Wrangel Island — a pearl of the Arctic

"Anyone lucky enough to go there and work, love for life and remember this" unexplored earth. "(AI. Mineev)State Nature Reserve "Wrangel Island" The basic policy of the Reserve — non-interference in natural processes. We believe that this territory belongs to nature, people only watch the ongoing processes. Over the years the infrastructure reserve merged with landscape of the island. Some houses often bears roam, winter Village come muskoxen. Foxes hunt Lemmings near houses, Snowy Owls are using the structure as a nasidki. Wolverine's play Read more [...]
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Polynia

In the middle of the river snow dark potemnel.Etot provolgly language trailed by polynyas, which attracted the attention of the forest hunter rolled out. Photo SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Breathing this black viscous water is not Only I saw it was heard. And not heard ears, piercing in soul hunter in some unknown way.The dog ran on the track chistinu bed and also found itself in the eye black heaving water. Raised on withers wool uterine, subtly growled.Hunter hesitated to place, painting in snow small area equal to the length of skis. The Read more [...]
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Exploding snow

Capercaillie - the coveted trophy of any hunter. Basically, it is produced in the spring of currents in the fall with huskies during departure grouse on gravel. In winter, from snow-hole, grouse shooting rarely, most often by accident. And for me it is one of the most beloved and emotional hunting! Photo SHUTTERSTOCK.COM The spectacle of the departing snow capercaillie and very impressive permanently stored, particularly when such «helicopter» It rises from you in five meters! Of course, this hunt is not dobychlivoy call without smiling luck every Read more [...]
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The hunt for UFOs

I am in essence a typical Soviet engineer, Ph.D., and I do not believe in any miracles, magic, UFO, "energy" feeding, and the like devilry.In those now distant days I hunted one, finding it great fun. However, I had to watch the two phenomena are not nor fit understandable in the formula or in the hypothesis. Both of these phenomena are, anyhow, have been associated with hunting.So, April 29, 1991. Stormy Vetluga spring floods, flooded meadows and a significant portion of the forest in the the left bank of the canopy. AT those now distant days Read more [...]
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During autumn woodcock

Night, winking billions of stars, hung heavily over the moribund Kirov the villages. Lanterns on the main street and not only burning year already, and only the rare dim fireflies twinkling windows in some places neon glare working television timidly peeked out of the darkness.Silently rose from the weeds rotten soaked damp, ramshackle huts silhouettes abandoned with broken ridges of collapsed roofs. In the center, at the well, he towered over the buildings like a monument or other structure is the main settlement, thick-set old alder, have overthrown a sheet of night frosts. Her powerful rough Read more [...]
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From the history of the king’s hunting palace in Bialowieza

Among the many hunting grounds existing in Europe, occupies a special place woodland of Bialowieza Forest - one of the few forest stands, preserved to this day their original stateNo less interesting is the history of the forest in the grand and royal ohot.No our story is devoted to the history of the hunting palace in Bialowieza, the same tragic as the fate of its inhabitants.It so happened that from time immemorial hunted in the forest only the stately lady – princes, kings, kings, heads of modern states. Even in the twelfth century in the Bialowieza Forest had lived Russian Prince Vladimir Read more [...]
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Raffaello Crio comfort

In 1967, the newly formed company Benelli Armi, which did not have any experience in the production of hunting weapons, entered the market with unprecedented hitherto inertial semiautomatic reloading mechanism, using the recoil energy of the whole gunJob automation guns Bruno Chivolani based on impact composite shutter with so-called inertial body. The heart of the mechanism is a powerful spring, located in the core of the gate, which accumulate energy at impact weapons, and then provides a full cycle of the automatic rifle. Thus, there are no parts in the arms of the gas engine and its mechanisms Read more [...]
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Seventieth

Then I lived in a remote village in the Novgorod region, into a sort of bear corner. Across the street from me lived a hunter Victor, my age, stocky, blue-eyed stalwart, who has worked all his life in the forestry sector, ready to retire and go hunting alone.Weight ordinary capercaillie maximum of 6.6 kg. AT on average, they rarely exceed 4 kg. As you know, birds of a feather flock together, then same can be said the hunters. We met with Victor almost on the second day after my arrival in settlement, and Yeshe knew within a week of each Others Read more [...]
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The mysterious duo Colomba

Weapons holds many mysteries. They are associated with designs, decor, origin and dating. Road guns Artari Colombo with accessories in a box. and the manufacturing Moscow Exhibition 1835 public attention was drawn to hunting guns from the master unusual name Artari Colombo. He was probably a native of Italy, but lived all his life in Moscow and I worked for the Russian hunters. This gunsmith entered no history Only thanks to its excellent products and strange names.It involves a mystery: whether two gunsmiths — Ivan and Artari Peter Read more [...]
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In tandem with a gun

Probably will not be mistaken if I say that the vast majority of hunters made their first shots on the hunt for a pen. Also probably be right in arguing that before almost every young hunter after the first exit in the land was a dilemma: whether to start hunting for a bird setter (spaniel), or it is possible to do without four-legged assistant, as long as the gun was. From the second point of view, I dare not to agree, because, based on the personal experience, I can say that for a lucky shot Birds do not always a guarantee that it will become a well-deserved Read more [...]
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Carbine «Chellenzher» Company «CHAPUIS ARMES»

