Elk is the largest member of the Deer family. It is also the tallest hoofed animal after the giraffe. But if the giraffe reaches this height due to the long neck, then the elk is a true giant. Moose have been hunted for centuries, but the attitude to this animal was not purely consumer, but respectful. Among American Indians, it was considered an honor to bear the name of an Elk.
Among other deer, elk stands out for its appearance. First of all, its huge size is striking — the body length can reach 3 m, the height of the elk exceeds 2 m, the weight is 500-600 kg. the body of the elk is relatively short, but the legs are very long. The moose’s muzzle is also not like its fellows. The head of the elk is large and heavy, the muzzle is long, and the large upper lip slightly overhangs the lower one. Continue reading
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
In mid-June, as one of the editors of our site, I was invited to an information tour organized by the Department of consumer market and tourism of the Tyumen region. The purpose of the expedition is to get acquainted with the potential of the region in terms of tourism business development, trophy hunting and fishing.
Without thinking twice, I gladly agreed. I want to tell you about my journey through this amazing land in this report.
The first day
Acquaintance with Tyumen, with the culture and history of the region began immediately after placing in the hotel “Vostok”, which is a kind of multi-storey Museum of local lore. Continue reading