Hunting in Dagestan

Hunting area

Dagestan is famous not only for its hospitality, but also for its excellent hunting grounds. You will be surprised by the greatness of the Caucasian nature, blooming Alpine meadows and severe gorges, stormy mountain rivers and frozen glaciers, steep mountain slopes and clean air.

The best way to test the degree of your endurance and hunting skills is considered to be hunting on the Dagestani tur. You need to be prepared for serious physical exertion, but the reward waiting for hunters who will cope with this ordeal is really worth the effort.

The climate of Dagestan: continental, moderately warm, characterized by winter cold with snow cover, waves of cold, hot summer with thunderstorms. In the mountains of the North Caucasus, glaciation is developed, the area of which this region occupies the first place among all the regions of Russia. The rivers that flow here are fed by water formed when glaciers melt.

Trophy animals

Dagestan Tur (Capra cylindricornis)

Dagestan Tur (Capra cylindricornis)

Hunting season: August 01 - November 30 

Best time for hunting: Oktober - November

Hunting season: August 01 to November 30. Duration of the hunting tour: 5 to 7 days. Number of hunters: 1 to 3.

Place to hunt:

Dagestan is one of the Caucasian regions where hunters from all over the world strive to get there. Beautiful nature, impressive in height and length of the mountains, rapid and deep rivers.

Mountain hunting to Dagestani tur is a holiday for the strong in spirit. The living symbol of the Caucasus lives on almost vertical slopes, where rarely a human foot sets foot.

Do you want to test your hunting skills? 
Along the way, you will see the majestic landscapes of the Caucasus highlands with blooming meadows, deep gorges and centuries-old glaciers.

Hunting is carried out in the Akhtynskiy district of the Republic of Dagestan.

Accommodation during hunting is carried out in a tent camp.
Weather conditions in the hunting area are unpredictable. The daytime temperature is very different from the night temperature due to the conditions of the highlands and surrounding glaciers. In the second half of the day usually the fog comes in.

From August to mid-September, the daytime temperature rises to 22°/25°C, sometimes dropping to 3°/10°C. In mid - September and October, daytime temperatures range from 10°C to 15°C, dropping to -5°/ 10°C at night. 

Method of hunting:

Hunting on the Dagestani tur is carried out from the approach, accompanied by professional hunters.

In most areas, hunting takes place on foot, and horses are used for casting into the camp.

Trophy animals live in remote and inaccessible places on steep slopes and steep cliffs at an altitude of 2800-3400 m.

The mountains are characterized by steep slopes, reduced oxygen content is noticeable during the ascents to the hunting grounds.

Hunting from the approach, two guides per hunter, at an altitude of 2800-3400mm in August, September and October, and in November at an altitude of 2400-2800mm.

A shot at a captured animal is fired from a distance of 300 to 500 meters, often at a high angle up or down. We recommend that hunters use rifles with 338lm, 300Win Mag, 300WSM, 300RUM, 7 Rem Mag ammunition.

About region


The Republic of Dagestan is located in the Caucasus in the mountainous region of Eurasia, located South of the East European plain, on the border of Europe and Asia. From the East, the Republic of Dagestan is washed by the Caspian sea.

The total area of the Caucasus mountains: 477 488 sq. km.

Coordinates: 42°30''North latitude 45°00" East longitude.

Monetary unit: Russian ruble. The ruble is the only legal tender on the territory of Russia, but US dollars and Euros are also accepted for payment.

Visa requirements: Citizens of some CIS countries in accordance with intergovernmental agreements on mutual visa-free trips of citizens, a visa is not required. Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine (90 days) for entrance to Russia the visa is not required.

Citizens of the EU and the United States with tourist visas to stay in Russia.

Customs regulations: No additional documents allowed as the import and export of cash Russian and foreign currency, as well as traveler's checks and Bank drafts totaling up to $10 thousand. Import and export of cash, as well as road checks and Bank drafts in excess of these standards, is only possible when declaring the entire amount. The Declaration must be kept until departure from the country. Customs inspection can be long and detailed.

Accommodation on hunting

Hunting camp Dagestan 1
Hunting camp
"Hunting camp Dagestan 1"

Hunters are staing in hiking tent camp.

Hunting camp Dagestan 2
Hunting camp
"Hunting camp Dagestan 2"

Hunters are staing in hiking tent camp.

Hunting camp Dagestan 3
Hunting camp
"Hunting camp Dagestan 3"

Hunters are staing in hiking tent camp.

Meeting at the airport in Makhachkala on the morning flight. Only 270 km from the airport to the hunting base, for those who want to go to the city of Derbent, an excursion to the ancient fortress "Naryn Kala", as well as along the way, lunch at a restaurant near Derbent. 

The journey time is about 6 hours.

The first night we spend in the village the next morning shooting weapons, then climbing the mountains on horseback. The horse ride from the base (1800m above sea level) to the base camp (2800M above sea level) takes approximately 4 hours.

The cost of hunting

Tour of Dagestan (Capra Cylindricornis) - on request.

The application must be made at least 3 months before the start of the hunt.

Prepayment of 50% of the cost of hunting.

If you refuse to hunt, the amount paid for organizing the hunt will not be refunded.

If the trophy is injured and you refuse to search for the animal, the cost of hunting is counted in full.

Hunters need to have clothing and shoes that are suitable for the weather conditions in the region, convenient for hunting. You must bring a backpack, sleeping bag, and camp mat. It is advisable to carry sunglasses and sunscreen, as well as a minimum supply of medications, including for acclimatization. 

Necessary documentation: 
Arriving hunters are provided with assistance in obtaining the necessary documents: 
- visa support (if necessary) 
- permission to import and export hunting equipment.
- permit for the export of trophies, including CITES and the veterinary certificate.
- permission to enter the border zone.



- Meeting and seeing off at the airport of Makhachkala.

- Transfer:  Airport-Hunting base-Airport (6 hours by car).

- Rental of horses for hunting.

- Instruction and support of professional 2x1 Rangers;

- Accommodation in tent camps.

- 3 meals a day at the base camp or dry rations for hunting.

- Hunting license and permit.

- Pass to the border zone.

- Primary processing and packaging of trophies.


  • Flight Moscow-Makhachkala-Moscow.
  • Hotel accommodation and meals before and after hunting.
  • Insurance.
  • Veterinary certificate.
  • CITES.
  • Shipping trophy.
  • Porter (if necessary).
  • Alcoholic beverages, including beer and cigarettes.
  • Professional video.