Recently, the so-called African swine fever has caused enormous damage to the wild boar population in Russia, and the reduction of its numbers is now not even a matter of natural processes, but of compulsory regulation of the numbers for shooting most of the wild population. In many cases, this is done not even for the purpose of carrying out preventive measures, but, I would say, to reduce the competition of wild boar to the products of local pig farms. Because wild boar in the regions sometimes constitutes a significant source of food for the local population. Continue reading
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 has come down to us from the depths of the ages, it acts magically, touches poetic strings in our souls, from the vibrations of which the heart happily knocks. The song of the grouse is an enthusiastic hymn to the spring, warmth, sun, love. The soloist silences us, stands still, forgets about everything in the world and listens with bated breath. Seeing such a wonder, you want to believe in a fairy tale and listen again and again … Continue reading
Hunting for a Tajik in those days was not of any interest. This could be judged by the fact that the Dushanbe State University had a team of hunters consisting of one person – Akramov Yahya Mamurovich, who is also the head of the department of mathematics, he is the chairman of this society. What brought us together, I do not even remember. But it was with him, and hunting took place in the mountains.
Why do I want to start a story about hunting in Tajikistan with a turtle? Continue reading