On the trail, which ran in the key deer from the lower reaches of the river Komunikaci to pass into the pool of Kunkhilok, we had putikov of samolovama sable. At first we tried here to catch the animals with traps, but the constant winds are not allowed to put them as the Kamchadals, “on the floor”. Traps were recorded with drifting snow, and had to check almost daily.
Traps exposed on tree branches method, which in literature is called the butterfly. But he neologist, moreover, requires a large amount of bait fish, offal of deer or birds. Relatively large pieces of bait, intended for the sable, has attracted other animals, and often in traps were crows, nutcrackers, hawks and even eagles. Had to shift, and time was running out: everything was going to ban the use of traps, challenging production by the limbs. The tendency to humanization of the methods of killing animals required different approaches.
The humanization of the animal is not a product of the green movement, but rather a way of pressure on the economy of our country, particularly from companies that monopolize international trade in furs. This resulted in the requirement to prohibit the purchase of furs in Russia. Fur monopolies have ensured that our country was included into the black list of States with the inhumane method of production of fur-bearing animals.
European “humanists” to implement its programme has attracted a variety of shaped ways of dealing with the fur trade. For example, green used the method of damage to fur products on people, spraying their coats and the collars of cans stand with enamel paint. Usually, doing this teenagers — “teenagers selenate”. A few cases of their apprehension by law enforcement officials resulted in large trials with compensation of the caused damage. And pay had not to individuals and organizations that sent pests. The result of this method of struggle subsided.
In all likelihood, in the case of discrimination, the production of our furs contributed and the faux fur. Of course, faux fur can be beautiful and even warm, but they will never replace natural fur clothing. Yes, and it is unknown how our body is affected by clothes from artificial synthetic materials. Not everyone feels comfortable wearing something out of “plastic” instead of natural tissue. Not casually the first of many Northern peoples wore clothing made of deerskin with hair to the body. The fur is warmed and at the same time playing the role of a natural cleaner of the body. You know that deer hair is hygroscopic and is able to collect the allocation of human skin. Later, when freeze-shirts (clothing. — Ed.) and her squeezing, it was again restored to its original properties.
So, Russia, by applying certain methods of obtaining fur-bearing animals, was among the inhumane countries. But China is another matter. China, despite the extermination of billions of sparrows, is considered “humane”, saying that they were destroyed internally, do not die the same Chinese hunger!
If you refer to the fact that a person is forced to kill millions, billions of living beings in order to live, then the criteria of the green do not lend themselves to criticism from the standpoint of common sense. If you can not kill, why you can fish, invertebrates, there are different shrimp and others? Because they are not warm-blooded and they have no soul? But it is unscientific, and that they are suffering from pain send animals into space fluids and thereby bring upon our planet there are all sorts of cars — climate, sky, space…
What made the zealots of the humane methods of production of fur animals? Only one thing: for the work our hunters was to obtain five to ten times less, though before hunter robbed for 90 %. Before the skin of the sable went to auctions in average 200-250 dollars, and sometimes more. Individual lots were maximum up to 800-900 dollars, and now about 50. In some years, less or a little more. In short, the job is done…
Putikov key deer “discovered” in his penultimate hunting season Anatoly kleschenko — writer, poet and translator, known not only in Kamchatka. The last years he worked in the system of goskomrezerva our area and often in the holiday period went to fish sable. Ghost the opportunity to earn did hunters many people, including writers. Key deer were drawn to the upper four kilometers. In the lower half of the floodplain was relatively wide, with glades through woodland from one side of the valley to the other. During migration, the Sables from the foothills went down to the stone-birch forests, crossing the floodplain of the key defined routes. Elsewhere in the transition paths of the animals were established traps. But of the ten traps only in one or two regularly come across animals. It took a few seasons to find out if not why, then at least the regularity of hitting the traps in those places. That’s why the score is the most convenient system for the production of a species in a particular area is a long process. Not coincidentally, this kind of knowledge passed down from hunter-father to son, etc.
It seems to be everywhere trap is focused on the area considering the fact that here the animals often pass key. But one caught and the other not. Even the opening caught animals, examination of the contents of their stomachs nothing. Seemed at first that in one place go hungry Sables, and climb to the bait and fed on it do not respond. But no, the reason was something else. But it’s something specific criteria to evaluate and failed.
Of course, there are separate ways of setting the traps when animals fall well, but these methods are not applicable everywhere. Focusing on the experience of colleagues in other regions, we have developed a trap, which killed the animal relatively quickly. And yet to understand why a trap, killing the beast in a few seconds or minutes, humane, and for a longer time, no, we can’t. All from evil.
We made the trap a portable, long-lasting production from damage by birds and rodents. After that, putikov you can come only once a week, and this is a huge time savings.
Deer key was a kind of border land between the foothills of the Central range in a tier of mostly alder and cedar stlanik (towards the mountains) and kamennoborskaya (downstream of rivers). At the time we found out, that the subalpine belt of mountains, a place where focus Sables to the breeding period. We so called Children’s nurseries, gardens. In the thickets of pine forests for a few years stored seeds of cones, especially when the little rodents. In years of high vole abundance is a great food for predators. Here the elfin cedar are interspersed with stony placers, inhabited by senostavks, marmots. Close to the flat plateau, valley and foothill dry tundra ground squirrels live — evraiki, as they are known from us. All objects that are hunting for sable (interestingly, from the point of view of the green is a sable, which deals with the production, quickly and so humanely?).
One was the trouble at this check of the Sables’: he started far from the hut. Before the start of the key had to walk about three kilometers on the terrain, is very inconvenient for hunting. Here the sable crossed understand Comunicaci on undefined routes, and finding that catching them was hard enough. The hut near the key Deer to build did not dare, although this is necessary for the forest was. The thing is that at the beginning of the work in these places, one veteran of the now defunct village of yelovka warned us that most of Komunikacii and especially some of its tributaries should not drink the water. Did not explain anything, just said, “Who is it long lived, always sick.”
This was confirmed later when one of our buddies tried twice to get into this place on the hunt and stayed in a tent near the mouth of the key Deer. Both times after seven to ten days, he was forced to leave this place and go down Rassoshina to the hunters: he started to reject the kidney. Took water samples and found that in the spring, where there was a tent of a friend, turned out to be a high arsenic content, and some very active forms. It was assumed that this compound should react to the addition of salt further education arsenious or arsenic hydroxide.
This key was putikov Anatoly kleschenko, and it is likely he drank the water from it. For the second year Anatoly, once in the same place with one of the fellow hunters, first cold, and then, apparently, potrail water. At least the place where he stopped to rest and boil the tea, it was in the high content of arsenides in the water. Poisoning with water in the cold in just a day or two after leaving the land led him to death. The study of internal organs showed that the liver, kidney was subjected to severe cirrhosis and something is not in order with light. Apparently, the daily two or three packs of strong cigarettes “Neva” increased poisoning with arsenic compounds.
A few years later we renamed putikov and all key deer in Klishevskiy. Perhaps the new name was dissonant, but quickly got used to it. The guys who worked in that area after us, often asked where Klishevskiy key. They intercept our talks with each other know that this place is very good. I had to warn them, as once did uncle Pasha Churin, who said very simply: “don’t drink the water there, it is dangerous to health and possibly for life.”