The wild boar and the hunt for him

The enraged boar with lightning speed rushes at the hunter. Quickly he runs and is swift in action. Huge power allows the cleaver strike canines dissecting the muscles on the leg of the hunter. Accidental fall of a person when attacking a wild boar could end in tragedy.Wild boar (Sus scrota L.) in appearance is similar to domestic pigs, which are its domesticated descendant. The torso of a wild boar more massive and muscular than domestic pigs. The front part of the body of the boar is much larger than the posterior part. The head is large, wedge-shaped and extended slightly forward, with strongly Read more [...]
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The ethics of hunting for traction

Male or female?Photo: Rep Jury For a long time it was believed that if a hunter drawn swooped couple woodcocks, it is best to refrain from firing, in an extreme case, you vytselivat second bird, since it is a male. So we do recommend VE German, VF Ryabov, GE Rachmaninoff, and with them all hunting aids 50–80s. They were very correct advice: better to be safe than to make a mistake and kill the female.In fact, by no means always a pair of flying woodcocks – is male and female. Most often there are two males, and this flight – only aggressive pursuit of one another. Read more [...]
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The vicissitudes of family life

"Marriage - is an attempt to create something strong and lasting from a random episode" -Albert EinsteinPHOTO SHUTTERSTOCK.COM "Need procreation — the main driving force of the existence of all biological beings. Hetero organisms tend to the formation of short-term or long-term relationships: y some species most of life takes place in within families, other family formed quite a while, and the third is social integration and at all necessary" - Vasily KolbinIn the animal world it is customary to distinguish Read more [...]
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On the track rod

Probably, in most cases hunting stories begin with a short, but necessarily present in which the word "suddenly"Three years ago. February. Hunting season is almost over, left two weeks before the date passes. On Monday, the jacket suddenly ringing mobile phone - calls an old friend for hunting and fishing Sasha, before with me addicted huskies, hunting with them at the beast, but later, due to a move to a city apartment, thrown it up. Despite the fact that we live with him in a small town, not seen for five years.The conversation short: "There is the case, it would be necessary to meet, talk." Read more [...]
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Symphony for Pishchik

Photo Flickr.com Many hunters hazel grouse I had seen, and the most successful of them were offended ear for music. Enticing grouse taught me my friend and teacher, Gennady A. Belkin - tall and handsome joker, joker, the last more than one hundred kilometers of fields and forests of the Perm province.  "Listen, my friend, as the male whistles, and try to repeat it trill. Each brood whistles in their own way - said my guru. - Sit used to on the stump and listen to the echoes around two to three male: Well pure symphony! "Over time, I do understand the characteristics of the sound Read more [...]
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Traction

In the north of Russia in the taiga forests Rod Woodcock occurs mainly in river valleysPhoto: Luc Demalorthy Woodcocks prefer to fly around in the first place those forest areas where the probability of encountering females. Among these are primarily opushechnaya area of ​​forest in the border zone with open spaces: meadows, edges of meadows, strips of alder and birch forests and thickets of bushes, overgrown felling of different ages.Males are willing to overfly areas of adult forests with a dense network of forest roads, as well as crossing the glades, limiting forest districts, Read more [...]
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Photography: finches and emberizidae

Soon, around April 1, the start of phenological spring, and with it the new season fotoohotnika. For me, the new season begins with the arrival of lapwings, finches, wagtails. And therefore we must make haste, and phototrophs last season lay in ending year. That, so to speak, in the new year come clean and report. Pray, continue. Granivorous dedicate this post. Passerine, which include finches and emberizidae.For finches, first of all, are birds of the genus CarduelisEuropean Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis- real decoration of our fauna. Color feathers so bright that many tropical birds envy, and Read more [...]
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Baboon-Anubis — our mirror in Savannah

Part IBaboons - The most numerous and the most adapted to life in the savannah monkeys of Africa. They are distributed from Ethiopia and Somalia (in the north), the whole of East and Central Africa, in the south up to the Cape of Good Hope. At the same time, they live quite comfortably in tropical forests (West Africa), and in the semi-deserts (in the north). Our hero - Anubis baboon, or olive baboon (Papio Anubis). The area it captures completely the whole of Central Africa. This is a relatively large monkey, the body length of up to a meter and a weight of 15-30 kg. Males are much larger than Read more [...]
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Landrail

Spring was cold and also buying in the rainDespite this, the beginning of June were replaced by meadows withered yellow grass on a nice green eyes, and now the inhabitants pripoymennyh herbal undergrowth can be found, just hearing their voices. During the day the birds almost hear the wind noise, shaking the meadow grass. Endless sea swaying inconspicuous plants - grass flood floodplain. The flora of the meadows is very different from fragrant herbs upland meadows. Where I was left standing water flooded the coast of Ranunculus repens where drier, pink flame looked ragged Adonis. There are more Read more [...]
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From the spring of life grouse

Grouse - Bird settled. In winter, usually held in schools, the size of which depends on the number of species in a given area. In places where a lot of grouse are found flocks of 50-100 birds; there were known cases of finding together 300 grouse.Tetereva winter mixed flocks consisting of males and females, but uncommon group of black males only. Purely «chicken» flocks are extremely rare. All winter grouse hold on a small area. AT frosty days grouse spend the night under the snow.Grouse are very sensitive to frost depth and the quality of the snow cover, Read more [...]
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Free Wind Altyn Emel

On the territory of modern Kazakhstan Przewalski horse disappeared from the wild over a century agoOn the surface of the soil in the areas of grazing solonetzes outputs were allocated a whitish color, and it is their torn and partially ate stallions, apparently to eliminate the accumulated deficit of mineral salts in organizme.Foto: Altai Zhatkanbaeva. It is believed that many breeds of animals were bred in During the history of the development of mankind tame wild beasts in human beings: it is a dog, and cats, goats and sheep, cows, donkeys, and horses. Read more [...]
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Why disappear saiga?

