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On March 22, a regular meeting of the Club's Commission for trophies and awardswas held

On March 22, a regular meeting of the Club's Commission for trophies and awardswas held

Dear members of the Mountain Hunters Club!On March 22, 2021, a regular meeting of the Club's Commission for trophies and awards took place. A number of important decisions were made at the meeting.1. The updated version of the Regulation on the Club's Commission for trophies and awards was approved. You can familiarize yourself with the Regulations on the KGO website2. An award of the Club "For Merit" has been established; the Regulations on the new award can also be found on the KGO website3. Emphasizing its commitment to the principles of ethical nature conservation hunting, the Club from 01.08.2021 accepts trophies with a minimum age of 7 years for registration in the KGO rating lists. If it is impossible to directly determine the age from a photograph of a trophy, you can additionally confirm the age with a measuring sheet (for example, SCI), a prey permit, if the age of the animal is indicated in it, and measurement with video recording.4. When registering a trophy in the KGO rating lists, the hunter is obliged to provide a field photograph with the captured trophy. Otherwise (for example, the trophy was taken from hard-to-reach places after the departure of the hunter), the trophy does not participate in the rating.5. In the Hall of Fame on the Club's website, hunters are arranged in the order corresponding to the date of registration of the report, which gives the right to award an award of one level or another.6. To clarify the boundaries of the habitats of bighorn sheep (Koryak and Kolyma), namely, to draw a border between these forms along the valley of the Penzhina River.7. Expand the range of the hybrid bezoar goat to the entire territory of Turkey, taking as a basis in determining the possibility of registering a trophy as a hybrid bezoar goat its morphological qualities, and not its habitat.8. Consider the possibility of further expanding the range of the hybrid bezoar goat in other countries later, as the hunt for bezoar goat begins in these countries.9. When registering trophies of the Pamir and Central Asian mountain goats caught in Tajikistan, consider the place of extraction as the main criterion. Border between habitats: Vanj river valley.10. All changes concerning the specification of the ranges of species and subspecies will soon be reflected in the rating tables and / or in the accompanying information to them on the Club's website. We recommend that before traveling and booking a tour, check the location of the planned hunting area with the club's requirements for the place of extraction of this species. In addition, pay attention to morphological features that are mandatory for some species.
04.04.2021
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Results of the meeting of the Trophy Commission of the Mountain Hunters Club

Results of the meeting of the Trophy Commission of the Mountain Hunters Club

Results of Trophy commission meeting. Dear Members of the Club of Mountain Hunters! The regular meeting of the Trophy commission of the CMH took place on February 9. A number of important decisions were made at the meeting. We need to remind that the rules for trophy registration have been changed. All applications (reports) have to be approved by the Trophy Commission. The filling accuracy of the report is of great importance. We ask you to pay attention to the following things: 1. It's necessary to verify the future hunting location with the with the club's requirements for the hunting region of this species. Will you pay attention to the to morphological features of the trophy that are obligatory for some species. 2. We draw attention to the need: a) To fill accuracy all info concerning the region and place of the hunt   Administrative units concern to the hunting location are regions, republics, states, provinces. The place where the trophy has been got includes geographic points - a gorge, a mountain range, the upper reaches of the river, the nearest village / village. b) To provide the high-quality pictures of trophies from the place where it has been got. 3. We should notify you that the Club commission reserves the right to connect with the legal unity or individuals, mentioned in the reports as the hunting outfitter, to clarify the details of the hunt or to ask for the hunting permit/license copy. The commission can refuse to register the trophy if there are not the necessary docs. Particular attention is paid to the species taken at an unspecified time or in countries / regions where hunting is not carried out on a regular basis. The hunting license is the mandatory requirement in such case. 4. The species included in the Red Book of Rare species of the Russian Federation and the other regions of the Russian Federation at the time when they have been hunted are not accepted for registration. All other reports, published before, have been checked by the Trophy Commission for compliance with these requirements. The Trophy Commission will send individual information letters to those Club members, in whose report’s inconsistencies have been identified. We kindly ask you to bear with them and to make any necessary adjustments to the reports. If the changes influence the ratings of the hunter and his trophy awards, we'd provide him the opportunity to hunt that trophy once again in the next three years.   Taking into account that hunting with a bow and a crossbow is legally allowed in Russia and in order to popularize this type of hunting, the Club considers it necessary to highlight a trophy got with a bow or crossbow with a special sign. In addition, the rating points for those trophies will be rated with a coefficient of 2.
19.02.2021
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Hussein Golapchi passed away

