Primorsky krai, stretching in the south of the Far East, occupies about 166 thousand km² and is inhabited by approximately 2 million people. Primorsky krai has internal borders with the territory of the Khabarovsk krai and external borders – with China and North Korea. Its eastern and southern coasts are washed by the waters of the Sea of Japan. In the northern direction the territory of krai stretches for 900 kilometers, in the eastern – its maximum width is 430. Half of the three thousand kilometers of borders are maritime.
FISHING IN PRIMORSKY KRAI Hunting and fishing in Primorsky Krai
As every faithful Muslim must visit Mecca at least once, every true fisherman must visit Primorsky krai one day to enjoy the catching of Japanese salmon, pink salmon, chum, giant taimen, Pacific redfin or lenok. Hunting and fishing in Primorsky Krai
Fishing in Primorsky krai takes place on inland waters or in bays – Muravin, Amur, Suhodol, Slavyansky and almost all the rest, as well as bays, especially formed by the coastal lines of the islands. There are nine hundred species of fish in the sea. Among them, about 180 can become a prey of an angler: pink salmon, cod, herring, rudd, smelt, pollock, flounder and many others.
In coastal sea waters squid is also caught. Near the shores of the bays, a squid of small sizes lives, and larger specimens can be taken in the evening or at night at the Reineke, Shkot, Popov, Skryplev islands, the capes Akhlystyshev or Vyatlyn from a depth of more than 10 meters.
Fishing on lakes and rivers of Primorsky krai is so diverse that it is necessary to select gear, lure, and bait for each pond. Clean mountain rivers of Primorsky krai are pleased with the catch of taimen, grayling, chum salmon, pink salmon, and malma. Fishermen come for taimen to the most inaccessible areas, where these single giants control their own parts of rivers.
Zhuravlevka, which flows into Ussuri near the village of Samarka, is famous for grayling, lenok and taimen of small sizes weighing up to 15 kg. Fishermen prefer to trade in its upper reaches. Fish abundance is known for the mountain-taiga river Amra in the north of Primorsky krai is known to be abundant in fish, and the relief of its bottom is rugged with underwater braids and has numerous pits. The taiga rivers of Primorsky krai serve as a breeding ground for chum salmon, Japanese salmon and pink salmon. Salmon prefer the areas of the Arma, Muraveika, Ussuri, Bikin, Zeva.
Lakes of Primorsky Krai will please fishermen with Amur carp, pike, amur, catfish and other freshwater fish. The lakes are especially good for fishing: the Solyonoe, Yunost, Saturn, Lebyazhye, Khanka. In some of them, the number of carps has reduced.
It is possible to connect sea fishing in Primorsky Krai with lakes in those places where internal reservoirs are located in the coastal zone, for example, near Nakhodka and the village of Volochanets. In addition to sea fish, you can catch there an octopus, squid, scallops, mussels and other sea food specialties.
HUNTING IN PRIMORSKY KRAI
In the fauna of Primorsky krai, the species of southern fauna are adjacent to the northern fauna. The ungulates are represented by moose, musk deer, deer, roe deer, wild boar, spotted deer; predators – Ussuri tiger, wolf, sable, bear, wolverine, leopard, column and etc.
Hunting in Primorsky Krai is carried out in hunting areas and some agricultural lands allocated for this purpose. Hunting is not conducted in the reserves and zakazniks even under licenses. Hunters more often look for waterfowl in the Spassky, Khankaysky and Khorolsky districts, and for fur animals and hares in Lazovsky, Kavalerovsky, Terneysky, Pozharsky, Anuchinsky and Yakovlevsky districts. Winter bear hunting in Primorsky krai is completely stopped, and in the warm period it is permitted after July 15 to mid-autumn.
Ungulates are shot in limited quantities, and the license must be taken up in advance. The prices of licenses in Primorysky krai are significantly lower than in many regions of Russia. Especially if you take one for several people. You can contact the organizers of the hunt for one-time licenses and permits.
Elk, red and spotted deer, roe deer, otter, fox, column, other fur-bearing and predators, rabbit. Harts can be hunted from early November to mid-January. You can hunt for muskrat and badger only in October. The hazel grouse is fired from the beginning of November to the middle of February. The boar is shot in two periods: in July and November-December.
Different methods of hunting are applied to different kinds of animals. The bear is taken with the use of lures, dogs and lair hunting. The moose is stalked on the shores of lakes, sodic soil (solonetz), with the use of dogs. The weight of the male moose can reach up to 850 kilograms. The deer (maral) are stalked on solonetz with the help of dogs. A musk deer, a small seaside deer weighing up to 15 kilograms, is taken with the use of dogs, ambush hunting and stalking.
Sable, wolverine, ermine, squirrel and lynx are hunted with huskies, which drive prey on trees. Where it can’t avoid a well-aimed shot. Such hunting is considered to be adventurous and one of the most athletic , as the hunter runs with dogs tens of kilometers. The martens are lured into the traps with the carcasses of freshly taken birds. Capercaillie, whose weight can exceed 5 kilograms, is taken with the use of huskies and ambush hunting.
The organization of hunting in Primorsky krai is carried out by the hunting farms of the region.