Raccoon hunting in november
That day finally came when I was able to go hunting. Before that, I could not because of work, but free days came and I did not hesitate. I agreed with my father and my brother’s spouse, we decided to go after the hare. In the evening I went to bed with the hope of a good day, I also thought that if it snowed, it would be great. And when I woke up and went outside, I was pleasantly surprised – there was snow on the street, the first one this fall, but it was already melting, so I wasn’t particularly happy because I knew what awaits us on the hunt in this weather. Although I hoped that the frost would hit and everything would be fine, but the morning weather forecast did not please, the average air temperature throughout the region was expected to be about one degree of heat. Even the date of this day itself was remarkable, because there were six items on the calendar.
Hunting in abandoned rice fields
They decided to hunt in the Krasnoyarsk region on abandoned rice fields, on the so-called maps. These are plots designed for sowing rice and vegetables. Such fields are watered from checks (deep trenches where water goes into or is pumped), and between these fields there are water races (small trenches through which water is let out from checks). The point is that there are asbestos pipes between the checks and the waterfields, through which water was directly supplied to the field. But this system no longer works since the collapse and collapse of the Soviet Union. And these pipes were chosen by foxes, raccoons, badgers. Also, all these cards are covered with grass and trees. Therefore, the hare, too, took a fancy to these places.
To begin with, they decided to walk around the field where they grew peppers and tomatoes in the summer in order to find a pheasant, but unfortunately we did not find a pheasant there, but I raised a flock of partridges, but far from myself. Then I went to look for them with my brother-in-law and found them, but again they flew up so that there was no point in shooting, but my brother-in-law knocked one down, and we started hunting for that day on this partridge.
Then we went to the burrows, which we discovered in September, and as we understood, raccoons lived there. But when we arrived at these holes, the raccoons were not there. At this point, they decided to go and look for a hare, but they did not find the hare either, but I raised a flock of partridges. When they got up, I didn’t have time to shoot, didn’t risk it, since they were at a decent distance from me, I looked where they would sit down and went to this place. They sat down in front of the earthen rampart, but when I reached the rampart, the partridges did not take off, I already wanted to return to the car, but decided to cross the rampart, as soon as I entered the rampart, the partridges rose, but again unsuccessfully, they sat behind the trees, therefore It was inconvenient to shoot, but still I targeted one and knocked it down. Partridge fell and began to jump on the ground, trying to take off, I already wanted to shoot again so that it did not fly over into the jungle thickets, but decided to catch up with her and caught up. I got into it with just one shot in the back, the shot went right through, but that was enough.
Then we went to the cards to look for hares and raccoons in the pipes. I managed to raise three birds with one stone, but only one managed to shoot my father and then at a decent distance. The hare was injured, but he still managed to get away from us. We did not find him, in principle, if there were hounds of dogs, then it would not be difficult for them to find him or catch up, but we don’t have them, so we had to accept the loss of one wounded animal.
The weather was not easy, it was snowing in the morning, then it melted, the sun came out, then it got colder again, and it was snowing or snowing and raining all day.
Raccoons in the tube
Crossing one map, my brother-in-law found the pipe in which the raccoons lived. Since he had never hunted raccoons before, he was very surprised when he saw the glowing eyes in the pipe. We ran to this pipe and sent our yagda Nick into it. When the dog entered the pipe, she immediately began to fight with them and we did not have to wait long. And after 3-4 minutes they started to leave the pipe on the other side.
Extraction of the beast from the burrow
Here, of course, I didn’t have to strain too much, these raccoons were taken alive and unharmed. As always, the raccoons did not behave aggressively and calmly. It always amazed me in them.
Taking these raccoons, we moved to other cards, walked for a long time and could not find anything, although it was clear that there are raccoons nearby, because we stumbled upon their toilet, and they were empty away from the hole or the pipe in which they live. And already when we were going home, we came across a pipe with raccoons. As expected, there were two of them in the pipe, since the raccoon dogs live mostly in pairs.