Hunting hares

The European hare is the largest genus in the family rabbit. The average weight of the hare, approximately 4 kg, but there are reports of up to 7 kg. The body length is 50-70 cm Color rabbit fur rabbit - mixed red, pale yellow and gray tones, shades depend on the habitat hare.

Hunting hares held by the following main ways: hunting with the recovery, with hounds, tropleniem after the snowfall and sit-up.

Hunting with recovery. Hunting with recovery is successful at a high enough density of population of hares. Typically, such a group of hunters hunting is conducted. Hunters, forming a semicircle, are places of alleged habitat of hares, and raising them with the daily maturation, shoot. Places of occurrence of hares for the day depends on many factors - weather, terrain, type selhoznasazhdeny, etc. For example, in the damp rainy weather rabbits scare falling off the leaves and branches drop of water, and they are at this time are moving at a relatively open space. Typically, the critical points of occurrence are determined by the course of hunting. On the hunt with the rise of a great role and good knowledge of hunters land, which are hunted.

On the hunt tend to use cartridges with shot number 1.

   Hunting with hounds. This is very exciting and beautiful hunting. One of the main tasks for hunting hares with hounds is a hare. To do this, you can make noise, shout, cheer the dogs. Once a rabbit raised (started gon) noise must stop and choose the most probable location of the hare (LAZ). Sometimes this requires dashes, which should be implemented cautiously, trying not to make noise.

Hare on the natural features of trying to run around in circles (almost one and the Well in some places), and usually returns to the site of maturation (from where he was raised). All this must be borne in mind and thus determine the location of the manhole.

Not always about hare goes right circles. During the leaf fall it can be unsettling noise of leaves, and he avoids the deciduous forest, adheres to the edges of ravines, sometimes it can change the course of being afraid of something. Circles of the hare also depend on the speed of rutting dogs, weather - when frost circles more.

Gonny hare can dodge, do efficiently, and hides. While the dog unravels the traces, the hare again rose when he heard the approaching hounds. Hound, losing the scent a hare (cleavage), usually makes a small circle, is off track and continues to estrus. A hunter can only select the right place of the rabbit.

Hunting tropleniem. Tropleniem Hunting is carried out in winter after a snowfall. Finding the rabbit trail, you need to carefully examine where he was going hare, at maturation (place of rest, Dnevka) or utility bills (the place of feeding). Naturally anisotropy should be on the trail moves on to the maturation, in order not to waste time untangling zhirovochnyh traces. The easiest way to find the hare, when passed on the eve of snow (short newly-fallen snow). In this case, was found to be clearly leads to maturation, as night zhirovochnye should be noted snow.

It is harder to find a hare in mnogosleditse, when have not had fresh snow. In this case, you are well able to determine the freshness of the track and try to find him lying for a hare. Even harder to hunt hare in a dead powder - it is when after a heavy snowfall the hare for a long time does not leave his hiding place and the snow does not appear.

To distinguish zhirovochnye traces of footprints in the maturation and can be noticed as follows: mark on the maturation more direct, jumps longer. Next to the abundance of different feeding rabbit droppings.

Hunter, walking on the trail should not step on it, since the unwinding traces often have to go back and find vzdvoyku (return of the hare on his trail), gumption (jump to the side, reaching a few meters). After several vzdvoek and smetok hare rests in the right place - the bush, tussock, scrub, etc.

During the hunt for a hare tropleniem need to be very careful. You do not need all the time to scrutinize the track, because you can miss jumped scared to maturation hare. Especially need to scrutinize the places most likely occurrence - mounds, tall grass, pieces of plowing, etc., although as a rule, the hare is still rises unexpectedly. Rising from the maturation, the hare with a maximum speed tends to go from the hunter, so a shot can not linger, but we should not overly fret, because you can make a mistake in choosing the right pre-emption.

Hunting hare is slightly different from hunting the hare. Whites hold strong and damp places, and hare prefer open dry land. After the fall of snow white hare dug into the forest, hare comes closer to human settlements, feeding on winter wheat.

Under the white hare hound first walks in small circles, running close to maturation, avoids public places. If the animal scared, you can go far in the other area of the forest, and again to walk in small circles. Hare behaves somewhat differently. He is more open places, cuttings, road, forest edge, meadows, marshy lowlands. He walks the wider community and may also move to another area, if not extracted in the first few quarters after the recovery.

Hunting for a sit-up. The essence of such a hunt is the watching of a victim of hares in the feeding ground. As a rule lie in wait for rabbits in haystacks, orchards, vegetable gardens and winter - in places where utility bills and pass the night where hares leave many traces. For a successful hunt possible beforehand to lay fertilizer - harvested in the summer of twigs, bundles of oats and other sit-up to arrange a place sheltered from wind - a haystack, which some structure. In addition, you must warm and comfortable to wear, as will long remain in the cold, with limited ability to move. Lie in wait for rabbits on moonlit nights. To be successful shooting day to determine the distance to surrounding objects, to the moonlight you can navigate. We must also pay attention to the fact that in the moonlight shadow of a hare, darker than himself. This often leads to an embarrassing gaffe.

It can be concluded that rabbits exhibit significant variations in size from year to year. As a general rule to explain the outbreaks of diseases that occur in periods of high abundance of hare and during adverse weather conditions. In addition, rabbits destroying foxes, stray dogs other predators, but it is believed this is not a strong effect on strength.

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