground. The faded herbs dry up, the yellow leaf is showered. Quiet and empty is done in the bare, brightened forest. Gloomy, gray clouds are increasingly clouding the sky. It starts to drizzle light rain, often the first matinees. Hunter’s calendar for October 2017 notes that the fur-bearing animal molts are nearing its end, and flocks of migratory birds are rushing south. Fading nature, the air breathes cold. Trees dropped foliage, covered the ground with a crimson carpet. The grass is beaten by the first frost and cold rain. Continue reading
Hunting was one of the favorite activities of many Russian princes, and then the kings. There are a lot of fascinating stories about how the rulers of our state hunted at different times. Falconry in Russia was known in the IX century. Moreover, trap falcons were valued very highly. For example, during the Mongol yoke, part of the tribute to the Russian princes paid the Horde with falcons. A good bird was equal in value to three thoroughbreds.
Falconry in our country reached its peak during the rule of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich. Continue reading
I can not imagine a more beautiful spring woodcock thrust, obviously awakened nature after a long winter, gives such a hunt a special color.
In the old days, when the woodcocks were incomparably larger than they are now, few were hunted. This hunt was the lot of a few intelligent rifle hunters at that time. Continue reading