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Travel to the Russian Far East to hunt Russian Snow Sheep. This hunt is conducted using a small helicopter and backpack style mountain sheep hunting. Hunters need to be in good physical condition and capable of carrying their own backpack. The hunt is comparable to a NWT Helicopter assisted backpack Dall sheep hunt as we use smaller helicopters instead of big military choppers. This allows us to drop off the hunters in the alpine and each hunter has his own area to hunt. This avoids the common problem of the hunt group starting in one location and hiking to and from base camp each day. We take groups of 2 to 4 people per area and there is no “base camp” as on most Russian hunts. Hunters need to bring their own optics, small tent, stove, backpack, Garmin In-reach, Iridium or Inmarsat satellite phone, personal equipment/gear and some backpack food. Hunters also need to be knowledgeable in trophy care. Fog, snow and/or rain are common; hunters need to be experienced in mountain hunting, long-range shooting (200-500 yards) and comfortable with spiking out in backpack style tents. This hunt includes 5 to 7 days of hunting, depending on weather. Each hunter has one guide. Packers are available for an additional cost. Typical ram sizes are 32-39”. Snow sheep of 40”+ have been taken, but animals of this size are rare. The hunting season starts August 1st and goes through September. The winning bidder needs to coordinate their hunt dates with one or two of our other clients or they can help book a friend or two. Early August dates are best for milder weather. Late August and early September often have snow. Later season hunting is for the very fit, experienced and adventuresome hunters as it can be difficult due to more challenging weather conditions. This hunt includes one Russian Snow Sheep with no additional trophy fees. Hunter is responsible for the flights to and from USA to Moscow and the commercial flight(s) from Moscow to the hunting area. Some of the helicopter flights to and from the hunt area are included into the hunt price, but hunter will have $2500 to 3500 in extra helicopter flight costs. A Russian Visa, lodging before or after hunt and staff tips (about $2,000) are additional costs. Most trophies will need to be shipped; when possible, we will try to sending trophies home with our hunters but it depends on many factors and cannot be guaranteed. If the hunter does not have a shot opportunity at a mature sheep, a partial credit will be applied to a future hunt. A non-hunting companion is welcome for $2,500 plus chopper fees. If permits are available, an additional sheep can be added in the same area for $11,500. Brown or Grizzly bear can be hunting on trophy fee of $7,500. In the northern area, caribou are sometimes an option for $5,500. We also organize hunts for different sheep species, so if the winning bidder wants to hunt 2 different sheep species, on 1 trip, this can be arranged for $23,000 plus flights & chopper and hunters need an additional 8 to 9 days. A Snow sheep hunt is the same basic price as a Canadian Dall sheep trip or ½ price of a bighorn or stone sheep hunt. Snow sheep hunts are a really good value in mountain hunting. Our Russian outfitting partners/manager speak English they organize the hunting territory, local guides, camp help, choppers, gun permit, Visa and camp logistics.
- Species: Chukotka Snow Sheep
- Average Classification: 32 - 37
- Shot Opportunity: 95%
- Weapon: Rifle
- Hunt Catalog #: RU001-2
- Tag Availability: Over The Counter
These rams are a bit smaller than Kamchatka snow sheep. 145 to 165 SCI class
Hunters need a light to medium weight and accurate mountain hunting rifle capable of 300 to 600 yd shots.
August 01, 2019 - October 01, 2020
- Member Price: $24,000.00
- Non-Member Price: $26,400.00
Extra costs are: Chopper (2500-3500), hotels, commercial flights, tips, trophy shipping
$1,000 discount per hunter if booking together.
Chukotka, Russia, Russia
Deposit 80% refundable 1 year prior to hunt date. 40% refundable 6 months prior to hunt date. No refunds under 6 months of the hunt date.
This is a full backpack hunt, like stone or Dall sheep in the NWT, Yukon, BC or Alaska and hunters need to bring their own 1 or 2 man tent, backpack stove, optics, extra backpack and sleeping pad for the guide and enough backpack food for the trip. Most Russian hunts involve 1 big chopper. By using a smaller chopper we can place hunters near the sheep, and hunters don't walk back and forth to a base camp at lower elevations.
HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)
- Lodging & Accommodations: Client Provided/Hotel?
Lodging & Accommodations Scale
5 - Cabin/Lodge
4 - Bunk House/Trailer
3 - Wall Tent
2 - Backpack Tent
1 - Client Provided/Hotel
Hunter brings their own Hilleberg 1 or 2 person backpack tent.
- Menu & Food: Client Provided?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
Hunters bring their out mountain house, jerky, energy bars, drink mix
- Physical Conditions: Extreme Back Country?
Physical Conditions Scale:
5 - All Vehicle Access
4 - Light Hiking
3 - Moderate Hiking
2 - Heavy Hiking
1 - Extreme Back Country
Hunters need to carry a 50 to 65 lb pack and assist in all aspects of the hunt
Transportation (To/From Basecamp)
Helicopter to and from spike and base camps.
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
This is a full backpack hunt, like stone or Dall sheep in the NWT, Yukon, BC or Alaska and hunters need to bring their own 1 or 2 man tent, backpack stove, optics, extra backpack and sleeping pad for the guide and enough backpack food for the trip.
What Outfitter Provides
- Tents for guides, basic food
What to Bring
- 2 sleeping pads (1 inflatable and 1 Z rest foam sleeping pad)
- 2 backpacks of 5500 to 7500 cu in each.
- Trophy Care items: knives, game bags, scalpels
- Satellite phone and Garmin inreach
- basic hunting gear for a mountain hunt
- 10 to 20 degree sleeping bag
- Optics: 2 binoculars and 1 spotter/tripod
- Hilleberg 1 or 2 man tent
- MSR Whisperlite stove with 2 cannisters
- 20 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Big Frig 45 Quart Badlands Cooler
- King's Camo Men's 8-Piece XKG Package
- Mountain Extreme
- Mountain Guide
- XKG Covert Hoodie
- What Outfitter Provides
- What to Bring