European elk

Elks are the largest species of the deer family. The shoulder height is 150–190 cm and the body length of bulls is 250–270 cm. They weigh 300–500 kg. Cows are smaller than bulls.

Hunting for males and yearlings, it is forbidden to shoot females.

Elk call hunting

  • Individual hunting during the rutting period;
  • the hunt is held over 2 to 5 days.
September

Drive hunting

  • Group hunting for at least 8 hunters;
  • the hunt is held over 1 day, it is possible to organize up to three extra drivings during the day with hunting for prey in every driving.
October 15 – January 15

Stalk hunting

  • Individual hunting;
  • the hunt is held over 1 day.
October 15 – January 15

Wild boar

Omnivorous non-ruminant artiodactyl mammal from the Suidae family. Bristles, apart from the lower neck and the back part of the abdomen, form a kind of mane. Bristles are brownish-black with a yellow tint, the undercoat is brownish-gray, so the overall color is gray-black-brown; the muzzle, tail, lower legs and hooves are black. Multicolored and spotted specimens are rare and are considered to be the offspring of domestic pigs that have run wild. Body length reaches 175 cm, the tail is 25 cm and shoulder height is up to 1 m; the weight of an adult male can reach 200 kg. The canine teeth of the male are better developed than those of the female. Male canine teeth can reach over 200 mm. Hunting for males and yearlings, it is forbidden to shoot females.

Hunting in crop fields

  • Individual ambush hunting or stalk hunting;
  • the hunt is held over 1 day, an additional hunt is possible with hunting for prey in several places during the day.
June – September

Drive hunting

  • Group hunting for at least 8 hunters;
  • the hunt is held over 1 day, it is possible to organize up to three extra drivings during the day with hunting for prey in every driving.
October 15 – December 31

Spot-and-stalk hunting

  • Individual stop-and-stalk hunting or stand hunting;
  • the hunt is held over 1 day, an additional hunt is possible with hunting for prey in several places during the day.
June 1 – February 28

Hunting in an enclosure

  • Preparation and drive hunting in an enclosure for one hunter or a group of up to six hunters, stand or stop-and-stalk hunting.
All year round

Spotted deer

Mammal from the deer family. The deer’s coat is reddish-brown with white spots in summer and becomes less distinct in winter. The length of its body ranges from 160–180 cm, its shoulder height is 95–112 cm and it weighs 75–130 kg. Hunting for males and females of any age.

Hunting in an enclosure

  • Preparation and drive hunting in an enclosure for one hunter or a group of up to six hunters, stand or stop-and-stalk hunting.
All year round

White-tailed deer

Mammal from the deer family. The deer's coat is reddish in summer (more pronounced on top) and turns light gray in winter. The length of its body ranges from 95–220 cm, its shoulder height is 100–110 cm and it weighs 100–150 kg. This species can be hunted in Nazarechye hunting farm in September.

Hunting in an enclosure

  • Preparation and drive hunting in an enclosure for one hunter or a group of up to six hunters, stand or stop-and-stalk hunting.
September – February

Lynx

A mammal from the lynx genus. The lynx has a body length of 80–130 cm and a shoulder height of 70 cm. Lynx are usually the size of a large dog. Males often weigh 18–30 kg, females weigh on 18 kg average, which is smaller than an ocelot. Hunting for males and females of any age.

Drive hunting

  • Group hunting for at least 8 hunters, the hunt is held over 1 day, with preparation for the hunt upon prior request.
  • Applications for participating in a hunt must be submitted at least one month in advance.
November – February

Hunting with dogs

  • Individual hunting with dogs, the hunt is held over 2 to 7 days, with preparation for the hunt upon prior request.
  • Applications for participating in a hunt must be submitted at least one month in advance.
  • Hunters are allowed to take their dogs.
November – February

Wolf

A predatory mammal of the Canidae family. The largest animal in its family: its body length (without tail) can reach 160 cm, its tail is up to 52 cm long, shoulder height up to 90 cm and it weighs up to 86 kg. Wolf weight and size can vary greatly geographically; it has been noted that they change proportionally depending on the climate and in full accordance with Bergmann’s rule (the colder the climate, the larger the animal). On average, the animals have a shoulder height of 60–95 cm, are 105–160 cm and weigh 32–62 kg, which makes an average wolf one of the largest mammals in the family. Yearlings weigh between 20–30 kg, 2–3 year old wolves weigh 35–45 kg. A wolf grows to full size at 2.5–3 years old, reaching 50 kg or more. In Siberia and Alaska full-grown wolves can weigh more than 77 kg.

