How to hunt the woodcock in the fall
Autumn can be called a special, sometimes for any hunter. This opens up many opportunities and provides the fans to get the game or the beast, a huge selection. Especially interesting and exciting kind of hunting can be called hunting woodcock in the autumn, in the period when these birds fly to olchowy thickets, bushes and streams. Woodcock is a Kulik, of large size, which has short legs. Properly cooked poultry of this breed is still very tasty dinner. The autumn hunting woodcock is not only interesting, but also very productive. Before this season the bird is gaining decent weight, and getting fat due to excessive weight has slow movement speed and flight.
Depending on the season, the bird can largely change its color. Young always has a more bright and garish hues of the plumage than adults. In the fall the color of this bird is even more pronounced. Rains, typical for this time of year, creating a constant dripping sound which Kulik totally objects and hiding from him is selected woodlands. It is in these wilderness areas bird and becomes the easiest trophy.
With the advent of the Golden autumn, birds tend to gather at the joint tokovisch. To find at this time Kulik on their own, without the use of specially trained hunting dogs is very difficult and so the hunt to do without the help of four-legged friend is almost impossible. Dog takes trail and find the bird up into the air and makes the hunter pretty worried and feel all the excitement for the hunt. If we talk about the benefits of certain hunting dogs when hunting this bird, it is best in the course of surveillance and chase shows himself breeds of hunting pointing dogs that have the best instincts and with a quick gallop. You can hunt from early morning and throughout the day. To begin the process of stalking birds from the edges of the rare young Leskov. I received my first trophy on this hunt, you must continue to examine this piece of Playground, as woodcocks prefer tight enough to stay and to settle on small areas of the forest. Thus, one section can be raised and let down from 10-15 birds.
A novice hunter, you should take into account that it is best to shoot at the woodcock, which have not yet managed to rise from the ground and fly up into the air. A bird that, despite its great weight at this time, still unable to rise and fly turns in flight, and can very efficiently move above the bushes, presenting a not very good goal. Maneuvering between the bushes and trees, Kulik not only touches the obstacles, but even masterfully uses the leaves and branches as camouflage. As a rule, the nest of the woodcock is very rare to find in open areas. Thus the bird does not leave the hunter’s chance at a long aim with anticipation. Shooting is offhand, without aiming, as is well known, this method requires a certain experience and skill.
As has been said, the chances of a successful hunt woodcock hunter needs in rainy days. At this time, the waders, fleeing from the hated sound of the falling drops and a day to be in open spaces and even in the fields. The bird gets wet, nachobusiness and as it merges with the earth. In such moments it is very easy and fast to her can get a hunting dog. In the process of hunting woodcock a great choice will be rounds 7 and 8 filled with buckshot. Fat and fatty woodcock, tolerates injured. It is necessary to consider in preparation for the hunt, as if you need to find many of the wounded animal, assistance dog will be simply irreplaceable.
The hunting season for woodcock it is best to start from the beginning of September. Mid-month a series of constantly living in places of birds, in great measure, fill up guests who arrive from the Northern edge and move on in search of wintering. If the fall is no different abnormal climatic and temperature regimes, the Commonwealth and current local and migratory species can reach considerable size. This period lasts, as a rule, to the twentieth of September. The hunters and the locals call such current gross migration. In October, all returns to normal, the ranks are thinning and the birds on the ground remain small flocks. Only local woodcocks remain in their familiar places until the first frost.