Sabotage or misunderstanding?

Since the beginning of the hunting season to the editors began to arrive although rare (at the time), but disturbing emails and messages. First of legashatnikov who "discovered" first, and then, with the total opening of the hunting and the rest of the hunters. The letter says that in many places and regions of our homeland hunting grounds users refuse to write documents for hunting by hunting permit uniform federal sample (hereinafter - OBEFO). The reason for rejection, you ask? Reports: «Dear, yes ohotbilet you have left! I do not know where you get it and how much bought, Read more [...]
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Dog semolina

"Do not lie so much as during the war, and after the hunt before the election"Many people think so. They do not imply any surprising events occur often on the hunt. Just out of the city, it is not visible. And just do not know, then, and do not believe us – honest hunters. In vain! Here you are, for example, listen ...I worked ten years ago as an electrician on duty at the radio relay station, which is commonly referred to as the people  TV tower. Are these healthy plants, and hung with round parabolic antennas throughout Russia fifty kilometers from each other, – We saw everything, Read more [...]
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Match Kuban

From Kovrova Ladoga to the village of Ust-Labinsk district of Krasnodar region about 1,800 km by car.Photo by the author And here we go together across the country to the North Caucasus, in the Krasnodar region on the race spaniel wild pheasant. Describe the experience of the reconstructed road to the Sochi Olympics track «Don» and the road will not meet today, although it is worth it. In general, in the Ladoga village that is located on a high bank of the Kuban, arrived on October 14 in the afternoon. Having rested, I went to organize the camp ranger at the site of Read more [...]
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Reflections pragmatics

Driving a car on the way to huntOf course, Toyota pickup far from any "Classmates" by Dodge or Ford, but Hilux - apparatus simple, reliable and honest, and that is what impresses most. I have liking for simple, solid and functional things, whether it's a sandwich or a machine. If this sandwich, the most important thing to him bread and a good piece of ham or bacon. Slice of tomato, pickles, a little parsley to be the place, but it – not basic.And in cars. the main thing – the car could move me from point A to point B. You do not need exorbitant terms of comfort, I can Read more [...]
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Results of field expeditions

October 21 at the Center for Bird Banding took 73rd meeting of the Working Group on Waterfowl of Northern EurasiaSpeakers talked about the results of field research in the country and abroad. For the past 12 years in Moscow, conducted surveys of breeding ducks. Since 1998 it has been an increase in the capital of nesting and wintering ducks. In the summer of 2009, is taken into account: Mallard –  907 broods, Tufted Duck - 50 Pochard - 14. Significantly increased the number of breeding Gogol (54) and Ogar (39).Field work on the peninsula of Kanin Nos (Shoyna) allowed a user works on certain Read more [...]
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Semi «Benelli M2»: the first joys and sorrows

MTS21-12 released in the Soviet era, many hunters is still, maintaining the reliability and excellent fight For a long time I have been a supporter of the Soviet semi-automatic machine with a movable barrel MC 21-12. I liked the simplicity of the device, the ability to refine «by itself» wooden boxes, since it blank, you could buy in any hunting store.It was impossible to complain and automation in terms of uninterrupted recharging during shooting. And this continuity was ensured only in the case of ready-made cartridges purchased. However, the purchase ready-cartridge Read more [...]
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«Cayga-20» — takes place!

Everywhere it decided to compare the model, similar in design and price - so it is more correct. Cost - the first "point of reference". Next - weight. Put on accurate scales, "Saiga-20" with the constant butt of polyamide, a standard barrel of 580 mm, 0.9 mm choke and the basis for optics, without bullets, belt and store. Get 3,150 kg! With dual heavy leather belt and a full magazine of ammunition 20h76 (5 pieces shot three zeros) equal to the weight of 3,550 kg! Repeat weighing with cartridge in the chamber and magazine for 2 rounds – 3,330 kg.Doubly charged store can also be found in the Read more [...]
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The mystery of the first snow

I know one wonderful place near the village Kokshaysk, an ancient village on the banks of the Volga in the Mari region, where I have a cottage. So, this is a popular place Kosachev. Bevan and I met them there, and in the fall, winter and spring, when there was permission.Photo by Sergey Fokin Somehow came to him, I decided to walk into their lovely space between two scenic river oxbow near Big Kokshaga that ten kilometers from Kokshaysk.In that year the winter has already come, and there was no snow. The forest was black and anxious thoughtful. Arriving in Kokshaysk, I, as always, Read more [...]
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For the history of the Moscow Society of Hunt

In the third issue of the "horn" of 2013 contains an article by Sergei Osokin "public association of hunters Russia," in which the author gives facts about the history of the Moscow Society of Hunt behalf of the Emperor Alexander II. Some of these facts are inaccurate.The first chairman of the Society was not SV Pensky, as the author writes, PA Talyzin staying in this position from the occurrence of the company before January 11, 1862. The second chairman was just SV Pensky rather than VI Butovo, according to S. Osokin, after it has presided yy NF Dudin and KN Petrov – they were all the chairmen Read more [...]
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Hare’s passion

In Russia, for centuries hunted hares and hunters have developed different ways of hunting for them. Obviously, each method has its own unique charm.The best hunting is after the first snow fall on «warm» land and ceases. Hunting hare in uzerku (without the dog) is very interesting. Term «uzerka» It comes from the word to behold, to see. TO this time almost faded and hares dressed up in winter outfit. «A necessary condition for this hunt, — I wrote ST Aksakov, — long wet autumn».Late Read more [...]
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Be ready!

