Roe Deer hunting in Russia

 

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Introduction

Russia is the world’s biggest country with an area exceeding 17 million sq. km (6.5 million sq. miles). It occupies the east of Europe and the north of Asia, neighbouring 16 countries and having world’s longest land border about 60,000 km (over 37,000 miles). A quarter of world’s forests are concentrated in Russia, which is more than in any other country; their wide tracts stretch continuously from the western borders till the Pacific Ocean. Russia’s coasts are bathed by the waters of 12 seas; the country has dozens of thousands of rivers and about 2 million lakes, among which are the Caspian Sea, the biggest lake in the world, and Baikal, world’s deepest fresh-water lake. Among many other abundant game animals is a graceful Siberian Roe Deer which inhabits Kurgan region of Russia.
A visa is required to visit Russia. It can be obtained at the nearest Embassy or Consulate.

Hunting season


August-September (Rutting time), November-December

Trophy

Siberian Roe Deer

It is considerably larger than European Roe Deer. Body length of males 48-59 inches (123-151 cm), average 53 inches (134 cm); shoulder height of males 33-39 inches (85-100 cm), average 35 inches (90 cm). Weight of males up to 130 pounds (59 kg). Skull length 8-1/2 to 10 inches (215-253 cm). The winter coat is grayish-brown with the typical white rump patch, but is much thicker and rougher than in European Roe Deer. Summer coat is a brighter and lighter red, and lacks the waviness on neck and shoulders. The skull is narrow and long. The antlers are also much larger, heavily pearled, widely separated at the base, and slant upward in the shape of a “V.” The coronets never touch as they often do in European Roe Deer. Typical antlers have three points to a side, as in European Roe Deer, but the rear tine is sometimes bifurcated, resulting in a non-typical fourth point. Some individuals grow other non-typical tines as well.

Hunting territory

Kurgan region

Kurgan region

Kurgan region is located at the junction of Ural region and Siberia. The terrain is mostly plains. The climate is continental with frosty winters and hot summer. There are 449 rivers and creeks and 2944 lakes in this region. The area is located mainly within forest steppe zone.

Chelyabinsk region

Chelyabinsk region

The region is located mainly within the mountainous South Ural area. The highest point is 4613 feet (1406 m) – Nurlat mountain. The region has mountains and hills in the west and plains with low hills in the east. Ural and Miass are the main rivers here. Also there are a lot of fresh and salt-water lakes. The climate is continental with long cold winter and hot summer. Chelyabinsk region is within the forest steppe and northern steppe zones. The forests cover up to 25% of the region’s territory.

Hunting

  • Driven hunt: Usually Roe Deer gather in large herds. It has poor vision and the hunters do not need to hide thoroughly at their shooting spots.
  • Rutting time: During the rut two hunting methods are used. The hunters can wait for the trophy males at certain spots, where the animals usually occur. The other way is to travel around the area using a car and then hunt on foot by spot-and-stalk.

Route

  • Kurgan region: You will need to arrive to the international airport of Ekaterinburg. Many international airlines have regular flights here: Lufthanza, AirFrance, Finnair, Brittish Airways etc. After finishing all custom formalities you will be transferred to the hunting area by car.
  • Chelyabinsk region: The arrival point is international airport of Chelyabinsk. You can fly with KLM, AirFrance, Brittish Airways etc. After going through all the custom formalities you will be transferred to the hunting area by car.

Accommodation

Various hunting houses are available for accommodation.

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