Hunting used to be essential for life in the past as it saved people from hunger and cold. Today it is mainly used for entertainment. A hunting ground next to Atyrau, Kazakhstan that was opened last spring offers anyone to become a hunter.
Hunting has never been that easy. It rather looks like a shooting range, but instead of plastic rabbits you get live phesants grown specially at a farm. When a client arrives a phesant is let into the open space fenced from both sides where the bird even has no trees to sit on.
The scared birds rush away from a next group of the armed visitors with dogs.
To make the process even easier “hunters” are given jeeps and ATVs.
Pheasants are hunted in the early morning, after feeding and in the evening when it is not that hot and when it is windy. Wind carries animal odour and a dog catches the bird.
Many people say that killing is not the most important thing for them as they care about having a rest with friends more. As soon as you are tired of hunting, you can stop and enjoy a picnic in the open air. Hunting a wild boar is the most difficult thing as you can spend the whole day and don’t find the animal.
As soon as you are tired of shooting the birds, you can stop and enjoy a picnic in the open air, they will not escape far anyway.