Year in the North

Starting at the coastal sands of the river Mezen and flabby, but still high and thick bushes framing the wooded banks of the river town of Mezen higher, tundra, named for these rivers and the city besprivetnoy desert stretches to the far shores of the Pechora. Illustration from the archives of Peter Zverev Too thousand miles lay on it fondly, and five hundred marched from the places where begins the boundless plain of the Arctic Sea, chained in granite shore up the dense forests, which have acquired the southern half of the county and Mezensky And Pinezheskogo which Read more [...]
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About mainspring and delusions

The reason for my replica served "Subjective notes on the TOZ-34" SF Kolmakov, the author of the aged and interesting. Photo by Ilya Mikhailov Topic TOZ-34, we will not discuss. Notes, in my opinion, not subjective, but rather objective.But there is one feature of this author. Constant mention of the beloved rifle TOZ-25 16 gauge in the deluxe version. There is nothing reprehensible in this small weakness can not see. Shotgun TOZ-25 know more than good, with all its advantages and disadvantages, which is less than the advantages.And about this gun annoy me the assurance that in Read more [...]
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National features

Photo Anatoly Mailkova My grandfather, a joker and inventor, told me how he had become a member of the Society of hunters and fishers.It prompted him to this meeting with other youth serene. Dude, noticeably plumper and pretty grizzled, told over a beer, that the members of society, to which the pronoun he is, the entire region has traveled far and wide in search of rivers, lakes and quarries, where even the slightest with fish.– And it is possible and I become a member?– Yes,… any time! Only… There is one condition. At the meeting, fishermen would have Read more [...]
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Lipoptena Cervi

In late summer and autumn, visiting the forest, we are often faced with extremely corrosive insect - deer louse, or, as it is called, fly elk, moose louse. It is strongly flattened with thick leathery shiny veils of light brown flies. Due to the dense cover and flattened form, louse can withstand a lot of pressure. Body length winged adult 3–3.5 mm. The head is directed forward and also flattened, antennae are located in the deep hollows on the forehead, hardly speaking above the surface.Large eyes, made 2.5–3 thousands of facets located on the sides of the head and to occupy 25% of Read more [...]
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We have the features of no return

For the same gonchatnika true answer is unequivocal: he would go into the woods with a good hound and no guns, but is unlikely to agree to go into the woods with a good gun, but not hound ...Photo: Olga BOGODYAZH For the same gonchatnika true answer is unequivocal: he would go into the woods with a good hound and no guns, but is unlikely to agree to go into the woods with a good gun, but not hound…In recent years, dealing with many of the owners of Russian hounds away from Moscow, I am increasingly beginning to realize that the responsibility of the breed we have come, if Read more [...]
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With spaniel on grouse

  Capercaillie - a very interesting object with hunting spaniel. Firstly, the capercaillie - is an enviable trophy. Hardened cock, taken out of a good job, then remember the rest of my life. Secondly, grouse habitats are very picturesque. This is the harsh northern forests, moss bogs, berries, which are rarely people. Perhaps of all the sporting dog spaniels are best suited for this hunt. Capercaillie is usually not kept a gun rack, especially mothers roosters, they try to escape, as soon they hear a suspicious noise, and fly so that only hear the flapping of the wings of the mighty. Young gluharyata Read more [...]
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Sakhalin bear

The story that I told one friend, long time worked on Sakhalin. There is on everyone's lips was the story of a tragedy.The interior of the island was state farm settlement. To it were to get out, geologists at the end of the route. A small detachment — geologist and a worker, — doing the job, he came to the village. By this time they did not have any supplies. Some days they did not eat. There remained only a small flask of alcohol. And at this moment he caught the eye of Bears — Pestun and yearlings. They frolicked in the meadow. Without thinking twice, he threw up three-way Read more [...]
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Drama in the hollow duct

On the river there Gizhiga deaf spawning channel, beautiful and mysterious. Once the river was famous for the abundance of chum salmon, pink salmon, Dolly Varden and grayling. Beach red currant bushes, honeysuckle, wild rose, bird cherry, mountain ash, blueberries, cranberries. One can see why the coastal shingle summer seemed red and blue of the bear excrement. Everywhere with hills stretched stuffed animals heavyweights deep trails. From to the mountains duct adjacent deciduous forest thickets of dwarf and by Gizhiga River grow white poplar, willow, rowan, bird cherry. AT other Read more [...]
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Boar season

The story of the hunterPhoto: Ilya Lipin It is in 1987.With a friend, I went to Sergey on the hunt to the familiar forester Peter Stepanovich drive foxes in the reeds, search marten, hare. I have had a license for the fox and marten, and Sergei hare. With us were my two huskies and Seregin nine foksik smooth.We arrived to the forester showed documents and went. The forest did not go, and he walked along the road and came to a wide marshy field. Here and there were visible clumps of reeds, where more where less. Three hundred meters from the forest stood on the mound of the old Read more [...]
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Fight small caliber rifles

No advantages of small caliber rifles to large-caliber guns there, but plenty of drawbacksPhoto by Anton Zhuravkova This article is in no way encroaches on the authority of such outstanding professionals as Alexander P. Ivashentsov and Sergey Buturlin. However, in the history of science and technology sometimes there are incidents.How AP Ivashentseva have formed the opinion that small-caliber rifles have several advantages over large-caliber guns, no one can say. In my view, the logic of reasoning was that the smaller inner diameter of the barrel, the more pressure a barrel can Read more [...]
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4 lessons of his father

