Kazakhstan will open the hunt for argali for 100 thousand dollars

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This project involves the study of the impact on the population of limited seizures – up to 1% of the total population – of old males who have left the reproductive age.

For the shooting of old males, it is planned to attract foreign tourists-hunters who are ready, in addition to the market price for such a hunt, to allocate funds for the study, preservation and restoration of the species in our country.

This wild animal restoration mechanism is successfully used in the USA, Canada, Tajikistan, Mongolia, and Kyrgyzstan.

“We are completing the stage of developing a model for sustainable development of hunting tourism. Much work has been done.

In the state program of tourism development until 2025 there is a separate line on the development of hunting tourism as a promising type of tourism.

During the year, the mechanism was worked out by American colleagues. This work is related to scientific justification.

The experience of neighboring states shows when Red Book animals in a certain volume are shot, the population not only decreases, but, on the contrary, grows. This is a global experience.

We want to work out the model. Older individuals need to shoot, it will contribute to the growth of the population. In nature, everything must be in balance.

Trophy hunting tourism is a kind of balance, ”said Timur Duysengaliyev, deputy chairman of the board of Kazakh Tourism JSC, at a round table in the capital.

The cost of argali starts from 100 thousand dollars. According to the adviser to the chairman of the board of KazakhTourism JSC, Batyr Seikenov, most of the funds allocated for hunting will go to science.

“Mongolia sells 70-80 heads of argali sells per year, in Tajikistan – 40. If we enter the market, we will become expensive sellers in the market. We have 6 subspecies of argali. Hunters are the people who come for impressions, trophies, ”noted Batyr Seikenov.

“Why do hunters from all over the world want to come to us? The Kazakhstan subspecies of argali is found only on the territory of our country. Therefore, they are ready to pay huge money – 100 thousand dollars, ”he added.

“If we launch hunters who bring money, there will be an opportunity to invest this money in the development of the argali population.

A foreign hunter arrives, pays for the withdrawal. This money goes to the budget of Kazakhstan – about 12 thousand dollars. For the organization of hunting pays about 15-20 thousand dollars, as it will be accompanied by huntsmen, food, etc.

All other money goes to the development of science, to protection from poachers, genetics. All this money is directed to the preservation of this subspecies.

A foreigner needs only horns, the rest of the organs we will take to the study. After examining the organs, we can prevent disease. This is being done in all developed countries, ”said Batyr Seikenov.

In Kazakhstan, there are more than 16 thousand different types of argali. As noted in the national company, this year a regulatory legal act will be prepared, which will allow to engage in this type of activity. The process can begin as early as 2020.

July 10, 2019 at 09:40


Burmatov interceded for the Baikal seals

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In the spring of 2019, the initiative of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation to change the standards of harmful effects on the ecosystem of Lake Baikal was discussed.

It was planned to make changes to the order No. 63 existing since 2010 “On approval of standards for maximum permissible impacts on the unique ecological system of Lake Baikal and the list of harmful substances, including substances belonging to the categories of especially dangerous, highly dangerous, dangerous and moderately dangerous for a unique environmental system of Lake Baikal "and reduce the requirements for wastewater, which were supposed to merge into Baikal.

According to a number of scientists, the new requirements significantly increased the permissible mass of substances discharged with sewage into the lake and posed a danger to its ecology.

“The order passed the hearing and was preparing for adoption, but we wrote an official appeal addressed to Minister Dmitry Kobylkin with a request to return the order for revision and discuss it with the scientific community, because, in my opinion, the indicators are not finalized and greatly overestimated, which is unacceptable. To date, the order has not been signed, has not been registered, and has been returned for discussion with experts and with the scientific community, ”said Vladimir Burmatov.

The chairman of the ecology committee also touched upon the fate of the Baikal seal, the Baikal seal, which lives only on Lake Baikal and is no longer found anywhere in nature.

According to Burmatov, not so long ago an attempt was made to resolve the hunt for the Baikal seal, under the pretext that it bred too much.

“I think that the measure was unacceptable, since no one told us the exact number of individuals,” the deputy noted. – We had a conversation in the government, and when they tried to convince me that the hunt could be resolved, I asked to show the calculations.

