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Period of hunting for Koryak snow sheep – from August 1 to September 15. 

Place of hunting – northern part of Olyutorsky district of the Koryak Autonomous Area  (Koryak upland). Here the population of snow sheep is high enough and it is possible to get a trophy with length of the horns of more then 85 sm.

Group – from 4 to 6 hunters, hunting – per two persons in different camps. 

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Hunting is conducted on the height of 600 – 900 m. above sea level. This hunting is rather hard and requires a good physical conditions. The hunters might need to walk in mountains from 3 to 10 km. or more per day. The weather in uplands is not stable, rains and fogs are often. It is neccessary to have light and warm clothing, sleeping bags, special boots for mountain hunting, mosquito net.
Duties of the guide include: observing the place, help in preying the trophy, carrying the backpack, cooking meals, preprocessing of the trophy and packing it for transportation. The guide’s services are not limited only by the above mentioned duties. The hunter carries his own things, riffles, sleeping bag. The hunters and the guides use their optics. It is recommended that the hunter brings his own spyglass (X60) for the snow sheep hunting.
In the uplands the hunters and the guides are accommodated in light tents, at the end of September heated tents are used (in this time of the year the tops of mountains can be already covered with snow). The hunters can change the location of the camp depending on the circumstances of the hunting. In the camp there are 2 hunting guides, cook and translator. The hunting camp is delivered together with the hunters and the personnel.
Duration of the hunting: 10 days. 

Organization of the tour:

  • Meeting at the airport of Elizovo town (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky).
  • If neccessary overnight(s) in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Hotel Petropavlovsk****, Hotel Avacha****.
  • Transfer to the place of hunting – (itinerary Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Korf settlement – hunting camp),  Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Korf settlement (by airplane YAK-40, flight time 2 hours 30 min.); Korf settlement – hunting camp (by helicopter MI-8, flight time 1 hour 30 minutes). 

Organization of hunting:

  • accommodation, living conditions, meals – stationary bases, tent camp, 3-times meals, optimal living conditions.

Program of hunting:

Day 1 – rest, preparation of equipment.

Days 2 - 11 – hunting, preprocessing of the trophies.

Day 12 – organization of the return way (hunting camp – Korf settlement (by helicopter MI-8, flight time 1 hour 30 minutes); Korf settlement – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (by airplane YAK-40, flight time 2 hours 30 min.), if necessary (depending on weather conditions) – overnight in Korf settlement (renting an apartment with all conviniences).

Days 12 - 13 – arraiving Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, overnights in one of the mentioned hotels;

Day 14 – departure from Elizovo airport

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