We haven't received many subscriber reports on hunting in Russia
recently, so Danish subscriber Jens Kjaer Knudsen's
highly positive report on a late-April, early-May brown bear hunt on the Kamchatka Peninsula caught our immediate attention. Knudsen booked his hunt with the Norwegian agency Ostbye's Hunting Tours
Knudsen accessed Kamchatka via Moscow (see an update on the new Alaska/Kamchatka air service and what it means for hunters) and then flew south from Petropavlovsk by helicopter for an hour and fifteen minutes to the hard-walled hunting camp. Knudsen describes the camp's condition as fair, and the food, guides and other services as good. From the camp, hunters moved around by snow machine, spotting and stalking. We had heard from other sources that some parts of Kamchatka had difficult hunting this spring due to low snowpack and an early thaw, but when we questioned Knudsen about this, he told us that southern Kamchatka, where he hunted, had plenty of snow.....