Hunting marten,studied the habitat,habits and popular methods of hunting
The marten is a small mammal trapping, the fur of which is in high demand and always has a consistently high value. In Russia there are two species of marten – stone and forest. Hunting the marten was quite a popular pastime for centuries. This is evidenced even by the fact that in the days of Ancient Russia, the marten pelt, which served as currency. And still pine marten is a most coveted trophy for any hunter. Today hunting a marten is a less popular activity, but as before it does not lose its relevance among those who like security and excitement.
Marten are very agile, intelligent and agile animal. Her primary residence is considered forest and forest-steppe zone of the European part of the country and the West Siberian plain to the Asian side. Today the population of these animals began to increase gradually, due to the fact that the demand for skins was quite weak. But the hunt for this beast, as before, remains a fun and favorite pastime for many hunters. It should be noted that in order to hunt for marten was a very successful event, the participant should be familiar with the biology of the animal, to be patient, attentive and Mature. Excellent accommodation, will also be useful in this process.
Mining Martens is an ideal option for those who primarily appreciates the hunt and the excitement of tracking. The conditions for the hunt are always changing in accordance with the terms of its implementation. The result of this process will greatly influence every detail, from the fruits that grow in the area of trees and ending with the variety of the landscape. The simplest will be hunting for marten, which lives in conditions of deciduous forests. Spruce thickets provide the animal a great opportunity to disappear from the eyes of the hunter, the pine forest is very clear. The animal has the opportunity to see the approaching hunter from a distance and can quickly disappear.
Unlike other fur animals, which climb up the trees only in case of approaching danger, the marten with the great pleasure spends time in the highest regions of their residence. It is on the tree-tops beast looking for food, is its reserves, doubling back and hiding in case of danger. Thus, having the ability to move on land, the trees, the animal provides space and room for maneuver. All this makes him quite a target for any hunter.
The marten is very agile animal that is constantly moving through the forest and refers in this territory. To help the hunter, looking for the location of Martens, there will always be excrement, which the animal leaves permanently in open places. Males are trying to consolidate the territory, and that the young in this way marks the route of movement. If the hunter is able to detect and remember these unique paths, they can be great useful in future hunting. As a rule, the pine marten does not change their routes and tracks during one autumn or winter season. There are cases when the same route is used the beast for several years.
One of the special species hunts for marten, which since ancient times used by hunters considered hunting with a specially trained dog Laika. The peculiar attractiveness of the whole process can be called the need for specialized training for dogs koncnici that should definitely have a good feel, sense of smell and hearing and sight. Aft footprint of this animal, sometimes you can extend the distance to several kilometers. Therefore, in order to track down the beast Laika must have excellent sense of smell and to have the opportunity and the strength to go a few kilometers to the place of discovery of the beast and bark at it until, until you come to the hunter. As a rule, after a successful shot, the animal falls from the tree to the ground, which primarily falls into the teeth of the dog. Need to take care of how to teach a dog to take care of the production. Otherwise, the dog may damage the teeth of the skin of the animal, thereby depreciating it.
Hunt the marten with a husky requires excellent agility and reaction. As the hunter must instantly react and shoot an animal that just scared the dog. The best time for this hunt – the first three or four weeks since the start of the hunting season. That is, the time before frosts or snowfall. The best hours of the hunt can be called the morning before dawn or in the afternoon.