Woodcock and Dupel Hunt
Dupel is much less common snipe and most hunter-legati are valued higher than snipe. Usually, the dupel is spoken of as the first, best swamp game, however, S.T. Aksakov argues…

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Dog hunting - Greyhounds and hunting with them
At a time when people still did not have weapons that would kill game at a distance (in addition to stones and flying darts nearby), they already used domesticated dogs…

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Spring duck hunt
Starlings and larks began to sing, which means that the long-awaited spring has come. Especially with impatience duck hunters are waiting for her. Already in March, they begin to prepare…

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About fraction on a hare

It is widely believed that hares are not strong on a wound. Perhaps this is true for the autumn, not yet dressed in winter thick hare fur. But even not faded wounded animals can sometimes go a considerable distance. There are cases when a mortally wounded rook ran several tens of meters before falling. With a lighter wound, the chased hare stubbornly leaves and can completely get lost in the more often. Therefore, you should always peel the shot hare and look for drops of blood. But without a dog, the wounded animal is best left alone for a while, allowing him to calm down and lie down.

All of this comes down to the need recognized by most hunters for the need for a strong shot at a hare in order to save both himself and him from unnecessary torment. Despite the variety of rifles (12th or 16th caliber) of shells, the most suitable for rabbit hunting, according to some, are trunks with full chokes (among other requirements Continue reading

Dog hunting – Greyhounds and hunting with them

At a time when people still did not have weapons that would kill game at a distance (in addition to stones and flying darts nearby), they already used domesticated dogs in collective hunts. The first wolf and jackal-like helpers of a person did not have to be trained in the persecution of the pursued animal, it was only necessary to arrive in time for the prey section.

Over the millennia of such a joint hunt in the open, something has changed, especially in the guise of dogs. True, even in medieval Europe, local breeds, rough and bestial, were very different in appearance Continue reading

Hunting with hunting birds

Satisfying the basic needs of man, the hunt was invariably fulfilled for him and with a special charm – unpredictability, risk, the possibility of self-affirmation. Ceasing to be, over time, the main way to get food, overgrown with traditions, complicated by numerous tricks, it more and more attracted people to their leisure hours, drawing non-professionals into their magical networks and acquiring, thanks to them, features of sportiness and pure excitement. However, it was precisely these sides of it that have long coexisted with the prose of unauthorized fishing, which pleased the earner except for a carcass that was ready for use, and successfully survived it. And in ancient times there were no less ways of “active” hunting than “passive”.

One of the known from ancient times and survived to the present day amateur hunting of hares is their Continue reading

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Hunting for upland game
Hunting for upland fowl is very interesting, poetic and, perhaps, the most multifaceted of all sports hunting in the feather. The hunting of pine forest with a gundog on the…

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Traces, traces, traces ...
Sometimes you return home, not only without any booty, but with a clean gun, and your mood is very good. This may be the day after the powders dropped in…

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Lion Hunt in Cameroon.
Cameroon is one of the most unusual countries on the black continent, which could rightly be called "Africa in miniature." For it is difficult to find a country in the…

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Choosing a gun sight: Optical sight or collimator sight
If hunting is not just fun for you, then you need to approach the process of choosing a sight with responsibility and knowledge of the matter. Not only your booty,…

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