On behalf of the Department of State policy and regulation in the field of hunting and conservation of hunting resources, we examined the saiga population of the North-West Caspian during the birth of calves in 2013. The operational management to the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Kalmykia and FGBU State Nature Biosphere Reserve "black earth"; and methodological guidance - FGBI "Tsentrohotkontrol." To collect field data, its processing and analysis was set up temporary working group of representatives of the above organizations and specialists of "Finca". The survey Read more [...]
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Temptation

This happened back in '86, shortly before my 26th birthday. While I have several years in hunting grounds on the border of Moscow and Kalinin regions, the area between the rotating Zakharov in the village of Spas-Zaulok on the Leningrad highway and railway line Konakovskaya. Photo by Alexander Nazarov Especially I liked the upper reaches of the river Doybitsy where I I get from the platform «Viaduct» or from the station «Konakovsky Moss». Forests there swampy, impassable, but I knew the area and without extreme need in thicket not climb, Read more [...]
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In Ryazan stud

My dog ​​drathaar Donna eighth year. This summer, it worked well in the field, only received four diplomas with a reception, three of them in the competition. Last diploma obtained in Beloomut interbreed team competition on July 15 when the heat of about 30 degrees. And then was the discovery of hunting, where she showed true skill. Within two weeks of hunting we had produced twenty-two corncrake, nine snipe, snipe, and three more than three dozen quail. And this despite the fact that my car was laid up, and health is poor. Well, there are friends, and managed to get in the Read more [...]
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Mallard

Photo by Anton Zhuravkova Mallard – the largest of dabbling ducks. Weight males ranges from 1 to 2 kilograms. Females are much smaller than – from 0.8 to 1.5 kg. This type most prosperous among the duck tribe. Annually hunted in Russia are from 4 to 5 million birds. The male in breeding plumage the head and upper neck are black with a green sheen, they are separated from the rest of the clearly visible narrow white ring. Several medium tail feathers curled in a well-marked ring. Mirror on the wing, consisting of seven feathers, purple, with white trim front and rear. Read more [...]
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Every hunter should know

Mini determinant of ducks in the spring. Diving.Photo Donna Dewhurst Diving ducksWe continue to novice hunters to those kinds of ducks, with which they are most likely to meet in the spring hunting with decoy. In the last issue «HORN», Number 17, we talked about the river (noble) ducks. Today we will talk about the dives.Diving ducks differ from river water at the lowest landing, with their tail in the water is lowered. During feeding, they can dive. Take off from the water vertically and not immediately, but with a running start. This hurt his paws off the water. In Read more [...]
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Master of Disguise

Who are the hunter knows the smallest representative of the family of grouse - grouse! It is found throughout the forest zone of Russia, but is absent in Kamchatka, in the forest and forest-steppe. His favorite place - The Old fir, spruce and deciduous forests with little clearings, edge spruce-alder and spruce-birch forests with ravines and streams flowing over them with stones and shoals. The adult male differs from the female more saturated color. In male black throat patch is released, bordered contrasting white stripe. It captures the chin the front of the neck. Some Read more [...]
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In the Kirov region caught the ex-district with a carbine

The man was in the hunting grounds, having uncovered and a loaded shotgun. Permits to carry a weapon and shoot the man was not.In the night from 27 to 28 July at the hunting grounds Verhoshizhemskogo district of the Kirov region opregruppoy ohotupravleniya detained a man, According to the Office of hunting and wildlife use of the Kirov region. The man with the driver moved on hunting grounds along the area of ​​corn and potato fields by car "Cornfield"In the car was uncovered charged with the full clip carabiner "SCS" 7,62H39 caliber.The detainees was a former policeman Read more [...]
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I regret!

For a long time I lived in Ukraine for almost twenty years and hunted near Vinnitsa. Forests there take only ten percent of the territory, and they are mostly deciduous. In 1990, I moved from Vinnitsa in Istria. The wetlands are committed others.Photo Adrian Kolotilina Around the forest almost completely dense, dark spruce forests. Scary. But we have to explore new territory. What hunter usidit home, and even when there faithful dog? And now, having studied the map of the area, I chose a place close to the city, took the dog and went hunting. He got off the bus near the village Read more [...]
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As I have guns and dogs treated

Autumn 1957. Grace for the hunter's time in the upper reaches of the river Uda Irkutsk region, where I worked in those years. Sayan Foothills.Photo: Anton Zhuravkova That fall, we gathered with the forester Grigoriev belkovat Ibsit the river that flowed into the Udu.Bouquet – My one year old husky, yet does not show itself, indifference to the protein. I had my time to take the neighbor's young but already running squirrel dog is black. We partner both huskies were zverovymi, so it also took a friend's husky.Breezing two horses. Packs were small, as were going on 10 days–12.We Read more [...]
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