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Demonstration of Hunting with Predatory Birds

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Demonstration of Hunting with Predatory Birds

January 1, 2019

Ethno Activities in Almaty | Hunting with hawks is one of the most unique features of the Kazakh way of life. We Invite you to visit the spectacular show with specially trained hunting birds and learn more about the traditions and history of falconry...

Available: January-December (for summer time additional confirmation is required)

Best Period: December-February

Attention: Service is subject to cancellation in case of adverse weather conditions

Duration: 30-40 minutes (excl. delivery to/from the site)

Hunting with birds of prey is traditional for all Central Asian nomads. A rider with a golden eagle sitting on the wrist, has always been a symbol of the Asian steppes. Falconry is practiced in many countries, but hunting with eagles on hares and foxes is an exceptional attraction of Kazakhstan.

In Kazakhstan, hunters with eagles are called «berkutchi». The training experience of wild birds handed down from father to son for centuries and kept in secrecy. These masters have native talent for training of wild birds and their activity is not limited by just hunting. Today, the golden eagle is listed among birds threatened with extinction. Together with the environmental service staff the hunters participate in a program of research and monitoring of population of this rare bird in the remote regions of Central Asia.

Demonstration of hunting is held in a village in 140 km away from Almaty.

 

Price of demonstrative hunting: 345 USD per group of 1-15 persons

Price includes: demonstrative hunting and English/Russian-speaking guide service 

Surcharge for extra-service (if required):

Delivery to/from the hunting site:     
          48 USD per group of 1-2 persons     
        157 USD per group of 3-12 persons     
        163 USD per group of 13-15 persons

Lunch: 10 USD per person

Rent of horses for hunting observation: 23 USD per person     
        * requires the entire group to be on horseback  

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