"Kamchatsky Bear" Ltd


Autumn hunt

Cost

 

Bear hunt cost for 1 hunter8.000 $ 
First bear trophy cost2.000 $
Second and subsequent trophiesagreed cost
Cost for 1accompanying person(not a hunter)  3.000 $

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TOUR DURATION

Bear hunting in Kamchatka in autumn lasts from August 20th through December 1st.
Our company’s limit for this hunt is 10 licenses.

During bear hunting in Kamchatka in autumn, usually two or sometimes three hunting tours are conducted, but due to longer period of time there are no exact dates for tours in comparison to spring hunt. We coordinate the schedule with our hunters, taking to account their desires. But according to our experience and specific character of local conditions, a most optimum period for fall hunt is from August 20th through October 15th.

MEETING AT THE AIRPORT

How does the bear hunting in Kamchatka in autumn pass? Once the hunters arrive at the airport in Elizovo, they are met by company representatives. If the weather is not flying, then clients are accommodated in the hotel until weather conditions improve. At this time you can stroll around the city, look in souvenir shops or visit the thermal springs.

If the weather is favorable for flights, then the tourists immediately go to the hunting camp in the south of the Kamchatka peninsula. The flight by helicopter takes about an hour.

Arriving at the base, the hunters are instructed in safety precautions, learn the intricacies of hunting, get acquainted with local huntsmen. Then follows the gunfire, the necessary equipment and rest.

During the hunt, one hunter accompanies two hunters. Movement on the land is carried out on reliable off-road vehicles. In autumn, the Kamchatka bears are dispersed along the rivers or near the berry tundra. Just in these places and laid a good road.

Going to the most remote corners of hunting grounds, hunters may not return to the central camp, and spend the night at intermediate bases. These huts are equipped with stove heating, so they are warm and cozy. There is no need to spend the night in a tent (the only exception is hunting for a snow sheep in the mountains).

The extracted trophies are delivered to the camp on off-road cars and ATVs.

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FALL HUNT RECOMMENDED ITEMS LIST

  1. Small backpack
  2. Warm, light wind and waterproof outerwear (Gore-Tex better) – a jacket, pants.
  3. Hunting baseball cap with a big peak.
  4. Anti-mosquito net, bloodsucking insect repellent.
  5. High boots: warm, waterproof, comfortable.
  6. Light footwear and clothes for having rest in the camp
  7. High rubber boots
  8. Toilet articles
  9. Medications necessary for some specific diseases or climate change 
  10. Light plastic flask for water
  11. Soft rifle cover (if a hunter brings his own rifle).
  12. Knife, knife sharpener
  13. Binoculars – day and night vision
  14.  Night vision sight (if a hunter brings his own rifle)
  15. Camera, video camera, flashlight and extra batteries

 OUR COST TOUR INCLUDE:

  1. Meeting and seeing off the guests at the airport in Elizovo town.
  2. Transfer (airport, hotel, helipad).
  3. Visa support (arrangement of invitation).
  4. All necessary hunting licenses for the booked tour.
  5. Services by a guide, an interpreter, a cook, and a camp worker.
  6. Firearms rental (rifles, shotguns).
  7. Rental of all vehicles available in the camp, necessary for hunting.
  8. Accommodation in a separate cabin – 4 rooms for 1-2 people each.
  9. There is central water heating, a common hall, 4 showers, 2 toilets, hot and cold water in the cabin.
  10. Wooden beds with spring mattress, bedding.
  11. An entertaining complex – a kitchen, a dining-room, a bar, a fireplace hall, a pool table, WC.
  12. Electricity in the Central Camp (220v) during the hours of darkness.
  13. Satellite TV (50 channels), phone, Internet.
  14. A standard veterinary certificate for a trophy transportation.
  15. Three meals a day and necessary equipment for hunting.
  16. Alcoholic beverages in a hunting camp (a standard set for a tour).
  17. Professional primary field processing and packing of the trophies.
  18. Fishing after hunting; all necessary fishing tackles.
  19. Tents, sleeping bags, mats, rubber boots.
  20. Hunting duck, partridge, hare after getting a main trophy.