It turned out that no one thought of a nerp, although in the winter period this was done elementary. Just someone decided that the hunt can be resolved, and came up with the idea that the seals divorced too much.

We managed to stop this situation, no one tries to revise it, but if they do, our position will remain the same: we cannot risk an endemic species. ”

Burmatov also believes that there is no need to mark the Baikal seals using satellite radio beacons, because their habitats are understandable, and counting the number of individuals is easy to conduct in the winter. In addition, tagging can harm animals.

In July 2019, the expedition, organized by the Lake Baikal Foundation, will start, during which the Baikal seal will be tagged using satellite radio beacons, which will allow you to monitor the migration of animals in the lake for several months.

July 10, 2019 at 09:59


Vector is preserved for total extermination of wild boars

photo: Semina Mikhail

photo: Semina Mikhail

Given that the protection of the reserve is assigned to Rosprirodnadzor, there is no one to regulate the number.

Therefore, Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev instructed the Ministry of Natural Resources to work out the issue of quickly assigning the reserve to the Nizhne-Svirsky Reserve, whose employees must cope with this task.

In addition, the Rosselkhoznadzor once again considered the number of boars slaughtered in the Oryol, Tver, Kaluga, Kaliningrad and other regions to be insufficient. And he called on the governors "to take under their personal control the issues of downsizing."

Again, in order to protect pig farms from potential African plague.

Thus, the vector for the total extermination of wild boars in central Russia and the Volga region, taken six years ago due to plague outbreaks, remains.

Boars are firmly established in the role of the main villains who carry the infection. Unlike the owners of pig farms, hiding information about outbreaks of disease by hook or by crook, slaughtering animals and sending meat to the surrounding regions.

It seems that soon the last territory, where the boar can feel calm, will remain the Far East. There, the animal is under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister Konstantin Chuichenko, because it is part of the diet of the Amur tiger.

July 12, 2019 at 13:48


Black Devil: about black roe

Photo by the author.

Photo by the author.

Almost every European hunter has at least one trophy of roe deer hanging on the wall.

As a hunting agent and professional hunter, I spend most of the year with clients abroad, so my trophy collection is mostly made up of African, Asian and American game species.

But I am always glad when I manage to carve out some May days for roe hunting at home.

Last year, the joy of the upcoming hunt increased many times after the call of Carsten, a longtime friend from northern Germany.

“Erich, are you still thinking about the black devil?” He asked, and I immediately wanted to crawl through the telephone cable in order to embrace him for this question.

“Are you kidding me?” Are we really talking about the male black roe deer in your land?

The land that Carsten rents with two hunting colleagues is one of the few in Germany where you can hunt a black roe. For many years, the black rogol trophy has been at the top of my list of desired trophies, and Karsten, of course, knew about it, but …

Either I was hanging around the world somewhere, or there were no free licenses left, but somehow, and for some reason he never offered me to get the desired trophy.

And this year, he still had two licenses, which I immediately secured for myself and my hunting colleague Bernard.

Unlike Russia, manufacturers of hunting equipment in Europe and the United States have long ago mastered the production of compact portable ambulances for hunting. Photo by the author.

We planned a hunt for the end of May, after my return from Namibia, and decided to fly from Vienna to Hannover by plane, and not spend the whole day on a trip in a car. To save time on the passage of formalities, we agreed that we would use my friend's hunting weapon.

In Hanover, we were met by Robert, one of the co-tenants of the hunting grounds, and within 45 minutes we were at our destination near the town of Steinhuder Meer.

These were hunting grounds of approximately 1000 hectares; A classic rural landscape with windmills reminded of the famous varieties of German sausage, for the production of which raw materials come from this area.

We settled in a beautifully furnished guest house with its own kitchen. After we settled in our rooms, Robert offered to make a study tour of the grounds.

The territory of the farm was well-kept: the fields with grass stand and planting of grain were interspersed with shrubs and woods, which gave the game enough space for shelter. My friends could be proud of their household. Robert offered me a weapon with Bernard and we checked it out.

