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Russia’s forests, rivers, and towering mountains teem with an incredible diversity of fish and wildlife
Because of recent economic changes and today’s currency exchange rates, hunts in Russia are a great value for the international hunter
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a high quality hunt. Well priced and an incredible adventure. Not only did I shoot a trophy ram but I was able to fish for char and salmon. The food was great and the hospitality right from my airport pick up could not have been better. I will be back to hunt with them again. Next time possible for brown bear, I do need to mention I saw 30 bears during my adventure. The mountains we stayed in were breathtaking just a step away from heaven. Thanks for a great hunt Igor.
Igor had everything setup and ready to go with out any problems. From picking us up at the airport, to hotel accommodations, transportation and even sent guys in early to have camp setup by the time we arrived. His staff was etremely knowledgeable and knew exactly where and when to hunt. He even took us fishing and termagant hunting. Our cook always had food ready and did an amazing job for being in the middle of nowhere. Even with a language barrier we had a great time with everyone and enjoyed plenty of laughter.
Managers 5+. Hunters 5+ - true siberian Russian professionals. A lot of vodka, caviar, funny stories, a lot of trophies and amazing tasty soup!!!! )))) Also fishing at night from a boat - it was something wierd and unbelivable way of fishing - omul catching in ray of boat headlights!!!!!......a lot of omul!!!! Love Russia. Greetings from China (now from Sweden)
The hospitality was breathtaking, luxurious quarters, great food and the hoste will find great activities when you are not hunting and also he is a great guide to shoot a bear with.
There is a great bear population in this area so there is no need to shoot at the first bear you see allthou they might push you to do so.
Fantastic host family and hunting team. Went out of their way to find us bears. The abnormal weather got the best of us but this was out of anybodies control. We will be back to hunt with Dmitrii in September and again in 2018. Awesome experience
Honest, sincere, friendly, helpful and experienced guides. Clean, spacious lodge, hot showers, locally grown ethnic foods. Fun train ride through the countryside. Lots of grouse! Saw 3 brown bears.
Weather was cold and rainy. Very unusual for for this time of year in May. No different from any north country hunt. Environment similar to boreal forests of Canada.
The Organisation, the People, the eating (tradition Food - like Borsh), the Russion Banya, the nature, the animals and the hunt. Hervorragendes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis, bemühte Jäger, super Wildbestand und tolle Natur. Nachhaltigkeit der Jagd
I realy can't say anything what i did not like. Alles war zu vollster Zufriedenheit.
A wonderful hunting adventure is over. At the beginning of September we spent 8 days with Arsenii and his team on moose and bear hunting. Arsenii promised us at the beginning to offer us a unique hunting adventure with memories for lifetime. The team is made up of experienced hunters and loving people who really understand their craft. All people were from the beginning very hard-working to bring us to success. It is a wilderness hunt. We were stalking moose and evening sitting on bears. We were able to take a strong moose and a handsome bear. A day hunting bird rounded off everything. A big thank you to all the persons involved. You were all great to us. You kept what you promised and gave us a first class hunting experience. THANK YOU Luke and Christian
Excellent organization, logistics and interaction with the hunter are all well taken care of. Amazing environment, prime quality game. Prof.hunters are knowledgeable and reliable, they know the place inside out, so the hunt they practice: certainly the highlight of my experience.
A lot of "car time" instead walking and stalking preys in the forest. I understand the territory is too vast to be walked and game encounters would be sporadic. Yet, there's a chance to balance the search by car with a more individual involvement of the hunter, possibly with semi-automatic weapons instead of pump ones.
Never been at Baikal before and it was a good hunt and excelent excursion (i went there not for trophy only). Amazing people with ancient traditions, many nationalities live there, culture is very interesting (we saw even a buryat shaman ancient ritual of hunters initiation). Excursion part of my trip was excelent, Baikal is very beautiful place. The outfitter takes 100% depo but my companion (he is not a hunter) unfortunately didnt take trophy but they honestly gave money for trophy back. He likes excursions most. So we recomend!
