Wolf 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. One of the hunts that we offer in Russia is a Wolf hunt.
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

Wolf hunt can be organized in January – March.

Trophy

Wolf

Head and body length 3-5 feet (0.9-1.5 m). Tail length 13-20 inches (33-51 cm). Shoulder height 26-32 inches (66-81 cm). Weight 80-120 pounds (36-54 kg), sometimes considerably more. The gray wolf is the largest wild member of the dog family and is the ancestor of the domestic dog. It resembles a large German shepherd dog, with its heavy frame, long legs, large feet and thick, bushy tail. The skull is especially large, with powerful jaws and large, well-developed, meat-eating teeth. The fur is moderately long and thick. The overall color varies from grayish-brown to yellowish-brown, and there may be a reddish tinge on the head, ears, shoulders and legs. Hunting the intelligent, wary wolf is difficult. European wolves have a reputation for being more aggressive toward humans than North American wolves.

Hunting territory

Vologda region

Vologda region

Located at the north-west of European part of Russia. The distance between Vologda and Moscow is 443 km (276 miles). It is a lowland plain with a lot of lakes, rivers and bogs. The region has many low ridges and hills. The climate is moderately continental with long moderately cold winter and short warm summer. The average winter temperature is 14 F (-10 C). Forests cover up to 75% of the territory. Over the half of them are softwood forests.

Kirov region

Kirov region

Located at the central-western European part of Russia. The distance between Moscow and Kirov is 896 km (557 miles). The climate is moderately continental. Occasional extreme frosts in winter and low temperatures in summer may occur due to closeness to the Arctic Ocean. The average winter temperature is 10 F (-12 C). The territory is covered with low hills. There are a lot of rivers and lakes. The forests cover over the half of the area.

Hunting

In winter we organize hunting with specials flags. Baits are put up in the hunting area. After eating the bait, the wolves tend to rest nearby. It allows to spot them and put up a cord with flags around this area. Red and/or yellow flags are hung up at a height of 10-14 inches (25-35 cm) from the snow at well visible places. The hunters are assigned with shooting positions within the area, some 100-130 feet (30-40 m) away from the flags. Then the beaters get down to work in order to make the wolves run to the hunters.

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. You will need to take a train to Vologda or Kirov (9-13 hours), then you will be transferred by a car to the hunting area.

Accommodation

Different hunting houses are available

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