Despite the heavy snow, the regional department of hunting and fishing continues to work actively for the protection of wildlife. One of the major functions of inspectors — is to check the legality of finding the people with the weapon in favor of and compliance with the rules of the hunt. The event involved several mobile groups on snowmobiles, as well as small-engine helicopter.
Air patrols hunting grounds of the Samara region first introduced – after one of the Ekaterinburg airline was awarded a state contract for rental of four helicopters Robinson. For each flight rotor helicopter is able to fly up to 500 km, the timing with any, even the small group of hunters. At the slightest suspicion operatives land and check documents, shall be permitted to shoot the animals. As a result, during the helicopter patrols in the region have already made up about a hundred reports of violations. The main ones are — is the lack of permits, permits for extraction and hunting permit, transportation nezachehlennogo weapons, as well as the absence of veterinary certificates for hunting dogs.
According to the senior operational management group monitoring and operational oversight of the Department of hunting and fishing of the Samara region Alexei Savin, helicopter patrols hunting grounds of the Samara region is conducted from the end of November to continue this practice will be permanent. «As we flew about 10 missions, each of which is accompanied by a «meetings» hunters. Basically, everything is peaceful, but it does happen and chase. Violators romp landing, trying to escape. But in the end, realizing that it is impossible to hide from the helicopter, they stop and try to defuse and quickly sheathed their weapons. But all their assurances that they are not hunters and gun take with them «just»It does not pass. Video Materials and witnesses form the basis of the protocols».
In emergency cases where the perpetrators are hiding in the forest and land in the middle of the trees it is not possible to cause the helicopter «aid» – Mobile group on snowmobiles. They communicate by radio, passing the coordinates of the place where it was blocked by a group of hunters. The intruder detection often help residents of nearby villages: they call themselves, say where noticed strangers in jeeps or snowmobiles. The result of this game «Hide and Seek» always alone — poachers surprised faces and excuse that, well, never heard about some sort of licenses and permits. To participate in the shootings or hear a threat, according to the inspectors themselves, this season they have not had to.
Danger of inspectors’ work is compensated by the beauty of the expanses of Samara that a bird’s eye seem truly endless. In clear winter forests can easily watch the wildlife: hares, foxes, roe deer, wild boars, deer, elk — they are seen as if in the palm of your hand, when the helicopter hovers over «maturation» a few dozen meters.
December 24th, 2011 at 00:22