In Report 8902, subscriber Alfred Wynn tells us that he researched Stalker Group carefully before booking a successful tur hunt with them in southwestern Russia for this past September. "Stalker Group brings a new level of customer service to this part of the hunting world. They are emerging as a prominent outfitter. Three partners have joined together to form Stalker Group: Yuri Morozon, Anna Chepiga and Evgeny Kharitonov. This threesome has considerable experience and strong reputations for excellence. They all speak fluent English and Russian (of course). Stalker Group offers high quality hunts at value pricing." (Anna Chepiga was the partner who did the legwork getting Østergard's wisent trophy shipped.)
"Stalker set up my hunt to accommodate an older hunter (age 67) who can still climb 10 hours a day but slower than I used to. My PH, Evgeny Kharitonov, met me at the Moscow airport and stayed by my side for 11 days. I didn't want to waste energy traversing back and forth to base camp, so we used horses to transport hunter, guides, gear and food to fly camps, then hunted on foot."
"I saw 100-plus West Caucasian tur in two days, including several nice rams. I also saw 50-plus mid-Caucasian tur in four days, but eight-plus-year-old rams were hard to find. My hunt ended eight days early."
Wynn reports taking both a mid-Caucasian tur (122 2/8 SCI) in the Russian Republic of........(continued)