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Maral hunt in Altai region


Altai Mountains are one of the most picturesque regions in our country. The nature here is distinct in its original beauty. These are severe mountains, crystal rivers, pristine taiga with its extraordinary diverse flora and fauna, blue lakes and Alpine meadows. Altai mountain system consists of a number of ridges. The highest peak of the Altai Mountains is Belukha Mountain (4506 meters above sea level). It is located on the Katun ridge and according to the legends is a sacred mountain.

Flora and fauna of Altai is very diverse. The most interesting objects of hunt in Altai are maral, ibex and roe deer. Traditional inhabitation of maral is mountain forests located on the border with Alpine meadows. Normally hunt is carried out from the beginning of September till December.  But the best time to hunt trophy maral is the rut season when maral stags roar calling the rivals to fight for females. That is how this extremely cautious animal reveals itself. Early in the morning a client accompanied by an experienced guide drives to the places, where grazing marals had been seen the night before. Simulating male’s roar the guide beckons the animal to the distance available for shooting.   Usually the peak of the rut season is the last ten-day period of September but this fact strongly depends on the weather conditions. Very often (in case of warming) rut period drifts in time, it can die down or pass drowsily. That is why it is recommended to have cushion of time. It is better to plan this hunt for at least 10-12 days, in this case a hunter has good chances to get precious trophy.

Maral is a strong and tough for wound animal and the shooting-range often exceeds 200-300 meters, that’s why we recommend to use a rifle with the caliber of  7 mm. minimum, better of 30-06 or .300 with good scope. In addition you can hunt the Siberian Ibex. This is also quite tough and difficult classical mountain hunt and can require a good fitness condition as well as a long shooting skill. It could be a long hiking days with glassing and stalking when the nice trophy is found.

       During the hunt accommodation will be organized either in log huts or tents with stove heating. Distance trips from base camp with overnights in light tents might be organized during the hunt. If you want to get a really good trophy you ought to be sure that you are in good physical shape.

Depending on the hunting dates air temperature may vary from -5° C to +15°C. Strikingly beautiful mountains and a great hunt will provide unforgettable experience for the whole lifetime.


THE COST OF MARAL HUNT (2 hunters in the group):   5 100 / 5 700 USD per one hunter

THE COST OF IBEX HUNT (2 hunters in the group):   4 900 / 5 500 USD per one hunter, including

- selection of a hunting area;

- preparation of the tour and correlation of the program with a

 hunting entity;   

- airline reservation Moscow-Barnaul-Moscow;

- meet and greet on arrival and departure, assistance at the


- helicopter reservation;

- full board and accommodation in the hunting lodge;

- organization and carrying out of the hunting tour (10 days);

- all the services during the hunt;

- transportation in the hunting area;

   - guiding service (1guide for 1 hunter);

- all the documents for hunting (license, hunting permit);

 - 1 trophy of maral or ibex;

   - field preparation of the trophies;

 - trophy export  documents;  

 - interpreter;

 - weapon transportation.

The cost of the trip per observer: € 2 500 / 2 850 USD

Wounded and lost animal is considered to be taken.


Tour duration: 12 days (Moscow/Moscow), 8 days of hunting.      

Hunting area: Altai region.

Hunting dates: August – November (recommended dates – mid. of September).

Accomodation: hunting cabins or tents.

Transfer: airflight from Moscow to Barnaul, then by car (8-10 hours - 500-700km, depending on the hunting area), then horse-riding to the camp. 

Group: 2-4 hunters, 0-4 observers.


Additional payments:

Booking fee for 1 hunter                                     - 250 €

Booking fee for 1 non-hunter                              - 180 €

Extra Payment (1 hunter in the group)            - on demand

Airfare Moscow-Barnaul-Moscow                      - on demand

Additional services                                        - on demand

Accomodation in hotel before/after trip           - on demand

Helicopter transfer to the hunting area            - on demand

Additional trophies:

Extra maral                                     -  € 2 500 / 2 850 USD

Extra siberian ibex                           -  € 2 200 / 2 850 USD

Siberian roe deer                             -  € 800 / 950 USD

Bear                                               -  € 2 500 / 2 850 USD

Wolf                                               -  € 800 / 950 USD





day 1                             - airflight from Moscow to Barnaul.

day 2                             - transfer from Barnaul to the hunting area.

day 3-10                        - hunting maral and ibex.

day 11                           - transfer from the hunting area to Barnaul.

day 12                           - airflight to Moscow.





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