Hunting in Africa-interview With V. A. Smelov
Not so long ago, I had the opportunity to meet a very interesting person – Vladimir Alexandrovich Smelov, head of Safari-Valmir, a company that specializes in organizing trophy hunting in…

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Sound masking on the hunt
In hunting, in addition to visual (visual) camouflage, the nature of the cover under your feet (moss, grass, snow, etc.) is no less important, which either muffles the steps of…

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Hunter's equipment
Hunting is not just a fascinating "tour" through various natural areas. This is also a lot of work that requires caution, concentration, patience, and certain skills. To simplify the tasks…

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Hunting in Africa-interview With V. A. Smelov

Not so long ago, I had the opportunity to meet a very interesting person – Vladimir Alexandrovich Smelov, head of Safari-Valmir, a company that specializes in organizing trophy hunting in Russia and abroad. The other day I asked him to answer a few questions about hunting in Africa. The result was a short interview.

Vladimir Alexandrovich, tell us how and when you first appeared on the African continent with weapons in your hands? With hunting, of course.

I made my first trip to Africa in July 2004. This was Namibia. Before that, at a hunting exhibition in Dortmund, I met the hunting company “Otjiruze”, which offered its own hunts. Continue reading

Moose hunting by round-up method

Elk is one of the largest animals that live in our country. The average weight of an elk is about 200 kg, although there are much larger specimens. In Russia, there are several main ways of hunting elk, among which you can distinguish such as round-up, with a dog, “on the roar”, as well as the trail.

The most popular way to hunt elk is a roundup. It usually involves 5 to 15 people. The round-up is not usually carried out in large and homogeneous woodlands.

For this method, it is more convenient to use forests with floodplains of streams and rivers, with swampy lowlands, with undergrowth of cherry, Rowan and willow, as well as with glades that cross the area of the roundup in different directions. Continue reading

Army equipment for hunters
Until recently, professional military clothing was not available to everyone. Today, the situation has changed dramatically and now you can buy professional military equipment in many specialized stores. It is…

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How to properly care for a hunting rifle?
Firearms accompanies the man since the tenth century, and performing a multitude of tasks. And all this time needs care. Previously, in order to prevent the barrel and mechanism from…

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Army equipment for hunters
Until recently, professional military clothing was not available to everyone. Today, the situation has changed dramatically and now you can buy professional military equipment in many specialized stores. It is…

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Meeting with a wild boar
I will make a reservation that I am not a hunter, so the story I told will not tell about the trophies I got. This happened in the distant eighties,…

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