Both carbines caliber 30-06 were shot at 100 meters. We needed to make only one shot each to understand that we can be confident in the weapon of others.

In the land dominated by the usual red-brown roe deer. Most often we saw females grazing in the fields. It was already dawn when we spotted the first young female of the black roe alongside two normally painted deer.

This color variation is created by mutation of excess black pigment in the body of a deer. Most often, melanism in nature occurs in cats; for example, the panther is a classic example of the black variation form of the jaguar.

The black roe completely lacks a white mirror. Photo by the author.

The black roe deer, of course, is nothing more than a common deer whose black color is recessive due to not fully clarified reasons, with the predominance of red-brown in the rest of the population. It is curious that such a phenomenon occurs only in this area of ​​Germany.

From the point of view of genetics, the black color of an animal means that both parents carry these genes, although they do not have to be black. A normally painted roe can carry this gene in itself, and therefore, like a brown female, a black calf can be born, and a black calf can be born red-brown.

Black roe deers do not change color depending on the season, but in winter, reindeer hair lacks the shine of summer fur. But the absence of a white spot on the back is a more serious and sure sign that it is a black roe deer.

The next day, the alarm clock raised us at four in the morning. This time we will hunt elsewhere, where the owners saw the black roe deer stags on the eve of our arrival.

After the briefing, Robert took me to one tower, standing on the edge of a large field, and Bernard to another, while he returned to his farm, where urgent work awaited him. Very soon, I understood the warning of our German friend about mosquitoes.

Despite the processing of clothing with mosquito repellents, I had to recall the long-lost skills of "melee". Just a couple of minutes later I lost count, killing mosquitoes.

It was turning slowly; there was no movement on the field in front of me. After half an hour of waiting, two hares appeared, and I looked at these brave little animals through binoculars.

From the side of Bernard, too, there was complete silence, and after texting each other on the phone, we decided to call Robert so that he would pick us up and drive us to the base. Returning to our accommodation and having a good breakfast, we went to bed.

500,000 heads of deer are harvested annually in Germany. Author's photo.

Hunting in the afternoon is much better. We sat on the same towers where we languished in the morning, but this time there was more movement in the fields.

Unfortunately, we observed only normally painted roe deer, but time passed quickly, and both of us after returning to the hunting house had enough reasons for lively stories about what they saw.

Just before midnight, we finally turned off the light and allowed ourselves to sleep for four hours.

With German punctuality, Robert knocked on the door at four in the morning. Today we changed the place of hunting. I sat on a low tower, just two meters above the ground; a field stretched in front of me, the far edge of which was slightly lower than where I was sitting, but the height of the tower was enough to see the whole field well.

Directly in front of me lay a small pond, surrounded by left and right reeds and bushes, behind the pond could be seen open areas of the field covered with high grass, on the far edge of which was a small grove.

I saw this beautiful pastoral landscape in detail only after dawn came. At the very border of the forest and fields, two young goats were already grazing.

Towers provide passive safety for residential buildings and the public. Shot from the tower almost always sent to the ground. Photo by the author.

Both were busy eating and did not come off the juicy grass. But suddenly one of them became alert and flew at a gallop into the forest. The other stopped grazing, turned his head to the forest and made a barking sound.

It soon became clear the reason for this behavior. At the edge of the forest there was a real owner of the field, a big black goat, the same black devil I dreamed of. His appearance was incredibly spectacular.

Imagine: right in front of me, where a young male roe deer grazed a moment ago, a black male flew out onto the green scene by jumping, stopped at a distance of a few steps from the border of the field and began peacefully tweaking the grass. My heart was ready to jump out of my chest, and my pulse was felt even through my gloves.

I forced myself not to make careless and quick movements, the main thing – no noise. But there was one problem: what to do first of all – to photograph the black goat, and then shoot, or vice versa?

Thousands of thoughts flashed through my head, but the desire to make a unique snapshot of an unusual goat won because it’s not every day that you get the opportunity to get it in front of the camera lens.

