Himalayan Bear hunting

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4 hunting trips from 2 outfitters starting from $4,750

4 hunts
$4,750 starting from
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Where to hunt Himalayan Bear

The range of Himalayan Bear stretches from the Indian Subcontinent through China and Korea to the Pacific Coast of Russia. At present the only place where you can legally hunt a Himalayan bear is the Russian provinces on the extreme south-east of the country, in a unique area where the plants and animals typical from the boreal forests, such as cedars and Brown Bear, exist side by side with such creatures of the tropics as lianas and Leopards.

Price distribution

The price for a Himalayan Bear hunt in Russia starts at about $4,500 and may be as high as $8,000 and up, depending on such factors as the duration of the trip, hunting methods, the time of the season, and opportunities for harvesting other species. Still not too much for a unique opportunity to harvest a trophy that can’t be legally hunted anywhere else in the world.

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Primorye, the home of the northern subspecies of the Himalayan Bear, is a unique area on the Pacific coast of Russia, where tigers and leopards coexist with brown bears, sable, and other denizens of Siberian taiga. Here are seven reasons to explore this wonderful land – in addition to Himalayan bear hunting, that is.

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When to hunt Himalayan Bear?

Himalayan Bear hunting season in Russia can be open no earlier than August 1, and close no later than November 30. Most outfitters agree that the best time to hunt Primorye is the first weeks of September, which offers the optimal balance for all five major big-game species of the area, including the Manchurian Wapiti and Manchurian Sika Deer rut. A hunter willing to experience the ancient Russian way of hunting at a den should focus on the last week of November


Hunting methods All hunting methods (5)

There are three major methods for hunting Himalayan Bear in Russia. One is based on the creature’s habit of gorging on wild fruit and berries before winter hibernation. As the bruin climbs trees that offer such treats, it gives away its location by a conspicuous noise; hunters walk quietly through areas where such trees are, and if they hear the bear feed, they stalk it. Another traditional Russian method is hunting at the den, which Himalayan Bears make in old hollow trees to save themselves from the Siberian Tiger. It is a strict taboo to shoot a bear unless it is fully awake and out of the den; however, current short season makes hunting at a den nearly impossible. By far the most popular and reliable way to hunt a Himalayan Bear is from a high seat over a bait. This hunt does not differ significantly from any bear baiting hunts, except that you may have unexpected visitors - an Amur Brown Bear, or even a Siberian Tiger.

Why hunt Himalayan Bear?

The Russian subspecies of the Himalayan Bear is not endangered, and trophy hunting (although some people may find it hard to believe) is a critical instrument in the species’ conservation. The biggest threats for Himalayan Bear in Russia are logging, that destroys old trees the bears need to den, and poaching for the Chinese traditional medicine market. Hunting concessions resist logging, and provide various incentives against poaching, both of the stick and the carrot variety (think anti-poaching patrols on the one hand, and salaries and tips for guiding on the other). Couple this with the opportunity to visit a unique habitat, where plants and animals that originated in boreal forests and Indian tropics live side by side, and the unique opportunity to hunt a Himalayan Bear becomes irresistible

Himalayan bear den hunt

Himalayan bear den hunt Russia

Classical hunt for bear on den. Peculiarity of this hunt is that himalayan bear arrange their dens inside high and old trees. So when a bear goes outside a den located in 2-3 meters above the ground a hunters should be ready to make a clear shot.

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 1 Dec 2021 30 Dec 2021

Package price $7,615 for 6 days, 1 hunter
Himalayan bear bait hunt

Himalayan bear bait hunt Russia

Classical high seat hunt for bear on bait. Russia is the only destination in the world where you can hunt for Himalayan bear.

Trip duration: 12 days

Hunting season: 3 Aug 2021 20 Oct 2022

Package price $8,570 for 12 days, 1 hunter
Prime time hunting

Prime time hunting Russia

First two weeks of September are considered to be the Prime time for extraordinary hunting for five trophies during the same trip. This combo is allowed for single hunter only.

Trip duration: 12 - 15 days

Hunting season: 1 Sep 2021 15 Sep 2021

Price from $6,500 for 12 days, 1 hunter
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