Having finished a hearty breakfast consisting of eggs, sausages of elk and strong coffee, we were ready for the first full day of hunting in Newfoundland moose. PHOTO SHUTTERSTOCK.COM AT predawn darkness I and two of my 30-year-old conductor and Robbie Kevin pushed the 12-foot boat with Bank and went to Cross waters of the lake.Outboard engine capacity 10 20 horsepower minutes led us to the far end of the lake. Gradually dawn. I and Robbie looked at Binoculars and Kevin ran the boat. Having seen on hills Read more [...]
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Hunting in Kizlyar gardens

... Fox, waving its tail disappeared into the greenery. Dogs swept and drove on, so I missed. What to do?!Wild boar roared, and overturned He began beating frantically. AT so strong is often wonder. Reload the gun, I went to the direction in which the fox ran in hoping to find a platform to become again, and suddenly I saw in front of him under a bush fox.Journal of hunting. April, 1860She was exactly like sleeping, resting his muzzle on legs stretched forward. I cautiously approached, holding the gun at the ready, and suddenly he grabbed Read more [...]
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Annals of Russian hunting books

If in the 1840s. Russia came in all 4 books for hunters, and in 1850-60-ies. about 20 per decade, in the seventies, their number has increased by half - to 30, not counting reprints. There was also a qualitative leap - there were original, have become classic works of L. Vaksel, MP Vavilov, SI Romanov, LP Sabaneev, MA Marmot, hunting "Notes" IM Voropaya, FA Arsenyev PM Machevarianova and IG Shvedova. It is these books have become the basis for hunting management science in Russia. 87. Lena-Paradise MV Caucasus Mountains (Novels and short stories) .Pb., 1876 152 + 40 + 120 + 15 pp., 8 ° .Deystvie Read more [...]
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The Vikings in Russia

Over the last few years in my "dog" life, much has changed. He left the world of eternal hunt my Irishman h. Cartridge and English Setter Sky Walker missed, accustomed to live in a "pack"Photo: Natalia Ilyin It is difficult and it was hard to decide on the second dog, but but my long-standing dream of Buying a puppy-Gordon Norway becomes real. Remains only… and really want start search!AT recent years us the country is a real boom Pointing Dogs imports from abroad. These acquisitions puppies are almost always carried out Read more [...]
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Larch — a symbol of the Siberian taiga

In the frosty winter nights and mornings in the Siberian taiga can often hear the hum - it bursts from the severe frosts, break the ice on the rivers and ice.Snow here or not a lot, or it is very loose, loose, and because the soil freezes in the winter a depth of three meters. Even in summer, when the day is hot, it is not thaw deep. AT these conditions may increase the hardiest tree species. Foremost among them are is occupied by larch. Among the pine trees growing on in Russia, the most common is just that tree. Forests dominated by larch, occupy a huge area — Read more [...]
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The cunning beast

It would seem that complicated c distance of 20-30 meters to get shot in such a relatively large animal like a fox walking leisurely trot of the pen? Nothing complicatedThe trouble is that the fox is not a target and will likely not give the possibility of Aimed Shot inattentive, inexperienced and lightly tuned arrow. Her amazing ability to literally dissolve in place after the awkward movement of the hunter simply amazing. That was just here — and there is none. The unlucky hunter who made the wrong move or a bad disguise, can shoot the drifts, bumps, in general, anywhere, but the fox, Read more [...]
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For the groom to Finland

Part II express my deep gratitude to our friend Irene Villas and judges-kurtshaaristam Pellyanen and Hannu Heikki Liedes, thanks to which we have discovered already very fond of Finland in a completely new quality.Experience colleagues drathaaristov Karen Grigoryan and Leonid Sonin, set out in Article «For the groom to Germany», Could not leave us indifferent: decided to continue the tradition and started to headline this opus exactly — «For the groom to Finland». In addition, we faced the same problem — find a decent dog, the most appropriate and bitch with Read more [...]
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Three hunting for wild boars

Carbines IozhefMy serving in the Southern Group of Forces in Hungary, from the very first day was marked by the acquaintance with a remarkable man, a gunsmith of the highest rank. He worked at the State Optical Plant in Budapest and in constant communication with the military hunters. If possible, I repaired their weapons, installed optical sights, and helped to acquire and fit all kinds of attributes. He traveled to hunt and taught young hunters techniques and methods of production of game animals in accordance with the rules and traditions that emerged in Hungary. Everyone knows that this country Read more [...]
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And they went out to look for snipe …

Now snipe - still a rare trophy hunter game bag. On dupelinuyu good hunting should be able to get there, in accordance with the land, and the timing. How has nothing to remember that in Russia in the XIX century hunting snipe from the cops was widespread among the hunters of the middle class.Photo: Michael Vustin Now snipe — still quite rare in the game bag a trophy hunters. On dupelinuyu good hunting should be able to get there, in accordance with the land, and the timing. How has nothing to remember that in Russia in the XIX century hunting snipe from the cops was widespread Read more [...]
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It is a strange word «musket»

Russian people are talented artisans and highly susceptible to the achievements of other nationsButt squeaked Timothy Luchaninova (a collection of the Armory of the Moscow Kremlin). However, learning someone else, passing through the mind and the new heart, blind copy, and create their own, unique, what with Russian pride we call work, invention and Russian Russian style. Also with tongue — many directly borrowed terms, but there pereinachennye differently.Russian word «pischal», Which meant the oldest firearms Russia Read more [...]
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