My father Eugene K. Mihaylov, a veteran of the labor front, seen a lot and perezhil.Vo during World War II he worked at a defense plant near Astrakhan, and then served in the naval base of Porkkala near Helsinki. His memories of military service, and stories about heroes-countrymen determined my professional future. Father's precepts of proper hunting I follow to this day.Ctrastnym fishermen and Hunter became the father because of my grandfather, who trained in him this passion. TO Sorry, Dad does not I live to see 70th anniversary of the victory, and now pass to my grandson Read more [...]
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Pine - one of the most beautiful trees of our forests. Pinery usually bright, clean and dry. Its air is full of aromas of freshness, love and eternal wisdom. This bouquet of odors consists of volatile production allocated pine needles. People have long understood the power of healing. Shishkin, Ivan «Pinery» A large familyThe race «Pine» (family «pine») Includes about a hundred species, twelve of which are found in the wild in our country. In the culture we have them more than 50 species. Main «savages» — Pallas pine growing Read more [...]
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Tuvan songs about fishing

Sometimes it seems to me that "wanderlust" born with meTuva trout was the first to Boris; today, to his credit more than a dozen trips him. Photo: Alexander Lisitsyn. In my childhood dreams of travels and wanderings often they take me away to the east, to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. In his youth, and later, the dream turned into a reality, and began my work life, I annually geological party flew to Kamchatka. Since then and to this day I am under the spell of this amazing region.When a geology and had to leave cool change profession, I would not I could live without moving. Read more [...]
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Moose: meetings in nature

Moose at Bryn appeared shortly after the war - obviously scared away their battle long gremevshego forest European North. Along with them came and wild boar, but at first they were lurking in remote places, without giving signs of life. In any case, the first of the newcomers, with whom I was able to meet were moose.One day in early winter skiing I saw an unfamiliar trail left by large animals: a very big step and deep dents from cloven hooves. «Is someone a cow? How far wandered!» — I thought. Peered closer: this «cow» easily defeated the well-preserved after the Read more [...]
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Find your bear

Photo: Anton Zhuravkov. For the hunter, the bear - the coveted trophy. Few have them in his belt. But it is - not just large and rare beast, he is also and dangerous predator. Bug hunter in choosing weapons and ammunition sometimes costs him his life. Generalization of the American experience and interesting to us.More recently our hunters the best can go on fishing only Army weapons — mosinskoy rifle or carbine cavalry on it is based on. Such weapons have been the most massive professionals working in public or cooperative organizations. That all of these Read more [...]
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Prudence will not hurt

Photo: Anton Zhuravko I read an article about Sergei Bogdanov «factory Samokrutov» and «custom assembly».I do not presume to question rezulty firing such ammunition. But there are some concerns. This 1.8 g «Falcon» in 20 gauge cartridges. There is a book AP Ivashentsova «Combat shotgun and Service». Title of the book consists of two parts: «The battle» and «Service». I would like to listen to, check out the authors, long-standing practice charges 1.8 g «Falcon» 20 th caliber. That's a long time. Read more [...]
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In the full moon night

Scary to imagine what could happen if the wolf, tasted bloodPhoto: Alexander Kovalevsky – Dad, come quickly, take me out of school! I'm scared: Klimov attacked by wolves!So says housemate call her youngest daughter, who sounded on Friday, September 24, 2010.– At that moment I felt as a child mastered fear, – he says now.To tell the truth, the reasons for this were.On the first callPavel swore in the village Lyubechane paramedic working for nearly a quarter century. For the villagers, he is the authority to whom to refer difficult times, day and night. This load Read more [...]
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Roach in the lake

Photo Anatoly Mailkova Unlike perch, roach Now look at the big open spaces problematic. So I prefer the lake, in the extreme case flow pond with a good oxygen regime. These ponds are not only flowing, but the bottom discharge of water through a retaining dam.In some small lakes in Tver and Novgorod regions roach grows to quite a decent size. But even if the fish is small, it is still such fishing is noteworthy if only because that small roach caught in a small pond, very tenacious and serves as an excellent live bait for fishing in other waters.Catching roach activity is now very Read more [...]
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What kind of winter we are predicting omens?

On the long and cold winter and said the abundance of mountain ash in the autumnPhoto: Alexey Obolensky Summer stormy – winter with blizzards. Stormy summer was not. Summer is dry and hot – winter with little snow, frosty. Summer everywhere was dry and hot. If a hot July – to the cold weather in December. July was hot. Crude summer and warm autumn – for a long winter. Autumn was warm and the summer was dry. If you warm and dry September, expect a late arrival of winter. We are waiting. While in September (last year) a lot of acorns on the oak, then expect Read more [...]
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Rubicon for egoist

How many generations changed in the world, and the Jeep and today is proud that Wrangler is the last of the legendary workaholic traits of the war years. On one of the Kremlin Cup I I am sitting on podium and I watched the game: bleed supply, receptions, Forehand, left and right cross, a scattering of technical elements great athletes, applause at beautiful rally… AT at some point I He closed his eyes and just listen to the game began: exhale feed, strangled scream at reception, shoe vzvizgivanie spurt when receiving truncated ball hit Read more [...]
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