Kamchatka Brown Bear Hunt
Rifle Only 1 x 1 Only $13,500
2023 / 2024
Kamchatka Brown Bear Hunt
NOTE: Due to the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia, we have suspended bookings of this hunt until a peace settlement is reached!
8 Full Hunting Days
- 8 Full Hunting Days in Kamchatka
- 1 Kamchatka Brown Bear Trophy Fee
- Professional Hunting Guide
- English Speaking Interpreter in Camp
- R/T Road Transfer from Petropavlovsk
- Field Preparation of Trophies
- Transportation of Trophy to Moscow
- Veterinary Certificate
- Crating and Shipping of Trophies
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Firearms Rental / Import ($400)
- Before and After Hunt Hotels and Meals
- Airfare to and from Petropavlovsk
Observer Rate is $4,000
A 2nd Bear May be Available for $6,000
The Firearms Package includes a Meet and Greet in Moscow to assist with Firearms clearing.
Come hunt for the incredible Kamchatka Brown Bear with one of Russia’s most experienced outfitters at a price that can’t be beaten! The primary guide speaks English, so if you book a group, he will be your guide, and your ability to assess trophies in the field will be enhanced!
About The Trophy Kamchatka Brown Bear:
Kamchatka Brown Bears are the largest bears in Eurasia and among the most prized trophies that Russia has to offer! You can expect to harvest a bear between 8 ½ - 9 ½ feet. You can expect your trophy to have different colors from dark brown, black, and blonde. The skull will average between 24 - 27 inches, and you can expect very long guard hairs on your trophy as they are just emerging from their snow dens in the spring.
The Kamchatka Brown Bear Hunting Area and Terrain:
Kamchatka Russia has the densest brown bear population in the world, with an estimated 24,000 bears roaming the peninsula. You’ll be hunting on different concessions exclusive to this outfitter totaling over 370,000 acres of prime bear territory. Big volcanoes give way to rolling foothills that contain an abundance of food for the bears. Thermal hotspots allow green grass, birch trees, wild garlic, and berries to grow, and in other places where snow has melted, small pine bushes with pine nuts provide yet another food source for the local bear populations. Each day there are fresh brown bear tracks on nearly every foothill and mountain from them awakening from their dens! These areas have been hand-selected by the outfitter to provide reasonable shooting distances without steep and hard-to-navigate mountains, yet still having the densest bear populations with the most mature trophies.
Kamchatka Brown Bear Hunting Seasons:
The season for Russian Brown Bear opens on April 11th and closes on May 25th. The outfitter recommends that the best time for this hunt is from April 20th to May 10th and for the client to aim for these dates.
About the Bear Outfitter:
This outfitter has over 20 years of experience guiding hunters throughout Russia and Central Asia. He has personally guided dozens of clients to the trophies of a lifetime. The outfitter has extensive knowledge of the local region and has spent years creating close relationships with local chiefs and gamekeepers in his hunting areas, keeping him in the loop about what areas have the most bears and where the most mature trophies can be taken. For this hunt, the outfitter has carefully selected the hunting areas for their probability of producing the highest quality brown bear trophies. The camp locations for this hunt were also hand-selected by him to allow for quick and easy access to the best hunting areas.
Kamchatka Brown Bear Lodge and Accommodations:
The bear lodge is situated deep in the Kamchatka peninsula. You will be staying in a wood cabin equipped with a stove for heat. Electricity is provided by a generator onsite. Cell phone service is available in camp. There is no internet service available in the camp. A satellite phone is always a good option on a hunt like this that occurs in remote areas.
Your accommodations will be comfortable but rustic. You will dine on traditional Russian food and every attempt will be made to ensure your comfort and safety during your stay.
A Typical Brown Bear Hunting Day:
The day begins with breakfast at 6 am. Warm clothing is a must for this hunt, as you can plan to be outside in the snow for the entire day. After having breakfast with your guide and discussing the exact plan for the day, you’ll head out on snowmobiles following tracks and spotting bears. It is common to see 5 - 10 bears each day you’re out there. Lunch is eaten in the field, and after lunch, you can expect to go back out and follow more brown bear tracks. The outfitter will try to cover as much territory as possible to ensure you harvest your dream trophy Kamchatka brown bear! You can expect to cover around 50 - 150 km each day in search of the perfect trophy bear before arriving back in camp each evening just before dark.
Kamchatka Brown Bear Trophy Care and Shipping:
The taxidermy and dip and pack of your trophy will be taken care of by Stolker Trophy Co. in Moscow. The field preparation of the trophies is done in camp by salting the hides and boiling the skull. From here, it takes about 10-20 days for your bear trophy to be delivered by plane to Stolker Trophy Co. The client is responsible for all shipping charges of the trophies from the camp to Stolker Trophy Co, and all associated expenses afterward. According to the outfitter, the average cost of trophy preparation and shipping to your point of entry is $1,200 (2021 cost), excluding a broker and final ground shipping from the Port of Entry.
The available rental rifle is a Remington Model 700 chambered in 300 Win Mag, topped with a Zeiss Diavari-Z 2.5-10x48 scope. Rifle rental cost is $400 for the entire hunt and ammunition cost is $3 per round.
If you plan to bring your own rifle, the outfitter recommends rifles chambered in either 30-06, 300 Win Mag, or 375 H&H for hunting brown bears. The importation package for bringing your own firearm is $400.
You will first fly into Moscow and transfer to a domestic flight. If bringing your own rifle, this is where the paperwork and temporary import approval and assistance will take place. Depending on the time of your arrival and the time of your domestic flight, you will either get directly on a plane to Petropavlovsk or spend the night in Moscow and catch a flight the next day. Upon arriving in Petropavlovsk, you will be met by the outfitter and immediately begin your trip to camp, or if it is too late to reach camp the same day, you will spend the night at a hotel in town and leave the next morning on a 3 ½ hour drive by car followed up by a 2-hour ATV ride across the Russian tundra to the bear camp.
Deposit and Payment Policy:
A 30% deposit is due to book your Kamchatka Brown Bear hunt. The full balance must be paid either by prewiring 2 weeks prior to the start of the hunt or paid in US cash upon arrival in Russia.
Deposits are non-refundable. Any shifting of dates or rescheduling is at the outfitter’s sole discretion. Travel insurance can be obtained to cover unexpected illnesses. A Travel Insurance Policy is strongly recommended when traveling to remote areas in foreign countries.
EXCLUSIONS: International and Domestic Airfare, Before and After Hunt Lodging and Meals, any required CITES Permits, Rifle Rental, Rifle Importation Formalities Package, Shipment of Trophies to the Taxidermist, Taxidermy, International Shipping of Trophies, Alcoholic Beverages, Insurance, Visa, Gratuities
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