Drive hunting with flags

  • Group hunting for at least 8 participants;
  • the hunt is held over 1 to 3 days, with prior preparation for the hunt.
  • The hunter shall apply in advance to participate in a hunt and, if there is wolf in the hunting farm, shall receive an invitation to hunt 1-2 days before the start of the hunt.
January – March

Raccoon dog

A predatory omnivorous mammal of the Canidae family (canine) the size of a small dog. Its body length is 65–80 cm, its tail is 15–25 cm and it weighs 4–10 kg. The body is stocky and long. It has short legs. This predator resembles a North American raccoon because of the color of its muzzle. It has dark brown fur, with lighter underfur; the fur is long and thick, but coarse. It has a dark stripe on its back. The muzzle has a dark pattern in the shape of a mask. The cheeks have ash-gray side whiskers. The raccoon dog’s tail is short, bushy, without crossing stripes (unlike the tail of a raccoon).

Hunting with dogs

  • Individual hunting with dogs, the hunt is held over 2 to 5 days, with preparation for the hunt upon prior request.
  • Applications for participating in a hunt must be submitted at least one week in advance.
  • Hunters are allowed to take their dogs.
September 15 – February 28

Spot-and-stalk hunting

  • Individual stop-and-stalk hunting or stand hunting;
  • the hunt is held over 1 day, an additional hunt is possible with hunting for prey in several places during the day.
September 15 – February 28

Fox

A predatory mammal from the Canidae family, the most widely spread and largest animal of the fox species. Its body length is 60–90 cm, its tail is 40–60 cm and it weighs 6–10 kg.

Hunting with dogs

  • Individual hunting with dogs, the hunt is held over 2 to 5 days, with preparation for the hunt upon prior request.
  • Applications for participating in a hunt must be submitted at least one week in advance.
  • Hunters are allowed to take their dogs.
September 15 – February 28

Beaver

A semiaquatic mammal of the castor genus. The largest rodent in the Old World and the second largest rodent in the world after the capybara. A beaver is a large rodent adapted to a semiaquatic lifestyle. Its body reaches 1–1.3 m long, its shoulder height is up to 35.5 cm and it weighs up to 30–32 kg.

Spot-and-stalk hunting

  • Individual ambush hunting or stalk hunting;
  • the hunt is held over 1 day, an additional hunt is possible with hunting for prey in several places during the day.
October 1 – February 28

White hare

A mammal from the Leporidae family, Lepus genus. A common animal from Northern Eurasia. Large species: the body length of fully grown animals is 44–65 cm, sometimes reaching 74 cm; it weighs 1.6–4.5 kg. Seasonal dimorphism is present in the color of the species: the color of the white hare in winter is pure white, with the exception of black ear tips; in summer the coat in various habitats ranges from red-gray to slate-gray with a brownish ripple effect. The head is usually of a darker color than the back; the sides are lighter. The abdomen is white. Hares do not turn white in winter in areas where there is no steady snow covering. Females are usually slightly heavier than males and do not differ in color.

Hunting with dogs

  • Individual hunting with dogs, the hunt is held over 2 to 5 days, with preparation for the hunt upon prior request.
  • Applications for participating in a hunt must be submitted at least one week in advance.
  • Hunters are allowed to take their dogs.
September 15 – February 28

Brown hare

A mammal from the Leporidae family, Lepus genus. It is a large species of hare: its body is 57–68 cm long; it weighs 4–6 kg, rarely up to 7 kg. The largest species can be found in the North and North-East of the habitats. It has a thin body. The brown hare differs in appearance from the white hare in that it has longer ears (9.4–14 cm), a longer wedge-shaped tail (7.2–14 cm) of black or brown-black color on the top. Its eyes are reddish-brown. Its hind legs are longer than those of the white hare, but its paws are shorter and narrower (foot length is 13.6–18.5 cm), as the brown hare inhabits areas where the snow cover is relatively shallow and hard.

