For a successful and good snipe need a very hardy and not very hot dog, which would not have worn a quarry in marshes, scaring away birds.
To appease the cop, skilled hand makes a break in the hunt. Sometimes it is enough to recall the dog from the stand and lay at his feet.
Approach to the stagnation of the dog must stand slowly. Excessively fast approach breaks a dog from the stand. But a second time We can not delay approach.
The best time to hunt snipe — from August to October, and if there is a warm autumn, and by mid-October. At this time snipe, especially older mothers, are already being greasy.
Such zazhirevshie snipe late autumn rise without shouting. It is best to hunt in the quiet, warm, especially on a hot day, while hunting in the heat more tedious.
In windy and cold weather alert and close snipe does not admit. Dog sniff it hard against the wind.
In the vast swamps, not too swampy, pretty solid and suitable for walking, small and often covered with mounds, covered with small bushes, does not prevent the shooting, hunting can be done by a company hunters go each with a dog, certainly good to train, for an indefinite distance other.
If society is not plentiful and all hands — the real hunters, such hunting can be a very exciting and successful. Conversely, if the hunters will be even a bad one, inexperienced or too hot shooter, worse, with unseasoned dog hunting is unlikely to be successful, he can snipe alarmed, scared and hiding.
Snipe is 1.5 times lighter than grouse. He takes off rapidly, with a characteristic "smack" and makes a few twists in the air, turning on its axis to the right and to the left so that it flashes a white belly with one or the other.
And just beyond the line of fire of his mission is straightforward.
This flight is usually the wrong complexity for novice hunters. To be successful snipe shooting before firing, first walk through the swamp without a gun and look to their flight. Having studied to some extent the flight, you can just toss the gun first, and then shoot, it is best if snipe already taken direction.
Experienced hunters shoot swift bird in that moment, when she broke free from grass, describes a gentle line before starting the typical rolls from side to side, or release it to 25 — 30 m, where it becomes a direct flight, and fraction flying is quite wide sheaf.
In close quarters should heal somewhat ahead of white abdomen. You can go ahead and a little dog on her side, trying to approach it so that the side had to shoot, and not keep the bird.
Counter snipe is better to skip past without taking aim, then quickly raise his gun.
After a bad shot snipe, describing a large arc, often sits near the hunter, however close it is not allowed near.
Cartridges for snipe in August usually equip shot number 10, and in September — October — for the right (bottom) barrel shot № 9, for the left (top) hole shot number 8.
In September, snipe, razzhirev become less cautious, more resistant to the bar and, like young birds do not fly so fast. Hunt them down a little easier, even inexperienced hunter. Snipe prefers wet places, swamps, bogs, wet floodplain areas and are sometimes held up to the first powder.