Without shot

We got to the edge of the forest, gently out of the car, collected guns and forthPhoto: Sergei Naumov Buddy Lenya told that during thrust noticed where sat a lone grouse. He suggested that there tokuet bird, and offered me to join him and a couple of days to try to get this cock. I gladly accepted the offer.Dawn to leave the city, we headed into the forest. Warm dark night presaged good luck. On the way to forest fox ran across the road, which in the mouth was some catch. Well, good luck – possible, and we get lucky.We got to the edge of the forest, gently out of the car, Read more [...]
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15 musk oxen in Yamal

Fifteen years ago, on November 1 at the airport of Salekhard border villages aircraft AN-26 aircraft. It was night, and the weather is a little fit for the aviation industry, and if not for UV supervision Neyolova, while governor of Yamalo-Nenets and this work could hang with unpredictable consequences.So, the first group of musk oxen were brought to the territory of the district. After spending the night at the airport they ferried by helicopter to laborovskuyu * tundra where released into the enclosure at Mount Puserki. But the next morning the animals in the cage was not what Read more [...]
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North saga

Despite its severity and the starkness, the Arctic has long been attracted to a man, but the relationship with her evolved differently. For some, the Arctic becomes the home, someone opened their treasures and generously shared by them and for others remained impregnable. One she carried a disappointment and death, but the other characters did. "The Conquest of Siberia by Yermak" VI Surikov, 1895 In this series, we'll see who and when Why sought in Arctic why some expedition ended successfully, and others died, remember the names of prominent travelers and Scientists Read more [...]
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Encounters with bears

It happened more than 20 years ago in our Baikal-Lena Reserve. We, his researchers, studied the new research afield hospital. Near, including warm lake on a promontory with broods Gorbonosov Turpanov, forest with deer, hares, and izyubrihoy bear, we were already familiar with. That day I geobotanist Yuri slipped to the origins of one of the unnamed tributary of Lake Baikal.After climbing the gorge we were in a large circus, where they found a huge cedar. It was a giant, what both of us, in spite of its considerable experience in the taiga of wandering, never met. The girth of the trunk at chest Read more [...]
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Solonet

Taiga wasPhoto: FOTOLIA Described year was unfavorable for hunting. Behind Season not managed to obtain any a big game, and it was bad with fishing. However, pike and Perch were caught.Siberian taiga, contrary to popular opinion about its wealth, is not always live up to expectations. Sometimes grouse is like pigeons on current and grouse grouse fly shoals, and Prongs deer-trodden road of life manifestation bears traces, and heaps Fields with traces of blood found on the feasts every step; a in some years Read more [...]
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Straight eye

Stabiliskop — excellent assistant gunner and Hunter. There is a lovely Russian proverb: «Better to see once than hear a hundred times». She echoed and eastern wisdom: «Taste halva is better to discuss with those who have tried it». Indeed, trying to put into words what a potential buyer needs to see itself, — rather thankless occupation.For long-term observations of the professionals prefer to use the devices on tripods. Good observation tube or powerful binoculars on fixed installations best meet the needs of the remote monitoring of inactive Read more [...]
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Cartridge for three rubles

Picked up the sleeve, laundered in a washing machine - that is the cheapest cartridgePhoto: Alexander Yarkovoy Interest in the topic of self-loading cartridges have a permanent, so do not miss me become a respected author Yuri Konstantinov «Equip or buy?», Which put the emphasis on the economic component of the shooting. The reasoning of the author demonstrate subject knowledge and understanding of the capabilities of different social groups. But each tailor your view of art, because I share his vision of the issue.In favor «buyers» treated doubts about Read more [...]
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What we lost America

During the reign of Catherine II, Russian traveler G. Shelikhov opened the Aleutian Islands, who joined the Russian Empire. Soon after they suffered the same fate Alaska and Northern California. This happened in 1784. Open site called Russian America. For the production of reindeer meat used guns and bows, but many animals were taken into the loops, and crossbows. After 15 years, it was founded by the Russian-American Company, which has become a monopolist in the exploration of new territories. She almost annually to overseas representatives, have the broadest powers. Read more [...]
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Under Look closely

Dug anthill. There pobyvaal Bear Gone strong night frosts, showering in the morning hour with silver leaf fall frost deep time. It has long ended years of cobwebs – a harbinger of the coming autumn. A day or two – and will be pulled from the last birches foliage that still rests on the crown of the domes. Birches at such a time in the sun yasnyatsya like candles. Lit crimson bogs on grass.Vyholazhivayut strong frosty mornings cranberry bitterness, giving lightness of taste. And until that time, not even in the pore berry. Even with the capercaillie grouse dyuzhe not Read more [...]
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Children of the Sun

"Rudy, ores, ore, roar, And in Russian redhead ..." (a popular pop song of the 60s).Pine, spruce, oak ... Ryzhikov are different. These fungi form mycorrhiza - gribokoren with pine, spruce, larch, fir, cedar. It is rare, but can be found mushrooms under the oaks - a special oak saffron, it is very rare, and I have not met. But under the pine trees, especially in young plantings, mushrooms frequent and dear friends, as well as butter mushrooms. Although it all depends on the weather mushroom. If at the end of August and in early September rains, it expects these fungi in the pine forests. The first Read more [...]
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The first pancake is not lumpy!

