Hunt for a hare, fox, and beaver
Beaver is the largest rodent in Belarus. The maximum body weight is 27 kg, but usually 15–18 kg, body length 71–83 cm, tail - 25–34 cm. Beaver has valuable and very strong fur, meat and musk glands.
2019 production limit: 59 animals.
Hare hunting in Belarus.
The hares have excellent hearing, good sense of smell, but poor eyesight. They are very secretive and cautious. From natural enemies - wolves and foxes - they can be saved only by running away from them. To do this, they have long and strong legs, on which they run fast (russians - up to 70 km / h).
Hunt for a hare from the approach
Hunting from the approach is carried out, as a rule, either along the black-tropic path, or after there has been no powder for a very long time, as a result of which there is an endless interweaving of old and fresh maliks (many), which prevents the animal from being wiped out. Most often, the object of hunting from the approach is the rook - a permanent inhabitant of less open spaces, but on large fresh clearings where young growth has not yet thickened, you can also hunt for the white hare. Hares for a day's rest are arranged in places where they themselves will be safely sheltered, and the approach of danger is easy to notice. such places are ditches overgrown with weeds among the fields, "flaws" remaining after plowing, that is, plots of large stones not touched by the plow, near telegraph poles or high-voltage lines poles, separate bushes, but on felling areas heaps of brushwood and tops from felled trees, overgrown rockets, old buildings, ravines overgrown with shrubs. Not always and not in every such shelter lies a hare. Dozens of them are empty, and only in some of them are those whom we so passionately dream of finding. That's why hunting with an approach requires physical endurance from us. You always have to walk over rough terrain (arable land, hummocky lands, cluttered logging), and even with an abundance of hares, you will usually walk not one or two kilometers before you raise the slope. Slowly, all the time watching the people around you need to go from one place that promises hope to another, we’re constantly ready to shoot, since a hare can appear at any moment either far away or directly from under its feet. It either turns out to be in full view, then immediately dives behind some bush and has to shoot offhand and in a limited space, which is why the hunter must strive and have good shooting skills.
Hunting hare by tracing
This method of hunting boils down to finding a fresh trace (malik), tracking the hare to it, raising it and trying to take it with a well-aimed shot. As with hunting from the approach, you need more or less open areas, good physical preparation and the ability to shoot. However, two more conditions are necessary - the hunter's ability to understand all the intricacies of hare tracks and the ability to be attentive. As for the number of rabbits, it may not be very high. Each hare runs a lot during the night, and finding its track is much easier than finding the owner of the tracks. It is advisable to track only the fresh morning, in an extreme case, night trail left by a hare, when he, having left the den, is sent for an overnight stay. To distinguish such a track from older ones and trace it to the place of lying among the mass of other rabbit tracks, a lot of experience is needed, but sometimes this is not enough. Therefore, tracing should be carried out either after the powders, or after a strong blowing snow will bring old traces. It’s not so easy to understand all these tricks, especially if, following the hare’s trail, we trampled its tracks. Therefore, you should always go a little away from the track and at the same time do not forget to look around: the one who does not take his eyes off the prints of rabbit paws almost always misses the hare. The hare very often, having made a loop, returns to where it passed earlier, and settles down on a lodge nearby the track. The hunter sees the line of the trail leading forward and thinks that he is still far from lying, and the hare is already nearby, he watches his pursuer and, having passed him, runs away unnoticed. So any place near the track, suitable for hare shelter, should be the object of vigilant attention. Sometimes, after the first loop, the hare lies here, but more often it repeats its tricks repeatedly. As soon as the hare began to cunning, you should stop and see where the trail goes, if there is anything nearby that could attract a hare seeking an asylum. Only by doing this and making sure that such shelters are not available, you can continue tracing. A hare can rise at any moment and often not where its tracks seem to lead. It is very rarely possible to see a rodent and, especially, a squirrel on a lying position; you usually notice them after they run away from the hunter. There is one very important regularity, in warm mild weather, and even with the wind, hares are let close, in the cold - they get far. Among other things, hunting hunting is useful because it is with her that we learn a lot about the hare ....
Fox hunting in Belarus.
The fox is one of the most cunning, dexterous and cautious animals, so fox hunting is a rather complicated type of hunting. The fox is not afraid of frost, as it has a warm coat and the soles of its paws are protected with wool. An undoubted trophy value in the first version of the fox is for the hunter as an object that has an excellent color scheme of fiery - orange colors rather dense and warm fur, and in the second - as a taxidermy exhibit.
Fox hunting with duck call.
