Russia, because of its enormous size - it is nearly 2 1/2 times larger than all of the USA - has an incredibly rich and varied fauna and flora. In fact here you can find the most diverse range of animals in the whole of the northern hemisphere. For the experienced mountain hunter, Russia offers the beautiful Sayan mountains and Gorno Altai, which houses species such as the Siberian ibex and maral stags. Hunting takes place in the remote mountain regions, where you will be living in a small hunting cabin. Russia is widely known for its large unspoiled territories. The climate varies between Scandinavian and arctic, depending on how far to the north you travel. Especially Kamchatka holds a special place in the heart of many hunters, as the nature seems almost untouched, because it was closed off by the Soviet military until 1990. The peninsula is also quite unique as the landscape is littered with dwarf trees and houses no less than 160 volcanos, 28 of which are still considered active.
The moose may be hunted in several parts of Russia, but moose hunting is particurlarly popular on the Kamchatka peninsula, where the average trophy is 155 cm (61 in), but particular large moose have yielded trophys as large as 170-180 cm (69 inches). The average trophies weight is around 30 kg (66 lbs) but can be as large as 55 kg (121 lbs). It is also not unusual to meet some of the large brown bears who inhabit the area, during the hunt. Moose hunting season ranges from September to November.
You can also hunt for European Moose in areas a few hundred kilometers east of Moscow. These hunts can be combined with Brown Bear and Wild Boar
Are you ready for an exciting bear hunt? Russia is home to world’s largest population of brown bears. We offer bear hunting in several parts of Russia, but to most hunters, the bears living on the Kamchatka peninsula are the most desired. These bears belong to their own subspecies of brown bear, native only to Kamchatka. These bears grow large - very large. An upright standing brown bear easily becomes more than 3 meters tall (9.4 ft), and can weigh up to 700 kg (1543 pounds) when nearing autumn. Although the bears are not among the most aggressive of the species, this is not a hunt for the faint-hearted. Large caliber munitions are needed to kill the bears, and the shooting distance is usually ranging between 100 and 200 meters (328 - 656 ft.). Brown bear hunting season lies in April/May and August/September
At a glance, the Siberian roe deer is quite similar to the European roe deer. However the body is 50% larger and the average trophy size for a Siberian deer ranges from 700-900 grams (1.8 to 2.4 pounds) and it is not unusual for a Siberian deer trophy to weigh more than 1000 grams (2.6 pounds). It is therefore not surprising, that Russia has become a popular destination for trophy hunters. Deer hunting season starts in the end of August and ends in the middle of October.
Kamchatka Snowsheep & Koryak Snowsheep
These two highly attractive species of sheep are found on the Kamchatka Peninsula.
It is a tough and challenging hunt in some of the most beautiful landscapes that Russia can offer.
Scientific Name: Capreolus pygargus Subspecies: Two subspecies: 1. Sibirian Roe Deer (Capreolus p. pygargus): Russia: From Ural to southern Siberia, northern Altai and Tienshan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, eastern- and southeastern China to Sichuan and Korea. 2. Manchurian Roe Deer (Capreolus p. bedfordi): The Amur-Ussuri region southwards to eastern and southern China, Butan? Habitat: Open woodland...Read more
Scientific Name: Ursus arctos Subspecies: A total of 10 subspecies have been described, eight of which live in this region: 1. European-Siberian Brown Bear (Ursus a. arctos): Western Siberia (and Europe). 2. East Siberian Brown Bear (Ursus. a. yenisensis): Eastern Siberia, from Jenissei to Transbaikalia and east to the Stanowoj mountains. From the Lena- and Kolyma-basin to Jakutia, including the...Read more
Scientific Name: Capra ibex Subspecies: Out of the 3 described subspecies (European Ibex, Siberian Ibex, Nubian Ibex), only 1 occur in the Holarctic-Asian region: 1. Siberian Ibex (Capra ibex sibirica). Some authors recognise another subspecies of the Siberian Ibex: Capra s. alaiana. This animal occur in the Tien Shan-Pamir-Altai region. Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir to China,...Read more
Scientific Name: Cervus elaphus maral Subspecies: The subspecies division made by some authors do not correspond with those of the trophy books (see introduction). However, we will include them here according to distinctions made in the introduction to the Red Deer. Distribution: A total of 7 subspecies have been described, 4 of which occur in the Holarctic-Asian region: 1. Siberian Wapiti...Read more
Scientific Name: Alces alces Subspecies: In the Holarctic-Asian region, 4 of the total of 8 subspecies occur: 1. European Moose (Alces a. alces): Western Sibiria from the Ural to Jenissei, (Europe). 2. Jakutian Moose (Alces a. pfizenmayeri): From Jenissei east through Sibiria, south to the Stanovoi mountains. 3. Kamtchatka-Moose (Alces a. buturlini): Russia: The eastern parts of eastern Sibiria...Read more
