Hunting grounds are an area in which hunting can be carried out and as a habitat for wild animals, considered in terms of forage, protective and nesting terms.
The protective properties of hunting grounds are determined by the ability to shelter animals from bad weather and various enemies.
The feeding properties of hunting grounds are determined by the stock of available forages per unit area.
The nesting suitability of lands is determined by the possibility of giving birth and rearing young stock in forage and protective conditions.
Due to the very wide variety of natural landscapes, a classification system for hunting grounds has been developed. On the territory of Russia, the following main categories of hunting grounds are distinguished:
The type of hunting ground should be understood as areas of vegetation with similar habitats for hunting animals, mainly forage and protective, with a homogeneous composition of animals and birds.