The main food of the fox in the winter is mice, it happens that they fall onto its tooth and hares, usually wounded or sick, it can catch a bird sleeping in the snow. It is on this that the hunt for decoy is built. You can hunt a fox with semolina both at night with a hitch and during the day when the fox is mousing. But constantly beckoning: at close range, foxes with excellent hearing quickly notice a hoax. Hunting the fox in the afternoon requires good physical preparation, as pass in a day will have a considerable number of kilometers of rough terrain. Having noticed a hunting fox, you need to go to it from the leeward side, this is an important factor, then, having settled in some kind of shelter, you can even just lie in the snow and begin to attract the animal. If after the first sounds the fox became interested, then you have real chances to get a trophy. But when the fox approaches 150-200 meters, they stop beckoning, the cheat already remembered where the squeak of the mouse came from and would be suitable for the shot itself, even if not immediately, but it will check the sound source. It is better to prepare for the shot in advance so as not to frighten the approaching beast with unnecessary movements. Hunting for decoys can be combined with hunting from an approach or a hiding place, having noticed a resting fox, you should not beckon it, because she’s probably already full, in this case, you can try to steal it.
Fox hunting with a hidden approach.
Despite the fact that the hunt for the fox is hidden or from the approach refers to running hunts, patience in it plays no less role than in hunting with a hitch. It’s not difficult to notice the foxes hiding in the field, in principle, it’s more difficult to approach the fox for a sure shot, not to make noise, not to let the beast figure itself out. This is where patience and observantness play the main role, it is worth giving up haste for a few minutes, wanting to quickly put the trophy in your backpack and calmly analyze the behavior of the red cheat. In addition to the general rules of hunting, every hunt will certainly have some individual characteristics that can be determined by observing the fox for some time. The fox does not stand still, but actively moves in search, especially since after the hunt she will certainly go on vacation, and determining the approximate direction of her path is not particularly difficult. Having noticed the fox that eats and determined its approximate direction, the hunter with maximum caution approaches, and often crawls to the place of the intended meeting. At the same time, one should not neglect the direction of the wind, it is better to go the extra couple of kilometers, but approach the beast from a good side. When hiding such a cautious beast like a fox, there are no trifles, use all the shelters that are possible, try not to make any noise at all, noticing the fox's anxiety, you should freeze for a while, letting her calm down. Haste in such a case will not lead to good, it is better to spend a couple of hours and get one skin than hurry up, frighten off a fox and be annoyed to go looking for the next. Of course, it is also impossible to completely relax, here, as in many matters, the golden mean is important, but all the knowledge comes with experience, no one will immediately be able to get one fox after another. It happens that a fox, resting right on the field, will meet, you must approach her very carefully, hiding behind natural shelters or following how long she looks around, this is quite common for the fox, and in between you can try to get close to her. The fox hunting makes snowfall much easier, a little wind - in general, everything that prevents her from seeing or hearing you.
|Season start||Season ending||Description|
|September 1st||March 31||It is allowed to hunt animals of any gender and age in the daytime with a gun method from the approach, from an ambush, an unarmed method of trap No. 3-7, traps (except loops) for hunting dogs when removed by traps: all breeds except hounds and greyhounds|
Hare and fox hunting
|From the first Saturday of October||Last Sunday of January||Hunting for the white hare and the brown hare in daylight is permitted by rifle means from the approach with hounds. In a gunless way - greyhounds and hunting birds.|
|January 1st||December 31st||It is allowed to hunt animals of any gender and age from an ambush, with luring, from the approach, from the porch, with a corral, including hunting dogs (terriers, dachshunds). In a gunless way - greyhounds and hunting birds.|
|Beaver shooting||117.00 BYN.|
|Beaver wound||58.50 BYN.|
|Complete preparation (boiling, bleaching, packaging)|
|Beaver skinning||35.1 BYN|
|Beaver boiling out||35.1 BYN|
|Cost of living per hunter *||280.80 BYN|
|Cost of organizing a hunt for one hunter||117.00 BYN|
|Execution of a package of documents for the import / export of 1 weapon (by prior request)||140.40 BYN|
|Surcharge for paperwork urgently (including sending documents by courier)||70.20 BYN|
|Veterinary Examination||117.00 BYN|
|International Veterinary Certificate||234.00 BYN|
|Registration of a trophy sheet for trophy removal||46.80 BYN|
|Preparation of visa documents + insurance||70.20 BYN|
|Sauna rental, 3 hours, up to 6 people.||140.40 BYN|
|Transfer Minsk (airport / train station) - hunting farm - Minsk (airport / train station) group up to 3 people.||351.00 BYN|
|Rent a carbine 1 day||93.60 BYN|