The first mono-Russian inter-regional competition for European Laika bear, wild boar and badger were held 6-9 September 2012 in Tatarstan. Direct train from St. Petersburg to the destination was not, so I had to go to the Kirov and further 320 km by taxi to Vyatskiye field, where we were met by the organizers of the competition. Traveling in a minibus in the Kirov region has led me into despair: again overgrown willow and birch huge field, which 20 years ago was very lively. Boarded and gray ramshackle houses along the route, the owners of abandoned due to lack of work; looted Read more [...]
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How do I became a hunter

Day 2 May 1956 stayed with me forever: I became a hunter, because the first shot at the game and got grouse. I was only twelve years old. My father loved me - the first son in the family - and the hunt. And to combine these two feelings, he took me with him to the forest the age of five. I helped track down the protein, and hound working, but more often simply tagged along, keep up the good father was easy: he was limping badly as his leg in the knee smote explosive bullet in February 1942 upon the occurrence of Moscow. Sometimes I wake up at night, the father of grouse or capercaillie Read more [...]
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Annals of Russian hunting books

The era after the French invasion of Russia marked the advent of the Our hunting literature «Pocket» and «Hand» books, reference books. Almost all of them are not characterized by originality, but in demand due to the small volume and low price.Nimble publishers simply «pulled out» individual titles from «Perfect huntsman» and «Books for hunters» VA Levshina and and shuffle reducing them to squeeze under the new cover. 13. Shelgunov Basil. A process to bring all kinds of hunting rifles Read more [...]
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Terminology

Came across another debate about terminology, rather, did not dispute and controversy about the possibility of the use of certain phrases steady. It's funny to see how people are apparently not finding what to write, in fact, are beginning to show their knowledge of the issue, pointing to some well-established phrases. Photo: Mikhail Semin Here is an example: «pull the trigger» — the phrase itself is technically quite incorrect, pull the trigger if the weapon properly, it is useless, besides, the vast number of samples of modern weapons has a hidden trigger, Read more [...]
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Three Men in a boat …

The idea of ​​a multi-day rafting on the river with a view to a small fishing and hunting mature for a long time. And he turned alloy such, what I have in 15 years of going along the rivers never seen!Overgrowing and waterlogging — a direct consequence of the construction of stabbing — poaching method of fishing. AT Essentially, we have seen «man-made» ecological disaster ... To go to the second part, click on the link: "Three Men in a Boat"AND let no fishing I went out hunting was scarce, but Is not for men Read more [...]
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Shalahovskoe Lake

Each of us in the world there are places where people come to us for a moment otedinitsya where memory, as a string of e-mail sheet, we will heal the heart, when it is languishing ... Shalahovskoe and this year called me. And as always, – suddenly. Please do not stick all the way, it did not work, and here – gone, no more strength to wait. Why is it here on this lake, nothing in general is not particularly different from any other? Yes, many of them surrounded by wood and reed, with a greenish surface of the water and sandbars where going all sorts of game birds! Why Read more [...]
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With the forest on the fungus, with the clearing of berries

"Swamp screaming - in a low voice said, a neighbor, a local avid yagodnitsa who agreed to show me the cranberry place on peatlands. - Go careful! "I sat up sharply, moss litter swayed, and from somewhere in the depths came the sharp sound of sobbing.Mushroom pickers, for that matter, and Fishermen and hunters, superstitious people. For them it is important, once entered into forest mushroom and find carefully put it in basket. The initiative is most precious. I for him sometimes edge leave a couple of fungi that cut at the next day. These first russules on the Read more [...]
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Once again about ruffs

One brood rumor that one of the stretches Crutzen with incredible activity became caught a large ruff ...Photo: Anatoly Mailkov In the 90s of the last century is very popular among fishermen began to use the Penza Krutets – small prairie creek south of Penza, located near the village of Krasnopole. Justifying the title Krutets carefree wobble from side to side across the steppe, slowing his pace on the pits-reach, long resting on the pond, they are well educated, and finally cut through the water in the soil steep, almost vertical shores completes the path and is connected Read more [...]
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Life for burbot

A few strokes udilnikom, knock on the bottom, and here it is, jerk fish!Photo: Anatoly Mailkov In the wake of the Kama did not want to freeze completely: just grab a lead frost water as the thaw begins immediately and again gaping gullies. But the channel is not necessarily to go, well below the bank caught burbot.I go out on the ice in the evening twilight, in my place to catch a few people, but it's not scary enough for all the fish. Habitually nasverlivayu wells unwind the gear and at the same time appreciate their neighbors. Two fishermen came along, they actively were talking, Read more [...]
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World Paustovsky

This year, May 31 marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of famous Russian writer Konstantin Paustovsky - Romantic writer, a tireless traveler, a lover and defender of native wildlife, big fan of fishing.Fishing is not only developing our love for mother nature, but also gives us a lot of knowledge about it.  Many of his works are considered to be the highest in poetry prose masterpieces of Russian literature.  Pprochteniem each chapter «Tale of life». «Tale of Forests». «Mescherskaya hand» or «Notes on angling Read more [...]
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