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Travel to the Russian Far East to hunt Russian Snow Sheep. This hunt is conducted using a small helicopter and backpack style mountain sheep hunting. Hunters need to be in good physical condition and capable of carrying their own backpack. The hunt is comparable to a NWT Helicopter assisted backpack Dall sheep hunt as we use smaller helicopters instead of big military choppers. This allows us to drop off the hunters in the alpine and each hunter has his own area to hunt. This avoids the common problem of the hunt group starting in one location and hiking to and from base camp each day. We take groups of 2 to 4 people per area and there is no “base camp” as on most Russian hunts. Hunters need to bring their own optics, small tent, stove, backpack, Garmin In-reach, Iridium or Inmarsat satellite phone, personal equipment/gear and some backpack food. Hunters also need to be knowledgeable in trophy care. Fog, snow and/or rain are common; hunters need to be experienced in mountain hunting, long-range shooting (200-500 yards) and comfortable with spiking out in backpack style tents. This hunt includes 5 to 7 days of hunting, depending on weather plus helicopter flights from Kamchatka to the hunting area and back. Each hunter has one guide. Packers are available for an additional cost. Typical ram sizes are 32-39”. Snow sheep of 40”+ have been taken, but animals of this size are rare. The hunting season starts August 1st and goes through September. Early August dates are best for milder weather. Late August and early September often have snow. Later season hunting is for the very fit, experienced and adventuresome hunters as it can be difficult due to more challenging weather conditions. This hunt includes one Russian Snow Sheep with no additional trophy fees. Hunter is responsible for the flights to and from USA to Moscow and the commercial flight(s) from Moscow to the hunting area. Some of the helicopter flights are included into the hunt price, but most hunter will have $2500 to 3500 in extra helicopter flight costs. A Russian Visa, lodging before or after hunt and staff tips (about $2,000) are additional costs. Most trophies will need to be shipped; when possible, we will try to sending trophies home with our hunters but it depends on many factors and cannot be guaranteed. If the hunter does not have a shot opportunity at a mature sheep, a partial credit will be applied to a future hunt. A non-hunting companion is welcome for $2,500 plus chopper fees. If permits are available, an additional sheep can be added in the same area for $11,500. Brown or Grizzly bear can be hunting on trophy fee of $7,500. In the northern area, caribou are sometimes an option for $5,500. We also organize hunts for different sheep species, so if the hunter wants to hunt 2 different sheep species, on 1 trip, this can be arranged for $23,000 plus flights & chopper and hunters need an additional 8 to 9 days. A Snow sheep hunt is the same basic price as a Canadian Dall sheep trip or ½ price of a bighorn or stone sheep hunt. Snow sheep hunts are a really good value in mountain hunting. Our Russian outfitting partners/manager speak English they organize the hunting territory, local guides, camp help, choppers, gun permit, Visa and camp logistics.
- Species: Kamchatka Snow Sheep
- Average Classification: 32 - 41
- Shot Opportunity: 95
- Weapon: Rifle
- Hunt Catalog #: AMRU001-1
- Tag Availability: Over The Counter
Rams are typically 8 to 12 years old. Average is 34 to 37 inches. SCI scores would be 150 to 170.
Hunter needs a light to medium weight rifle capable of shooting to 600 yards. 7mm to 30 caliber
August 01, 2020 - October 01, 2020
- Price: $24,000.00
Extra costs are: Chopper (2500-3000), hotels, commercial flights, tips, trophy shipping
if 2 or more hunters book together, 1000 discount per hunter., 23,000 each.
Kamchatka Peninsula, International, Russia
Deposit 80% refundable 1 year prior to hunt date. 40% refundable 6 months prior to hunt date. No refunds under 6 months of the hunt date.
Backpack hunting for sheep. This is a unique experience using small choppers instead of the big military one. Hunters start hunting from the top of the mountain and don't hike back and forth to the base camp.
HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)
- Lodging & Accommodations: Client Provided?
Lodging & Accommodations Scale
5 - Cabin/Lodge
4 - Bunk House
3 - Trailer
2 - Wall Tent
1 - Client Provided
Staying in Hilleberg backpack hunts which hunters provide.
- Menu & Food: Backpack Food?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
Hunters bring their out mountain house, jerky, energy bars, drink mix
- Physical Conditions: Extreme Back Country?
Physical Conditions Scale:
5 - All Vehicle Access
4 - Light Hiking
3 - Moderate Hiking
2 - Heavy Hiking
1 - Extreme Back Country
Hunters need to carry a 50 to 65 lb pack and assist in all aspects of the hunt including trophy prep.
Transportation (To/From Basecamp)
Helicopter to the spike camp.
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
This is a full backpack hunt, like stone or Dall sheep in the NWT, Yukon, BC or Alaska and hunters need to bring their own 1 or 2 man tent, backpack stove, optics, extra backpack and sleeping pad for the guide and enough backpack food for the trip.
What Outfitter Provides
- Tents for guides, basic food.
What to Bring
- MSR Whisperlite stove with 2 cannisters
- Hilleberg 1 or 2 man tent.
- Optics: 2 binoculars and 1 spotter/tripod
- 10 to 20 degree sleeping bag
- basic hunting gear for a mountain hunt
- Satellite phone and Garmin inreach
- Trophy Care items: knives, game bags, scalpels
- 2 Backpacks of 5500 to 7500 Cu inches. One for the guide.
- 2 sleeping pads (one inflatable; one Z rest for the guide)
- What Outfitter Provides
- What to Bring