HUNTING DOGS
The use of all hunting dogs is based on their inherent hunting instinct - a complex unconditioned, i.e., innate reflex. The wild ancestors of our domestic dogs, like all wild…

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HOW TO PURCHASE A TRAVELING BIRD
Peter II, Anna Ioannovna and Elizaveta Petrovna loved hunting, they still love her all over Russia. Today, it is not easy to find people who are reviving the traditions of…

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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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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

Caspian Sea

Passion for hunting was imparted to me by elder brother Vasily. Even as a kid, he often took me with him to the sea, to the mountains for kekliks, or to the sands for hares. Hares there live in the desert sands and at the foot of the rocky mountains. I remember both my first keklik, and the first hare, and the first kashkaldak (coot), I will devote to this bird a separate article. Unlike the middle belt hunters, Caspian hunters respect kashkaldak.
The village in which I was born and raised is in Azerbaijan, south of Baku, on the Caspian Sea, formerly it was called Duvanna, then renamed Gobustan, meaning “land of ravines and gorges” in translation. Nearby in the mountains is the Gobustan Reserve, which is known for its rock art, which has been preserved here since the Mesolithic period. Continue reading

HI-TECH IN THE HUNT
Exactly five years ago, our magazine dedicated a number to a similar topic. What has changed during this time in the hunting high-tech? In terms of assortment - in general,…

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DUCK HUNTING
Hunting for a duck - the most popular hunt for waterfowl. As it is right, the first shot of the scribes make it look like a duck. Hunting for a…

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Boar Hunt
Since ancient times, hunting has an important place in human life. If earlier it was the only way to get food, today it is a way to feel like a…

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Hunting for grouse broods
Spaniel works as a shuttle, evenly searching the clearing, then to the right, then to your left. But then the dog stopped, the tail started to work with a propeller,…

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