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Black Grouse Hunting.

Black grouse lek is a fantastic sight. Here is a little something from April 2015 issue of Russian Hunting Magazine. Photos by Sergei Utkin (click here for more). Text is from the same lek hunting story by Nikolai Vlasov as in the capercailzie post before (translated into English by me).

(c) Sergei Utkin

The black cocks kept evading us, and, with the crack of the dawn, again and again we went to the endless marshes in search of them. At last, we were lucky to find not one but two leks, a kilometer from each other. Continue reading

Russian Hunting Shotguns

How to Buy a Shotgun in Russia.

This week I began the process of updating my shotgun permits, so it’s a good time to discuss Russian gun laws.

If you want to buy a shotgun in Russia, you’ve got to Continue reading