Hussein Golapchi passed away

Hossein Goalapchi, known among all hunters as Sudi, passed away on January 22. Sudi Golapchi was born in Iran where he started his hunting career at 16 years old. He remembered that being a boy, he had got there much more sheep than he had to because hunted for meat not for trophies. In 1980, Sudi emigrated to the United States. Later he became the owner of the very successful company Golmar Construction and Development Co. in Augusta and became interested in trophy hunting all over the world. He got the collection of Grand Slams. In 1990 he felt in love with hunting for Marco Polo in Tajikistan. Jury Matisson became his friend whom he visited several times in a year, flying to Pamir. There is not another man who has hunted for Marco Polo more than Sudi. Almost each year he got the argali with horns more than 60 inches! He’s hunted mountain ungulates in all possible destination in the world, and has lots of world records and trophies from the TOP 10 of the SCI Record Book. In 2004, he became one of five people in the world who got Ovis World Slam Super 40. In 2012 he’s got Capra World Slam Super 30 and one from these trophies Mid Asian Ibex from Tajikistan is the world record. In 2013 Hussein Golapchi won SCI World Conservation and Hunting Award. At home, in Georgia he established the Museum where presented his trophy collection. It consists of about five hundred animals from all over the world which presents more than 200 different species. Many hunters want to get high results in the trophy hunting but not all of them choose legal ways. But everybody who knew Hossein Golapchi confirm that he was exceptionally decent in this respect. The CMH expresses its sincere condolences to the family, friends and acquaintances of Hussein Sudi Golabchi. We will remember his extraordinary personality and the memory of him will always remain in our hearts.
23.01.2021
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Dear lovers of mountain hunting, we wish you a Happy New Year 2021!In the outgoing 2020, the Mountain Hunters Club celebrated its 5th anniversary!We are glad that more than 800 hunters, including those from foreign countries, have joined us since the founding of the Club.Even in the difficult outgoing year, the number of hunters marked by various awards for achievements in trophy mountain hunting has grown in the Club!In 2021, we will continue to work on the Club's projects, in particular on the actively implemented project to create a nursery for semi-free keeping with the aim of breeding and further releasing the Caucasian chamois and bezoar goat into the natural habitat.In the new year we wish you health, successful and interesting hunting trips, wonderful trophies, success and prosperity in your personal life and professional activity!
31.12.2020
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Appeal to the Club Members

Appeal to the Club Members

Dear Club Members! The Club of Mountain Hunter is the Fund by its form and its goal is to support the scientific programs, aimed to study mountains ungulates. Our mission is to save and to improve the population of the hunting animals. Few years ago we supported the translation and the publication in Russian two-volume Atlas with the detailed information about hundreds of species, inhabitant in the mountains. The Club’s members together with the Institute of Animal Husbandry actively collect the samples of biological material to continue the scientific work to clarify of the gene pool of wild goats and sheep and heir biological classification. We are going to implement the project which will help to reproduce the population of the Bezoar goat and Caucasian chamois in the North Caucasus mountains. We plan to build the hatchery for breeding these species. All-Russian Research Institute of Environmental Protection “Ecology” (Federal state budgetary institution) did a great job and prepared the scientific program by the Bezoar Goat. The program for Caucasian chamois was developed together with the Department of state policy and regulation in the field of hunting and Federal state budgetary institution "Federal center for hunting development" of the Ministry of natural resources of the Russian Federation. LLC “DeerLand” has already developed the project of the hatchery in accordance with the highest international standards. This company, as the contractor of the project, provides the entire complex of preparatory and construction works. Federal state budgetary institution "Nalchinsky state experimental hunting farm "(Kabardino-Balkaria) has provided 50 ha where the hatchery will be built and will engage in further work support. The Club signed trilateral agreement with FSBI "Nalchinsky” and LLC “DeerLand”. and is responsible for the financial support. The project will help to create the methods of methods of trapping, keeping and breeding wild mountain ungulates to release them into the wildlife and replenish the population. The budget of the project is about 45 million. We ask you, due to the available opportunities, to support the project and to join it as a sponsor. Details for the transfer of funds are attached to this letter. Respectfully yours, The President of the Club of Mountain Hunters. Edward Bendersky   Payment details We accept funds from the residents of Russian Federation only    Payment from an individual: Name: Fund “The Club of Mountain Hunters” 125212, Moscow, Golovinskoe shosse, 1 OGRN 1157700003010 TIN 7743090102. KPP 774301001. Payment account  40703810200000000096. Bank "The REPUBLICAN CREDIT ALLIANCE" LLC MOSCOW BIC 044525860. Bank's correspondent account 30101810945250000860. Purpose of payment Donation Without VAT                    ** If you pay from a legal entity, please contact the Club administration by email in advance kgo.alexander@gmail.com to get more details.Nursery construction scheme
23.10.2020
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DIKOE TV is now in the mobile app!

