What are they hunted for?
For a novice hunter, it is important to know which animals you can hunt, and which ones you can not hunt. In this regard, let us consider what is being hunted.
Seasons of hunting
Note that there are different hunting seasons. In different seasons, you can hunt certain species of wild beast. It is worth mentioning that hunting for most animals is possible only with the availability of a license. In the spring, you can hunt under license for a goose, black grouse, wood grouse, bear and drake. In summer, you can hunt for hare, bear, fur-bearing beast, deer, roe deer, elk, wild boar and other ungulate animals, and you can also hunt waterfowl swamp game. In winter you can hunt wolves, foxes, hares and various ungulates.
The largest number of bans on shooting wildanimals and birds account for June month. In many regions of the country it is in June that it is forbidden to hunt wood grouse, black grouse, hazel grouse, white partridge, quail, pheasant, snipe, clinker and other wild birds.
On whom you can not hunt in June and July
Most of the ban on the shooting of wild birds in Junemonth is extended to the northern and north-eastern regions of the country. In June, many wild animals also fall under the ban on hunting, for example, bear, lynx, badger, wolverine, mink, roe deer, elk, wild boar, hares. As in the case of wild birds, hunting for these animals is prohibited because of moulting or reproduction. In the following month, July, a smaller number of animals fall under the ban on hunting, the list of birds practically does not change, it is replenished with a pintail, plover and curlew. The list of animals that can not be shot in July includes a bear, a wolf, a hornet, an ermine, a roe deer, a northern deer, elk, a wild boar, a hare, a deer noble. This is due to the fact that in July also many of the animals and birds enter the breeding season.
Note that with respect to seasonal hunting in differentregions of the country have their own rules, for example, in the Ryazan region it is forbidden to hunt more than 10 species of various wild animals. It is also important to know that bans on hunting can be removed and reappear. Therefore, every hunter must follow the information about the prohibitions of hunting. Details about who is allowed to hunt, read in the article On whom you can hunt.
Bans on hunting can be imposed not only inthe season, but also the way of catching, as well as the extermination of female individuals. For example, in some regions of the country it is forbidden to hunt for a black grouse, the Pskov region prohibits mining by a pen or overtaking. In the Altai Territory it is also impossible to catch game and beast in this way.
Motivation of prohibitions
Bans are most often explained by the desireto preserve species: in June, many birds carry broods and, therefore, their shooting can lead to the extermination of the species. Sometimes the ban on shooting birds is motivated by molting males. This applies to mallards and gray ducks, which moults during June.
Again we note that prohibitions can be extendedon certain methods of hunting. The most popular ban is to kill the fish. All kinds of prohibitions on certain methods of hunting are introduced not only because they can lead to mass destruction of individuals of a certain species, but also because of the danger they cause for the environment. At the same time, these prohibitions are sometimes moral.