It remained to hope that he would stay on the field long enough for shooting and hunting. With the help of a camera zoom, I magnified the image and saw a young male of medium trophy qualities, but his real value was not in the horns that crowned his head, but in the color of the skin, and this color was just fantastic.

All the poetry of hunting roe from the tower in one frame. Photo by the author.

The black skin without light patches and shades glittered in the sun. The goat seemed to be less than its normally painted fellows, but it was deceptive. It is known that black color is slim.

I took a few pictures, then very carefully replaced the camera with a rifle. The distance to the animal was only 80 meters, and the deer effectively stood in the rays of the morning sun.

The black light was unusually bright, and I enjoyed the moment. The thought came to my mind that the name “black devil” stuck to the surprisingly painted males of roe is unfair, that they have nothing in common with the devil and they are better called black

Rogac stood side by side with me; after the shot, he immediately "broke" in the lens of the sight.

I felt like after my first shot at the beast, when I received the license of a professional hunter. It seemed that my heartbeat could have caused an earthquake, and my wide smile, thank God, was limited to my ears.

A few minutes later I went to the deer and gave him the last honor. Of course, I gladly told Robert about success, and just a few minutes later he came to me. He, too, was pleased with the successful hunt.

Everything worked out perfectly: a beautiful rural landscape, an amazing black male roe deer, a beautiful yellow-green field background and perfect sunlight. When I was photographing a goat trophy, a message came from Bernard: and he had something to brag about.

The heart of this trophy hunter, what else do you want? Beautiful, successful day of hunting! A pair of trophies of black roe deer will certainly take pride of place in our trophy halls and will remind us of the wonderful hunt from friends in the north of Germany.

Erich Muller
                     July 18, 2019 at 05:52


Breeding duck breeds

Photo by Dmitry Vasiliev

Photo by Dmitry Vasiliev


The ducks of the Nizhny Novgorod breed have a medium-sized, proportional addition, somewhat elongated forms, a relatively thin neck and a small head; pronounced dark grooves stretch from the eyes.

The beak is narrow, not long, although longer than that of the Tula ducks, dark, without spots.

Paws are darker than wild mallards.

Among this breed there are ducks, whose head is painted in a gray tone, and the grooves of the eyes are mild or completely absent.

Such ducks are called chubar or osinovkami.


Chubary – ducks with dark monophonic heads and almost black beaks. There is no white color in plumage, the mirror is almost imperceptible.

The inner side of their wings and tail are of a bluish color. Voice is the main value of the decoy. Low, thick, informative, with a slight hoarse, he has a special attraction for the wild drake.

But above all, short, energetic sediment and active behavior on water are valued. The peculiarity of this breed of decoy ducks is a good job for the dark


This breed of decoy strongly resembles a wild mallard.

Its color is brownish-ocher, with the presence of brownish shades on the back. Paws are yellow-red. The neck and beak are significantly shorter than those of wild relatives.


Voronezh ducks have good data that allows you to use them for hunting at any time of the year. They are distinguished by the presence of a beautiful voice luring many wild birds.


Among the hunters, the Tula breed of ducks has won a special honor. The representatives of this breed have a small wide body, short dark legs, short neck, miniature beak of brown color. Black plumage distinguishes them from wild mallards.


The breed is famous for its high voice with a short draft. This attracts drakes, and the hunt becomes more productive. Tula ducks are often called "chastochkami" because of the rapid, hasty precipitation.


No less popular among hunters is the decoy of the Saratov breed. These are small birds with a wide body, with plumage, painted in a yellowish-gray color, which attracts wild mallards, as it catches the eye from a far distance.


Saratov ducks have a short neck, thick and strong voice with short precipitations, which is most appreciated during the hunt.

Dmitry Vasilyev
                     July 18, 2019 at 05:57


All for private hunting users, all for their victory

photo: Semina Mikhail

photo: Semina Mikhail

The size of the annual fee will now have to be specified directly in the hunting agreement, and the responsible state authorities will buy medicines for animals.

“We are starting to implement plans to change the legislation on hunting. In recent years, they did not occur. Now, a lot due to the fact that the working group on hunting has been created, we manage to get a lot of problems off the ground. It is necessary to break through the period of silence and move on, ”said the head of the committee Nikolay Nikolayev.

