The hunters gather in the hunting lodge.
Hunters and their trained dogs become attuned to each other before the hunt.
Hunter preparing to shoot.
Pheasant being shoot.
Trained dogs retrieve the shot pheasant from several hundred meters away.
The hunter’s assistant fastens the downed birds to their sides with a leather noose after the hunt.
Shot, hanging pheasants.
A hunter and his trained dog survey the landscape.
At the and of the hunt the hunters return with their prey to the lodge.
Beside the line-up of dead birds, a new hunter is being initiated. A downed pheasant’s heart must be placed beneath the new hunter’s heart. Then the master hunter strikes him with a stick