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Karelia

Hunting in Karelia is distinguished by its rich variety. Opens in the spring for 10 days on the capercaillie, black grouse, goose, ducks and woodcock drakes. In addition to geese, only a male individual is allowed to shoot.

In the fall, hunting for wild boar, bear on oats, ducks, upland and red game, hares, elks begins, and the season lasts until early February.

I practically participated in all the hunts, but now I prefer more accessible and quiet ways, especially since I have already shot my own, now I like more just to be present at the hunt.

In the first autumn of living in Karelia, I got my first moose. The hunt was made by a team of 12 people, me as a novice, and the only one with a smooth-bore weapon Izh-27E, 16 caliber, was sent to the pen. Closer to dinner, the elder of the hunt still took pity on the “young” hunter, and decided to give rest to the room.

As soon as they put me in the room for rest, I mentally imagined how the elk went to my room, and that day was on my side, I was not even surprised at its appearance, and I was sure that the elk had come out of the forest to my death . Often passing through this place in the forest, I stopped and again remembered how it all happened. It was a bull with small horns, but still a serious, real trophy.
So I smoothly joined the team of Karelian hunters. As a talisman, I keep the bullet of Field taken from this mighty, beloved of all.

Kashkaldak (coot), a rarity in Karelia. For all the hunting time, I have only seen individual specimens a few times, and if it happened to get, I made a scarecrow from them to remember the hunts of these native birds for me on the coast of the Caspian Sea, in far, and now not native to many Azerbaijan.

Once upon a time in Kamchatka a soldier, whose father worked as a taxidermist in the famous Barguzinsky reserve on Baikal, served in our unit, he taught me how to make stuffed birds out of birds. I made a huge number of them, some of them were captured in photos.

taxidermy
I know the hunt for ducks since childhood, because the hunter was both my father and two older brothers. As soon as an opportunity appeared, I got myself a dog, Dinu, especially in Karelia there are many places where ducks are kept in swampy places without a bottom.
The choice fell on the Russian hunting spaniel, but this is a special page on this site.

I did not have to hunt a black grouse before, I dreamed of getting a mysterious beautiful bird. Having read literature, I found a place where tokas were placed far behind the city. I note that I did not have my own transport, and I traveled with the dog on the bus.

Skradok was built in the evening, and a little nap in the woods near the fire, closer to three o’clock in the night, I was already in a hut on the edge between the forest and the swamp.
Kosachi Tok began at four, it is an unforgettable sight. A dozen black cocks chufyrkali, jumped and fought thirty meters away from me. The only mistake was that I had in vain taken the spaniel with me, although it was in a closed sleeping bag, and when the grouse began around me, I hardly had to press the bag with the dog, which rushed out, it was good that it was silent.
After the shot, I ran to the black grouse, and a sleeping bag ran after me … That day I got my first black grouse, made a scarecrow out of it, which for a long time reminded me of that beautiful hunt.
More than once I have been on such hunts, but this one was remembered with all the details.

Near the city there is a beautiful wetland, where over the summer ducks of various breeds breed their offspring. Evening dawn in those places are very active, the trunks have no time to rest.

I noticed that Karelian hunters love to hunt in the forest more, therefore, only the discovery in this place is a gathering of hunters, and in the future, I almost hunted there alone. And at the peak of the season, before the first frosts, when the northern duck begins to fly, especially strong on the wound, well-fed, as it is sung in a famous song .. “at a great price ..”, there was no hunter there at all, to my joy.

Very often in the morning dawns it was possible to get autumn geese, but for the most part these were ducks of all sorts of breeds. Particularly memorable and successful are hunting for autumn sviyazy that fill each bay of the lake with huge flocks and easily swoop down on stuffed animals.

Hunting for hares – white hares can be successful mainly with a dog; because impassable forests are not quite comfortable for such a hunt, it is impossible to approach it silently, so I hunted hares with friends who had likes or hounds.
Sometimes hares came across a shot while grouse or black grouse were hunting.

In recent years, the main passion for me has become geese, I, as Panikovsky, adore these clever birds, for intelligence, for weight, for taste, for complexity, to outwit. But here I am not alone, from year to year there are more and more such lovers. And the worst thing is that everyone is so “long-range” guns that they shoot geese flying at an altitude of more than 200 meters !!!

