The Club of Mountain Hunters congratulate the Irkutsk school of Game biologists Of the state agrarian University named after A. A. Ezhevsky (Irkutsk state agrarian UNIVERSITY). The story of the game biologists’ courses started in 1927. The Siberian land administration at Irkutsk University initiated the establishment of courses for the specialists in hunting. Dorogostaiskii V.G. made the great contribution to the development of that idea. He worked together with the ethnographer Petri B. E. and the forest zoologist Gagarin N.A. They gave lectures and conducted practical classes with students. The first course consisted of 20 students. It included such well-known biologists as Zharov V.K, Vladimirov K.A. and Khudyakov P.I. In 1930 the courses got the status of the Fur and Raw materials Institute of hunting cooperation which entered to the Moscow Fur and Raw materials Institute in 1934. The management of the Institute realized the low effectiveness of the study, organized far from the hunting area. Later in 1950 it was transfered to Irkutsk and became the part of the zoological faculty in the State Agrarian University. The famous scientist Skalon V. N. became the mastermind of that idea. It took him two years to find and attract experienced scientists to join the teachers’ team. They were Zarov V.K., Khudyakov P.I., Timofeiv V.V., Litvinov N.I., Krasnyi N.M., Gagarina T. N., Klyatis B.D., Sviridov N.S. Starting from 1954, 100 students entered the Game Biology faculty each year. Till 1967 the graduates got the diplomas of Game Biologist. Thanks to Sviridov N.S and Bentchen P.I. The faculty of Game Biology was established in the 1st of January, 1968 and all graduates started to train the Game Biology program. The new departments of animals and birds biology, hunting farm management and zoology were opened. That was a boost for Game Biology Museum development. It was directed by such specialists as Sadkov V.S., Ogorodnikov L. I., Melnikova N. I, Zargebin A.A, Kudashev A.V. The educational and experimental farm, formed in 1961, became the practical base for the next students generations. Nowadays the farm “Goloustnoe” has an area of 120 thousand hectares. The Council for defense of dissertations started to work at 70s and more than 30 candidates defended their dissertations there. The scientific game biology school worked very actively. At 90s there were more than 60 theses were defended there. Annually the faculty organizes the international conferences concerning the prospects of hunting industry. The faculty accepts for practice and to collect of the scientific data students and professors from other countries such as Germany, Poland, France and several Russian Universities. More than 7000 game biologists graduated the faculty from the time is was established more than 70 years ago. Most of them develop the hunting industry of Siberia, the Far East of Russia and other counties of CIS. They play the important role in protection of wild nature diversity of our countries. The Club has very close contacts with the Game Biology faculty and its graduates. We hope to continue our cooperation in future. We wish new scientific and creative achievements to the faculty staff and its graduates! The president of the Club of Mountain Hunters. Edward Bendersky.