Snow Sheep Hunt in Russia
Rifle Only 1 X 1 ONLY $19,800
2023 / 2024
Rifle Only 1X1 ONLY $18,900
Snow Sheep Hunt in Kamchatka Russia
10 Full Hunting Days
- 10 Full Hunting Days in Kamchatka
- 1 Snow Sheep 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
- Crating and Shipping of Trophies
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Firearms Rental / Import ($400)
- Before and After Hunt Hotels and Meals
- Airfare to and from Petropavlovsk
- Helicopter Rental (Optional)
Observer Rate is $4,000
Extra sheep (if available), are $11,000
The Firearms Package includes a Meet and Greet in Moscow to assist with Firearms clearing.
Harvest your trophy snow sheep on the breathtaking slopes of the Kamchatka mountain range with an English-speaking outfitter!
About the Trophy Snow Sheep:
The Kamchatka Snow Sheep is only found in the extreme Siberian tundra. They prefer to stay in the mountains and cliffs nearby grassy plains. They can grow to over 300 pounds, and the majority are often brown in color with some gray-to-white coat variations. Their horns are very large and heavy with a very thick base. You can expect your trophy to be an 8-14-year-old ram with 80-100cm horns.
The Snow Sheep Hunting Area and Terrain:
You will be hunting over 370,000 acres in the Kamchatka mountain range, which varies between 3,000 to 8,000 feet. This relatively low elevation provides higher amounts of oxygen than other ranges, and allows hunters a higher chance of success! The mountains will have small patches of snow alongside lush green grass that grows in between talus slopes. There are well-defined sharp-edged trails that have been formed on these talus slopes from years of animal traffic. The top of these slopes provides majestic views overlooking the valley floors and lakes below. The ground is hard and tundra-esque and gives a solid footing when walking. Fresh springs flowing from the ground provide clean water sources and support the growth of 5 different species of berries that will be in season during this time ofthe hunt.
Kamchatka Snow Sheep Hunting Seasons:
The season for Kamchatka Snow Sheep opens August 1st and closes October 15th. However, the outfitter recommends that you plan between the dates of August 1st to September 1st for the best experience and success rate!
About the Outfitter:
This outfitter has over 20 years of experience guiding hunters throughout Russia and Central Asia. He has personally guided dozens of hunters 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 of what areas have the most sheep and where the most mature trophies can be taken.
For this hunt, the outfitter has secured exclusive access to premier hunting locations that only give out a very limited amount of tags each year, giving you an edge to take the best trophy possible.
Kamchatka Snow Sheep Camp and Accommodations:
This outfitter utilizes four different camps depending on the conditions and quality of the game available in an area at any specific time. If you choose to conduct an aerial hunt, you will stay in fixed log cabin buildings in the main village. In other situations, there are spike camps set up that you will travel to. In these tented camps, you will have your own individual tent. There will also be a dedicated kitchen tent and a dedicated shared shower tent. In camp, you can expect your cook to serve traditional hearty Russian food. There is no internet service available in camp, however, cell phone service might be available. Your PH will also have a satellite phone in camp. Electrical power in the camp is provided by a generator.
Helicopter rental is available. Rates for a small helicopter that can carry 1-2 clients is $600/hr, and the rate for a large helicopter with 3-4 clients is $3500/hr. The usage of a helicopter is optional on this hunt.
A Typical Day Hunting Snow Sheep:
In the late months of summer, sunrise is at 6 a.m. You can expect to wake up around 5 a.m. to begin the day and begin preparing for the hunt. Warm clothing is a must, as you can plan to be outside the entire day. After having breakfast and coffee with your guide and discussing the plan for the day, you will either head out on foot or by horseback from camp. You will travel to overlook points to observe waterholes, grassy plains, game trails, and natural salt licks to assess the movement and quality of trophies. Depending on your shooting abilities, your guide will then assess the landscape and make a plan to position you within a range you are comfortable in. Once you stalk and are in range, you have the opportunity of a lifetime to take one of Siberia’s best trophies!
Russian Snow Sheep Conditioning
The outfitter can accommodate a wide range of clients with different physical capabilities. In general, you should be in mountain shape to hunt for mountain sheep. For those clients that require assistance in the mountains, arrangements can be made for helicopter transport where possible at an additional cost. Be sure to let your booking agent know what kind of actual shape you are in so that he can tailor your hunt to meet your needs.
Kamchatka Snow Sheep 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 sheep trophy to be delivered to Stolker Trophy Co. They will 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 expenses afterward. According to the outfitter, the average cost of trophy preparation and shipping to your point of entry is $1,200 (2001 prices), excluding customs broker and final leg ground shipping.
The available 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 7mm Remington Mag or 300 Win Mag for hunting snow sheep.
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 to catch a flight the next day. Once in Petropavlovsk, the outfitter will meet you and you will head to camp. Depending on the location of the best trophy animals and the best camp to use, this may include a combination of driving in cars, ATVs, snowmobiles, and riding horses. If you opt for the use of a helicopter, they may use it to transport you to the camp as well.
Deposit and Payment Policy:
A 30% deposit is due to book your Kamchatka Snow Sheep 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 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, Helicopter Rental, Shipment of trophies to the taxidermist, Taxidermy, International Shipping of Trophies, Alcoholic Beverages, Insurance, Visa, Gratuities
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