One of the best hunts I have ever been on. The tented camps are extremely adequate, more like a mobile lodge. The food was fantastic. The people are some of the most hardworking, kind, and amazing people you will ever meet. The scenery; spectacular. And the hunting; some of the best climbs and stalks I have ever been part of. It is a very difficult hunt so you need to prepare physically for it but it is also one of the most rewarding hunts I have ever been on. I was fortunate enough to take a beautiful 12 year old war horse of a ram and I could not be happier. I can honestly say I left base camp to head home with 10 more friends than when I started.
Everything was at or way above my expectations. A totally happy client.
Everything from start to finish was handled by our book your hunt professionals. The outfitter delivered a quality Brown bear hunt with plenty of opportunity on quality bears,(sightings of 5-10 bears daily) with good hospitality, good back country accommodations, and a well staffed team. If your looking to hunt brown bears, there's NO BETTER VALUE anywhere in the world than Kamchatka Russia!
forest landscape, Russian people, food, traditional sauna, value for money, easy transfer from airport (3-4 hours) to the final cottage. Plenty of ducks, capercaillie and blackcock. Pike fishing on the lake
I could not see bears. Not even tracks, but spring came late and we know how wild hunting works, and we cannot control nature.
a very good hunting-organization from Alexander Sarapov. A short and comfortable trip from Austria to the hunting area in russia. A very comfortable hunting lodge and very friendly people. Very good hunters and a very good hunting equipment.
1.) Coordination: By far the best I've ever experienced! 2.) Link-up at the Petro. Airport and Transportation to the back woods: Fantastic! 3.) Base Camp: the best I've ever experienced! 4.) Food: Unbelievably good! 5.) Woods Knowledge/Hunting experience of Guide: Impeccable! 6.) Knowledge of Species hunted: I swear he has to be 3/4 Moose, knows when and where to go look for them! 7.) Would I go back and Hunt with him? ABSOLUTELY!!
Everything was well organized - from the moment of greeting in Moscow Airport until goodbye again. Very professional organization, who knew their hunting area very well. The guides where always on time and very helpful and polite. We shot all the wanted trophies - no problems at all. Can recommend this hunt 100%
Awesome value in terms of price/quality. Beautiful place/territory and very nice people! The food is awesome, and I loved the old Banya (a Russian type of sauna). Mosquito protection highly recommended!
Only night hunting. Rental charges for the ATV´s, even if the owner takes you to search mushrooms for dinner.
Everything was ok,
It would have taken us three more weeks for the crops to mature.
Fall bear hunt is mostly done by foot or with the help of boats. Most of the bears concentrate near the rivers catching fish. Please note!!! Daily rate is valid in case of at least 3 hunters in the group only! Single hunters are subject to be discussed!
Trip duration: 8 days
Trip available on: 25 August 2018 1 October 2018
There are three subspecies of snow sheep (Ovis nivicola) in the Magadan region, they are Okhotsk, Yakutia, and Kolyma snow sheep. This is a combo hunt for Yakutia and Kolyma snow sheep in one trip.
Trip duration: 26 days
Trip available on: 1 August 2019 26 August 2019
There are 5 species of snow sheep available for legal hunting on the territory of Russian Federation. Kamchatka snow sheep is considered to be one of the most popular among them since it's rather affordable in comparison with the other ones. In this offer I would like to highlight the possibility of hunting 2 different species of snow sheep: Kamchatka and Koryak snow sheep in one trip. NO helicopter is necessary. We offer this hunt in the unique hunting zone which is located on the boarder of Kamchatka and Koryak snow sheep inhabitants. Snow sheep hunt is claimed as one of the most difficult hunts in the world. Snow sheep are very careful animals, can catch a move from far distance, inhabit remote areas. So if you decided to go for snow sheep hunting that will be an adventure of lifetime for sure. Physical conditions are highly important for this hunt since long time climbing is necessary on this hunt.
Trip duration: 15 days
Trip available on: 1 September 2019 30 September 2019
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