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. From dawn until 10 am, moose in the process of moving through the land, fatten, and then lie down for a day. It is not recommended to hunt before this time.
The most popular region for elk hunting is Siberia. And in General, this region has long been considered native hunting. In fact, even today, hunting in those parts is often not an entertainment, but a means of existence.
So, to determine the location of the moose day, as well as their approximate number, first a salary is made – a detour of the selected forest area for hunting. An experienced hunter places a rifle chain and a line of beaters.
After that, a signal is sent, which means the beginning of the round-up. Shooting numbers are usually located on the edge of a swamp or lowland that crosses the paddock. It is also possible to do this on the border of a rare and frequent forest. It is recommended that the wind should not blow across, but along the line of arrows. Moose tend to be reluctant to go downwind. If you are going to hunt at the beginning of the season, then two beaters and four shooters will be enough for a successful round-up.
At the same time, if you hunt at the end of the season, the conditions change here. Moose are already more careful and the chains of shooters and beaters should be as tight as possible. Otherwise, the animals can make a break out of the pen, or sit in the salary, letting the beaters go ahead with a wide interval. It should also be noted that beaters need to move in a straight line, slowly, tapping sticks on trees and whistling.
Roll call can only be performed to save the chain line. At the same time, you can not break the intervals taken at the beginning. In the event that one of the hunters sees the trail of an elk, he can inform the neighbors or shooters about it. The hunter who is exposed to the number, shoots only within the specified sector. In no case should he leave his place before the start of the hunt.
The round-up method allows you to hunt with the greatest efficiency. Of course, it is labor-intensive, because it will take several people, but it is worth it. Thanks to the correct choice of location and time of hunting, as well as well-coordinated work in a group, the result will be able to exceed all your expectations.