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Spring hunting on Capercaillie and Black grouse

The spring hunt for Capercaillie and Black grouse is very popular. Der nachhaltige Wildbestand, die Jagdorganisation, sowie die Professionalität und Seriosität der Veranstalter vor Ort, lassen Ihre Jagdreise zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis werden. Dem Jäger bietet sich ein einmaliges Naturschauspiel, ob bei der Auerhahn- oder Birkhahnbalz, das man nachhaltig in Erinnerung behält.

Game species

European Russia

Game species European Russia
Black grouse

Capercaillie and Black grouse are always hunted early in the morning. The courtship takes place during early morning. 

Their mating season lasts from April to the end of May.

The hunt for the black grouse takes place in a blind. The blind is positioned at known mating places. The black grouse court in open meadows. The raised hide is approached in the dark. The black grouse's courtship lasts until sunrise.

Both grouse are shot with shot. You will get a rental rifle on site, which will make your travel a lot easier.

What you absolutely have to bring are waders, which keep you dry while hunting capercaillie.

Hunting areas for Capercaillie and Black grouse:

Option 1: Smolensk und Yaroslavl

Option 2: Podporozhskiy

Possible itinerary:
Day 1 - Arrival in Moscow or St. Petersburg, approx. 2.5 hours by car to Yaroslavl or Smolensk / approx. 3 hours to Podporozhskiy
2nd to 5th day - 4 hunting days
Day 6 - Departure to Moscow or St. Petersburg - return flight

 

 

Black grouse
Game species European Russia
Capercaillie

Capercaillie and Black grouse are always hunted early in the morning. The courtship takes place during early morning. 

Their mating season lasts from April to the end of May.

The known mating places of the capercaillie are approached in the dark, at dawn.

Both grouse are shot with shot. You will get a rental rifle on site, which will make your travel a lot easier.

What you absolutely have to bring are waders, which keep you dry while hunting capercaillie.

Hunting areas for Capercaillie and Black grouse:

Option 1: Smolensk und Yaroslavl

Option 2: Podporozhskiy

Possible itinerary:
Day 1 - Arrival in Moscow or St. Petersburg, approx. 2.5 hours by car to Yaroslavl or Smolensk / approx. 3 hours to Podporozhskiy
2nd to 5th day - 4 hunting days
Day 6 - Departure to Moscow or St. Petersburg - return flight

Capercaillie

Gallery

Which game species are here, see above. Below you will find the trophy gallery for the wild species that occur.

Trophy gallery

European Russia

Country

Capercaillie and Black grouse mating season is lasts from April to the end of May. Every year many of our hunters come to Russia for the spring mating season. After your arrival in Moscow you will be met by our Russian partner and you will drive 2 - 3 hours to the hunting lodges, which are located in the middle of the hunting areas. You don't have to travel for hours on the train or even spend the night in a sleeping car. The hunting areas are in the regions of Yaroslavl and Smolensk, as well as Podporozhski.

Option 1 - Yaroslavl und Smolensk:

From Moscow airport it is around 2.5 hours to Smolensk and Yaroslavl. You will be met at the airport in Moscow and driven to your accommodation. On the way you can buy personal things for your stay, in supermarkets. After the hunt you will be driven back to Moscow to the airport. You will get help with all the formalities at the airport so that you have a relaxed hunting trip.


Option 2 - Podporozhskiy:

From St. Petersburg airport it is around 3 hours to Podporozhskiy. You will be met at the airport in St. Petersburg and driven to your accommodation. Your accommodation is a very nice hotel in an old traditional Russian construction. You will want for nothing during your stay. The hotel has an a la card restaurant, wifi, massage, sauna, and each room has its own bathroom according to European standards. You will get help with all the formalities at the airport so that you have a relaxed hunting trip.

 

Take a look at the hunting areas by navigating and zooming the map.
  • Airport
  • Hunting area Smolensk - option 1
  • Hunting area Yaroslavl - option 1
  • Hunting area Podporozhskiy - option 2

Accommodation

 

Accommodation in the hunting area in Smolensk and Yaroslavl:
Accommodation is in cozy hunting lodges with a shower, an extra toilet and hot water. The food is good.

Accommodation in the hunting area in Podporozhskiy:
IYour accommodation is a very nice hotel, with wifi and sauna and an a la card restaurant. Each room has its own bathroom with European standard. The hotel offers massage treatments for guests. The 70 hectare arial on which the property is built has a large park that is ideal for long walks. The accommodation is probably unique in Russia when hunting grouse.

 

Accommodation