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The planet Earth is densely populated with bears. The Brown and Polar bears are not the only species – there so many more colors and shades in fact. Kamchatka Brown bear is one of the darkest ones, same as the North American Grizzly. Polar or White bear is the biggest of all. Siberian Brown bear is a bit larger than the European one. Himalayan bear inhabits Siberia too, but it is a smaller species, black with a pronounced white collar. Black American bear is a small species with a stretched out neb. Small Caucasian bear usually has fair fur, as if faded in the Southern sun. Carpathian bear also inhabits mountains and valleys, but it is a bit heavier than Caucasian mountain bear. Thus, if you are eager to collect all of them, just give us a list and we will provide best hunting destinations all over the world.

Today, we’d like say a couple words about the European Bear hunt near Saint-Petersburg. This species lives very close to the large cities, but still inhabits the warrens. A good trophy skin would measure 190-200 centimeters. 170-180 cm trophy is also acceptable. Regardless of size, this will be a well deserved trophy anyways, because this hunt demands for a lot of time spent stalking and a lot of patience for waiting. In the fall we hunt from the high seats located at the oat fields. The hunter needs to arrive to the spot before darkness – at about 6 pm. Once you are there, get ready for the endless 4-5 hours of silent waiting without moving, with the temperatures around 0 °С! What a silent act of heroism!

If the bears do not come out to the fields for some reason, then it is time to try baiting. Apples, corn, smelly animal waste or even fresh wild boar skins are used to attract the Master of Forest. Abundance of nuts and berries in the woods might feed the bears well and spoil the hunt. Rains and winds either are no good for the process.

If the bears come out to feed on the oats, one needs quite some time to take a close look at the potential trophy size. The oats grow high and are a good cover for the game, therefore some illusions can easily appear in the dark regarding the real size of the bear. It is very easily to mistake a small one for the large trophy. The guides would warn you if it’s not big enough, but to the hot-tempered hunter it might seem an ok size one. After long hours of waiting your emotions might play an evil joke. That is why it is very important to listen to your guide no matter how much experience you have with the bears. Besides that, Bear is a serious and mighty animal; it is good to read more about its behavior prior to the hunting trip. Anyways, our guides are always there to help and we will surely show the best backwoods to you.

Being a hunting department manager for many years, I still surprise myself each time when the unforeseen events happen during the hunt. Before sending you to conquer mountains or savannah, we do our best to provide full info about the weather, insects, possible diseases and medications in the specific region, local hunting methods, transfer duration, customs procedures, flight options and many more details. However still quite often something occurs during the hunt, and one needs to be ready to react. That is why however large is the geography of our hunters’ travels, we aim to share or test all trips in order to experience all options first hand. The Stalkers have been on hunts in every part of the world: from Australia to Alaska, from Vladivostok to Tehran, from Kilimajaro to Everest. We are there together with you in the tents, in the sleeping bags under the starry sky, in the sheepcotes and winter cabins, in the luxury lodges and modest chalets. We are there stalking with you on the snowmobiles and on the horseback, by foot and crawling in the mud. We broaden our skill set to avoid as many pitfalls as possible, and to raise the number of pleasant surprises. We love it when you are safe, enjoy your food, feel warm and comfortable.

Let’s say, you opt for Asia. It means you need a sanitizer, medications to treat stomach upset, a lot of small cash and a load of patience. If you go for a mountain hunt in Asia, get dressed even warmer than you first planned. Do not hesitate to express yourself in pantomime when communicating with the local guides and better behave in maximum friendly manner. Take your personal fork and spoon or multitool and a personal flask.

If you are heading to Africa, especially closer to the equator, better take a personal camelback with you. Most of the times you will spend a whole day in the fields, and there will be only one water flask for the whole group and no plastic cups available. Set your mind ready to spend more days in a remote hunting lodge between Cameroon and Congo due to politic mayhem in one of the banana republics. The charter might be delayed and you might have to spend 12-18 hours on a car transfer, shaking on a bumpy road covered allover with the omnipresent red dust. Bring along a lot of repellents and be patient with your PH, even if his actions seem weird to you. He is local and he earns a living with hunting, that meaning he sometimes has more skin in the game than even you do.

In America the hunter has to be ready to take care of himself: carry the bags and the gun, follow the guide quickly, eat the inedible sublimates and 99-cent cardboard bread, not to mention the chocolate bars consisting of plain sugar, and… SMILE.

