Hunting for rabbits
Preparation for this type of hunting is to study the biology of the beast and the selection of suitable hunting grounds. Knowledge of the habits of the beast in different conditions and the nature of the places where he lives, determines the success of the hunt.
To hunt rabbits, one should choose areas that are abundant in fields with small hummocky marshes, in which the hares especially like to go. The fields overgrown with juniper are very convenient for hunting, infrequent thickets of vine-trees along the banks of streams and rivers flowing through the fields, ravines in which the hares lay down to escape the wind and snow. It is only necessary to choose such places in which it would be difficult to overlook the jumped hare and where the bushes, high bumps or grass would not interfere with the shot.
Successful trail can only Rusakov. The hare living in the forest is much more difficult to track down. Thanks to his white protective skin, he will be perfectly able to deceive the hunter, even And not a novice, and will leave the bed imperceptibly, hiding behind bushes and trees.
When living in a city, it is difficult to determine if a drop of powder is good. If the frost is not higher than 5-6 ° and there is no wind or, best of all, the temperature is close to zero, then the weather should be considered suitable, provided that the snow fell no more than 4-5 cm. With very deep powder, the hares can don’t get up
It is recommended in the evening on the eve of hunting and at night to go out and make holes in the snow, and in the morning to see how much they are covered with snow. The degree of snow cover in the fossa will help determine the freshness of the trail on the hunt and distinguish the morning trail of the hare coming from the fat on the bed, which will facilitate the hunt and eliminate unnecessary walking.
Having found the trace and examining it, one must go not along the track itself, but by the side, without losing sight of it. Noticing the “double”, and then the “discount”, you can not stop: the bed is close. If the track is confused and you have to understand it, you must, standing on the spot, shift from one foot to the other. Otherwise, the hare, having heard that you have stopped, will inevitably jump, and you, following up with it, will not see him, and he will leave without a shot.
To pursue a hare that was shot or missed ist of meaning: it’s rare to shoot again. It is better to leave him alone and go look for the NEW. On the hunt on poroshe need to leave the house as soon as it begins to light. If you are late, it often happens, and it is very disappointing that by starting to follow the hare and spending decent time (the winter day is short), you will understand that another hunter is already walking on it. In this case, you have to immediately leave a trail and look for a new one. It is best to choose an area that is little frequented by hunters, even if there are fewer hares.
Hunting is better than running gear, so you need to dress lightly. At first powders, you should not put on felt boots, it is better to go in boots, as it may happen that the hare will lie down in a swamp that has not yet frozen.
It is possible that you will have to shoot for a long distance, so you should choose cartridges for a rifle with a fraction larger – No. 1 and 0.
Hunting for hares from ambush. In the same areas where the hounds were hunted, you can hunt the hares during the night on the bait, provided that there are many of them in the area.
This type of hunting is especially good because it is possible at a time when, due to the deep snow, hunting with hounds is no longer interesting: the dog is sinking in the snow and chasing extremely on foot. It does not depend on powder, which is necessary for hares hunting along the path.
You can use hay barn, straw bale or haystack to sit up. Rusakov needs to be privadit to zasdke. The attack is usually cabbage leaves or stumps, odip-dpl nevomolochchennyh oat sheaf, in a word everything what the hare eats. It is useful to throw a bunch of fresh aspen branches on the snow, which the hare likes to gnaw. Privada is placed approximately 20 meters from the backfill, no further.