DIKOE TV is now in the mobile app!

Friends, WILD TV is now in the mobile application!Subscribe, choose your favorite programs and watch at any time!Stay always together with WILD TV!
01.10.2020
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Evgeny Shirokov – The Mountain Hunter of the Year 2020!

Evgeny Shirokov – The Mountain Hunter of the Year 2020!

We all congratulate Evgeny Shirokov on his victory with the nominee The Mountain Hunter of the Year 2020! He got and registered the maximum number of trophies among all Club members - 18! We wish him new victories!
25.09.2020
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An agreement was signed on the construction of a hatchery for breeding chamois and Bezoar goats

An agreement was signed on the construction of a hatchery for breeding chamois and Bezoar goats

On September 15th three sides signed the agreement on the construction of a hatchery for breeding chamois and bezoar goats. They are the Fund of Development of the mountain hunting established by the Club of Mountain Hunters, Federal state budgetary institution "Nalchinsky state experimental hunting farm "(Kabardino-Balkaria) and Limited liability company "DeerLand". The aim of the project is to breed and to release animals into the wild what helps to improve the number of populations of these species. LLC “DeerLand” has already developed the project of the hatchery in accordance with the highest international standards. This company, as the contractor of the project, provides the entire complex of preparatory and construction works. The FSBI "Nalchinsky state experimental hunting farm» provides from its side the territory where the hatchery will be built and will engage in further work support. The CMH is responsible for the financial side of the project. It’s the first one but we hope that it’ll help to develop the methods for semi-free keeping of mountain species of rare and hunting animals. The Caucasian chamois is listed to the Red Book of rare species in some of the regions on the North Caucasus. The population of these animals is at stake now. The Bezoar Goat is a rare species and it’s listed to the Federal Red Book. The CMH has initiated the scientific programs, aimed to reproduce the number of the population of chamois and goats on the North Caucasus. All-Russian Research Institute of Environmental Protection “Ecology” (Federal state budgetary institution) did a great job and prepared the scientific program by the Bezoar Goat. The program for Caucasian chamois was developed together with the Department of state policy and regulation in the field of hunting and Federal state budgetary institution "Federal center for hunting development" of the Ministry of natural resources of the Russian Federation. Completion of the complex is planned on the March 1, 2021. The first turn which includes the cages and the infrastructure, needed for the first animals, will be ready to end of 2020.
21.09.2020
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Alexander Egorov is the first prize-winner of the Russian Super Slam!

Alexander Egorov is the first prize-winner of the Russian Super Slam!

The Club of Mountain Hunters has established the special award due to populate the ideas of the right trophy hunts in Russia «Russian super slam» for the great achievements in getting hunting trophies inhabitating in Russia. The list of animals, for getting the award, includes not only mountain ungulates but all typical hunting objects, habitat in Russia. The Club wants to support the development of the hunting industry in our country and to attract the attention of Russian and foreign hunters to hunting in Russia. It’s not an easy matter to get 35 hunting species and sub-species and it's a great contribution to the economy of Russian regions. We congratulate Alexander Egorov - our first nominee who has climbed to this top ( 35 trophies). He did 35 hunting trips or even more to different parts of Russia. We wish him new victories and achievements!
06.07.2020
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The present to the Game-biology faculty of the Irkutsk Agricultural University.

The present to the Game-biology faculty of the Irkutsk Agricultural University.

The faculty of Game-biology of Irkutsk agricultural University celebrates the 70th anniversary of their professional activity.  The Club of Mountains Hunters presented the faculty the off-road car UAZ -3909 to for conduct scientific, educational and hunting activities.
06.06.2020
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We congratulate Leonid Palko with the title of “Honorary doctor of the NSAU”.

We congratulate Leonid Palko with the title of “Honorary doctor of the NSAU”.

