July 31 – Aug 11, 2020 (One Sheep- Koryak)
July 31-Aug 23, 2020 (Two Sheep Combo)
Join Mark Peterson, WTA owner and co-host of Cabela’s Instinct Series as he travels to “Russia” in search of trophy Snow Sheep.
Russia’s far Northeast is one of the most game rich areas in the country. These snow sheep hunts take place with one of the most experienced and seasoned outfitters in the region. Successfully hosting hunters from all over the world for over 30 years, this outfitter offers high success trophy hunts for Koryak and Chukotka snow sheep in the remote mountains of NE Eastern Russia.
Koryak Snow Sheep- The Koryak Snow Sheep is the close relative to the Kamchatka Snow Sheep (Russian Bighorn). They are defined as any sheep living north of 60° N latitude and south of 64° N. This outfitters hunting area is located at approximately 62° N. The hunt area is located Koryak Mountains and is accessed by helicopter only. All hunts are fully guided 1×1 with experienced guides and modern equipment. This remote hunt will have you glassing the open landscape from the valleys until a trophy ram has been spotted. All hunts are conducted by backpack only by foot at around 4,500- 6500 ft in elevation, hunters need to be in very good physical shape. The Koryak Snow Sheep is slightly smaller in proportion than its close relative the Kamchatka Snow Sheep with the white muzzle and rump patch not as pronounced. Trophy rams will range from 138″ SCI with top end rams pushing the 143″SCI.
Chukotka Snow Sheep – Chukotka snow sheep lives in the south part of Chukotka close to boarder of Koryak ridge. This hunt region is similar to that of the the Koryak Snow Sheep. This region of NE Russia has one of the most diverse climates in the country with temperatures reaching down to -25°F three to four months out of the year. The Chukotka snow sheep are only found in this region and in reality only a small portion of it is habitat for the sheep. It is believed that there are several different mountainous areas of Chukotka where the sheep can be found, but not in large numbers. The Chukotka Snow Sheep are a noticeably lighter in color, much like Fannin sheep in North America, and have a thick, soft, wooly hair, strikingly different than the hair of other snow sheep found to the south. Trophy rams will measure 137″ SCI to over 150″ SCI.
This outfitter utilizes tented camp base camps where you will depart each day for your hunt. All meals are provided, hunters need only to bring their personal items. The outfitter requires 4 hunters per hunt period at a time. These sheep hunts can be conducted as a combination hunt for hunters looking to collect the world slam or as a single species hunt. As availability is limited early reservations are required. Give WTA a call today.
July 31 – departure USA
August 1 Arrive Moscow and depart to Petropavlovsk (Must have minimum of 4 hrs between connection times)
August 2 arrival Petropavlovsk, hotel overnight
August 3 departure to Korf and helicopter transport to hunting area , building the camp
August 4 – 10 hunt
August 11 helicopter from Koryak area to Chukotka area
August 12 -19 Hunting days
August 20 helicopter transport to Korf, overnight
August 21 departure Korf to Petropavlovsk
August 22 departure Petropavlovsk to Moscow
August 23 fly home
Includes: 1×1 guide, tent camp accommodations, meals, in-field transfers, round trip helicopter charter to hunt area, trophy care of game, rifle import fees, veterinary certificate
Excludes: Commercial air to Moscow or Petropavlovsk/Korf, Visa, gratuities, hotel stay prior before or during the trip, overweight baggage, trophy shipment from Russia to final destination.
$26,500 (Koryak Snow Sheep)
$36,500 (Chukotka Snow Sheep)
$62,000 (Koryak & Chukotka Snow Sheep combo- 2 sheep)
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.