Hunting with dogs

  • Individual hunting with dogs, the hunt is held over 2 to 5 days, with preparation for the hunt upon prior request.
  • Applications for participating in a hunt must be submitted at least one week in advance.
  • Hunters are allowed to take their dogs.
September 15 – February 28

Black grouse

A common bird of the pheasant family. Males look significantly larger than females — their average length is 49–58 cm and they weigh 1.0–1.4 kg, while the females are 40–45 cm long and weigh 0.7–1.0 kg. A cock is easily spotted by its shiny black plumage with a violet or green tint on the head, neck, crop and lower back, as well as bright red brows. Primary remiges are dark brown with so-called «mirrors» — white spots in the lower part of the first-fifth feather. The mirrors are even more noticeable on the secondary remiges, where they cover most of the wing. The tail quills are black with a violet hue on top; side quills are bent to the sides, which gives the tail the shape of a lyre. Hens are brightly colored, red-brown with gray, dark yellow and brown-black crossing stripes. It looks like a wood-grouse hen, however it has white «mirrors» on the wings and a small hollow on the tail.

Hunting in lekking ground

  • Individual stop-and-stalk hunting on lekking ground;
  • the hunt is held over 1-2 days.
April 15 – April 25

Stalk hunting

  • Individual stop-and-stalk hunting;
  • the hunt is held over 1 day.
September – December

Wood grouse

The largest bird of the Phasianidae family. The male reaches 110 cm and more, its wing span is 1.4 m and it weighs 4.1–6.5 kg. Hens are a third smaller and weigh 2 kg on average. The back is black with brown and gray spots. The crop is black with green metal shine, the breast is green-metal color, the lower part is covered with black and white spots. The wings are brown. The tail is black with white spots. The naked skin above the eye is bright red, the beak is white-pink. The hen is smaller and colored quite brightly with a mixture of rusty-yellow, rusty-red, brown-black and white color (in the shape of vertical dark and rusty-ocher stripes). The throat, the wing curve and the upper part of breast are rusty-red.

Hunting in lekking ground

  • Individual stop-and-stalk hunting on lekking ground;
  • the hunt is held over 1-2 days.
April 15 – April 25

Woodcock

A small bird of the Scolopacidae family. A relatively large bird, the size of a rock pigeon, a wader with a stocky body and a long straight beak. Its body length is 33–38 cm, wing span is 55–65 cm and it weighs 210–460 g. The color is protective — in general rusty brown with black, gray or red spots in the upper body. The abdomen is paler — cream or yellow-gray with black vertical stripes.

Hunting in lekking ground

  • Individual and group hunting on lekking ground;
  • the hunt is held over 1 day.
April

Hazel grouse

Hazel grouse is the smallest species of grouse. Even the largest bird rarely exceeds 500 grams. In the forest it is hard to confuse with other grouse. It is not only different because of its small size but also because of its fairly recognizable color.

Decoy hunting

  • Individual decoy hunting;
  • the hunt is held over 1 day.
September – October

Pheasant

The common pheasant, or Phasianus colchicus is a bird of the Phasianinae subfamily, Phasianidae family, Galliformes order. It was originally an Asian species introduced into other parts of the world. It is a domesticated bird and is a common prey of hunters.

Its body reaches 85 cm long, it weighs 1.7–2.0 kg. Males are larger than females. The head of the common pheasant, unlike other species of pheasants, has only a ring around the eye left unfeathered. The very long wedge-shaped tail consists of 18 feathers narrowing to the tip. The top of the short rounded wings is made by the fourth and fifth remiges. Males have spurs on the legs and a shiny plumage. Males are colored brightly with metallic shine on the plumage. Their color is quite variable. The northern male species have golden-green heads and necks with a black-violet tint underneath. The golden-orange back coverts with black lining gradually turn into copper-red upper tail coverts with a violet tint. Tail coverts are yellow-brown with copper-violet edges. The naked ring around the eyes is red. Females are dull-brown, sand-gray with brown-black spots and stripes.

Hunting for released pheasants

  • Individual and group hunting with dogs;
  • the hunt is held over 1 day with preparation for the hunt upon prior request.
  • Applications to participate in a hunt must be submitted at least 7 days in advance, and the number of birds shall not be less than 100.
All year round