Editor Note: Anyone who has traveled to hunt (or fish) in Russia knows exactly how rewarding and frustrating that can be. Usually, a-l-m-o-s-t everything goes as planned. Subscriber Jan Prinsen filed this lively account of a recent snow sheep hunt on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. As he says, "Why worry?" Enjoy!
My August 2008 Kamchatka snow sheep hunt saw nearly two weeks of rain, without any possibility of hunting. My wife suffered through it uncomplaining but refused to accompany me on my recent return to Kamchatka August 1-7, 2012. Of course, I came home sunburned.
I booked this trip through Westfalia
(phone from the US 011-49-2161-9278-0) from Germany, with Moscow-based PRO Russian Outfitters
(telephone from the US 011-7-499-714-5514). My contact on the telephone with PRO was Eugenie; she spoke and wrote English perfectly.....