Model «Chellenzher» It is modular in every sense of the word. All nodes of weapons thought to the smallest detail. Disassembly and assembly of the carbine is simple and requires no tools.The trunk is disconnected from the receiver by simply rotating the recline check box that is associated with the screw. Trunk itself is not associated with the gun, that is posted throughout. The rifle is equipped with a bracket for the optical sight, which is originally mounted at the top of the breech.Mounting bracket is that when you change the stem is not necessary to re-shoot a carbine. The design Read more [...]
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A look at the system from the inside

In many European countries major competitions preceded by an exhibition. It is strictly observedPhoto: SHUTTERSTOCK After welcoming the Czech Republic, our path lay in Germany. We had to take part in IKP (International Kurzhaar Pruefung – kurtshaar international competitions).[mkref = 1867]It is extremely difficult to describe those events without knowledge of the German rules of competition. The text of the rules was transferred to us three years ago, but as it turned out, in addition to text, you need to know the technique of judging, and her at We just It Read more [...]
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Treasures of Lycia

Spurting from the depths of the pillars of the gas flame, herds of mountain goats, geckos, scorpions, and ancient Greek temples among endless mountain ranges, cut by canyons and crystal-clear water - it's not far Andes and familiar to Turkey, though not the one where The all inclusive. This Turkey is best to study with backpack and map in hand. Going to Lycia, be sure to take with an ointment for irritation and bites. Yad Turkish scorpions in Unlike poison their exotic cousins, rather primitive, but still disliked by: the effects it is a bit like a big wasp sting. Read more [...]
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Travel Becker and his wife into the interior Africa

We stayed in Sophie about a month, when I visited the company hunters with whom I wanted to meet you. I was told that some of the Arabs Gamran tribe whose land lies in the south of Kassala, kill the most fearsome beasts machetes. Gamrany trying to attack elephant guard 10 to 12 am, when he is resting. If in this time the elephant asleep, he did not It features more vigor and it is easy to approach. Previous episode read here.I do not could not imagine how it is possible to kill an elephant saber, unless surrounded and not succumb under Read more [...]
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Travel Becker and his wife into the interior Africa

We left Sophie in the day was the last proliven, and pokochevav, located on the right bank of the Atbara in the seven-hour distance from Setite. I had three horses, purchased from hunters. All three were Abyssinian — superior animals, though small in stature. I called them Gazelle, Tetelo and Agar…And Tetelo Agar perfectly studied hunting, remarkably beautiful gazelle was still ignorant of this case.Two arrived we a place I I received an invitation to go to hunt for hippo that had the audacity to threaten local residents. This old fool lived in river, two Read more [...]
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Area kisame

Dream to see the real Africa, probably visited every boy in his childhood. It's hard to believe that somewhere there is a place among the baobab trees while grazing and untold herds of antelopes, elephants, buffalo, and close quietly roam lions and cheetahs. And in the rivers where you can not swim, not because it is dirty, but because they are full of toothy crocodiles and hippopotamuses. And to hunt in Africa, and even in Soviet times! Special chic at Our advisors believed to take on home tusk of an elephant, zebra skin black or horn grazing antelope. It was available Read more [...]
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For roe deer in Germany

In Europe, you can even see deer in the parks, but those who live outside the city, would not allowed to handle yourself careless hunterPhoto: FOTOLIA According to the basic law of Germany is a democratic federal state. Federation is built on territorial principle. The subjects of the united Germany are of the earth. Some lands are rich, others are not really, but everywhere there is a very cautious attitude to the residents Nature.In one of such lands I had to hunt European roe deer. It was in Brandenburg. Any piece of land Germany under something Read more [...]
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Victim scientific? Experiment

Beaver, was again in his element, and left me no chance, once again ogrev my tail, he pulled one slave routePhoto: John Kuk By evening the blizzard began, we sat in the hut, reminiscing ... Sipping from a huge mug of hot tea on chaga and kneading cakes, Stas told me the story of how he settled the beaver in Siberia.Brought beavers quickly settled on Black and went up tributaries. Since the early years of nobody worried, they bred and breeding, they build dams, and harvested aspen gradually ceased to be paid to us Valera attention. Interestingly Read more [...]
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First Grace steppe

I peered intently into the thicket on the opposite side of the gap in the hope of seeing the beast still among the treesIllustration: MANUEL SOSA Whitish, nearly colorless dawn slowly gaining strength. The outlines of the vast fields with scattered amongst them and birch groves Rakitova gradually emerging on the left and right of the desert steppe road.With the dawn began to be painted in the steppe the usual yellow, green, white tones of harvested wheat fields, reeds, vast spaces, overgrown with wormwood, and separate islands birch forest. Finally, my friends, and Volodya Jura Read more [...]
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One hundred years later

We offer our readers the latest work VV Pankratova, he wrote a few days before his deathM. Zichy (1827-1906). The family of Alexander II on hunting with hounds. 1866. The manuscript was prepared for publication by his wife Valeria drafts Vitalievitch Galina and son Ivan V..Leafing through an old notebook, suddenly I discover Neznamov how he got there, torn from a magazine «Cornfield» page portrait of strict military in mourning frame.I read an obituary: «On December 18, of Cannes, near Nice, died from heart failure of HIH Grand Duke Mikhail.The Read more [...]
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