Hunting for wood grouse and black grouse

HUNTING FOR WOOD GROUSE AND BLACK GROUSE IN SPRING DURING COURTSHIP TIME

 

Spring hunting for wood grouse and black grouse are held during courtship season of these birds. In spring there are two ways of hunting for wood grouse: in the evening during tree courting and early morning , when cocks starts singing. The most interesting for a hunter is to hunt stalking at song. The hunting starts very early (about 1.30- 2.00 a.m.). Hunters stalk courting wood grouses during the last phase of their song, when a bird becomes silent, a hunter makes 2-3 steps. The hunter can approach to wood grouse even up to 20 steps, but the most secure is the distance of about 35 meters. Wood grouses sing most often on trees, rare on ground. When it starts to dawn in the forest, the hunter should be ready to shoot.

For black grouse we hunt from prepared specially boxes or shacks in permanent courting places. These hunts can be combined with evening hunts for woodcock during courting fly. Hunting is organized for groups of 3- 4 hunters.

Hunting time: the best period is from 10.04 to 25 .04

Travel: airplane, car.

Group: 3-5 hunters

Event plan:

Day 1 Start of the event. Meeting at the airport with the organizer. Fly from Warsaw to Minsk (about 1 h). Meeting with the company representative, weapon clearance, travel from Minsk to the hunting place (about 3-4 h).

Days 2-4 /  4 days of hunting

Day  4 Transfer from the hunting place to Minsk. Flight from Minsk to Warsaw (about 1 h) – end of the event.

TOGETHER: 4 days of hunting / 4 nights.

On customers’ demand is possible to increase or reduce number of hunting days in Belarus.

Price offer:

4 days of staying, 4 days of hunting, all transports during hunt, FB board and accommodation during hunting, preparation of hunting, work of leaders and other services during hunting realization.

The price excludes:

  • cost of airplane tickets on route Warsaw – Minsk- Warsaw
  • stay of an assistant person
  • additional day of hunting
  • extra charge for a single room
  • Transport to/from the hunting place per person
  • Administrative costs (issue the permission for weapon importation to Belarus, office costs, visa)
  • Office costs, visa, invitation for an assistant person
  • Costs of possible veterinary clearance in Belarus
  • Initial trophy preparation
  • Costs of possible veterinary clearance in Poland (charge paid to GDOŚ -82 PLN-transfer to the account of GDOŚ  )
  • Shooting:

Pricelist:

Wood grouse – 600 EUR

Shooting wood grouse – 300 EUR

Black grouse – 190 EUR

Shooting black grouse  – 80 EUR

 

PRACTICAL REMARKS:

To issue visa are needed:

 

1.  Completed by the customer visa form (available on the web site of the Consulate of the Republic of Belarus)

2. Attached photo

3. Valid passport

4. Authorization (personal for an agency worker) for visa arrangement in the Consulate of Belarus.

 

The exportation of weapon and ammunition abroad by Polish citizens demands consent of a proper police authority, i.e. county (city)  police commander and in Warsaw city – regional police commander. For the permit applies the hunter personally on the base of the invitation issued by the foreign contractor.

Arrangement of the permit for weapon and ammunition exportation lasts from 7 to 14 days, depends on the command efficiency.

 

Equipment:

The hunter should bring:

Rubber shoes knee-high and waders

Bag for trophy

Gun: cal. 12, 16,

Ammunition: shot no „0” or „00” for wood grouse, „4” for black grouse and ducks and „8” for woodcock.

The weapon should be packed in a stiff case. According to the air law the ammunition cannot be placed in the case together with the gun. Is recommended to pack the ammunition in a metal box.

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