A story of one hunting for elks near Kabanovo village, the Moscow region.
In general 30 people participated including huntsmen, so briefing was necessary.
All in all they had three licences available: for 2 elks and 1 wild boar. The huntsmen confirmed – according to the tracks in the forest there are both elks and boars.
Only elk males can be shot down. Females are inviolable or you’ll have to pay a huge fine. The same with boars.
The team is divided into two groups: the first, with guns, will stand on “the numbers” in a shooting line, others will drive animals in the ambush direction. The second group will wear yellow jackets not be shot instead of animals…
The second group is taken to another end of the forest to start from there…
The huntsmen help to define the direction.
This time animals could escape the beaters. The huntsmen started to examine the tracks trying to find out in what direction the elks had moved. The animals were not far, in the next forest… So the people went in that direction.
Killed with several shots
And the second trophy, killed with one shot under the ear.
Guns are not needed anymore so they are unloaded and put aside.
300 kg elk can’t be put into a car trunk and the licence cost is 1000 USD. So they share meat right there.
Cutting off the skin with hunting knives
The head is given to a shooter.
The entrails are carefully separated and thrown away
The heart, as a delicacy, is not thrown away. The liver is shared between all the participants of the hunting, it will be grilled in fire and eaten with vodka.
In an hour not a bloody thing remains…