How to organize winter hunting for grouse
The black grouse is very beautiful, noble, intelligent and very cautious bird. With the onset of winter prey grouse is becoming one of the obligatory and traditional hunting for many fans of this activity. Winter hunting always has some some inherent only in this process features. And winter hunting for grouse, has several different options, each of which requires the hunter of exposure, certain knowledge and at least average physical fitness.
Giving preference to hunting grouse in the winter, the hunter chooses the hunting holes. With the onset of cold weather and snow, this kind of birds settles your bed in drifts of snow. To notice such rooming house on the snow girl, they look like small double holes. The presence of such holes suggests that the bird spent the night in this place and have already managed to leave. However, if the grouse had not yet leave his bed, the characteristic hole in the snow to be one. In most cases, black drops on the snow right out of the adjacent trees, which they use for sustenance and reinforcement forces. Landing for the night they carried out a little apart from the fall, and if you carefully study the sleeping place of birds, it can be noted that each of them is individual. Waking up early in the morning in their snowy shelter bird is in no hurry to leave it and spends some time in the hole. Before you leave the hole and go to feed the hen is necessarily left in place overnight your litter.
All novice and experienced hunters know that one of the winter hunting for grouse, the process is quite entertaining and interesting, always requires consideration of some factors. In order for this hunt was the most successful, you must first choose the right time. The best and most effective time for this hunt is considered to be early morning or evening. With the morning hunt suggests that hunter will be ready on the spot for about 5 hours in the morning. No less important for a successful hunt will play and weather conditions. Frost is not less than 18 degrees and light snow are the main indicators of appropriate weather conditions for hunting grouse. Such conditions are fertile for the search of prey. If the street is not very cold, the grouse, burrowing into the snow, camouflaged so effectively that to detect it only by a professional hunter. In more frosty weather, when the snow freezes, the grouse cannot penetrate, and forced to sleep on it.
In the evening hours, this bird can effortlessly find in the groves of trees near rivers or on the outskirts of the forest. Just before the start of the hunt, preferably using binoculars to carefully study the territory. Finding a flock of birds, do not immediately approach. The black grouse is cautious and careful bird, which is very easy to startle. Therefore, the approximation to the flock requires the utmost caution and, ideally, the presence of camouflage clothing. Watch the flock best end of day, during sunset and found, better not to try to approach to a distance of 500-600 meters. Quite often, black can start to dig later, in the deep twilight in the darkness of the forest. With this, the process of burying the hunter is seen not always. In their place of accommodation bird is until early morning. And as in winter, the sun rises later, grouse wakes up about an hour after the first rays of sun begin to warm the surface of the snow.
Hunting grouse is best in the morning. You need to go out at dawn to have time to check all possible holes for roosting grouse in the area where the day before had spotted the flock. In most of the cases, it places at the edge of forests and swamps, where there are small bushes which are almost always situated on the leeward side. In the process of this hunting, there is no need to use any special kind of equipment or disguise. Simply move through the snow, silent and measured steps, trying to keep the skis did not create extra sounds, when in contact with snow cover. The only thing that should be completely avoided during any kind of conversation, and even whisper quiet. Grouse has a very delicate ear, a serious annoyance to speak human speech. Finding the hole, don’t stop. It is necessary to boldly move forward with gun raised. After the first shot, the snow can escape from the whole pack and it’s a great chance to get just one trophy. When hunting grouse always need a high sharpness of the battle. To this must be prepared in advance. And, of course, is not superfluous to keep calm and hope for good luck, which any hunting is never superfluous.