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.
Sometimes they are thrown up for easier shooting.
A bird flies 100-150 meters high in the sky and sits on the ground. It flies bad and little.
Dogs enjoy fetching warm bodies.
People bring a lot of dogs for them to be enjoyable tearing some birds apart.
Women like this hunting too.
It’s really that easy.
Then the trophies got picked up by the staff.
Breeding pheasants is easy so the hunt facility has pretty cheap prices.
They are going to cook a traditional dish of the hunters now.
They boil the birds and use any vegetables available such potatoes, carrots, onions, pepper and verdure.
Breeding pheasants is easy.
A lot of nestlings live in one cage for space saving.
Dogs lose their skills easily without daily practice.
The hunting ground is surrounded by ponds with a plenty of fish.
And this is the hunters’ house.
The dish is ready! Some say that hunting a wolf is the most exciting thing. Even after the animal is wounded it never gives up and keeps on fighting. Phesants is another thing, you take no any risks.