Capercaillie hunting in Vologda region, Russia

Capercaillie/blackcock hunting in Russia in Vologda region. ERL Merkel’s hunting routes.

Capercaillie huntings are provided with the help of professional hunters (PHs) at specific forest places in mating bird season (the end of April — the beginning of May). Early in the morning a hunter comes with a professional hunter to the place in the forest where birds mating processes are going (capercaillies are singing their songs and fighting between each other) and hunters try to approach to the capercaillie invisibly and quietly during capercaillie song to the good distance for shot.

1). Price of Spring hunting (4 hunting mornings) — period: from the forth April’s Saturday till the 10th of May

Package spring hunting capercaillie/blackcock tour price for one hunter is 105 000 ₽, price includes:

  • accommodation
  • breakfast
  • dinner
  • supper
  • transport on territory
  • hunting license
  • PH per every hunter in group
  • every day’s safety hunting instructions
  • interpreter for group  of hunters
  • trophy veterinary certificate
  • capercaillie trophy (trophy cost 30 000 ₽, extra trophy 26 250 ₽)
  • blackcock trophy (trophy cost 15 000 ₽, extra trophy 11 250 ₽)
  • as an option — complimentary woodcock hunting

Price doesn’t include:

  • visa invitation documents
  • transfer from/to an airport/railway station
  • alcoholic/nonalcoholic drinks
  • tips
  • gun permits
  • gun rental
  • field trophy preparation
  • trophy care and shipment
  • hotels and meals before and after a hunting

Terms of payment:

  •  deposit 50% of the package tour price
  • final payment on site according to the results of the hunting tour


  • deposit is non-refundable


  • wounded and not found animal is 100% of the trophy cost
  • miss shot is 10% of the trophy cost
  • shooting refusal is 50% of the trophy cost

Representative of the hunting ground: Anatolii Gopko, tel. +7 921 142 09 18; e-mail:

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Hunt booking, hunting services, interpreter service, hunting consulting services on the subject «Hunting routes and hunting grounds in Vologda region, Russia», hunting excursions to the Vologda region hunting grounds, hunting announcements, advertisements. Contacts: e-mail: ; tel. +7-921-142-09-18, business owner Anatolii Gopko, state register number: 318352500044855

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