All tours begin and end at the airport of Magadan. We meet our clients on their arrival and take them directly to the base camp by helicopter, or in the event of non-flying weather we move them to a Magadan hotel. Hotel and meals expenses while in town are the responsibility of our clients.
Upon arrival to the base camp, you will rest, sight your rifle, get to know your guides and check the equipment. Bear Hunting base camps come equipped with kitchens, professional cooks, wooden/metal cabins, saunas and hot showers, metal stoves, electricity, satellite phones etc.
Hunting is done by scouting on snowmobiles (both the hunter and the guide ride their own snowmobile) until you spot the prey, then you will proceed to stalking. Most of our snowmobiles are 2019+ Ski-doos.
Average shooting distance – 75 yards, average distance covered during the day around 50-70. Guides, at all times, carry their own rifles, binoculars, satellite phones, fly tents, food supplies. The guides are also skilled in taking trophy pictures and preparing the trophies according to international standards. Upon completion of the hunt, you will fly-out to Magadan.
Brown Bear Hunting is the king of Big Game Hunting trips. The Kamchatka Brown Bear offers hunters a unique opportunity to harvest trophy quality brown bears in the pristine wilderness setting near Magadan, Russia!
Magadan is home to both Siberian Brown Bear (inland areas, habitat closer to Yakutia) and Kamchatka Brown Bear (coastal areas, closer to Kamchatka). We hunt brown bears with the assistant use of snowmobiles in late spring (usually May) when we still have enough snow cover to traverse large swaths of hunting grounds. Unlike other outfitters, we don’t put our hunters on a sled, instead, we give them a new (2017+) ski-doo to ride on, so both the guide and the hunter drive their own separate snowmobiles. You will average 50-90 miles every day during the bear hunt. The terrain resembles rolling hills of Yukon, Northern Alaska, or North of Russia, with occasional mountain ridges. However, on a snowmobile, almost every point on the map is accessible. The ride itself is medium difficulty: the upper snow layer is firm and can hold a large ski-doo just fine, trees and bushes are present but are avoidable, occasionally you will encounter steep uphill or downhill areas. A Brown Bear hunter is not expected to be very fit, however, bear hunting in Magadan is still a physical challenge even for younger hunters.
Once in a base camp, hunters will be able to get the rifle sights right, get to know their bear guides, and practice snowmobiling. At dinner, plans will be discussed regarding the upcoming hunt: who goes where, is the hunting equipment ready, what happens if you get a bear trophy etc. On the following day, hunters and guides will all travel in different directions to remote cabins and hunt 2-3 days from there. Alternatively, they will hunt the areas surrounding the base camp and come back every night. The decision will be made solely by Sergey Rudakov, the outfitter. A typical day of brown bear hunting would look like the following: wake up at 6am, breakfast at 6.30, scouting on snowmobiles till 7-8PM, dinner at 8-10PM. Once the trophy is obtained a hunter can either keep hunting for an additional trophy or remain at the base camp.
Shooting a brown bear: Shooting varies with most of our shots sitting at 40-200 yards. Be prepared to shoot without a range-finder, because unlike snow sheep hunts, you will not get a lot of setup time and the range will likely not require ballistics calibration. We recommend all calibers above .300. Kulu Safaris does not have experience with bow hunting for brown bears, nonetheless, we are open to organizing such a bear hunt, but with extra precautions and extra cost. Please write to us directly to discuss bow hunting for brown bears in Magadan.
Why hunt brown bear in magadan?
What you need to know prior to the trip