Kamchatka Brown Bear hunting

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Where to hunt Kamchatka Brown Bear

True to its name, Kamchatka brown bear is to be found in Kamchatka – a large, and nearly isolated peninsula on the Pacific coast of Russia. Volcanic activity, hot springs and the ocean create a unique environment that attracts thousands of tourists to Kamchatka, not only for hunting, but for salmon fishing, bird and bear viewing, etc. This is a place nobody ever regretted visiting.

Price distribution

A Kamchatka bear hunt starts at just under $10,000 and may go up to $15,000. Combination snow sheep and bear hunts go for about twice as much. A big chunk of the price of this hunt is transportation to remote wilderness, and so group offers, for 4 or 5 hunters and perhaps observers, are the best value – with luck and good choice of partners your cut of the price may be well under $8,000.

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The biggest question for Kamchatka bear hunting is whether to go in spring or in the fall. There are marked difference in season length, hunting methods, and opportunities to combine bear hunting with other outdoor pursuits. Let our blog post walk you through the main features of each season so that you can make the right choice.

24 Mar 2017 Kamchatka bear hunt: spring or fall?

When to hunt Kamchatka Brown Bear?

There are two main seasons for bear hunting in Kamchatka: in the spring, and in the fall. The spring season runs from April 15 to May 15, when the bears leave their dens and are feeding actively to make up for the time they spent in dens. The fall season is from August 20 to September 30, and is centered on salmon rivers, where the bears come to feed for the hibernation.

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Hunting methods

Almost all Kamchatka brown bear hunting is done by spot-and-stalk. In the spring season a bit of tracking may be added in, as in most cases there are large areas still covered by snow. Hunters usually scout the area on snowmobiles, and after they locate a suitable bear, they approach and stalk it on foot. In the autumn, the hunting is mostly typical salmon river bear hunt, with the hunters going slowly along the valley, looking for bears that are gorging on the fist. Kamchatka bear hunting is dangerous game hunting, and the hunter must carry an appropriate weapon. A .300 magnum firing a stout, heavy bullet is the recommended minimum, especially for bear + snow sheep combination hunts.

Why hunt Kamchatka Brown Bear?

Warmed by volcanoes, and blessed with abundance of food, from salmon rivers to dwarf pine cones, Kamchatka is home to some of the biggest bears in the world, surpassing most areas of mainland Alaska and Canada, and second only to Kodiak (and that maybe). Most bear hunting in Kamchatka takes place on wide open spaces, with good concentration of bears, allowing the hunter and the guide to select and target the best trophy animals. The bear population in Kamchatka is healthy and growing (in fact, it has boomed since trophy hunting opened in 1990s, presumably due to decrease in infanticide), and money from trophy hunters support depressed economics of remote rural communities. Great hunting in a unique place at affordable rates – what else can one ask for?

Kamchatka brown bear

Kamchatka brown bear Russia

10 days of hunt / 14 days of staying PACKAGE PRICE (no additional fees!) HUNTING FEATURES:  The opportunity to get one of the largest trophies of the brown bear URSUS ARCTUS in the world. Kamchatka is called the “Bear Corner”. 95% of the territory of the peninsula is inhabited by a representative of the species of brown bear (Ursus arctos beringianus), which for centuries has been the main owner of the places. This is the largest subspecies living in Russia. The large size of this bear is associated with the specifics of its food. It feeds on salmon and other fish species in coastal rivers. А mild climate also has influence on its size. The skin is long, dense and soft. Its color ranges from fawn yellow to blackish brown, or completely black. Dark individuals predominate. o The opportunity to get one of the largest trophy of the brown bear URSUS ARCTUS in the world. o Hunting is carried out in the North of Kamchatka on the territory more than 300,000ha (750,000ac). What’s important for our hunting area - the location does not require helicopter transfer! It is easy to get there by car/ATV. o Hunting in spring gives the hunter the opportunity to choose the optimal trophy, the size of which can be determined by the width of the track. o In spring the quality of the hide is better than in autumn. After hibernation the bear's skin is thicker and longer. o Preferably a 300win caliber weapon Mag / 375H&H/ 8x68S o Shooting distance - up to 650 ft. o Hunting is possible both in the morning and in the evening. o Weather conditions from 50°F during the day and up to 5°F at night.

Trip duration: 14 days

Hunting season: 24 Apr 2021 21 May 2021

Price from $11,050 for 14 days, 1 hunter
Bear Fall hunt 2021

Bear Fall hunt 2021 Russia

Kamchatka brown bear Fall hunt is considered to be one of the most exciting hunts. Hunting season starts when bears concentrate on rivers and catch fish. During this time most of the bears come to the rivers' banks and catch various species of Kamchatka salmon. One can hardly take a chance to see so many bears at one spot and choose the most desirable trophy.

Trip duration: 9 days

Hunting season: 1 Sep 2021 30 Sep 2021

Package price $11,000 for 9 days, 1 hunter
Bear Fall hunt 2020

Bear Fall hunt 2020 Russia

Kamchatka brown bear Fall hunt is considered to be one of the most exciting hunts. Hunting season starts when bears concentrate on rivers and catch fish. During this time most of the bears come to the rivers' banks and catch various species of Kamchatka salmon. One can hardly take a chance to see so many bears at one spot and choose the most desirable trophy.

Trip duration: 9 days

Hunting season: 1 Sep 2020 30 Sep 2021

Package price $9,500 for 9 days, 1 hunter
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