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.