In Europe, to our thinking, no one is ever in a hurry. In the morning the guides will slowly and thoroughly fill in the papers. Safety arrangements first! More time will be spend in the evening – traditional trophy layout in a certain order, a branch in the mouth for a decent photo, letter of law goes ahead of the process. Don’t hurry, everything will be finished on time…

Russia... Well, in this country a hunter might encounter all of the above and even more due to local lack of organization. The best way to cope would be not to line up any expectations and just enjoy the process. Do not scold any country’s system – all of those do work for the specific destination. Listen and watch. And pursue the goal – it will bring you through. As the ancients used to say, per Aspera ad Astra.

What is one thing that the modern-day men and women lack, especially those living in the harsh tempo of a large urban center? It is TIME.

There are too many concerns on our plate: career/work/business, costs, family, personal growth, sports and hobbies and many more. We’ve got to somehow squeeze all of it in the short amount of time we possess – be that a life, a year, one morning, an hour – slipping away and never coming back – the irreplaceable assets we really ought to save. That is why time saving technics loom large today. Look around and you will see numerous rapid- and quick- offers. Almost any industry has those: overnight delivery, rapid tests, fast food, crash courses, banking, manicure at the airport…. The list could go forever, and all of these are in demand. Well, we keep up with the times and offer you the quick hunting packages. That doesn’t mean, or course, that you’ll need to run around the field and set your weapon on repeat fire. That is what we call the weekend hunt.

Have some work to do in Europe, Asia or Russia? Take a day off in the end of the week and enjoy your favorite amusement. We will take care about all procedures and save your time. In Europe you can easily bag large game on a weekend: deer, ibex, wild boar, fallow deer, roe deer. We can also organize bird hunting in Scotland, Sweden, Iceland: goose, duck, pigeon. Asia can offer some fowl hunting, for example duck hunts in Azerbaijan. Arab Emirates become a fancy weekend destination providing for the sand gazelle hunt. Wild boar hunting is available in Tajikistan and Turkey. Russia has lots of nice hunting destinations both near Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, allowing to enlarge your trophy room collection while doing business in that part of the world. Just ask – there are hunting camps waiting for you almost at any corner of the map.

Besides, it always sounds great to find a couple of days for manly adventures while spending vacation with your family and friends. Be that a beach recreation in Spain, Emirates, Greece, Sardinia, Turkey, or gourmet trip to France, Italy, Spain, Armenia, or sightseeing in the historical places – there always are some hunting opportunities.

If you like to get maximum result within the shortest time, or if you want to celebrate after a prolific week – just let us know. We will help you to choose a perfect quick hunting package, take care of all procedures, tags and licenses and other documents, will organize meet & greet services and fine-tune the whole schedule making sure not even a minute is wasted. We are always right there, running next to you in this everyday marathon for the best prize this world can offer.

     

This year we would like to offer a new destination for those of you seeking for a great quality Eastern Tur and welcome you in the mountains of Dagestan. The very name of Dagestan or Eastern Tur prompts that that is the land of Tur. But what about the choice between coming to Dagestan or to the other destinations?

Let’s see: The hunt in Dagestan was closed for quite long time. This allowed the local population to grow in size and for some record rams to appear. We also need to keep in mind that the hunting region lies just across the mountain ridge to the infamous Shcheki in Azerbaijan. Which once was very productive in trophy Turs. Now, the hunt in Azerbaijan provides for a large press towards the species, which makes many animals to migrate in search for the quiet areas to dwell. Since the Turs do not need visas and passports, they travel freely across the borders, thus enriching the Dagestan population each year.

Starting with the last season, the hunting grounds were allocated, and now we would like to offer hunting in the great private section, which has shown fantastic results last year. Do not worry about security and service – these are maintained at a great level.

The arrival point is Mahachkala, which is within a 2.5-hour flight from Moscow. We will meet you in Moscow and starting from there our representative will accompany you during the whole hunt, helping you with the customs and ensuring you are safe and have a remarkable hunting experience. The season last from August to the end of November. Contact us for more details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dear Hunters! Please note that Chamois hunting is closed in Russian Caucasus. The ban is for 5 years from now on.

We hope these measures will help to somehow strengthen the population, though still believe that it the ban is not the main remedy. Russia still lacks extensive awareness building. Nothing will help until the locals understand that the nature is their main treasure and resource and quit poaching. Anyhow, we regret to say that Caucasian Chamois hunting is not available at the moment.

The ban doesn't affect Caucasian Tur hunting.