Hunting Report 1537630954

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Craig Willis
Contact Information:PO Box 251 Hico,TX 76457 USA ; Phone: 214-298-7372 Email:
Hunting Experience:Extensive!
Physical Condition:Excellent
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:09/05/2018 to 09/15/2018
Place of Hunt:Alabama - Albania - 3
Hunting Area:Primorski Krai
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Profihunt ; shmitovskiy proezd, 16/1 Moscow, 123100 Russia ; Phone: +7(495)980-02-70 Email: Website:
Personal Guide (if any):Vasillie
Booking Agent (if any):Weatherby Gala Donation ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:Elk, Asian (Maral Stag); Deer, Siberian Roe (Asian Roe)
Game Sought But Not Taken:Deer, Siberian Roe (Asian Roe)
Game Conditions Comments:
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:excellentGuide/PH Ability:excellent
Condition of Camp:goodCondition of Equipment:good
Quality of Food:goodTrophy Care:good
Name of Airline:AAAirline Serviceexcellent
Airline Comments:AA has a non-stop from DFW to Seoul and a short one and a half hour flight on S7 airlines to Vladivostok.. Perfect!
Hunting Fees:2 specie mentioned aboveAmount:$12000.00
Trophy Fees:noneAmount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:AA / S7 BusinessAmount:$4000.00
Charter Airfares:noneAmount:$0.00
Other Costs:Transport & Trophy careAmount:$200.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:Weather is always an issue with any hunt. I always hope for good weather before I wish for a successful hunt. The week before arrival a severe Typhoon made it's way across this region of Russia. Friends I had hunting in eastern Russia at this time said it stopped all hunting. However, it rained only the day of arrival and from there just beautiful. The typhoon made for some issues getting into and out of some hunting areas. By the end of my 6 day hunt all roads were good. Another item was the bountiful acorn crop and other forest related treats that keep animals tight to one area. Also the Typhoon had blown most of the crops out of the trees and dinner was on the table.
Highlights of Hunt:The Manchurian Moral/Wapiti was my main focus and did I hit it just right. With all the feed on the ground and all animals holding tight to an area it was easy to locate them with Rutting calls. For six days I either heard or saw wapiti and could have harvested multiple times. The area is thick up in the hills where you typically hunt the Wapiti. Thus, it makes it difficult to do any ageing of the animal prior to shooting. So you make the best of it and judge quickly. Most harvested Manchurian Wapiti, what few there has been so far, only average around 180\\\\\\\" SCI. There are fewer than 20 listed in SCI and the Chinese Roe Deer is not much higher. Also the Manchurian Wapiti body is very large, much like our Roosevelts. However, they are noted to be the smallest antlered specie of all Wapiti and North American Elk. This is a great area to hunt and will remind most people of hunting in thick Aspen, Spruce and Fern forest.nLower elevations are agriculture fields with Barley and Soybeans.
Equipment Recommendations:Good boots and a Rifle that is semi automatic. This will help if numerous back up shots are needed in the dense forest.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Yes! I had heard of this hunt in 2017 when hunting just north of this area for Asian Black Bear. Then on the night of The Weatherby Banquet it came up as an auction item, donated by Alexander Egorov of Russia. Last year's Conklin Winner. Mr.Egorov entrusted Pro-Fi Hunts to expedite the hunt for the auction winner.
Important Notes
Notified Outfitter?Notified Personal Guide?Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, booking_agent or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?none
Additional Hunter Comments and/or Outfitter/Booking Agent Rebuttals
As Artem Veselov said there are many species to hunt in this region and most Americans are just in the past few years accessing this area. It's not hard hunting and it's fairly easy to get to from the states.