Scientific Name: Alces alces Subspecies: None in Europe Distribution: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia and Poland. Habitat: Woodland areas. Often near lakes, bogs or swampy areas. Description: Large deer (the largest) weighing around 200-400 kg and measuring up to 220 cm over the shoulder. General colour dark brown. It is easy to recognise the Moose because of its large size, long legs and the...Read more
Scientific Name: Ovis nivicola Subspecies/Distribution: 5 subspecies have been described: 1. Kamchatka Snow Sheep (Ovis n. nivicola): Kamchatka. 2. Okhotsk Snow Sheep (Ovis n. alleni): The Stanovoi mountains, Dschugdschur Mountains and the Judoma-Maja highlands. 3. Jakut Snow Sheep (Ovis n. lydekkeri): Jakutia from the Lena river to the Kolymo Mountains. 4. Putorana Snow Sheep (Ovis n....Read more
Scientific Name: Tetrao urgellus Subspecies: There are at least 11 recognised subspecies Distribution: Common in parts of Northern Europe and west-central Asia. Also found in Scotland, the Pyrenees, the Alps and other European mountains. Habitat: Mature mixed coniferous forest with an relatively open canopy. Description: Large member of the grouse family. The males and females an be easily...Read more
Hunting for Siberian roebuck takes place in the lower-lying regions of the Altai mountains. Trophy sizes generally lie between 500 to 900 g, although some trophies are bigger. The hunt takes the form of stalking, on foot or on horseback. Hunting takes place in the period between 1st August - 15th September, and accommodation is provided in a simply furnished tented camp on in a hunting...Read more
The Kamchatka Peninsula has a length of over 1,500km, stretching down from the remoteness of north eastern Siberia. It is part of the Pacific Ocean’s volcanic “ring of fire”, and boasts an impressive mountainous landscape with fresh clean air, snow-clad peaks over 3,000m high, uninhabited plateaux and forest covered valleys with crystal clear rivers and streams running through...Read more
This more than 1,500 km long peninsula does not only impress hunters with the tremendous trophies found here, it can also offer an uniquely wonderful landscape. Here you will find clear air, snow capped mountains up to 3,000m in height, deserted plateaus, forested valleys with crystal clear rivers and streams. Kamchatka is a peninsula of ”fire and ice”. Of the circa. 150...Read more
The largest part of the moose population is found in the northern part of the peninsula, around Penshinatal and the bordering districts. To the south population stretches as far as the town of Korf. In 1978, by the upper reaches of the River Penshinas, a Russian “meat-hunter”, shot a moose keying what is probably the largest trophy ever, with a span of 183 cm. In the...Read more
Kirov lies circa 800 km north east of Moscow in the European part of Russia. The Kirov region, or as it is known in Russia, Kirov Oblast, is one of the 46 oblasts in the Russian Federation. The oblast is 120.374 km² in size and has 1,297,474 inhabitants. The administrative center is the city of Kirov, which is also the biggest city in the oblast, with 493,336 inhabitants. Our very...Read more
The terrain is relatively flat, but still rather varied consisting of large fields of various crops, woods and forest, wetlands and hedgerows: an ideal habitat for roe deer. The hunting will be carried out as a combination of stalking, lying in wait and driving in 4WD vehicles. The roe deer are generally dispersed more sparsely than in Europe, and because of the greater distances involved you...Read more
This district offers really good hunting for Siberian ibex, maral stag, brown bear and siberian roebuck. Main hunting season: September to the beginning of October Siberian roe buck: (Capreolus capreolus pygargus) The trophy weights of the bucks typically reach sizes of 650 - 800g, with a few come close to the magic 1,000g. Maral Stag: (Cervus elaphus sibiricus) Trophies of between 8 and 12...Read more
In the heart of Russia, between Moscow and the Ural Mountains, lies one of Diana’s hunting destinations, close to the town of Yaroslavl. Yaroslavl is around 300 km north-east of Moscow. Our highly respected partner has access to more than 10 hunting district of enormous dimensions. The landscape is gently hilly and predominantly covered by forest, which is occasionally...Read more
Diana is presently the only hunting travel agency to offer hunting in Kamchatka under the supervision of their own hunt manager in the district. Diana’s hunt manager is a Norwegian who has operated as a hunting guide in Kamchatka for the last 18 years and has established his own camp. All hunting and accommodation on Kamchatka is under the personal supervision of our own manager, who will...Read more
Our partner in the Gorno Altai is a local outfitter who we have had the pleasure of working with since 2011. Their headquarters are in Gorno Altaisk, and as well as hunting, they organize many other tours for visiting tourists including trekking, mountaineering, riding etc. They have a number of different base camps from which they hunt. We have had an exceptionally good relationship...Read more
Our partner in Russia is one of the largest, most reputable and longest established outfitters in this huge country. They can offer hunts for all the many game species it is legal to hunt in this country, from spring hunts for capercaillie and black grouse near Kirov, to autumn hunts for the huge Kamchatka moose. This company, which has it’s headquarters in Moscow, was founded by a...Read more