One of the bills is aimed at improving the norms of the law on hunting related to the protection of hunting resources from diseases. Introduced by the Government of the Russian Federation and adopted in first reading on January 15, 2019.

The document proposes to establish that preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, restrictive and other measures for the protection of hunting resources from diseases include the establishment and cancellation of quarantine and other restrictions on the territory of Russia aimed at preventing the spread and elimination of foci of infectious and other diseases of hunting resources.

At the same time, the protection of hunting resources from diseases must be carried out in accordance with the Law on Hunting and the Law on Veterinary Medicine.

“There is a resolution of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation in accordance with which it is indicated that the existing wording was ambiguously interpreted by the courts. We are changing it. The bottom line was simple – whoever pays buys medicines to heal wild animals for diseases. Now, the responsible state authorities will buy medicines for animals, ”the head of the committee Nikolay Nikolayev noted.

The second bill was prepared by a group of deputies headed by Nikolai Nikolayev, chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, Property and Land Relations, and a group of senators headed by deputy head of the Federation Council Committee on Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management Vladimir Lebedev.

The document proposes to clarify the rules in terms of payments to enterprises that have concluded hunting agreements. Adopted in the first reading on May 30, 2019.

The hunting agreements will contain information on fees paid for the use of objects of the animal world in accordance with the legislation on taxes, instead of the annual amount of fees paid for using objects of the animal world.

The proposed changes protect the rights and legitimate interests of citizens, as well as ensure the stability of law enforcement, which in turn increases the economic attractiveness of hunting activities.

“The courts interpreted this question in different ways, and there was a risk of double payment for the use of hunting farms. We proposed directly in the hunting agreement to register information on fees paid for the use of animal resources. Previously, it was the annual fee paid. We determine how much a person should pay per year for use, ”the deputy noted.

In preparation for consideration in the second reading of the bill received 4 amendments, which are recommended for adoption.

One of them provides for clarification of the mechanism for determining the initial price of the right to enter into a hunting agreement.

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In the current edition of the initial price of the auction is calculated based on the minimum amount of rent under land and forest lease contracts, and the annual amount of fees for the use of wildlife objects.

Since the draft law clarifies the concept of “annual fees for using objects of the animal world,” it is also proposed to calculate the initial price based on the minimum rents for land and forest lease contracts, and the product of collection rates for the use of wildlife and hunting quotas resources for the previous year.

And in the case of their absence – the standards for permissible withdrawal of hunting resources for the previous year or the norms for permissible extraction of hunting resources for the previous year.

The proposed amendment will make it possible to more fully resolve issues related to the types of payments effected within the framework of hunting management agreements and to avoid a subjective interpretation of the norms of the Law on Hunting.

“If we change the wording in the hunting agreement regarding the determination of fees, then we need to harmonize the mechanism for determining the initial price of the auction for entering into the hunting agreement.

This is a very important bill that specifies the rate of establishing the initial price of the auction. Our annual fee, which was registered, unfortunately, was treated differently in the regions.

More than 40 regions have levied this payment as a second tax payment for using objects of the animal world. This clarifying norm, it eliminates uncertainty and allows the hunting user to use their funds more rationally, ”said Nikolaev.

It was also proposed to postpone the entry into force of the law from January 1 to June 1, 2020, so that the hunting users can carry out all the necessary administrative procedures to change the hunting agreements in a timely manner.

July 19, 2019 at 12:24


The MOE gave the top 10 tips for the safe collection of mushrooms

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Rule number 1. Mushrooms can not be collected in plastic bags: they quickly break down and deteriorate. A good willow basket that lets in air or a basket is ideal for gathering.

Rule number 2. Collecting mushrooms, you must be 200% sure that the mushroom that falls into the basket is edible. It is not necessary to collect unfamiliar varieties of mushrooms, as well as too young and, on the contrary, very old mushrooms. You should also avoid soft, watery and rotten mushrooms – such prey can be recovered.

