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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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For perch on Don

 Photo by the author One day, someone from the hunters talking about catching walleye winter. I did not even know that a lot of things I can tell you, based on his own practice. I'm sure that did not introduce anything new in the practice of under-ice fishing this predator, but perhaps someone will be interested in how I catch walleye on ice.Let's start with autumn PlacesI'm starting to catch walleye in the same places where caught him in the late autumn. It costs almost the same snags that I fished jigs from a boat. Actually, I think that many anglers just as I begin to search Read more [...]
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Where to find the fish?

The February weather often throws from one extreme to the other — in the anomalous heat in severe frost, which for obvious reasons is accompanied by irregular amplitude of atmospheric pressure and ambient light, even under a thick ice cover. And yet there is a change in the content of dissolved oxygen in different parts of the reservoir or its depth, change the composition and the transparency of the water environment with the advent of melt water thaw, rise or fall in the level of operation of waterworks.Instability important for all living organisms factors can not influence Read more [...]
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Rocker on the hump-backed

It argued that the harsh winter, the less effective it becomes to catch perch balancers. The opinion is often based on the fact that the rocker — bait active play, and fish middle and late winter sluggish and prancing in cold clear water of a large object can scare her more than attract. Try to understand how this is true.Not once had to watch the anglers who catch the morning start with balancers, but not seeing for about an hour or One bite, come to the conclusion that it's not the bait works and with a clear conscience to Read more [...]
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The smell of autumn in late summer

My friend and I felt it once turned off the dirt road in the floodplain forest. Recent rains wet carpet of last year's leaves to the ground and burst into the open window of the car cool mushroom smell.September has not yet arrived, and we were afraid that the bank of the Don was still occupied by vacationers. We were incredibly lucky – in our place was empty. We found only traces of those who left the tourists. It should be noted that the fields were properly cleaned, for what I say great thanks to all the tourists who clean up after themselves before leaving.As elsewhere Read more [...]
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There Los Llanos

In late autumn 2014 friends, experts in South America, inviting me to take pictures of the nature of Venezuela. And now I have a miniature airplane, who took a course from the airport to Caracas to Los Roques - an archipelago in the Caribbean. If you look at the archipelago of 350 islands on top, it will remind Shattered Necklace Snake or Dragon, preparing to swallow a flock of birds ... Pink flamingos are often victims of the Venezuelan poor who are caught for food or Sale of rare birds and networks hooks attached to kites. Under the wing of the plane opens wonderful Read more [...]
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Fishing reindeer in Taimyr

For a long time I was going to Taimyr. Very much like to participate in the fishery and reindeer along the way, if you can earn a penny. Finally a dream come true, and I'm on a huge IL-86 flying to Norilsk. When approaching the airport Alykel look out the window. Local time two in the morning. A huge disk of the sun, barely touching the horizon, began to separate from her and again floated above the ground. It was August 2nd, and polar day is not over yet. On the train reached the city, along the way seeing predosennyuyu tundra. In the office Gospromkhoz everything was settled quickly and efficiently. Read more [...]
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Kukri

ALL we once were boys and read about the exciting adventures in Africa, India ... about hunting the wily man-eating tiger, the ascent of the brave climbers on Annapurna. AND SUCH snazzy, you might say, fabulous and incredibly far NAMES: Tibet, Nepal, Kathmandu. And somewhere in those places dwells warlike Gurkhas, armed with traditional large, curves and scary kukri knives.I still love to dream in silence cabinet (of course, not during working hours). I recall the famous Tartarin of Tarascon Alphonse Daudet, when he read a book about the adventures while brandishing a knife or a gun, presenting Read more [...]
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Epiphany fishing

Winters waited and waited nature.Snow fell only in January.PushkinBut nature does not get tired to surprise again! Even in the autumn all the trees and shrubs gave rich fruit, they dropped finery and ready to meet the cold winter. But there it was - rebelled weather. Last year's winter as we all remember, in no hurry to come into its own, and fall seemed to never end. Moody and rainy November suddenly swollen buds of black currant and cherry, lilac them alive and cherries.Surprised long thaw nature confused, bustled in December disbanded green buds.Christmas trees were fluffed, prepared to shoulder Read more [...]
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Essays on the history of hunting with dogs in Russia (X-XX centuries)

            Listening to music rut ... Ended hunting with hounds, hounds but not stopped. They passed into the hands Ruzheinikov. Even during the hunts complete in the first half of the XIX century, if necessary to take too big island, which beat the packs of greyhounds are not strong enough, or who were not available for greyhounds stiles, to business networks involved tenetchiki-snare or hiking Rifleman. As the latter is usually used the servants, peasants, however, happened that someone from the lords did not disdain to take the opportunity to shoot the red beast manhole. But along Read more [...]
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Fishery

DICTIONARY fishers* Kulёmka — wooden fishing rod.* Karbidka — drip lamp carbide.* Sidor — bag, backpack, knapsack. * Camus — with fur lytok (ie from calves, shins) moose.* Produhi (airhole) — polynya to Beaver crawled out of the water.Photo by Sergey Desyatov Professional hunter-harvester zavsegda is a guarantee of admission to bins Motherland first-class furs, gourmet meat and dubkorya wild plants. Oh and this proportion was hard!Sandwiched framework «Agreement», With poor maintenance Read more [...]
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Tracked vehicles “Uhtysh”

But tell me, fans of four-wheel drive and off-road enthusiasts, tell me honestly, how many times you are in the hearts cried out: «To travel there, you need a tracked all-terrain vehicle!» Indeed, no matter how much your favorite Elevator UAZ or Land Cruiser, which fasten the wheel either, the car still does not compare with the cross on the banal tractors DT-75, not to mention the prime mover. No, whatever you say, and any wheeled ATVs are designed for driving on the roads, even very bad. Track the car, on the contrary, constantly lay under his own track rollers roadbed, which makes Read more [...]
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