Russia Snow Sheep Combo (Kolyma, Yakutia, and/or Okhotok) Hosted Hunt 2020 - Pick 1, 2 or 3 subspecies

Mark Peterson, WTA owner and host of the “Cabela’s Instinct: Expedition Series” TV show,  will host a sheep hunting adventure to eastern Russia for 3 species of snow sheep (Kolyma, Yakutia, and/or Okhotok). HUnters may choose to hunt 1,2 or all 3 subspecies on this trip. It will truly be a sheep hunter’s dream in the beautiful and remote mountains of eastern Russia. Please see the descriptions of each sheep below.

Hunting : Snow Sheep inhabit the rocky coast of Okhotsk Sea and the mountainous areas of the inland, 2500- 6000 feet/800-1800 m. Hunting is glass and stalk on foot. A hunter must be ready to walk for 5-10 miles a day. Spike camps are used if sheep are found far from the base camp. The altitude is about 6,000 feet. The terrain is not very difficult; nevertheless it offers a challenge. Long range shooting, 350-450 yards is normal.  Weather is unpredictable. Snow and cold temperatures are possible in the beginning of August. In August during daylight hours the temperature is 50 to 70 F and during night from 32 to 50 F. Rainy, snowy, windy and cold temperatures are possible at the end of August and the beginning of September

Kolyma Snow Sheep :

Weight 180-230 pounds. Snow sheep have compact, muscular bodies and relatively short legs (compared with other Asian sheep) that are adapted to climbing precipitous terrain. The coat is coarse and brittle, with each hair containing a sealed air pocket that serves as insulation. Hair texture is said to be quite different from that of North American sheep, being thick and wool-like and becoming very long and shaggy in winter. Snow sheep have distinct rump patches, but do not have saddle patches, bibs or neck ruffs. The horns are similar to those of the Dall and Stone sheep of North America, being brown or dark amber in color, fairly heavy and quite smooth, and with the frontal-orbital edge forming a prominent keel.

Hunting : Hunting is glass and stalk on foot. A hunter must be ready to walk for 10-12 miles a day. Spike camps are used if sheep are found far from the base camp. The altitude is about 6,000 feet. The terrain is not very difficult; nevertheless it offers the right portion of challenge. Long range shooting, 350-450 yards is normal. In August during daylight hours the temperature is 40-50 F and at night 32-40 F. Weather is unpredictable. Snow and cold temperatures are possible in the beginning of August.

Includes: Visa invitation, hunting licenses, gun import permit, hunting organization up to mentioned days and one trophy fee ofmentioned species, area fees, customs clearance, transfer from/to closest airport of main destination, full board accommodation at hunting area, interpreter and local guide.

Excludes: Visa costs, international & domestic air fares, hotels accommodations before and/or after the hunts, hotel extras ; Istanbul airport handling $300, trophy shipment. CITES USD 500/per trophy

Day 1   Arrival in Moscow, fly to Magadan in the evening

Day 2   Arrival in Magadan, helicopter transfer to the hunting area

Day 3 – 11 9 day Kolyma Snow Sheep hunt

Day 12 Helicopter transfer to Magadan, overnight

Day 13  Fly to Moscow, arriving Moscow in the afternoon, stay overnight.

Day 14 Departure

Yakut Snow Sheep :

Similar to the Okhotsk Snow Sheep, although slightly smaller through most of its range, this sheep has less white on the forehead that the Okhotsk race. Body length is 4.6-5.3 ft/140-160 cm; shoulder height is 3.1-3.6 ft/93-108 cm; weight is 132-264 lb/60-120 kg. The grayish brown coat is accented by a small patch of light hair on the buttocks. Yakutia Snow sheep distinguish from other subspecies with a lighter coat coloration. The fronts of the legs are dark chocolate brown, while the rear edges may have whitish markings. A dark band, which runs across the nose between the eyes and muzzle, contrasts greatly with the bright white rostrum. The horns growing to 35 inches/89 cm long in male. Horns of this subspecies shorter and thinner in contrast other Snow Sheep. This sheep is the most widely distributed. Distribution of this sheep in the Yakutia Region of Siberia from the Lena River eastward North of 62 N, including the Verkhoyansk, Chersk, Mom, Kolyma and other range. All the sheep located in the Yakutia Region are considered to be Yakut Snow Sheep. Within the Magadan Region, the eastern boundary is the Kolyma River until it intersects with the southern route of the Trans-Siberian Highway.

Includes: Visa invitation, hunting licenses, gun import permit, hunting organization up to mentioned days and one trophy fee ofmentioned species, area fees, customs clearance, transfer from/to closest airport of main destination, full board accommodation at hunting area, interpreter and local guide.

Excludes: Visa costs, international & domestic air fares, hotels accommodations before and/or after the hunts, hotel extras ; Istanbul airport handling $300, trophy shipment. CITES USD 500/per trophy if needed, gratiuities, extra trophies, sightseeing tours, observers USD 500 per day,minumum  surcharge for 7 days.

Day 1 Arrival in Moscow, flight to Yakutsk.

Day 2 Arrival in Yakutsk, helicopter transfer to the base camp (approx. 2 hours).

Day 3-12 10 days of hunt for Snow Sheep.

Day 13 Flight back to Yakutsk, overnight at the hotel.

Day 14 Departure from Yakutsk to Moscow, overnight.

Day 15 Departure from Moscow.

Okhotsk Snow Sheep:

This subspecies is found in the Khabarovsk and Magadan Regions. Body length is 4.6-5.3 ft/140-160 cm; shoulder height is 3.1-3.7 ft/95-112 cm; weight is 132-264 lb/60-120 kg. There is a good deal of geographic variation in coloration and pattern, but essentially the summer coat is a light yellowish-gray that turns a grizzled grayish -brown in winter. Front of neck, shoulders and legs, dorsal stripe and tail are brown. Rump patch, belly and back of legs are whitish. Face, crown and back of neck are white, and a distinctive brown band crosses the face between eyes and nose. The horns, found in both sexes. Growing to 35 inches/89 cm long in males, the horns curl backwards, downwards, and upwards around the ears, corkscrewing outwards in old males as the horns begin their second revolution. Horns tips of this subspecies pointed forward. The snow sheep is a well adapted mountain dweller and able to move quickly over steep, uneven terrain. It is generally non-migratory, but makes seasonal short distance movements. The old males form small groups and live separately until late fall, while remaining animals form mixed herds. After mating period (in November— December) during whole winter snow sheep stay in mixed groups (15-20 individuals).

Includes: Visa invitation, hunting licenses, gun import permit, hunting organization up to mentioned days and one trophy fee ofmentioned species, area fees, customs clearance, transfer from/to closest airport of main destination, full board accommodation at hunting area, interpreter and local guide.

Excludes: Visa costs, international & domestic air fares, hotels accommodations before and/or after the hunts, hotel extras ; Istanbul airport handling $300, trophy shipment. CITES USD 500/per trophy

Day 1   Arrival in Moscow, fly to Magadan in the evening

Day 2   Arrival in Magadan, helicopter transfer to the hunting area

Day 3 – 11 9 day Kolyma Snow Sheep hunt

Day 12 Helicopter transfer to Magadan, overnight

Day 13 Fly to Moscow, arriving Moscow in the afternoon, stay overnight.

Day 14  Departure

Special WTA Pricing

$28,500/sheep

Availability: 4- Spots


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