Rule number 3. A good way to avoid poisonous mushrooms for inexperienced mushroom pickers is to pick mushrooms only mushrooms with legs under a hat: there are no deadly poisonous varieties among them.

Rule number 4. Rescuers strongly recommend taking a satin-determinant of mushrooms with them for a “quiet hunt” and carefully compare a growing mushroom with a picture. In case of the slightest doubt, it is better not to take a mushroom.

Rule number 5. EMERCOM employees dispelled several myths. First, the blackening silver teaspoon, placed in water with boiled mushrooms, or onions painted during cooking, does not indicate the poisonousness of the contents of the pan. As well as the bitter taste of mushrooms, it also does not always indicate its toxicity. Moreover, many dangerous mushrooms, such as the Amanita, have a sweet and pleasant taste.

Rule number 6. In no case should mushrooms be collected on roadsides with heavy traffic, near industrial enterprises, as well as growing in the moats or at the edge of the forest. “Mushrooms easily absorb heavy metals and other toxic substances,” the rescuers explain.

Rule number 7. Going to the forest for mushrooms should take care of protection from ticks or snakes. You must wear comfortable clothes, and also bring a jacket or raincoat.

Rule number 8. Mushrooms – heavy food. You should not give them to children under 12 years old and people who have problems with the gastrointestinal tract.

Rule number 9. EMERCOM employees remind that among the victims of mushroom poisoning there are also experienced mushroom pickers.

Rule number 10. Rescuers recalled the first symptoms of mushroom poisoning: if nausea, abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, heart rhythm disorder, or severely dilated pupils appeared after the meal, you should immediately call a doctor. The first signs of mushroom poisoning can appear only after 12-14 hours.

Rescuers also separately remind that edible mushrooms can become poisonous under adverse environmental conditions.

“Growing up near industrial enterprises, chemical plants, highways, where toxic substances are released into the water and atmosphere, mushrooms absorb mercury, lead, cadmium and other heavy metals, and therefore become hazardous to health,” the rescuers memo says;

July 22, 2019 at 12:54


Woodcock chick transfer confirmed

Archibald THORBURN illustration

Archibald THORBURN illustration

The path ran through the forest, moved along the old, but clear from the rubble forest road.

In the middle of the forest, along the way, glades occasionally came across.

Driving into another glade, they saw a woodcock fluttering out from under the wheel, which flew no more than three meters and sat down.

Immediately stopped the car, deciding that they will now find a woodcock nest.

At the same time they knew that the scientific group "Woodcock" always asks to record such finds and report them.

Carefully got out of the car and carefully began to inspect the soil. Almost immediately noticed a woodcock chick, already large enough, he tried to escape.

Stopped, fearing to crush other chicks, but no one else was found. While looking out for the terrain in the hope of finding a brood, they lost sight of the first chick he saw, who, no doubt, was hiding.

We decided to examine the place where, after takeoff, an adult bird sat down.

They came to the intended place, and no more than a meter away, the hunters saw a flying woodcock, which was held in the paws of a chick, obviously not the one that they saw running among the grass.

Woodcock with a chick in its paws flew no more than five meters and sank into a dense shrub. They didn’t disturb the family, started a karakat and drove on.

This event took place on May 27 around 4 pm on the territory of the Kineshma District of the Ivanovo Region.

Sergey Buslaev
                     July 23, 2019 at 06:03


Volodin defends hunters to increase the duration of a weapon permit to 15 years

photo: Semina Mikhail

photo: Semina Mikhail

The validity of permits for the storage and carrying of long-barreled firearms and pneumatic weapons, used exclusively for hunting, can be increased threefold – from five to 15 years.

The corresponding bill was prepared pursuant to the instructions of the State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin and submitted to the Chamber on July 23.

In the interests of three million hunters

In May 2019, following a meeting with representatives of the hunting community in the State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin instructed the head of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption Vasily Piskarev to prepare a draft law extending the validity of permits to carry and store hunting weapons.

Under current law, you need to renew documents every five years. And for this, Russians need to provide the authorized body with a medical certificate and certificates of the absence of prohibited substances in the body.