On May 28th, 2020 the Academic Board of the Novosibirsk SAU conferred the title of “Honorary doctor of the University” to L.L. Palko. He was awarded for educational activities, the support of the material and technical base of the University and active participation in the Patriotic and moral education of the youth. Leonid Palko graduated the faculty of animal engineering of the NSAU in 1982. He is the Chief Editor of the publishing house "Veche”, the Board Member of the Russian Book Union, the member of the Publishing Council of Moscow, member of the Union of journalists of Moscow, full member and Professor of the Academy of Russian literature and fine arts, He is also the corresponding member of the Academy of Russian literature, corresponding member of the Petrovskaya Academy of Sciences and arts, member of the Board of Trustees of the Novosibirsk SAU and the honored worker of culture of the Russian Federation. Leonid Palko was awarded by "Order of Honor", "Order of Friendship", medals" For Strengthening of Brotherhood in Arms” and "Participant in the military operation in Syria". In 2017 he supported the opening of the Game- biological laboratory and later in 2018 took active part int the opening of the Literary room in the reading hall of the library. The staff of the University congratulate L. Palko with the title of “Honorary doctor of the University”. We wish him great health and new achievements! Click the link if you want read more about the opening of lab and Leonid's meetings with the students .    https://novosibirsk.bezformata.com/listnews/torzhestvennoe-otkritie-imennoj-auditorii/54908144/    https://nsau.edu.ru/news/72211.html
01.06.2020
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Congratulations on the 70th anniversary of the Irkutsk school of Game Biology!

Congratulations on the 70th anniversary of the Irkutsk school of Game Biology!

The Club of Mountain Hunters congratulate the Irkutsk school of Game biologists Of the state agrarian University named after A. A. Ezhevsky (Irkutsk state agrarian UNIVERSITY). The story of the game biologists’ courses started in 1927. The Siberian land administration at Irkutsk University initiated the establishment of courses for the specialists in hunting. Dorogostaiskii V.G. made the great contribution to the development of that idea. He worked together with the ethnographer Petri B. E. and the forest zoologist Gagarin N.A. They gave lectures and conducted practical classes with students. The first course consisted of 20 students. It included such well-known biologists as Zharov V.K, Vladimirov K.A. and Khudyakov P.I. In 1930 the courses got the status of the Fur and Raw materials Institute of hunting cooperation which entered to the Moscow Fur and Raw materials Institute in 1934. The management of the Institute realized the low effectiveness of the study, organized far from the hunting area. Later in 1950 it was transfered to Irkutsk and became the part of the zoological faculty in the State Agrarian University. The famous scientist Skalon V. N. became the mastermind of that idea. It took him two years to find and attract experienced scientists to join the teachers’ team. They were Zarov V.K., Khudyakov P.I., Timofeiv V.V., Litvinov N.I., Krasnyi N.M., Gagarina T. N., Klyatis B.D., Sviridov N.S. Starting from 1954, 100 students entered the Game Biology faculty each year.   Till 1967 the graduates got the diplomas of Game Biologist. Thanks to Sviridov N.S and Bentchen P.I. The faculty of Game Biology was established in the 1st of January, 1968 and all graduates started to train the Game Biology program. The new departments of animals and birds biology, hunting farm management and zoology were opened. That was a boost for Game Biology Museum development. It was directed by such specialists as Sadkov V.S., Ogorodnikov L. I., Melnikova N. I, Zargebin A.A, Kudashev A.V. The educational and experimental farm, formed in 1961, became the practical base for the next students generations. Nowadays the farm “Goloustnoe” has an area of 120 thousand hectares. The Council for defense of dissertations started to work at 70s and more than 30 candidates defended their dissertations there. The scientific game biology school worked very actively. At 90s there were more than 60 theses were defended there. Annually the faculty organizes the international conferences concerning the prospects of hunting industry. The faculty accepts for practice and to collect of the scientific data students and professors from other countries such as Germany, Poland, France and several Russian Universities. More than 7000 game biologists graduated the faculty from the time is was established more than 70 years ago. Most of them develop the hunting industry of Siberia, the Far East of Russia and other counties of CIS. They play the important role in protection of wild nature diversity of our countries. The Club has very close contacts with the Game Biology faculty and its graduates. We hope to continue our cooperation in future. We wish new scientific and creative achievements to the faculty staff and its graduates! The president of the Club of Mountain Hunters. Edward Bendersky.
26.05.2020
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Congratulations to Yuri Vasilev!

Congratulations to Yuri Vasilev!

