Russia Kuban (western) and Mid Caucasian Tur Combo Hunt

October 1-18, 2020

Join WTA owner, Mark Peterson on on eof the greatest mountain hunts in the world.  This is a combo or single species hunt for western (Kuban) and mid-Caucasian tur.

Hunting for Kuban and Mid Caucasian: Expect extensive horseback riding, considerable walking and hiking. Some riding experience is a must on these rugged hunts. During the day you will explore the upper edges of the mountains, examining the hillsides and feeding areas by glassing. A temporary tented camp is set up with the specific goal of hunting a particular animal or area. Rams are generally located in very remote country at 9,000+plus feet. Once the trophy is spotted you complete your stalk on foot.  Physical condition is an important factor for the stalking part of the hunt. Weather is normally sunny with occasional showers and fog. September-October daytime temperatures are 40-59 F with 15-25 F at nights.

Kuban Tur (Capra caucasica caucasica), also called West-Caucasian Tur, acquired this name after the Kuban river in the North Caucasus. Only a small part of Caucasus Mountains holds population of Kuban Tur. The west Caucasian tur is a large, heavy-set goat, The guard hairs and underfur of the coat begin to grow longer during September and the full winter pelage is fully grown in by the end of October. The horns grow to 31 to 35 inches (80-90 cm) long, and some up to 39” (100 cm). The width of the horns is clearly demonstrated by the basal circumference, which - 11 inches (30 cm) - may be over 30% of the total horn length.

Mid-Caucasian Tur is actually a hybrid of the Kuban and Degestan turs. This is confirmed by recent observers who describe a wide variety of hybrids from this area, often in large herds that include a number of different forms. Individual horns are said to vary from supracervical like those of Degastan, though often with cross ridges like those of Kuban, to long and scimitar-shaped like those of Kuban, but relatively smooth like those of Degastan. This race is generally darker in color than the Degestan, and has a dark dorsal streak. The winter coat is dark brown.

Both these tur inhabit subalpine and alpine regions between 2.600 to 13.000 ft (800 and 4000 m) above sea level. Although the mountains in their range can reach 16.500 ft (5000 m), the permanent snowline restricts most tur to heights of 5.000— 10.000 ft. Forest-covered slopes, often near steep rocky crags, are the primary habitat of this species.

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, insurance; Istanbul airport handling USD 300 if needed, trophy shipment USD 1500. CITES USD 500/per trophy, gratuities, extra trophies, sightseeing tours, observers USD 500 per day,minumum  7 days.

Kuban

Day 1 Arrival in Moscow, customs formalities, check into hotel

Day 2 Flight to Mineralnyye Vody, car transfer to Cherkessk, drive to base camp

Day 3-9   Day hunt for Kuban Tur

Day 10   Return back to Cherkessk, to Min.Vody,fly to Moscow, check into hotel

Day 11  Departure from Moscow

Mid Caucasian

Day 1 Arrival in Moscow, customs formalities, check into hotel

Day 2 Fly to Min.Vody, transfer to base camp

Day  3-9  hunt

Day 10 Back to  Min.Vody, Fly back to Moscow, check into hotel

Day 11  Departure from Moscow

Special WTA Pricing

$25,000 for 2 Tur combo

Kuban Tur : $12,500 Regular area Special trophy area + $6,000

Mid Caucasian Tur : $12,500 Regular area Special trophy area + $6,000

Availability: 4 Spots


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