Yakutia Snow Sheep hunting

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11 hunting trips from 4 outfitters starting from $10,853

11 hunts
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Where to hunt Yakutia Snow Sheep

Yakutia snow sheep is a variety of Asian snow sheep (their Latin name literally means “one that lives in the snows”) who inhabit inhabit the mountain ranges of the North-East of Russia. They are closely related to bighorn sheep (some researchers believe they are a subspecies). True to its name, Yakutia snow sheep are found in Yakutia-Sakha, the biggest member by territory of the Russian Federation.

Price distribution

Yakutia snow sheep hunts are priced from $10,000 and go up to $30,000. As a matter of fact, the most significant part of the cost of the trip is the helicopter chapter, so the price is greatly influenced by the number of hunters in the camp. The most expensive hunts are those that offer an opportunity to take two or three kinds of sheep during one hunt.

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When to hunt Yakutia Snow Sheep?

The snow sheep season in Yakutia is open from August 1 to November 30. The rams usually rut in December, but scheduling the hunt for the weeks of the season in the hope to get some early rut activity is risky: any random blizzard may ruin the hunt and/or delay your return. Most outfitters recommend the last two weeks of August and first two weeks of September.


Hunting methods

Indigenous peoples of the North-East Siberia invented many ingenious ways to hunt snow sheep, including the use of specially trained hounds. The animals escape from wolves to high cliffs that canines can’t climb; the dogs hold them there until the hunter arrives. However, most trophy hunters prefer the classic spot-and-stalk hunts, where you can focus on a specific old animal, that is long past reproduction age, and enjoy the slow and emotion-filled approach until the mighty ram is in your sights.

Why hunt Yakutia Snow Sheep? All hunts (11)

Yakutia is known as the coldest place in the Northern Hemisphere, the biggest source of prehistoric animal remains from the permafrost, gold fields, and a variety of amazing indigenous cultures. While the price may seem steep, it is relatively low as compared for hunts after Yakutia snow sheep’s American relatives, Stone and Dall sheep, although they inhabit the same environment and offer identical hunting experience. The thick, tightly curled horns of the snow sheep will make a lasting memory of the adventure.

Yakutya snow sheep 1 hunter + 1 guest

Yakutya snow sheep 1 hunter + 1 guest Russia

There are 5 sub-species of snow sheep in Russia available for hunting. In this offer one can hunt for Yakitua snow sheep which is considered to be the biggest snow sheep in terms of horns. The hunt is done in the biggest region of Russia - Yakutia republic. Professional outfitter with knowledgeable hunting guides will do their best to find the biggest ram for a hunter and make this trip as unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

Trip duration: 10 days

Hunting season: 1 Aug 2020 30 Nov 2020

Package price $16,551 for 10 days, 1 hunter, 1 guest
Yakutia snow sheep 3x3

Yakutia snow sheep 3x3 Russia

There are 5 sub-species of snow sheep in Russia. This tour offers hunting for Yakutia snow sheep in the biggest republic of Russia. IMPORTANT! The price per hunter is valid in case of 3 hunters in the group only!

Trip duration: 10 days

Hunting season: 1 Aug 2020 30 Nov 2020

Package price $12,732 for 10 days, 1 hunter
Magadan Triple Slam

Magadan Triple Slam Russia

There are three subspecies of snow sheep (Ovis nivicola) in the Magadan region, they are Okhotsk, Yakutia, and Kolyma snow sheep. This is a unique combo of all three species of snow sheep in Magadan region. Only few hunters in the world did this combo hunt successfully, such as Renee Schneider and Jim Shockey for example.

Trip duration: 39 days

Hunting season: 1 Aug 2021 10 Sep 2021

Package price $88,500 for 39 days, 1 hunter
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