Autumn duck hunting
Duck hunting for many hunters is the most long-awaited. Professionals and Amateurs every year want to get to the opening of the autumn hunt. Since it is very common and popular, it is best to book places at recreation centers in advance. Across the country, the opening of the 2012 duck hunting season began on August 18. On our website, in the “recreation centers” section, you can find and choose a hunting farm in your region. Here you will also find contacts and addresses of database sites, where there are price lists for accommodation, services of the huntsman, and the trophies themselves, respectively.
Autumn duck hunting begins when the birds return to their wintering grounds, and ends with the first frost. By the end of August, the game becomes more timid than in the spring, because of the constant pursuit they have developed vigilance and caution. In autumn, the birds are already starting to stick in flocks, and it is very difficult for a hunter to get close to them. In the pack, a duck that notices the danger warns the others with an alarm cry. In autumn, they prefer to stay awake at night, so the hunter should be ready to shoot in poor visibility. It often happens that ducks disappear from view at the very last moment before the shot. For feeding the birds fly out at the end of the day, such as the Mallard, mostly in complete darkness. Therefore, hunters are often advised to practice shooting with two eyes open first.
There are many ways and types of duck hunting from self-tapping to shooting, on evening and morning flights. These birds have a habit of constantly feeding in the same places, and they follow familiar routes when moving. Therefore, this type of duck hunting is very common, as “sitting”. Naturally, before you arrange a” sit-down ” it is necessary to scout the feeding places, day rest of the ducks and the way of approach to them. And choose such a position for shooting, where the potential victim will fly in a bright area of the sky (due to poor visibility).
After a month and a half, after the season opens, when the duck from the North begins to pull up, it’s time to hunt with stuffed animals. Currently, there are a huge number of products of this kind on the markets. When choosing, you need to be careful, choose a high-quality “trick”. It is important that the Scarecrow is well kept on the water, the shape does not change under the influence of external factors, and in the case of hitting it with a shot, it is easily restored. The probability of successful duck hunting with stuffed animals increases if you use the decoy skillfully. Beckoning should be the voices of those ducks that are kept on the pond.
Hunting with a decoy duck is especially popular and exciting since ancient times. With its cry, the bird attracts wild ducks, and drakes flying nearby (invites). For efficiency, it is better to plant two decoy ducks, only in such a way that they can not see each other, but they can hear voices well. In this case, they will scream more intensely.
Duck hunting from the approach is interesting and effective when carried out in shallow water areas overgrown with sedge and other low marsh grass, as it facilitates movement, shooting and searching for a fallen bird. The two of us on the timid birds you can hunt with a pen. This method is good on small reservoirs. The first hunter bypasses the area of the reservoir and hides in reeds or reeds. The second begins to move along the shore and lifts the duck on the wing. A bird that has risen on its wing flies along a stream, a river, and runs into a hunter who is sitting in ambush.
List of necessary equipment for hunting with a decoy duck:
A gun in a case or pouch with shoulder strap
Cartridges, depending on the nature of the land, from 100 to 400 pieces: 20-30% with a fraction of # 2 or # 1, the rest – # 4, # 5
Cleaning rod, gun oil, brushes, rags
A cage with two ducks
Duck stuffed animals and a spare cord
Putty (boots) for the ducks
Canvas raincoat, spare wool wrappers for feet
Pot or kettle, knife, spoon, mug
Plitochki for chickens
Recall that under the current law at the output on an independent hunt must carry a hunting permit with stamp duty payment (or receipt of payment of tax), a weapons permit, the permit for the right of hunting in a particular area or a license to shoot a particular species of animal or bird. A hunting ticket is issued by regional authorities. To get it, you will need to pass a hunting minimum. For each region, there is a certain limit on the extraction of hunting resources (except for certain species). For more information about legal rules and restrictions, see the “laws” section.