Hunting in Russia

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172 hunting trips from 30 outfitters starting from $151

172 hunts
$151 starting from
43 animals
6661km to the nearest trip

Why Russia

Hunting in Russia: Variety and abundance of game

Variety and abundance of game

Russia’s forests, rivers, and towering mountains teem with an incredible diversity of fish and wildlife

Hunting in Russia: Affordability

Affordability

Because of recent economic changes and today’s currency exchange rates, hunts in Russia are a great value for the international hunter

Hunting in Russia: Rich historical legacy and ancient hunting traditions

Rich historical legacy and ancient hunting traditions

Russia’s hunting traditions go back to ancient times, and it forms an important theme in the literature of great Russian writers. Russian hunters are proud of the cultural legacy of the hunt, which persists to this day

Russia on map

About hunting in Russia

Russia, the largest country in the world in terms of land area, spans eleven time zones and two continents, covering the major part of Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It contains the largest freshwater lake in the world, the Baikal, and Europe's tallest peak, Mount Elbrus. A variety of climate zones and topography, ranging from broad plains and low hills west of the Urals to vast areas of coniferous forest and tundra in Siberia to the upland and mountain habitat along the southern border regions, means hunters have a tremendous variety of game and hunting experiences to choose from. Hunting in Russia is as varied as the terrain, ranging from lodge-based deer and upland bird hunts, to bear hunts using snowmobiles, to rugged hike-in snow sheep hunts in the high mountains. Russia has five varieties of snow sheep: Kamchatka, Koryak, Okhotsk, Kolyma, and Yakutia; five varieties of brown bears: East Siberian, Amur, Siberian, European, and Caucasian; and three varieties of moose: Kamchatka, Yakutia, and European. The country also offers excellent hunting for Siberian roebuck, maral stag, wolf, lynx, capercaillie, blackcock, and woodcock. Inexpensive hunts for species as diverse as capercaillie and bears abound, and prices are still comparatively low even for combined hunts in Kamchatka and the Far East for snow sheep and moose.

Brown Bear - Bush TV

The brown bear is the largest land predator on Earth and are quite often a little ill-tempered. These European brown bears are no exception to that. Check out this trail camera footage from one of BookYourHunt's outfitters in Russia!

What you need to know

  • 1. Planning your trip
  • 2. Upon arrival
  • 3. Hunting
  • 4. After the hunt

Planning your trip

Visas

A visa is required to visit Russia for holders of US and EU passports. Because the documentation requirements are extensive (they may include a letter of invitation from your outfitter and confirmation of hotel reservations, as well as personal information), allow plenty of time—at least a month—before your trip to take care of this process. See http://www.russianembassy.org/page/consular-issues for more information.

Importing Firearms

Foreign hunters can bring hunting rifles into the country for the duration of a planned hunt, as specified in their outfitter’s invitation. The procedure for receiving an import permit generally takes at least a month, so it’s important to send the necessary documents to your outfitter well in advance.

It’s extremely important that the model and serial number of the rifle, as well as the amount of ammo you bring (no more than 100 rounds allowed), match exactly the information you provided on the permit. Note that archery equipment and silencers are not allowed for hunting in Russia. You must carry your firearms permit on your person while you are in Russia.

Upon arrival

Plan in advance

For most Russian hunting trips, you will make your initial arrival in Moscow. If you are not transferring immediately to a domestic flight, make arrangements in advance for your outfitter or a representative to meet you at the airport and take you to a hotel. Be sure to exchange some currency in the airport or at a Moscow bank so you are carrying cash in rubles, as many rural areas do not accept credit cards. Because most hunts require traveling long distances from Moscow, it’s important to arrange your travel itinerary well in advance of your hunt. Your outfitter can help you with this process; be sure to discuss it with him in detail well before your arrival.

Hunting

Safety and strict adherence to hunting regulations are paramount when hunting in Russia. Be sure that you are clear on all the regulations in your hunting area and know exactly what you are and are not allowed to shoot.

After the hunt

Taxidermy

While certain trophies may be exported in the hunter’s luggage if the necessary paperwork has been completed in advance, most big-game animals such as moose, maral, stag, bears, and wolves must be treated and dried by a taxidermist and a health certificate must be issued before they can be exported. Be sure to bring some business cards with the address of your chosen taxidermist or trophy expeditor and affix one to the skull and one to the skin of your animal to ensure they are shipped to the right place.

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Manchurian Wapiti hunting

Manchurian Wapiti hunting Russia

The Manchurian wapiti is reddish brown during summer, and brownish gray in winter. It has dark hairs on the neck and dark underparts, followed by a light-colored rump patch. It is smaller than North American elk (Cervus canadensis canadensis) with smaller and stouter antlers. Male deer are wapiti-like with a neck mane, and as mentioned, relatively small wapiti-like antlers. Female deer are more red deer-like and lack neck manes. This deer is the most red deer-like of the wapiti, being adapted to mixed deciduous forest environments in Manchuria, Yakutia, Northern China and North Korea. Like many red deer, adult deer may have some visible spots in their summer coats. Cows weigh 140 to 180 kilograms (310 to 400 lb) and bulls weigh 170 to 250 kilograms (370 to 550 lb).

Trip duration: 7 - 8 days

Hunting season: 1 Sep 2021 10 Oct 2021

Daily rate fee $1,750 for 7 days, 1 hunter
Siberian Roe deer hunt on the rut (1x1)

Siberian Roe deer hunt on the rut (1x1) Russia

5 days of hunt / 7 days of staying Make your revue about this hunt - get 10% of price back! HUNTING FEATURES: o The opportunity to get the largest trophy of the roe buck in the world - the type of capreolus pygargus. o Hunting during the rut gives the hunter the opportunity to choose the best trophy. o What’s important for our hunting area - the location does not require helicopter transfer! It is easy to get there (2-3 hours by car). o Stalking on foot and calling roebucks (with wabs), early in the morning or in the evening. o Comfortable weather conditions. SAMPLE ITINERARY: Arrival in Moscow. Customs formalities. Accommodation in Moscow, if necessary. Domestic flight to Abakan - 4,5 hours. DAY 1 Arrival to Abakan. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the base camp. Accommodation, rest. DAY 2-6 Siberian roe deer hunt (5 days). DAY 7 Abakan Airport transfer. Departure. Arrival in Moscow. Flight back home or overnight in the hotel. Customs formalities at the airport.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 25 Aug 2021 5 Sep 2021

Price from $3,029 for 7 days, 1 hunter
Kamchatka bear fall hunt

Kamchatka bear fall hunt Russia

We usually hunt Bears near lakes and rivers as there is a lot of salmon coming up to spawn. Also you can find them on tundra feeding on berries at day time. The average trophy size is 8-9 feet. But there are Bears over 9 and even 10 feet. And we have a chance to find these monsters.

Trip duration: 10 days

Hunting season: 20 Aug 2021 31 Oct 2021

Package price $9,900 for 10 days, 1 hunter
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