For the red beast, or fox pens
In the view of most hunters, pen hunting is a hunt for wild boars, moose or deer. And it is not surprising, because even the Rules of Hunting clearly define…

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Almost like in Africa
In my youth, back in the Soviet era, I often went to the bestial hunt, where mostly moose were shot. These were the annual trips with the hunting team, in…

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Kamchatka
In August, in Kamchatka, the hunt for a sandpiper opens. This is a teal-sized bird, quite plump by this time, that feeds on a tundra berry called siksa. Probably from…

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October Hunter Calendar

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

Interesting facts about the royal hunt Source

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

Nobody needs a beaver

On the streams and small rivers of the forest and forest-steppe zones of the European part of our country, one can often see traces of the beavers’ activity: bites, fallen trees, burrows, huts, dams. The latter can be both very modest buildings and true masterpieces of “animal architecture.”

Weapons and self-guided hunting for this beast occupy many pages of topics on specialized Internet forums. Practically in all regions where the beaver lives, it is of some interest for the hunting part of the population, but there are exceptions. The Rostov region is currently located on the southern border of the beaver’s habitat, but in its northern and northeastern regions in recent years this beast has become very noticeable. Continue reading

Grouse hunting
The sounds made by the singing bird are unusual, they resemble the song a little, but they are pleasant and fill the forest hut with blissful joy. This miraculous sound…

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Fox hunting
In recent years, every trip I take to a fox hunt is puzzling to some people who sincerely consider themselves to be hunters. More and more often I hear the…

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Nobody needs a beaver
On the streams and small rivers of the forest and forest-steppe zones of the European part of our country, one can often see traces of the beavers' activity: bites, fallen…

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Altai with deer and ibex
Altai for me has become a place where I am constantly drawn. The reason to come here has always been a hunt. Mountains, horse crossings, field camp, and, of course,…

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