HUNTING EAST OF THE URALS CAN PROVIDE EVEN THE LEAST EXPERIENCED TRACKERS WITH IMPRESSIVE BIRD AND ANIMAL TROPHIES.
TEXT: NATALYA PLOTNIKOVA
The Kurgan Region has everything necessary to actively develop hunting tours—beautiful scenery, forest rich in game, and extensive hunting grounds. In fact, the region is generally considered a paradise for hunters. Kurgan’s forests harbour a wide range of fowl and large animals, and the most popular quarry is the Siberian roe deer.
Moreover, you can hunt in the region all year round. High levels of service, qualified gamekeepers, accommodation in wooden hunting lodges, Russian steam baths, excellent equipment, and game with exceptional trophy value all make Kurgan a tempting destination for superior hunting holidays.
The area is home to moose, wild boar, wolves, and many other animal species. Hunting for fowl is particularly attractive due to the wide variety and bountiful stocks, particularly of wood grouse, geese, ducks, and black grouse.
Hunting tours to Kurgan Region have long been popular with foreigners, and every year around 300 hunters come to the region from countries including Germany, Austria, Spain, Hungary, and Poland.
The region boasts 147 private hunting estates, 49 publicly accessible hunting grounds, and 20 regionally recognized state game reserves. In all these areas, you can find everything necessary to organize a satisfactory hunting trip, with campsites and holiday camps where a warm welcome, comfortable accommodation and facilities, delicious food, and assistance with arranging recreation activities all await you.
Holidays with children
Not far from the village of Glyadyanskoye—the centre of the Pritobolniy District—there is a comfortable holiday camp, where all visitors are politely greeted by the resident hunting dog, Ayk. The two-storey wooden cottages are fully fitted, and the camp has extensive grounds with cozy recreation zones that will please the whole family. Here they organize great hunting summer and winter, for fowl, deer, hares, foxes and moose. And, for those not interested in hunting, they also offer photo safaris, which follow special routes to show you the main types of local fauna and beautiful pine forest scenery, with opportunities to take truly spectacular photographs. Also on offer at the camp are quad bikes, snowmobiles, and hang gliding, while the administration arranges a busy calendar of events and entertainments.
HUNTING TOURS TO KURGAN REGION HAVE LONG BEEN POPULAR WITH FOREIGNERS, EACH YEAR, AROUND 300 HUNTERS FROM GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SPAIN, HUNGARY, AND POLAND VISIT KURGAN REGION.
Popular hunting grounds
The Kamagan Hunting Ground is located near Bolshoy Kamagan Lake, which offers excellent hunting opportunities for water fowl. The camp is fitted with everything necessary for hunting and recreation, and boasts its own pheasant run, where these truly regal birds are reared for hunting.
The Peschano-Kaledinskiy Hunting Ground comprises 30000ha of birch and aspen forest, marsh, and fields sown with alfalfa and wheat, where deer and boar come to feed. The place is popular with hunters from Germany, Italy, and France, who come not just for the hunting, but also simply to enjoy the truly pristine wilderness.
It is this, as well as the high rate of success for hunters, that means that most visitors leave Kurgan Region not just fully satisfied, but evenwith a new lease on life.
There are two tour firms registered in Kurgan Region that specialize in hunting tours: SAPSAN Regional Charitable Fund for the Conservation of Hunting Animals (sapsankurgan.ru) and Kurgan Region Union of Civic Hunting and Fishing Organizations.
Find out more on Kurgan Region’s official tourist information site: tourism-kurgan.ru