Hunting in KareliaGuesses I start to go with exploration long before the discovery, watch the feeding places, etc.

Hunting in Karelia is distinguished by its rich variety. Opens in the spring for 10 days on the capercaillie, black grouse, goose, ducks and woodcock drakes. In addition to geese, only a male individual is allowed to shoot.

In the fall, hunting for wild boar, bear on oats, ducks, upland and red game, hares, elks begins, and the season lasts until early February.

I practically participated in all the hunts, but now I prefer more accessible and quiet ways, especially since I have already shot my own, now I like more just to be present at the hunt.

In the first autumn of living in Karelia, I got my first moose. The hunt was made by a team of 12 people, me as a novice, and the only one with a smooth-bore weapon Izh-27E, 16 caliber, was sent to the pen. Closer to dinner, the elder of the hunt still took pity on the “young” hunter, and decided to give rest to the room.

As soon as they put me in the room for rest, I mentally imagined how the elk went to my room, and that day was on my side, I was not even surprised at its appearance, and I was sure that the elk had come out of the forest to my death . Often passing through this place in the forest, I stopped and again remembered how it all happened. It was a bull with small horns, but still a serious, real trophy.
So I smoothly joined the team of Karelian hunters. As a talisman, I keep the bullet of Field taken from this mighty, beloved of all.

Kashkaldak (coot), a rarity in Karelia. For all the hunting time, I have only seen individual specimens a few times, and if it happened to get, I made a scarecrow from them to remember the hunts of these native birds for me on the coast of the Caspian Sea, in far, and now not native to many Azerbaijan.

Once upon a time in Kamchatka a soldier, whose father worked as a taxidermist in the famous Barguzinsky reserve on Baikal, served in our unit, he taught me how to make stuffed birds out of birds. I made a huge number of them, some of them were captured in photos.

taxidermy
I know the hunt for ducks since childhood, because the hunter was both my father and two older brothers. As soon as an opportunity appeared, I got myself a dog, Dinu, especially in Karelia there are many places where ducks are kept in swampy places without a bottom.
The choice fell on the Russian hunting spaniel, but this is a special page on this site.

I did not have to hunt a black grouse before, I dreamed of getting a mysterious beautiful bird. Having read literature, I found a place where tokas were placed far behind the city. I note that I did not have my own transport, and I traveled with the dog on the bus.

Skradok was built in the evening, and a little nap in the woods near the fire, closer to three o’clock in the night, I was already in a hut on the edge between the forest and the swamp.
Kosachi Tok began at four, it is an unforgettable sight. A dozen black cocks chufyrkali, jumped and fought thirty meters away from me. The only mistake was that I had in vain taken the spaniel with me, although it was in a closed sleeping bag, and when the grouse began around me, I hardly had to press the bag with the dog, which rushed out, it was good that it was silent.
After the shot, I ran to the black grouse, and a sleeping bag ran after me … That day I got my first black grouse, made a scarecrow out of it, which for a long time reminded me of that beautiful hunt.
More than once I have been on such hunts, but this one was remembered with all the details.

Near the city there is a beautiful wetland, where over the summer ducks of various breeds breed their offspring. Evening dawn in those places are very active, the trunks have no time to rest.

I noticed that Karelian hunters love to hunt in the forest more, therefore, only the discovery in this place is a gathering of hunters, and in the future, I almost hunted there alone. And at the peak of the season, before the first frosts, when the northern duck begins to fly, especially strong on the wound, well-fed, as it is sung in a famous song .. “at a great price ..”, there was no hunter there at all, to my joy.

Very often in the morning dawns it was possible to get autumn geese, but for the most part these were ducks of all sorts of breeds. Particularly memorable and successful are hunting for autumn sviyazy that fill each bay of the lake with huge flocks and easily swoop down on stuffed animals.

Hunting for hares – white hares can be successful mainly with a dog; because impassable forests are not quite comfortable for such a hunt, it is impossible to approach it silently, so I hunted hares with friends who had likes or hounds.
Sometimes hares came across a shot while grouse or black grouse were hunting.

In recent years, the main passion for me has become geese, I, as Panikovsky, adore these clever birds, for intelligence, for weight, for taste, for complexity, to outwit. But here I am not alone, from year to year there are more and more such lovers. And the worst thing is that everyone is so “long-range” guns that they shoot geese flying at an altitude of more than 200 meters !!!

 

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