As a result, re-registrations turn for hunters into endless waste of nerves, effort, and money: citizens, especially those living in remote areas or representing the indigenous peoples of the North, have to come to the regional center several times, paying for travel and accommodation, examination, inquiries, as well as state fees.

And sometimes it turns out that the total cost of the procedure is comparable to the price of the gun itself. Therefore, it was decided to extend the validity of permits.

“The draft law on extending the period of re-registration of hunting weapons from 5 to 15 years is aimed at supporting more than three million hunters registered in Russia,” said one of the authors of the document, Vasily Piskarev.

At the same time, the deputy noted that the adoption of the draft will not affect the control over the circulation of weapons.

“The control will continue in full and on a permanent basis, as before, since the proposed amendments do not affect the authority of the Russian Guard and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in this area,” he stressed. “The initiative was worked out jointly with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Rosgvardia and was conceptually supported by them.”

Cut without smooth-bore

A little earlier, on June 20, the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption recommended to adopt in the first reading another bill concerning hunters.

A group of deputies, including Vasily Piskarev, offered to ease the conditions for the acquisition of civilian rifle weapons by hunters and sportsmen, to make repairs and maintenance more accessible, and to support domestic manufacturers of gunsmiths.

“In particular, hunters will be able to sell smooth-bore weapons, and this will not be an obstacle to owning a rifle with a rifled barrel,” said Vasily Piskarev.

According to the current standards, the presence of smooth-bore weapons in the arsenal of the hunter is a prerequisite for the purchase of rifled.

In addition, in the event of a law being adopted, it will be possible to repair and undergo service maintenance of weapons not only from manufacturers, but also in other workshops that have the appropriate license.

According to the authors of the bill, this will stimulate the development of small and medium-sized businesses in this area and, again, will help save a lot of money by the hunters themselves, who now do not have to go hundreds of kilometers to the manufacturer to repair the gun.

The minimum for the applicant

However, on the eve it became known that the Ministry of Natural Resources intends to toughen the procedure for obtaining a hunting ticket necessary for the possession of weapons.

The draft amendments have already been developed by the department and are being finalized taking into account the comments received from the federal executive bodies.

In particular, the draft law spells out the necessity of checking the knowledge of the requirements of the minimum of citizens who want to receive the specified document.

The fact that the issuance of licenses for firearms requires a more thoughtful approach is not for the first year the first deputy chairman of the Duma Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection Nikolay Valuev.

“Hunter certificates are issued free of charge today, while applicants do not need to pass the hunt minimums, exams on knowledge of the rules of hunting, which has caused a lot of people with weapons who don’t know how to handle them properly,” said Valuyev. He noted that such "pseudo-hunters" are a danger, especially for themselves.

The initiative of the Ministry of Natural Resources is supported in the hunting community, but with caution.

“Examinations should be,” agrees Valery Kuzenkov, State Duma expert on hunting management. – However, the officials, it seems to me, do not calculate the next steps: who will take the examinations from the applicants and when, and most importantly, how much will it cost? On the one hand, we simplify the procedure for re-registration of weapons, and on the other, we complicate the possibility of using them for their intended purpose. ”

Gennady Melnik
                     July 26, 2019 at 13:42



Photo by the author.

Photo by the author.

Often it is necessary to observe how pheasants in Finland endure the winter, walking around the village and even along the footpath.

Sometimes they fly on the fences and arrange cock rolls.

Pheasant settles in places where there is abundant vegetation and water.

In case of danger, he flees, and only in extreme cases rises to the wing.

At the end of winter pheasants begin to pick up a place for their current.

But, unlike the black grouses, they do not gather in groups, but rather sing separately on their plots and protect their plot from other roosters.

Photo by the author.

Making sounds like an ordinary rooster, flapping their wings and waiting for the females. Some roosters gather around several females. The current lasts about three months.

Pheasant is one of the valuable hunting birds and, with proper protection and food supply, will be a good gastronomic product on the hunter's table.

Pheasant meat in its taste is reminiscent of chicken.

Alexander Nazarov
                     July 26, 2019 at 1:51 pm