Grouse, in communication with his ladies, is very different from other representatives of his squad (except, perhaps, only a capercaillie). Males of the grouse family can be called feathered knights in the matter of bird “love.” Mating is a mating ritual of grouse – rather like a medieval stage with competitions between rivals and the obligatory performance of vocal parts in honor of the “Beautiful Lady”. To do this, feathered gentlemen every spring gather from all around to their favorite currents, where during the current they proudly demonstrate all kinds of bird poses, drag out mating songs and engage in fights with each other.
Chickens during these actions males try to stay at a distance, watching the applicants for their Continue reading
First you need to decide what you are going to buy a folding knife for. Use it on fishing, or in everyday life, in the country to shave something, or keep in the car in case of something. Or do you need a gardener’s knife to work on your personal plot. It defines almost everything. From the price of the goods to the required quality. On the shelves of specialized stores you can see placers of various types of knives. With various grades of steel, various forms of handles and blades. Moreover, most of the Chinese production, designed for an inexperienced buyer who does not need this knife for hard work. Since it is not suitable for heavy use. Sharpening will go quickly and no one is responsible for the quality of the folding mechanism. But such knives cost between two hundred and three hundred rubles. That does not hit the pocket and it is not a pity to lose it. Continue reading
To this seemingly not very urgent topic, I was forced to turn by a randomly seen gun. It was released around 1912 at the Tula Imperial Arms Factory, as evidenced by the perfectly preserved hallmarks on the trunks – an eagle and an inscription. A significant year, the 100th anniversary of World War II, ahead – the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty. According to the owner, the release of several batches of hunting weapons was specifically linked to these events.
The gun seen is from this series, although no confirming symbols could be found on it. Nevertheless, for amateurs and experts, such guns are of undoubted interest. For example, this almost century-old product is not only elegant, but also fully operational. The remaining advantages can only be appreciated by weapons experts and collectors. A specific gun prompted reflection on the fate of the old gun in general, and each of them sooner or later will have such an epithet.
We all strive (especially for collective hunting) to go out with an expensive graceful gun. The trunks are blued, the engraving shines, on the bed of a beautiful nut an intricate carving – and nowhere is a scratch or a speck. We understand that such a luxurious product is more suitable for demonstrating its image, and not for practical hunting, Continue reading
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 north of which you can meet the real savannah, and in the south – equatorial rainforests. As part of the Cameroonian flora, more than 9000 species of higher plants, the Fauna is represented by 1000 species of birds. Over 300 species of mammals are also represented here. The hunting season in Cameroon begins on December 1 and lasts until May 30. The flight for hunters from Moscow takes up to 40 hours and includes two transfers.
An indispensable condition for hunting in Cameroon is the availability of an international certificate for vaccination against yellow fever. A visa can be obtained in Moscow in 7-8 days. In every hunting camp there is an opportunity, and even a choice of rental weapons for all types of hunting. Continue reading
If spring hunting for capercaillie current can be defined as the most difficult and labor; on a black grouse, as the most spectacular and funniest; hunting with decoy, as the most “loud”; then the woodcock hunt for traction will undoubtedly be the most romantic. It is no accident that Russian poets wrote so many enthusiastic lines about this hunt.
Awakening of the earth after a long winter sleep; bright, juicy smells of a spring forest; its mysterious sounds and rustles, among which, the hunter’s ear suddenly distinguishes the familiar “croak” … Yes, it’s time to write poetry yourself!
The name of this bird is woodcock, came from German. In literal translation, it means “forest Continue reading