Hunt teenagers

Many are now writing about the culture of hunting. But as the Eastern wisdom: «How not to speak, halva, halva — in the mouth will not become sweeter.» What we do not say, hunting culture, hunting culture — it does not appear. Also, spring hunters roam the meadows and fields, hunting is forbidden while running. Just firing half a kilometer of overflying flocks of geese. Our legislators believe that with the 18 years the person becomes an adult. He can drink, to entrust the car weapon. In America, up to 21 years forbidden to drink alcohol. Somehow, from foreign experience, we take the worst, while wanting the best.

Hunt teenagers

Photo: Mikhail Semin

This gun I had quite early, at age 14. It was a single-barreled gun with a longitudinally sliding gate 28 caliber, which had two drawbacks:

– shot just after 3–5 misfires;

– the spent case had to knock specially cast from lead cylinder.

Despite this, the gun was the envy of classmates. My peers were born in the 50s, the then understand my pride and joy. It is clear that 14 years of gun ownership had not everyone. But almost every village boy to 16 years at least once but was on the hunt. It was something taken for granted. With 14 years I have once or twice a year, visited the regional center of the cluster purchasing crook few rubles shot at sporting goods stores for the hunting season (roll cost 90 kopecks. Per 1 kg).

But the most significant event for me was a visit to a hunting store, located on a quiet street near the hotel «Central». The shop was small, the right of the entrance is the hunting department, left to fishing. People have always been much discussed so happy my heart hunting problem. Who bought a gun, how much, and how has it, who and where going to the opening of the season.

Guns on the counter was a lot of both new and commissions. Guns handed over to the commission, bought, collected, dismantled, tossed to shoulder. «Connoisseurs» gave advice to younger hunters, a gun purchase in the hope that the «treatment for washing» they buy and splash cup. Knock for an hour at the counter, I, absorbed it with nothing comparable to the atmosphere ahead of the opening of summer-autumn season, flew on the wings of the railway station, so that after 40 minutes’ drive away in a stuffy, always crowded train to get off at the station and enter the Forest, which has already become native. The house was nine kilometers, six of them in the woods.

Most of today’s boys a feeling of delight before the start of the hunt, probably will not understand. They now have other interests. Yes, and a minor part in the hunt for an adult hunter fraught with troubles.

In number 8 of 1978 in the journal «Rural Youth» It published an article by Ernst Markina «The courage and impatience»Which described the brigades of students struggling with poachers. The article mainly dealt with two graduates KSKHI Nicolae edges and Iurie Kasatkina. Nikolai Kraev held sociological research and found out that at the age of 18 years began to hunt the hunters 40% living in rural areas, 43% urban, 48 – township. 80% of the boys began to hunt with 15–16 years.

Then a small part legitimized his passion by joining ohotobschestvo, but most become poachers. According to Yury Kasatkin in Kama village council of 317 hunters, only 23% had a hunting license. As a result, both the hunters come to the unanimous conclusion: taking into society of hunters should be 16 years and 14 years allowed to hunt under adult supervision. According to them, in vozraste14–16 children are most susceptible to the correct environmental education.

Hunt teenagers

Photo: Mikhail Semin

The number 1 magazine for 1992 «Nature and hunting», Published an article by S. Buturlin «On hunting minors», Reprinted from the journal «Hunter», № 4 for 1925. It is our well-known Russian game manager called for the earliest possible involvement of young people for hunting and weapons. He, in particular, wrote: « … I say quite clearly on the basis of over 40 years of experience: all the really good shooters and hunters, whom I met, started to shoot with 6,7,8 years old and no older than 10–12. Of the individuals start to hunt 18–20 years old, and I knew a lot of these, I have not seen any good shooter».

Many are now writing about the culture of hunting. But as the Eastern wisdom: «How not speak, halva, halva – in the mouth will not become sweeter». What we do not say, hunting culture, hunting culture – it does not appear. Also, spring hunters roam the meadows and fields, hunting is forbidden while running. Just firing half a kilometer of overflying flocks of geese. Our legislators believe that with the 18 years the person becomes an adult. He can drink, to entrust the car weapon. In America, up to 21 years forbidden to drink alcohol. Somehow, from foreign experience, we take the worst, while wanting the best.

Why do not we learn from the Americans is positive, in my opinion, the experience brought to the hunting of young people since the age of 12?

Now any young person reaching the age of eighteen, without any problems, can become a hunter. There would be money. There are no examinations, probation. As a result of shooting all living within sight. What is the culture of hunting? Who and what he learned?

Long ago, Vladimir Pozner, the transfer of «Time» He reported that the number of violent deaths in Russia is the world’s «honorable» 3rd place, after Ecuador and Colombia. First place in the number of murder weapons we took a kitchen knife firmly in second place – Empty glass bottles, at what point a hunting rifle, he did not say, but I think, not even in the top ten.

Juvenile delinquency is growing. In no small measure contributed to this American Adventure, computer «Shooting».

Watching the bloody thriller, young people very eager to experience the thrill. But the legislature seems to have nothing to do with juvenile delinquents. But here’s the problem, because they are young will soon turn into adults. Guys need something to inspire, to distract from mass violence, bloody river current television screens and monitors.

Instill a love of nature, the right cultural hunting. The Americans understand this. Interestingly, when we understand this?

Alexander Gurev23 December 2013 at 00:00

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