River & Green have been designing bespoke sporting holidays in Scotland for the last 7 years and in the course of our work we have developed working relationships with estates and agents both in Scotland and around the world. Out of one of these relationships there has arisen an exciting opportunity for some spring shooting in Russia.
In collaboration with Britannia Sporting Ltd. , River & Green are proud to present a unique opportunity to experience at first hand the rich traditions of Russian shooting. An 8 day, all inclusive, fully accompanied trip which will take you to the Kirov region, 600 miles east of Moscow, for 5 full days of spring season shooting in the traditional Russian manner for Capercaillie, Black Grouse and Woodcock.
Accommodation will be in a modern, fully equipped hunting lodge; a self contained, traditional wood built complex, which will accommodate our group in comfort. Facilities include wood burning stoves, a drying room for clothing, a barbecue area, ideal for preparing ‘shashliki’ (Russian kebabs) as well as a Banya (Russian sauna), which is an experience not to be missed!
A chef will prepare three meals each day for all guests. All the meals served will give you anopportunity to try the very best of traditional Russian cuisine featuring a range of meats, fish, poultry, game, mushrooms, berries, breads, pancakes, cereals, beer and, of course, vodka.
Day 1: Flight from UK, arrive in Moscow, transfer to the overnight train to Kirov (part of the
Trans Siberian Railway)
Day 2: Transfer to the hunting lodge, evening flight for woodcock, evening meal
Days 3-7: Five full days of shooting with local guides
Day 7: Evening transfer to Kirov for the overnight train to Moscow
Day 8: Morning, arrive in Moscow, transfer to airport, afternoon flight home to UK
£2,000 per Gun, to include one Capercaillie, one Black Grouse and one Woodcock. Full Terms & Conditions for booking and payment available on request.
1st class train compartment, MoscowKirovMoscow
(sleeps 2): £100 surcharge
2nd class train compartment, MoscowKirovMoscow
(sleeps 4): cost included in package
Capercaillie: £250; Black Grouse: £150; Woodcock: £30
Refunds if no shooting opportunities:Capercaillie
£160; Black Grouse £120
(no refund if quarry is wounded/lost or client misses)
Visa invitation letter
Accompaniment by Gethin Jones at all times in Russia (Managing Director, Britannia Sporting, fluent Russian speaker with almost 30 years’ Russian travel/living experience)
Airport meet & greet in Moscow and transfers
4×4 transport at the hunting area
Gun permit or local gun hire
Services of a professional hunting guide
All meals at the hunting lodge
Field preparation of trophy
Cost of obtaining visa for the Russian Federation (consular fee for Tourist Visa: £77)
Flights to and from Moscow (direct flights with BA, EasyJet, etc.)
Alcoholic drinks apart from those served with meals
Taxidermy/shipment of trophies to UK (we can advise on this, if required)
April 25th – May 5th *(the exact date will be specified approx. 2-3 weeks beforehand)
*the Russian Spring Hunting Season opening date is fixed each year depending on the daily mean temperature and is only
announced shortly before its start. A degree of flexibility will therefore be required in booking flights/time off work.