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DOLNÍ LOMNÁ it is Said that a person’s childhood affects him for life. This also applies to the forester and hunters Ladislav Michalika of Dolní Lomná. When he was a little boy, walking behind him a little deer up in the kitchen and when you want to relax, go take a nap to the feeding grounds or dog pen.
“That’s when my mom and dad too scared. I was only three when I fell asleep in the krmelci. They found me thanks to the hunting bitch, you heard a howl,“ recalls čtyřiačtyřicetiletý Michalik. His family consists of the fourth generation of foresters. The forestry school is already studying his son.
Man lives in his wife and four children in a cottage in a stunning location. He claims that it is very sunny and all-natural elements to avoid it. Set it once a gamekeeper, who happening on the land a long time watching and then began to build.
That’s exactly what people once did. Used on the selected plot in the summer, in the winter, in the rain, just watching how nature behaves, than decided to build a house. “The sharp winds here can disprove any tree, while below it falls about one hundred and six, and we have on average about four degrees warmer than below us in the valley,” mentions Michalik.
How is it then with the bublifukem and posedem?
It is clear to everyone that the position must be built so that the hunters up the beasts felt. Once an old stager advised to take along a bubble machine and watch where the bubbles flying. You’d be surprised. As I’m walking up the ladder, almost at every meter change in direction. So then comes the logistics. Drawing from the best location sitting posture.
Your a bad accident in 2011, many remember. You rode on a moped and at the cemetery in Jablunkově you did not give preference to the driver of a passenger car. The first forecasts were pretty bad. Maybe became kind of a miracle that you’re here today, right?
Much of a chance of survival for me in the beginning weren’t. Fourteen days I was in a medically induced coma and then told me to prepare myself for the invalidity pension. The forest to forget. I thought at the time to Meresjeva, a pilot from the war, with severely wounded legs crawled 18 days to safety and survived, and also on Vassili Zaitsev from the movie Enemy at the gates. Endured the impossible. This and God gave me strength.
You have any consequences?
I went back to work and after forest walking with sticks. Although I feel about 20 years older, but that’s okay. On the edge of the hill too climb. When I tried for the first time after the accident, helped my sons. They invented a gimmick to get me there. Hunting fills me, the forest gives me energy. Just on the one leg I have to buy a shoe two sizes bigger than the other. Calf also has a different diameter.
You feel also known, that such an experience moves a person else?
Yes, through suffering I can better understand others. I pray for people who suffer from. Strength and wisdom is stronger than gravity.
What concerns nature, and here you come to some knowledge?
That, worst of all, unprofessional emotional opinions. Often from people from the cities and often even from the ecologists, who do not know the practice. I’m betting on common sense. When I once complained that my sheep attacked by wolves, she advised me the little girl from the city, to get a sheep dog and trained him. To four sheep? I could fell my whole paycheck.
You are in the countryside at home, you observe, how are they changing?
Big changes are happening for roughly the last thirty years. Extreme changes extreme. They’re either great dryness or too much rain. Once it was regularly and evenly. Even semester didn’t mind. We need the moisture, mist. I remember that used to be a problem at 25 degrees Celsius dry hay without ostrevek. Today it is on earth. Jablunkovsko is lucky to be here last year and this year managed to fill the bottom of the water, unlike the greater part of the republic.
What is the main fault?
In planting single-species spruce forests, which are now trying to fix it. About it already wrote a lot. It’s like a householder planted on one field for three consecutive years wheat. The soil would be totally exhausted. Unfortunately now due to bark beetles carried out 90 percent of the salvage logging. The beetle there are several species and out-of-control. But these rubbers then can hold water. We in the CZECH republic perfectly prepared for floods, but not dry. I prefer the natural regeneration of the forest.
I already have longer feel,
that common sense get
in the red book of endangered species.
And how is it with animals? She’s in the woods a natural number?
Predators yes, otherwise it is not so good. Wildlife needs room, shelter and what to eat. I saw in Poland near the border with Ukraine, in one place, that nekácejí boots. They left behind some trees. There was a lot of wildlife, even a bear with cubs, wolves. Therefore, it is good that in the framework of the options do for the animals and birds and for us. Does not then damage in forest nurseries and in the gardens.
Why are there so many predators, why neodloví?
Many are protected, like the lynx, the raven, not to hunt. Above the Sand is settled lynx family and have there deer meet. It would take about a sensible negotiations with conservationists and evaluate the carrying amount of predators for a given landscape. Well and then there are the overpopulated foxes. There are an average of 20 to 50 fold more than it should be. Little shoots.
Maybe interested in foxes waned and, therefore, that the waned interest in the fur.
Yes, once every woman wanted to boast at least a hat of foxes, if not the fur. I remember in the 70’s. years meant skin from one fox one paycheck. Hunters wives foxes on a fur coat like the shot.
Then there was the rabies.
Coming in four-year cycles and a lot of foxes she cut ‘ em down. Over time, the population again recovered, and so over and over again. Even rabies have them safe. The overgrowth suffer from hares, pheasants, partridges and other small animals.
You spoke about tetřevech.
I’m sorry that the few protect the species that need it. Need to grouse. Odchovají from hatcheries, release with walkie-talkies in nature and in 48 hours after them. That’s because that doesn’t dampen the vermin and not for them, ready habitat. In the last century even the local people for money watch moorcock hen with the young.
How is it with us with the black beasts?
If he has a wild boar a lot of food, it activates him heavily sex hormone. Once it was about forest animals, which maintain their statuses naturally so, to have something to eat. Today headed to the lowlands, where he has food, a huge surplus. He hides in the huge rows of corn, canola and throwing the young often even twice a year. How have the hunters in black from the field to get out? She doesn’t need to be based on. In addition, eat eggs and chicks of other animals and birds.
What to do with it?
It is necessary to a comprehensive solution to the management on the fields and in the woods. Need nepěstovat only economically advantageous crops. More often it is alternate. Take care to tracts of split hedges, rows of trees, a grove, it wasn’t just a huge homogeneous area. Huntsman should and where among the field to build a position and the target on the boar. I already have longer feel, that common sense got in the red book of endangered species.
In conclusion, can you tell something more cheerful, for example, if he has hunter in the night in the woods sometimes fear?
No, but once me pretty startled deer. I went from our cottage in such a chodníčkem, the moon shone, and next to the water, which muffled the sound. I noticed that on the road lies a block. So I want to dump away. When I did, he moved and I am so scared. From the chopping block turned out to be a deer and just as scared as I ran away. He just fell asleep.
With the family.