Wild Boar hunting in Russia

 

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Introduction

The largest country in the world, Russia constitutes one-seventh of the world’s landmass and spans eight time zones. This expansive area allows it to neighbour more countries than anywhere else on earth, as well as touch twenty-two bodies of water and hold twelve seas within its borders. Its vast and complicated array of landscapes has created a diverse blend of forty national parks alongside its forty UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. Here you can find the oldest mountains in the world, the Urals, and the deepest lake in the world, Lake Baikal. Travel from the tundra to the steppes, the desert to the glaciers, the valleys to the volcanoes without ever needing a new visa. Because of its size, Russia presents a drastically different atmosphere depending on your location. Most of the country has a continental climate with distinct periods of warm and cold weather that increases as you travel east. Temperatures for Moscow and St. Petersburg range from highs of 32 C in the summer to lows of -25 C in the winter.
320 mammal species and about 730 bird species inhabit Russia. Hunting is allowed for about 60 mammal species and 70 bird species. One of the hunts available in Russia is a great Wild Boar hunt. The Eurasian wild boar is a fine game animal, alert, wary and quite dangerous at close quarters.
You will need a visa to visit Russia; it can be obtained at the nearest Embassy or Consulate. We will provide you with necessary documents.

Hunting season


Wild Boar hunting is open from August through December.

Trophy

Wild Boar

Shoulder height 30-47 inches (76-119 cm). Weight 150-400 pounds (68-181 kg), sometimes as much as 700 pounds (317 kg). Females are somewhat smaller than males and have much smaller tusks. A medium-sized animal with a thick body, relatively thin legs, a short neck, and a long, pointed head ending in a disklike snout. Coat is dense, bristly hair, brownish-gray in color, sometimes with cheek whiskers and a neck mane. There are no facial warts. Each foot has four toes, the middle two supporting the body, the two lateral toes (false hoofs) higher up and not touching. Canine teeth are usually well-developed, forming tusks. Upper tusks grow outward and backward; the lower ones grow upward and backward, tending to make a circle. Tusks will usually wear against each other, honing sharp edges. Stomach is two-chambered and non-ruminating. Gregarious, living in family groups, though old boars may be solitary. When undisturbed, it is active morning and afternoon, resting midday and at night. Becomes nocturnal when harassed. Eats all kinds of vegetable matter, also small animals and carrion. Sense of smell is very good, hearing good, eyesight only fair. Wary and alert. A fast runner and strong swimmer. Its habitat is undergrowth and forest, at any altitude. Requires water for drinking and wallowing.

Hunting territory

Smolensk region

Smolensk region is located not far from Moscow. The distance between Moscow and Smolensk is 227 miles (365 km). The region is situated at the western edge of European part of Russia, bordering with Belarus. The terrain is hilly with relatively deep river valleys. The climate is moderately continental. The average temperature in January is 48 F (– 9 C), in July 62 F (17 C). The region has high cloud and precipitation level. The main river is Dnepr; there are also several hundreds of lakes and bogs. The forests cover up to 38,2 % of the region’s territory.

Hunting

From a high seat: The high-seats are built near the feeding spots. At nightfall the wild boar come out to feed. Usually the females and youngs go first and old trophy boars tend to wait a bit.
Driven hunt: Organized in fall and in winter. Best time is morning and evening when the animals come out to the open spots to feed. The guides organize the driven hunt. Each hunter has his own shooting position. Often the dogs are used for this hunt.

Route

First you need to arrive to the capital of Russia – Moscow. There are daily flights to Moscow from all major European capitals, United States, Australia and other Asian travel centers. After finishing all custom formalities you will head for your hunting destination, accompanied by our representative. A car transfer is organized to Smolensk region as it is located not far from Moscow.

Accommodation

Different hunting houses are available

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