Kamchatka: A mysterious land located in the middle of nowhere. A land of volcanoes, hot springs, and giants—huge brown bears, giant moose, and massive snow sheep. There are five species of snow sheep in Russia, and the Kamchatka snow sheep is the largest of all in size of both body and horns.
Considering a hunt for a snow sheep in Kamchatka? Here are a few things you should know.
Planning your trip: Snow sheep are found in both the central and the northern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula. The sheep population in the central region is not as high as it is in the north. The northern region can be reached by domestic flights via small jets from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, or by helicopter. Whichever method of travel you choose, it’s important to book far in advance.
Expediting: If you don’t speak Russian, be sure to arrange for a translator. Local staff at domestic airports typically don’t speak English, and if you travel with your own firearm it’s necessary to have somebody with you who will take care of the paperwork. Flight changes and helicopter bookings also require the services of a translator.
Money: Please make sure that you have enough cash with your upon arrival to Kamchatka. Credit cards are not accepted everywhere, so to be on the safe side it’s better to have cash (in rubles) when you arrive.
Price: Snow sheep hunts are surprisingly more affordable than most other sheep hunts. On BookYourHunt our offers are directly from the outfitter providing the hunt. This eliminates a lot of the “fat” added by third parties which drives the price up. By dealing directly with the outfitter you are not only getting first-hand information about the hunt, you are getting the best price. On BookYourHunt you can book a quality snow sheep hunt for the unbelievable low price of $13,500. This isn’t a “bargain basement” hunt, this is just a result of the transparency BookYourHunt provides and puts sheep hunting within reach of many who thought hunting sheep was out of reach to them financially.
Hunting: Average altitude for snow sheep hunting is about 3,000 – 4,000 feet (900 – 1,200 meters). It’s important to be in good physical shape for hiking in the mountains. Make sure that your equipment is ready for this hunt, especially your boots—they should be well broken in. Be ready for long-range shots, about 250 to 300 yards, at various angles. Weather conditions may change several times during the day. August, in particular, is known for large swarms of mosquitoes and flies.
After the hunt: It’s generally recommended that your trophy be left in Moscow for inspection and processing and shipped to you later. Sheep horns should be cared for properly and dried before shipment, and an International Vet Certificate stamp is required as well. Discuss the export process with your outfitter well in advance to avoid any surprises.
Now is the perfect time for you to experience this mysterious yet magnificent destination. Let BookYourHunt show you the way.