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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Afterword to the law «about the hunt …»

The new law "On the hunt ..." confined to "attract investments in hunting" and not on the needs of ordinary huntersPhoto Fotolia Hunting writers basically over. It lasted only hunting ungulates and fur-bearing animals, but the bulk of them are not active hunters. There was more free time, and I spent watching your favorite room «Russian Hunting Newspaper» over the past year.What a pleasure to meet again with respect and interesting people, like-minded that their performances make us think about the day today and tomorrow amateur hunting in particular, and the fate of 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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Rolls for Barca anchovy

By the 140th anniversary of his birthPhoto: Anatoly Mailkov The close, fruitful, enriching the nature of the growing made a careful observer of Ivan Bunin, a dashing horseman, anglers, hunters. Poetry is born with the movement of the soul, her desire to know the surroundings, pick up shades, halftones, the rhythms of their changes, enjoy outdoor paints.The poetic soul experiences delight of theatrical activity floating clouds, the flight of wind and touching the grass, twigs, water movement. Long sitting on the beach with a fishing rod and a long, fixedly, thoughtful eyes, chained 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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Zhivtsovaya Fishing in pre-winter

Part. 2. float and DonkeyPhoto: Anatoly Mailkov Now live bait fishing the most productive or via float snap if deep water off the coast, a small river, or using bottom rigs when fishing large distance. This is due to the fact that the coastal zone of the big pond large predator virtually none. Pike and perch are rolled into the pits. The exception is eel, which can be caught very close to shore.Simple zhivtsovaya rod is obtained by taking a powerful rod made of fiberglass. It is made of fiberglass, because the rod of him, though more severe, but they are more durable and flexible. 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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Greyhounds from a prayer book

The images allow us to see how closely our ancestors got on hunting with church traditions and pietyHunting and falconry Vasily III. Miniature from the Illuminated chronicles the Code (the end of the XVI century.). From the collection of the State Historical Museum. Illustration from the collection of the author. Many readers of works on the history of hunting with hounds in Russia (including those written by me), certain interested indispensable reference to the authors of greyhounds image that looks like modern canids, in the prayer book Vasily III. He coined the VI Kazan (Greyhounds. 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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To revive commercial hunting

The feeling is that the law "On the hunt ..." wrote asphalt game wardens and people who hate huntingPhoto: Fotolia A few words about commercial hunting. It is necessary to revive in the form of game farms. What is happening now, – This XVIII–XIX centuries. Destruction of commercial farms – This is another «merit» Reformers.Villages where earlier people were busy organized fishing, now depopulated. A man with nothing to do in the remote areas. Mushrooms, berries, nuts, lektehsyre on themselves to the railway not povezesh. Furs in most cases impaired. 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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Effects of heat

The only fish, which the heat had a negative impact, it burbotauthor photo Anomalous this summer said and written quite a lot, and it is no accident in recent memory such heat and drought has never been. It is interesting to see what impact has this extreme weather, of course, I mean the impact on biting, the state of water bodies, the presence and behavior of the fish.Most of fishings I held in the Vladimir region, on the river Klyazma, almost in its entirety, as well as numerous forest lakes. Therefore, I will speak about the region and about the well-studied for years the aquatic 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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As a further hunt?

The entire system of protection and use of hunting resources should be aimed at meeting the interests of ordinary huntersPhoto: Ilya KomarovHunting, a favorite hobby of many men (and women, too), is increasingly becoming a farce and confusion, which is not to find someone who is right and who is wrong. No matter how hot disputes were different groups of hunters income in respect of hunting, hunting, and their components, everyone remains at the opinion. Therefore, I would like the pages of your favorite newspaper to express their views on this issue.Immediately say, that the judge only on the situation 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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In the Volga delta from Estonia’s

Trophies of the hunt is now hanging at my dachaPhoto: Yuri Sokolov Mid-Autumn Festival. In the suburbs damp, cool and overcast. And in the Lower Volga at this time beauty – warm and dry, having a rest a little hunting of the bird opened in September, and now offers hunting hare, fox, raccoon.My friends and I go to the village on Akhtuba Selitrennoe hunting and fishing. I take with him his faithful friend and assistant Eugene – vyzhletsa Estonian hound.We leave in the afternoon, and the next day at nine in the morning we have in place. On the ferry cross to the island, 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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