We live on the sixth continent

Despite the extremely harsh climatic conditions, Antarctica can not be called a continent devoid of life. At the heart of the continent lies the realm of ice and stones, but the margin of the continent washed by the Southern Ocean, actively render habitable as birds and mammals. Both are closely linked to the sea, or rather with the marine resources: krill, squid, fish ...The male emperor penguin reach growth of 130 cm and weigh in an average of 35−40 kg. Females reach 114 cm in height and 30 kg. Mirny station is on Davis Sea coast. Antarctic Circle is Read more [...]
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Perch on blёsny and balancers

AT twilight morning best evening show themselves or gold-plated silver lures. Probably not more than usual and common fish than grouper. Any forest lake, pond, river, and nevelichka the larger rivers and Reservoir richly populated Krasnopyorov perch-sailors. Perch is the most diverse in color — from light green to rivers up Orange and almost purple on Deaf peat lakes. Those with orange tinge, live on sandy shoals with reed reddish-brown water, and purple live right under the banks of the roots and turf. Read more [...]
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Is the game worth the candle?

Photo by Anton Zhuravkova Every time leafing through catalogs, pay attention to the characteristics of the new models of guns. And I understand that any producer or by crook trying to convince you that his gun is the best thing in his latest achievements realized the gun ballistics, metallurgy, chemistry, etc. Now, many authors have written about the impact of guns to fight different types of porting the barrel and interchangeable chokes of various manufacturers. What is the significance, which was released by choke, choke if different manufacturers have the same value choke? Is Read more [...]
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In the realm of ospreys

Treasure PlanetPhoto: FOTOLIA Unpaid leave gave me no problems, and that night I bought tickets for July 6 to Cherepovets. Composition gently moved from the platform of the Yaroslavl station. At 8.35 in the morning the train arrived in the city of metallurgists.We met good friends: Aunt Sveta, her daughter and Lyubaha Max. A car — black RHD “Toyota” — substantially sags under the weight of our common, exacerbated by the weight of our backpacks. But Max experienced driver, and two hours later we are on the spot — manor in central Darwin Reserve. Here Read more [...]
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On the experience of working with the goshawk

For more than thirty-five years, I had to keep and train Goshawk huntingAt first it was just a hobby, and later grew into a profession and become work. Goshawk contained more than other birds of prey, because it is the most affordable Poultry Moscow and Moscow region: it is very easy to catch, easy to find the nest and get chicks, and flown away bird can always quickly replaced by another. Therefore, the Goshawk was easier to practice different training methods.I'll try to briefly tell you about the people and books that have influenced my work with the goshawk.As a child I lived in the Lipetsk Read more [...]
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Two five-storey twin houses looked at each other with their facades from a distance of thirty meters. Houses had porches on this side, so the whole rectangle of land between the houses was thickly planted with trees raznoporodnymi.Residents of homes planted trees without  plan, and as a result, fifteen years later the palisade turned into a real piece of wood, close neighbors larch and cherry, birch, chestnut, maple with acacia and other trees. Miraculously were birch. Straight as a combatant pine, they vymahal up roofs. And one such pair of birch Moscow crows chosen for nesting. Once, in Read more [...]
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On the eve of the hurricane

Without arguing winter and spring, whose time is now reign? I cried, cried zimushka, but nothing to do: spread out on a babbling brook gully and disappeared from the hot breath of a young princess.I'm floating in a cozy plywood boat, punt along the picturesque forest lake. Rampant mutton foreheads and steep cliffs, covered with deep scars, fractures and faults, piled majestically over the water and protect the rest of the lake. Rocks suddenly parted and the boat slowly enters the vast expanse of Lake Bay, framed wall harsh cliffs. Mossy hermit stands a lonely desert island, where, and to plant Read more [...]
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Smoke over the forest

Nobody needs to prove how big the role of forests in meeting the ever-growing material and cultural and aesthetic needs of the population, their beneficial effects on human health. Read a lot about our green friend, many kind words slyshish it, but we do not always treat him gently. There is, apparently, because many people think the forest inexhaustible wealth, which can be used without restriction. We forget that the forest as one of the durable systems is very difficult to restore. "Cut down the tree - a minute to grow - a hundred years," - says the proverb.About irresponsible, even criminal Read more [...]
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Mystery .32

How many mysteries and puzzles to keep domestic hunting weapons! Pilot and experimental production, small series, non-standard gauges - all this says about the richness of Russian weapons history.TOZAN Terminal-B 32-gauge. It as well as on the trunks with fore, the serial number is stamped gun «2». Issue one of the most popular OTE­-quality weapons systems — Tula model «B» — It has been launched in 1902 and lasted from minimal changes to 1956, and taking into account the more serious modifications Read more [...]
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«Universal» cartridges

Many hunters dream recharge his gun cartridge so to confidently take the game circuit, it does not miss the teal or grouse and be fully prepared, having met a goose or capercaillie. Especially sharply this question arises from the owners of single-barrel shotguns, often self-loading - lovers to experiment with ammunition own equipment. Here are many hunters and try to solve the problem on their own equipping cartridges and creating original designs.During my time as an instructor and instructor at the stand I have accumulated quite a collection of these patrons donated fans «universal» Read more [...]
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Sounds of shots