OUR COST TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  1. Round trip air-tickets to Kamchatka.
  2. Accommodation in city hotels before and after the hunt.
  3. Arrangement of permits for import of personal guns.
  4. Helicopter services for transportation to and from the camp
  5. Mi-8 (4 hours), Mi-2 (6 hours).
  6. Additional booking of Mi-2 helicopter (for excursion flying around).
  7. CITES export permit (by hunter’s request)
  8. Any self-relied trips, city tours.
  9. Shipping of trophies by cargo flight to Moscow.
  10. Tips to the camp personnel at hunter’s will.

FALL BEAR HUNT. CONDITIONS AND RULES

Two Japanese ATVs – Kawasaki – 750 and Yamaha Grizzly 650 – and two UAZ-469 with all-terrain tires are used for travelling across the hunting ground. Our company applies several fall bear hunting methods. A trophy is considered a bear of three years old and older, weighing from 150 kg and more.

A trophy is considered a bear of three years old and older, weighing from 150 kg and more.It is prohibited to shoot any bears younger than three years old and females with cubs of any age.

1.The first method – “approaching”

While going on the hunting ground on the above mentioned vehicles, the hunters find some bears with binoculars or merely by eye which might be feeding themselves or crossing tundra. At this season bears are least cautious and allow hunters to approach rather close.

Shooting beasts from any vehicle is prohibited in Kamchatka Krai.

Having gotten out of a car and estimated the situation (wind direction, character of the terrain, and other conditions) – the hunter, accompanied with his guide, get as close to the animal as they can to guarantee an effective shot; it is desirable to have no more than 100 meters. After approaching the mentioned distance or closer and taking up the convenient position for shooting (firm stand better), it is necessary to wait, if possible, for a bear to come into an open spot for the hunter to be able to shoot the escaping animal at least two-three more times in case the animal would not be immobilized after the first shot. After he estimated trophy qualities of the bear, the guide gives the order and the hunter fires. As a rule, the guide always secures his hunter with his rifle and shoots off a wounded animal if there is a probability of wounded game running off (in fall is it more possible for a wounded animal to escape then in spring). This term is always discussed with the hunter before starting a hunt. In case, the hunter refuses any guide’s assistance (relying on his skills only), searching and shooting off the wounded animal is carried out for additional fee and discussed in every particular case with guides depending on the nature of the hunting ground. In heavy hunting conditions guides have right to reject searching of the wounded animal in order to avoid any accidents.

It is important to note, if within 48 hours the wounded animal is not found and shot off, according to the law about hunting in Kamchatka Krai, the license is closed and the tour is paid completely.

2.The second method – using baiting pads and salmon spawning grounds.

In fall up to December spawning of several species of salmon (Humpback, Red, Chum, Coho) occurs in Kamchatkan rivers and bears eat huge amounts of fish. Before the season begins, guides prepare several stands putting some fish and a bear starts to come and feed. Usually the animal visits such places in the evening or at night time. As a rule, one hunter and his guide go to such a hunt. The hunter, accompanied by his guide, arrives to the site before 5 pm and depending of wind direction they choose a stand.

Everything is done the same way on the spawning ground. They try to choose stands on elevations for the river to be perfectly watched and hunters’ scent faded quickly. It is important to sit quietly, without talking and smoking.

When a bear arrives and is estimated regarding its trophy qualities, a hunter fires the bear at his guide’s command.

During night hunting it is very important not to miss the animal because there is likelihood that no second shoot would be possible.

The guide also secures his hunter with his rifle. During the hours of darkness powerful lanterns are used. If a hunter comes with his own firearms, it is desirable to bring a night vision sight.

3.The third method is hunting while rafting down the spawning river.

Various types of boats are used for rafting, but it is preferable to use rubber boats because they make less noise. This kind of hunting is carried out also at evening time before it gets dark, at night and early in the morning. Usually two hunters and one guide are in a boat, because there might be several bears on the river. After killing a bear and processing it, the hunters move into another spot, down the river, where some other animals may be found. It is much more difficult to shoot a bear from a boat. One has to possess some special skills and quick reaction. Having gotten his guide’s order – the hunter should aim as quickly as possible and take a shot. Prolonged aiming, as a rule, causes disappointing misses and wounded game escaping. It is very difficult to track them in dense vegetation. Tracking wounded bears at this season is very risky for life of both guides and hunters.

Air temperature at this season varies from 0 C or 32F (at night) and up to +20 C or 68 F (in the daytime). Bear hunting in autumn is really great!