• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: This winter has been a successful season for most hunters in the taiga - or bush- around Lake Baykal in Soviet Siberia.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN forest covered with snow
    0.05

    2.
    SV and CU hunter walks to horse and dog (4 shots)
    0.14

    3.
    SV hunter on horse driven sledges (2 shots)
    0.22

    4.
    GV hares in forest (2 shots)
    0.27

    5.
    SV and CU hunter looking for trap (3 shots)
    0.42

    6.
    SV hunter picks up trapped sable (2 shots)
    0.54

    7.
    GV sun set over forest
    0.58

    8.
    SC hunter returns to lodge
    1.09

    9.
    SCU hunters examining furs (3 shots)
    1.18

    10.
    SC and CU furs in store room (7 shots)
    1.42

    11.
    SV people wearing fur huts (4 shots)
    1.54



    Initials EP/2455


    SPORT: HUNTING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: This winter has been a successful season for most hunters in the taiga - or bush- around Lake Baykal in Soviet Siberia. There are more than 2,000 hunters' points and 60 hunting bases in the area.

    SYNOPSIS: For centuries Siberia has been noted for its furs. Despite the area's industrial development, hunting, fishing and reindeer herding are an important part of the region's economy.

    At the turn of the century some of Siberia's animals were in danger of becoming extinct, especially the sable, one of the most valuable fur-bearing animals in the Soviet Union. For years scientists and sable experts have worked together to save the species. Now, thanks to their efforts, the animal is found again in Siberia-and in substantial numbers.

    Mikhail Kunitsyn comes from a family of hunters well known in the area. Every season he delivers an average of 50 sable pelts.

    Day after day he roams in the taiga checking the sable traps. A gun shot can spoil the animal's fur.

    Hunters in this area have their own ways of finding the animals. They are familiar with the traces and know the animals' behaviour. And they must be enduring and patient.

    Siberia's furs are very popular both in the Soviet Union and in auction rooms abroad.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2X1G1GQL2CUJQ5PFKXYEI4CYF
    Media URN:
    VLVA2X1G1GQL2CUJQ5PFKXYEI4CYF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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