Home to the largest sub species of snow sheep, the Kamchatka bighorn calls the Sredinny, vostocny and eastern ranges home. The population of Kamchatka snow sheep is healthy and growing, creating a game rich environment and the most successful snow sheep hunt available today. The beautiful, vast and remote location these sheep live in will have you wanting to return year after year.
The area we hunt for Kamchatka Snow Sheep is found in central Kamchatka. This area has a diverse landscape mixed with sharply etched volcanic peaks and vast slow rolling ridges. Elevations in these regions can exceed 11,000 feet, the Kamchatka snow sheep are found roaming these ranges between 5000-8000ft in elevation. The lush vegetation and minimal pressure from hunters or predators makes for some of the best snow sheep hunting available.
All of our snow sheep hunts utilize the use of a helicopter to access these remote ranges. The current snow conditions and weather will determine the style of the hunt, we can accommodate a wide variety of clientele including those in lesser physical condition. Longer shots while hunting Kamchatka Bighorn can be expected and every client needs to be well practiced before the hunt. Most of our hunts take place in the later portion of the season. Although you can experience random weather conditions, this is when the capes are the finest and the likelihood of snow is high, making these heavy rams highly visible.
All clients can expect a shot opportunity at a mature ram of 8 years and older, we have a 8 year minimum policy in place and your guide will make the call on age. The typical curl on these bighorns can average between 33"-37" with some of the largest rams sporting horn in excess of 40".
When travelling here your destination is Petropovlovsk-Kamchatsky. All clients will be picked up directly from the airport in Petropavlovsk by a member of our staff and depart for camp directly from the airport. Depending on road conditions you can expect a 2-4 hour drive to camp. We handle all paperwork you’ll need to bring a firearm and provide you with additional paperwork needed to obtain a visitor visa. We highly recommend using a service like VisaHQ to complete the application.
We can start hunting as early as August 1 in Kamchatka. Dates will be chosen based on a hunters physical ability and individual needs. All hunting in early August requires a minimum of 2 hunters. Please contact us regarding date selection.