Probably every one of you, dear readers, pay attention to how different shots are fired, made of different weapons.That broke the silence summer Zorka deaf distant shot echoed ride. But he cracked close doublet. And here it is, my familiar stranger, babahnuvshy somewhere far away, where every sound of the shot will reach my ears. Something quite a while, I did not hear him. What did he shoot? Perhaps punt gun of the 10th, and perhaps even 4-gauge. Or make a magnum of durable IL-18?Each sound of the shot, produced from a particular model of weapon has its own sound. Unique. In volume, the intensity Read more [...]
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Time of the Wolf

Wolf ... Is there anything in the northern hemisphere of our planet over the eminent representative of the forest kingdom, which we heard so many myths, tales and legends?As it is known, in direction went scare off predators, they can be «zaflazhit» on go. Thus hunters must work well, not bags. Tighten wolves move — great art. Dear friends, please note: the site was laid in the summer version of the journal article by Andrey Karpov, "Time of the Wolf", published in N 7, 2013 "Hunting and Fishing XXI Century". It's time to give a full version Read more [...]
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The question is in the air for a long time, but the answer to it is not so far. In our time, the celebration of new technologies, many mechanical devices have given way to electrical and electronic. The most striking example would watch. Only human conservatism and they dictated fashion allow manufacturers still produce mechanical watches. It is understood that the percentage of hunters among conservatives certainly higher than among ordinary people. Yet it is not clear one thing, why is not the innovators among gunsmiths, try creating a brand new shotgun.Lock guns – complex mechanical products Read more [...]
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Who are the hunters who do not have a dog, do not grieve for lost or wounded game even purely bat game? And it is not just a poor guy, after unsuccessful attempts to find, got to get the spent fowl unwittingly uttered: "But if I had a dog ..." Yes, hunting with trained dogs, loss of trophies will be eliminated or reduced to a minimum.My relationship with hunting dogs developed immediately. I found the blessed time when many hunting grounds dominated coursing. Among them there were such skilled workers, which in a short autumn day could get two or three belyachkov, enough to enjoy the beautiful Read more [...]
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Great Spotted Woodpecker

In winter, for the short walk in the woods you will see a little bird. It is not spring, when they sing at every step. In winter, for the short walk in the woods you will see a little bird. It is not spring, when they sing at every step. You can walk a few kilometers of the forest swept by stepping on virgin snow, and meet a few sedentary birds. Larger and discreet fly long before they notice, just tits and nuthatches inspect the trunks of trees, looking into every crevice of the bark and finding there petrified insects are not afraid of human presence. These birds rarely travel through the forest Read more [...]
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With or without mining?

Participation in the judging of the best working spaniels at national competitions is the highest practical school for experts in the field. When repeatedly judge with half a dozen of the same good and long familiar in the local district dog trials, then, sorry, can not help, as a specialist, "solidifying" in development. Photo YlvaS / flickr.com (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) It is nothing to see except the primer: know how to read, but the outlook is not expanding. At the All-Russia competition all the way around. There are dozens of best spaniels with all parts of the country. Participation Read more [...]
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Historically, people moving in search of a comfortable stay, settled near water, be it river, lake or sea. Until now, far from "well-off" the village center to hear from local residents respectful, with barely perceptible bitterness: "We are only feeding the river and ..."Incountry great number of rivers and lakes — on Kola Peninsula — the river Paz. It takes its origin above the Arctic Circle, Lake Inari, in Finland. With its curves and This rapid rapids river drops about two hundred years ago, completely separates Russia from its northern neighbor — Read more [...]
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Predator of the sparrow unit

This bird is in many respects unusual. Forty-LIKE, BUT NOT Forty RODNYA.PO behavior and many external sign - typically small predators, but is to further kinship with waxwings and thrushes. APPLY TO songbirds, but the songs do not POET.NAVERNOE, it's time to call it: gray shrike.The name of the shrike was because of the appearance - it's really far away can be confused with a magpie, which (in miniature), he is a bit like its appearance and color: gray with a touch of black and white, with a long tail step. A bit like a magpie shrike and pozyvka - sharp "check-check-check." The Latin name of this Read more [...]
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What does the fish

Tomorrow at sunrise go in search of fish on deaf forest lakeAnd now is a long dark night of triumph over squashed snow forests, snow-covered meadows, over frozen for up impenetrable crust lakes. Finally, the low sun highlighted the silvery trunks of aspen, followed by cap openwork dlinnokosyh birches. Shadows grew shorter and brighter day. I had come with me beetle dog, nicknamed for black beetles color. Spurred by vigorous frost, we walked briskly to the forest lake narrow path, winding among florid snowy wilderness.WHO LIVES in the wells?Finally scraped ice screw bites into the ice lining, and Read more [...]
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Tigers and leopards in captivity

Part IThe history of captivity giant cats, probably dates back to the period when people thought they were his totemic ancestors. It is known that the Ainu and some African tribes have the custom to keep in captivity, the animals worshiped or considered their ancestors - bears, owls, monkeys, hyraxes, and even in one case - antelope, duiker.We can not say with full confidence that the people of the Neolithic settlement in Chantal Hüyük caught and kept in their sanctuaries leopards. But it definitely makes them much later the neighbors - the tyrants of the Greek cities of the Eastern Mediterranean Read more [...]
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