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Monday, 4 May 2020

Huntress who loves to pose with dead bears blasts her critics as ‘uneducated’ and says meat-eaters who attack her for killing animals are hypocrites

  • Alexandra Tyutcheva, 23, usually drives 300 miles to hunt bears, deer and ram with her father, 53, in Russia
  • The pair, from Serpukhov, a city south of Moscow, have been hunting together since Alexandra turned 18
  • Online trolls have labelled Alexandra a 'cruel killer' and say 'I wish it was you lying there instead of the bear
  • Alexandra once hunted and killed a 250lb Kamchatka brown bear before posing next to the imposing animal
  • She has blasted internet trolls for criticising and hating her when they are uneducated on the topic of hunting
A 23-year-old huntress who kills and then poses with brown bears has slammed the 'uneducated hypocrites' who eat meat but threaten her for shooting wild animals.
Alexandra Tyutcheva is a hunting manager from Serpukhov, Russia and has been travelling up to 300 miles away from home to track down deer, bears and rams with her father, 53, since she was 18 years old.
Online trolls have labelled Alexandra a 'cruel killer' and said, 'I wish it was you lying there instead of the bear' in a series of vicious messages online. Others said her future children 'will pay for that'.
But Alexandra revealed 'hunting is part of who I am now'. She's writing her bachelor degree thesis on the sport, and works to ensure hunts are 'sustainable' and 'for conservation'.
She said: 'There are many people that don't understand and throw hate at you whilst having zero knowledge on the topic.
Alexandra Tyutcheva, 23, is a hunting manager from Serpukhov, Russia. She's pictured with a Kamchatka brown bear she shot while on a hunt with her father, 53
Alexandra Tyutcheva, 23, is a hunting manager from Serpukhov, Russia. She's pictured with a Kamchatka brown bear she shot while on a hunt with her father, 53
Alexandra has been hunting with her father since she was 18 years oldThe huntress is pictured comparing the size of her hand with the paw of a brown bear she shot and killed
Alexandra (pictured, left, and comparing her hand with the paw of a bear she killed, right) has been hunting with her father since she was 18 years old. Before that the pair went camping and fishing together
'It's hypocritical to eat meat and then also criticise people who work hard to provide their own meat for themselves. On Instagram, I share links to articles that educate people about sustainable and conservation hunting.'
Alexandra has been fishing and camping with her father since she was 12, but her mother and three sisters aren't interested in joining them.
'My father and I are very close. We spend a lot of time together hunting with our guests. My mum and three sisters don't enjoy hunting but they support us. Hunting isn't for everyone,' she added.
Properly managed hunting 'can increase the number of elephants in Africa by thousands or bighorn sheep in the US', Alexandra claimed.
She blasted her critics for not understanding the effect of hunting on ecology.  
No part of the animals Alexandra and her father kill go to waste. She dries out the skin, eats the meat, and boils antlers and horns for taxidermy.
Online trolls have labelled Alexandra a 'cruel killer' and said, 'I wish it was you lying there instead of the bear' in a series of vicious messages online. Others said her future children 'will pay for that'
Online trolls have labelled Alexandra a 'cruel killer' and said, 'I wish it was you lying there instead of the bear' in a series of vicious messages online. Others said her future children 'will pay for that'
The hunting manager revealed hunting involves staying out in all weathers in an effort to track down the animals. Here she's pictured in the snow with a moose
The hunting manager revealed hunting involves staying out in all weathers in an effort to track down the animals. Here she's pictured in the snow with a moose
The pair will travel up to 300 miles to go hunting. Here she is pictured as a teenager with the head of a ram. She revealed they would use the horns for taxidermy
The pair will travel up to 300 miles to go hunting. Here she is pictured as a teenager with the head of a ram. She revealed they would use the horns for taxidermy
She added: 'In Russia, it's not unusual to drive five hundred kilometres to go hunting - especially if you live near a city - so you don't go very often.
'The biggest hunt I've had was a Kamchatka brown bear. We don't weigh them but it must've been around two hundred and fifty kilograms.'
Hunting is Alexandra's 'hobby, job and philosophy'. She said: 'I love the strong connection I have to nature and the understanding of how things work in life.
Going on a hunt involves wearing head to toe camouflage gearShe is pictured on the top of a mountain while carrying her camping gear
Going on a hunt involves camping, wearing head to toe camouflage gear and walking for miles as they track down an animal. Pictured left, posing on a tree and right, standing on the top of a mountain
No part of the animals Alexandra and her father kill go to waste. She dries out the skin (pictured), eats the meat, and boils antlers and horns for taxidermy
No part of the animals Alexandra and her father kill go to waste. She dries out the skin (pictured), eats the meat, and boils antlers and horns for taxidermy

Alexandra is pictured with skulls and horns that she will boil and mount for decoration. Alexandra hopes to inspire others to embrace their passion as she does hers
Alexandra is pictured with skulls and horns that she will boil and mount for decoration. Alexandra hopes to inspire others to embrace their passion as she does hers

You challenge yourself in harsh conditions - storms, rain, and snow - but that's just nature. You become more patient with experience.'
Alexandra hopes to inspire others to embrace their passion as she does hers. 'Hunters, do not hide your passion or apologise for being a hunter,' she added.
'As for other people, do not judge something you don't understand. Search for information and talk to people - try to learn. Curiosity and self-education is important.' 

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