Hunting for wood grouses

Wood grouse is a large forest bird, one of the oldest hunting birds of our fauna. In the territory of the CIS, there are two species of wood grouse: common and stone. These species differ in size and coloring of the plumage.

The main habitats of wood grouse are old pine and pine-spruce forests, especially wetlands, bordered by dry manes with pine forests. The stone capercaillie mostly lives in the plains and mountain deciduous forests, but also lives in pine and cedar forests.
Hunting for a current.

The most exciting hunting for wood grouses is spring, for males on currents.

The wood-grouse begins to flow from the moment when the first thawed patches begin and continue until the first foliage is blossomed on the trees. At the time of the birds gather at the evening dawn. In the evening, the hunter needs only to determine the place of current, i.e. go “on the ears”.

On the hunt to come before dawn, even in the dark, when singing wood grouse.

A current bird can be heard for 200 – 250 steps. The song of the wood grouse is unique, it consists of two parts (knees). The first is an accelerating click, reminiscent of the bamboo sticks tapping each other, the second, called the hunters, is a bit like the sound of a knife rubbing against the bottom of a cast-iron frying pan. You can not conceal a current wood-grouse only during the second tribe. During this time, the hunter manages to make from one to three steps and must be frozen in place, before the start of a new song. The approach requires skill, caution and attention.
In most cases, wood grouses are pinched on pines. Climbing the right distance, do not hurry with the shot. It is better to wait, when it will become lighter and the goal will be clearly visible.
Shoot the spring wood grouse need a shot not less than one.

Wood grouse is a large forest bird, one of the oldest hunting birds of our fauna. In the territory of the CIS, there are two species of wood grouse: common and stone. These species differ in size and coloring of the plumage. The main habitats of wood grouse are old pine and pine-spruce forests, especially wetlands, bordered by dry manes with pine forests. The stone capercaillie mostly lives in the plains and mountain deciduous forests, but also lives in pine and cedar forests.

Hunting for a current.

The most exciting hunting for wood grouses is spring, for males on currents.

The wood-grouse begin to flow from the moment when the first thawed patches begin and continue until the first foliage is blossomed on the trees. At the time of the birds gather at the evening sunrise. In the evening, the hunter needs only to determine the place of current, i.e. Go «on the ears».

On the hunt to come before dawn, even in the dark, when singing wood grouse.

A current bird can be heard for 200 – 250 steps. The song of the wood grouse is unique, it consists of two parts (knees). The first is an accelerating click, reminiscent of the bamboo sticks tapping each other, the second, called hunters turning, is a bit like the sound of knife rubbing against the bottom of a cast-iron frying pan. Skladyvayuschogo capercaillie can only be during the second tribe. During this time, the hunter manages to make from one to three steps and must be frozen in place, before the start of a new song.

The approach requires skill, caution and attention.

In most cases, wood grouses are pinched on pines. Climbing the right distance, do not hurry with the shot. It is better to wait, when it becomes lighter and the goal will be clearly visible.
Shoot the spring wood grouse need a shot not less than one.

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