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Sportingbookworm
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Russian Spring Bird Season Stories.
      #301809 - 16/06/17 02:29 AM

Hi, everyone.

Just thought you might like to read about how we hunt birds in spring in Russia. Spring seasons are controversial in environmental terms (even thought the latest data from North American white geese suggests it may not be as harmful as once believed) but in Russia they are mostly about taking only a very limited number of only males of polygamous species. A prime example is capercailzie lek hunts (The Field recently did a fine story which, however, erroneously states that spring capercailzie hunts are only legal in Austria. No, Russia has a spring season as well). But follow the links and see for yourself.

The stories originally appeared in Russian Hunting Magazine, which does condensed , and I was the one who did condensed translations.

On the Threshold of Capercailzie Lek

The Big Five of Russian Spring

At the End of the World

Live Decoys and Woodcock Spring Mating Flight


Black Grouse Hunting

And one more capercailzie story

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Re: Russian Spring Bird Season Stories. [Re: Sportingbookworm]
      #301813 - 16/06/17 04:43 AM

thank you very much for the work!

fortunately russia have endless regions were the small and the big cock( as we call black grous and wood grouse) have enough space without human presense. this birds realy dont like to have humans in their habitat. I see absolutly no problem with a well managed hunting season and we know its a magnet for hunters from all over europe too.

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Re: Russian Spring Bird Season Stories. [Re: lancaster]
      #301820 - 16/06/17 05:42 AM

I liked your efforts in hunting for the 'big five birds'

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Re: Russian Spring Bird Season Stories. [Re: gryphon]
      #301823 - 16/06/17 06:03 AM

Keep up the good work SBW.
Glad to hear that hunting is still alive & well in your part of the world.
And it doesn't matter what the game is!
You must have some huge boars in Russia, seen a stuffed one in the Russian Pavilion at the Brisbane Exposition in '88; made anything I've shot look absolutely bloody tiny!


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Sportingbookworm
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Re: Russian Spring Bird Season Stories. [Re: gryphon]
      #301849 - 16/06/17 11:42 PM

Thank you! I'll try to keep them coming.

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I liked your efforts in hunting for the 'big five birds'




None of the above stories are mine, actually. I only translate them.

This one's mine:

Hunting on the side: how to add variety to your Russian capercaillie and black grouse adventure

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