Congratulations to Yuri Vasilev on reaching the Capra World Slam Super 20 level for mining 20 goats from the Grand Slam Club Ovis list!
23.05.2020
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The Magic of Real Safari  is online now!

The Magic of Real Safari is online now!

Dear Club Members! We are glad to inform you about that the editorial of “The Magic of the Real Safari” magazine has added the new section archive to the web site. You can find the on line version of our April issue there.go to the magazine's website 
02.05.2020
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Congratulations by Alexey Kim from GSCO

Congratulations by Alexey Kim from GSCO

We are pleased to recognize Alexey Kim (Russia) for achieving his Capra World Slam Super 20. Alexey has been very busy hunting the world’s wild goats lately. In 2018 and 2019 alone he took a total of 14 of his 23 Capra species. Alexey traveled to Nepal in 2018 and was successful in collecting a Himalayan tahr. His impressive Cantabrian chamois was taken on a hunt in Spain and he connected on a Persian desert ibex in Iran, also in 2018. Alexey reached the Capra Super 20 on a hunt in Greece when he got a Kri-Kri (hybrid) ibex. GRAND SLAM CLUB / OVIS
19.04.2020
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SCI STATEMENT ON COVID-19

SCI STATEMENT ON COVID-19

While the U.S. and the rest of the world navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Safari Club International (SCI) is actively monitoring the disruptions the pandemic is wreaking on the global hunting community. Our global membership at SCI includes hunters, outfitters, guides, and operators who will all likely face unforeseen restrictions that will have a negative impact on many businesses in the industry. In order to help all of our members mitigate the economic impact from the coronavirus, we encourage everyone to check in with relevant authorities regarding rapidly changing travel restrictions, border closings, and business closures. In addition, we encourage all hunters to communicate problems concerning scheduled hunts with all relevant stakeholders as soon as possible so that contingency planning can be done as smoothly as possible. While the length of this crisis is unknown, SCI is aware of the plight of members in places currently at the peak of their hunting season like New Zealand and Argentina, which are currently under quarantine or quarantining foreigners, respectively. West, Central, and Southern African countries are all currently hosting early hunting seasons while facing an unknown future, with additional seasons scheduled to start over the next several months. Due to the extensive planning many hunting trips require, a number of additional hunting seasons in the summer and fall may also be at risk of low participation if severe travel restrictions continue. Though times are uncertain for hunters and the hunting industry, it is important that every member and stakeholder in our community come together to support one another. The global spread of the coronavirus will not deter anti-hunters from their attacks on our way of life, so it is important that hunters use this time to maintain our reputation of leadership in social responsibility. In the meantime, SCI will continue to fight in every available avenue for the protection of our right to hunt, so that when this crisis is over we can all freely return to pursuing our passions in the outdoors. safariclub.org
11.04.2020
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Dear Club Members

Dear Club Members

Due to many cases of errors in Club Member’s reports concerning the geographic places of hunting. We ask you to fill the fields blank concerning the country, the hunting region and the place in the correct way. The trophy commission of the Club’s made the decision to control the reliability of that kind of information. The report will be published just only after the corrections.We ask you to understand if there is a certain time delay when posting reports on the site.The Head of the Trophy Committee of the CMH Leonid Palko
07.04.2020
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80th Anniversary of Vladimir Tikhomirov

80th Anniversary of Vladimir Tikhomirov

We congratulate the editor of our magazine “The Magic of real Safari” Vladimir Tikhomirov with his 80th Anniversary. Vladimir is the passionate and very experienced hunter.  He is the author of many articles devoted to the hunting weapon and is the well-known expert in this sphere. We wish you great health, successful projects and hunting luck!
16.02.2020
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Rules concerning shotgun’s testing

Rules concerning shotgun’s testing

The new edition of  Hunting Rules (should be verified in 2020) was discussed on the meeting of interfractional group responsible for the question of the legislation in the wildlife sphere  of the State Duma. It has been offered to add the final version  new norms which allow to test shotguns in the hunting lands. The rules, negotiated with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Rosgvardia, will look so: "The process of testing shotguns is closely connect with the hunter’s responsibility to have serviceable hunting weapons. Checking how the weapon works and shotguns testing have to be done in the specially equipped shooting ranges or in the hunting lands during the hunting season if the hunter has all necessary permits and documents which allow him to hunt. The hunter should have to comply with security measures to prevent the possibility of harm to  people or animals".
13.02.2020