In his years at Dunino, Prishvin did not hunt, but he did train dogs. All his hunting equipment was kept in good condition. In the 1920s and 30s, hunting occupied an important place in his life as a writer.
14 May 1926. You cannot go into nature with nothing, because it will immediately take the weak one and decompose it. Nature loves the plowman, the singer, and the hunter. My current hunting is closely intertwined with the art of writing.