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SNOW SHEEP

Hunting season

  • Kolyma Snow Sheep / Magadan: August – start of October
  • Okhotsk Snow Sheep / Magadan: August – start of October
  • Kamchatka Snow Sheep / Kamchatka: 1st of August – middle of October
  • Koryak Snow Sheep / Kamchatka: 2nd of August – 26th of September
  • Yakutsk Snow Sheep / Yakutsk: start of August – November

Regions and hunting areas

Magadan

Region

 

Magadan oblast is located on the Coast of Okhotsk Sea – northeastern part of the Russian Federation (the Far East). It is one of the world’s rarest places for the purity of its original nature and the magical diversity of its flora and fauna. The area is mostly tundra.

In April, temperature can vary from 0 to -20°C, and in May: from +5 to -10°C. On open sunshine – temperature will rise up more!

In September/October, the temperatures can vary from +5 to -10°C, so the hunter will need a warm windproof clothes and waterproof boots of high quality.

In August, temperature will be from +15 to -5°C.

For a hunting trip to Magadan, you must be ready to stay for up to 2 weeks away from home!

 

Hunting areas

  • We organize Kolyma Snow Sheep, Giant Moose, Caribou, Brown Bear hunt on the Northern part of Magadan Oblast – on the river Omolon, which is bordering with Chukotka region. This is absolutely unreachable area by ground transportation, and also there is very limited scheduled flights coming in. For our group of hunters we organize private Charter flights to local village Omolon. On arrival to Omolon 5 hour transportation by motorboat to main hunting camp.
  • Okhotsk Snow Sheep is hunted closer to the cost of Okhotsk Sea. The same as for the Brown Bear, local transportation to main hunting camp by helicopter. Average flight duration is an hour – two (each way).

Low altitude: 700-1000 meters above the sea level.

Kamchatka

Region

 

The Kamchatka peninsula is a 1 250 km long peninsula in the Russian Far East. It lies between the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Sea of Okhotsk to the west.  Volcanoes and volcanic peaks, cyclones and underground heat created here a mixture of twenty climate zones and a great variety of flora and fauna. Beautiful landscape, geysers and mineral springs and many more – all that is found here in Kamchatka.

Kamchatka’s climate is as diverse as its wildlife. You will find a moderate maritime zone on either coast, a continental zone in the central valley with four distinct seasons, and an arctic zone in the northern parts of the peninsula. Depending on when and where you choose to travel on the peninsula, you will find a tremendous variance in temperature. The beauty of traveling to Kamchatka is that all of these climatic zones are easily accessible.

During a spring time temperature can vary from +5 to -10 degrees average; August from +5 to +15°C; September/November from +10 to -15°C.

 

Hunting areas

 

4 different locations for hunting are available:

  • Northern part of Kamchatka – Palana. After arrival to Kamchatka-Petropavlovsk local flight to Palana town. Hunting area is located ~60 km from town, where you get by off-road vehicle.
  • Northern part of Kamchatka – Tilicheeky. After arrival to Kamchatka-Petropavlovsk local flight to Tilicheeky. Connected helicopter flight to hunting area.
  • Central part of Kamchatka – close to the Bay of Kamchatka. After arrival to Kamchatka-Petropavlovsk 7 hour ground transportation to Anavgay town, it’s located to the North of Kamchatka-Petropavlovsk. From Anavgay 1 hour transfer by helicopter to hunting area.
  • Southern part of Kamchatka – Ust-Bolshereck. Ground transportation from Kamchatka-Petropavlovsk to hunting area.

Sheep is hunted at the altitude of 1100-1800 meters.

Yakutsk

Region

 

Yakutia or Sakha Republic is a vast unexplored region of Siberia in the northeast of Russia. It is one of the rare places on Earth, where spaces of wild nature – mountains, rivers, lakes, forests (taiga), northern steppes (tundra) are saved untouched by civilization.

Air temperatures:

August from +5 to +18°C, September from +5 to -5°C, October from -10 to -15°C, November from -15 to -25°C.

 

Hunting areas

 

Hunting area is located to the Northeast of Yakutsk in Tomponsky District, at Verkhoyansk Range. The lowest point in the hunting area is 300 m and the highest – 2400 m above the sea level. Hunting covers the areas ~205 000 ha.

On Arrival to Yakutsk, local charter flight to Khandyga town. Afterwards, transfer by motorboat 5-6 hours and off road vehicle (1st August – 10th October) OR off-road vehicle ~9 hours (10th October – 15th December). It’s also possible to book helicopter for a flight from Khandyga to hunting area.

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Accommodation

Magadan

Accommodation is in the heated tents, which are based in the main camp. Service staff and cook services available as well. Hunter with professional guide leave main hunting camp for the period until trophy is taken! Accommodation on mountains is provided in tents.

Kamchatka

Accommodation mainly is provided at small wooden cabins, lodges or heated tent camps, which are equipped with dining area, water, generator, etc. In some cases it’s necessary to stay up on mountains for few days.

Yakutsk

Hunter arrives to main hunting camp, which is equipped with dining area, Russian sauna, electricity and other. Each cabin can accommodate 2-3 hunters. Service staff and cook services are provided in the main camp. During a hunt, sometimes it’s necessary to stay in a tented camp.

Hunting conditions

Magadan

Sheep hunting method is exclusively on foot and by stalking. Hunter stays up on mountains till Sheep is taken.

Kamchatka

11 day hunting is necessary for Sheep hunt. If combined hunting, then more days must be taken. During a snowy period we use snowmobiles for transportation on hunt. When there is no snow – hunting on foot or with horses from main hunting camp.

Yakutsk

Snow Sheep inhabit the rocky mountainous areas. Hunting method is exclusively spot and stalk. Hunter must be ready to do the distances up to 15 km daily. if there is no snow in area, then stalking is on foot, but when areas are in snow, then skis and snowmobiles are used. Hunting tour lasts for about 7-10 days.