Two sides of the coin

 Two kilometers from the coast. On the ice - sand. Never before have I seen such a beautiful icy conditions. Transparent and smooth ice or snowflakes on the banks. But the coin always has two sides. In the Rybinsk reservoir November wind because bessnezhya and low water levels caused pretty sand on the ice. Well, that sand does not lay down evenly and individual barhanchikami. While serious problems it creates. But it is terrible even imagine how much spare blades for ice screws have to take on a fishing trip when the sand will hide under the snow.Information about biting Read more [...]
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Bunny I found in the bedroom near the balcony, and when pulled him by the ears from the tables, he was not screaming in terror, and threatening, almost cat-like, snortedPhoto: Ilya Lipin During one of the night raids conservation area I was driving a motorcycle on the service through an abandoned garden, so dense and overgrown with tall grass that my «Ural» I rolled, crushing it under her nekoshenuyu wall, both thick and soft feather bed.Suddenly from under the basket bike lurched toward a small hare, but once entangled in bulk on a grass, heart-rending screamed like Read more [...]
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Living facing the sea

To get to Chukotka always wanted. Even with the youth of this region, I had developed a kind of romantic notion. But after two months of living in the north-west coast of the Bering Sea, I once again convinced that the reality often does not match with what is spinning in our heads for a living. Lorincz considered lucky and dobychlivymi hunters, so all unused in neighboring settlements quota for whaling to end of the season it is transmitted. To understand the commercial hunters have to be one of them. A to understand the herders should at least be born in tundra. Read more [...]
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Natural elixir of health

I think that there is hardly any need to recall once again that the disease is easier to prevent than to treat it. But what we do in Russia to their health? We often hear from hunters as they slept in the spring at the current capercaillie, lying by the fire on the still wet and cold spring earth as a few days went to the rubber shoes are not prosushivaya it, and others may say, «feats».  What usually ends? If such things are systematic, that chronic arthritis, radiculitis and other ailments are guaranteed.Over time, it's beginning to affect the health of the hunter, and he naturally Read more [...]
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In the summer of 1944, our 47th separate avtopolk worked for distillation vehicles, marching under the Lend-Lease from Julfa on the border with Iran to the station Beslan, near Ordzhonikidze (now Vladikavkaz).I served as a private company of the third battalion of the second. A company commanded by Senior Lieutenant Sivkov and battalion — Captain Kosorukov. He was one of those commanders for whom the soldiers are ready to go through fire and water. Tie it tight and could even harshly punish the guilty, but before the command of the regiment mountain standing behind every soldier of his battalion.The Read more [...]
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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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About mainspring and delusions

The reason for my replica served "Subjective notes on the TOZ-34" SF Kolmakov, the author of the aged and interesting. Photo by Ilya Mikhailov Topic TOZ-34, we will not discuss. Notes, in my opinion, not subjective, but rather objective.But there is one feature of this author. Constant mention of the beloved rifle TOZ-25 16 gauge in the deluxe version. There is nothing reprehensible in this small weakness can not see. Shotgun TOZ-25 know more than good, with all its advantages and disadvantages, which is less than the advantages.And about this gun annoy me the assurance that in 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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Lipoptena Cervi

In late summer and autumn, visiting the forest, we are often faced with extremely corrosive insect - deer louse, or, as it is called, fly elk, moose louse. It is strongly flattened with thick leathery shiny veils of light brown flies. Due to the dense cover and flattened form, louse can withstand a lot of pressure. Body length winged adult 3–3.5 mm. The head is directed forward and also flattened, antennae are located in the deep hollows on the forehead, hardly speaking above the surface.Large eyes, made 2.5–3 thousands of facets located on the sides of the head and to occupy 25% of Read more [...]
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We have the features of no return

For the same gonchatnika true answer is unequivocal: he would go into the woods with a good hound and no guns, but is unlikely to agree to go into the woods with a good gun, but not hound ...Photo: Olga BOGODYAZH For the same gonchatnika true answer is unequivocal: he would go into the woods with a good hound and no guns, but is unlikely to agree to go into the woods with a good gun, but not hound…In recent years, dealing with many of the owners of Russian hounds away from Moscow, I am increasingly beginning to realize that the responsibility of the breed we have come, if 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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Sakhalin bear

The story that I told one friend, long time worked on Sakhalin. There is on everyone's lips was the story of a tragedy.The interior of the island was state farm settlement. To it were to get out, geologists at the end of the route. A small detachment — geologist and a worker, — doing the job, he came to the village. By this time they did not have any supplies. Some days they did not eat. There remained only a small flask of alcohol. And at this moment he caught the eye of Bears — Pestun and yearlings. They frolicked in the meadow. Without thinking twice, he threw up three-way 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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Boar season

The story of the hunterPhoto: Ilya Lipin It is in 1987.With a friend, I went to Sergey on the hunt to the familiar forester Peter Stepanovich drive foxes in the reeds, search marten, hare. I have had a license for the fox and marten, and Sergei hare. With us were my two huskies and Seregin nine foksik smooth.We arrived to the forester showed documents and went. The forest did not go, and he walked along the road and came to a wide marshy field. Here and there were visible clumps of reeds, where more where less. Three hundred meters from the forest stood on the mound of the old Read more [...]
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Fight small caliber rifles

No advantages of small caliber rifles to large-caliber guns there, but plenty of drawbacksPhoto by Anton Zhuravkova This article is in no way encroaches on the authority of such outstanding professionals as Alexander P. Ivashentsov and Sergey Buturlin. However, in the history of science and technology sometimes there are incidents.How AP Ivashentseva have formed the opinion that small-caliber rifles have several advantages over large-caliber guns, no one can say. In my view, the logic of reasoning was that the smaller inner diameter of the barrel, the more pressure a barrel can 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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Pine - one of the most beautiful trees of our forests. Pinery usually bright, clean and dry. Its air is full of aromas of freshness, love and eternal wisdom. This bouquet of odors consists of volatile production allocated pine needles. People have long understood the power of healing. Shishkin, Ivan «Pinery» A large familyThe race «Pine» (family «pine») Includes about a hundred species, twelve of which are found in the wild in our country. In the culture we have them more than 50 species. Main «savages» — Pallas pine growing 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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Moose: meetings in nature

Moose at Bryn appeared shortly after the war - obviously scared away their battle long gremevshego forest European North. Along with them came and wild boar, but at first they were lurking in remote places, without giving signs of life. In any case, the first of the newcomers, with whom I was able to meet were moose.One day in early winter skiing I saw an unfamiliar trail left by large animals: a very big step and deep dents from cloven hooves. «Is someone a cow? How far wandered!» — I thought. Peered closer: this «cow» easily defeated the well-preserved after the 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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