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.