Khakassia republic is located on the left bank of the Yenisei River, in the south-west of Eastern Siberia. Its neighbors are: Kemerovo region, Krasnoyarsk krai, the Republics of Tyva and Altai. Khakassia occupies almost 62 thousand km² and is inhabited by a little more than half a million people, about 160 thousand of them live in the capital city of Abakan. Fishing and hunting in republic of Khakassia


There are all possibilities in the region to combine effective fishing with a rest in picturesque places. Here they fish at reservoirs, lakes, rivers or ponds. Bream and peled are the basis of commercial fishing on the rivers Tom, Yenisei, Abakan, Abaza. Amateur fishermen prefer taimen, tench or burbot. Many reservoirs are stocked with crucian carp, which reaches trophy sizes. Fishing and hunting in republic of Khakassia

Medium-sized grayling and perch live almost everywhere. Lenok of large sizes is sometimes caught. In some lakes there is a large pike. The most desirable catch of many fishermen is taimen, which is caught spinning on a fake mouse. It bites especially well in the beginning of autumn on vast stretches and behind rifts in the dark.

Fishing in republic of Khakassia on rivers attracts fishermen to catch trophy taimen or grayling. For that purpose they go to the clean mountain river Ona. There fishermen wait for the catch of white fish. On the river Uy, near the village of Maina, grayling and trout are caught in the waterways, and perch actively bites in the place, where the Uy flows into the Yenisei. There is a large taimen on the Jebash. In the reserved upper reaches of the Abakan fish are caught in quiet deep backwaters that stretch along the river for many kilometers. There are a lot of fish, including rare species. 1 kg grayling, 3 kg lenok or trophy taimen are typical for the Abakan and Abaza, although the average size of the individual can be smaller. On sandbanks there is a minnow and dace, in the upper Abakan you can meet a whitefish.

Fishermen usually go to the fishy lakes of Khakassia with beautiful landscapes: the Tus, Itkul, Belyo, Vlasyevo and others. At Itkul people go for a perch, which bites without a break. Here they also have a pleasant meeting with a crucian carp, peled and bream. Belyo is known for trout, chum salmon and other salmon. The lake Dikoe, which is one of the most beautiful in the region, pleases with a rich catch of ide, roach, pike and perch. On Sosnovoe you can enjoy catches of common carp, crucian carp, perch. On Utinoe near the Beya, in muddy water, among the reeds, a large common and crucian carps are caught. In clean waters of the Lake Balankula fishermen catch a pike of medium size, large perch, tench and roach.

The Sayano-Shushenskoye reservoir attracts with the opportunity to catch bream, perch, whitefish, grayling, nelma, roach, taimen, pike. The perch is of a large size here, not less than a kilogram.


30 species of mammals and 45 birds are among the game animals of the region. Most often hunting in Khakassia is conducted on ungulates – wild boars, roe deer, moose, musk deer, marals; fur – weasals, foxes, squirrels, sables, wolverines, and ermines; feathered – partridges, grouse, wood grouse and waterfowl of ten species.

Among the field fowl, the main hunting prey is bearded partridge, more rarely quail, and among the upland fowl – wood grouse. People hunt such nesting waterfowl, as mallard, teal, gray broad-beaked, cod, red-headed diving. Nesting geese are almost non-existent, and the remaining ones are included in the Red Book, but in autumn or spring shoots of migratory goose species “on the fly” are possible. Among swamp birds, snipes and other 15 species of birds are hunted.

Hunting for snow leopards, beavers, red wolves, mountain goats and other protected animals is prohibited. Temporary bans on hunting for moose, mink, lynx, muskrat, and black grouse have been introduced. Restrictions on hunting for certain animals can be not ubiquitous, applying to certain zones or hunting grounds in which the size of an animal is regulated.

Hunting in republic of Khakassia is quoted, based on the number of representatives by species. The number of wild boars in the mountain taiga forests is growing, despite the damage caused to them by the wolves. Quite a few brown bears – about 1.2 thousand individuals can be found here. The number of wolverines has been stabilized by five hundred, as well as, six hundred wolves. Among fur-bearing animals hunters prefer squirrels and sables, which live mainly in high-mountainous and mid-mountain dark coniferous taiga forests. The number of sables reaches 8 thousand, and squirrels – 58 thousand units. Foxes live in the region in number of more than one and a half thousand. The number of marals is growing.

The spring game of feathered fowl is allowed for the first ten days of May, the bear is hunted for a month since April, adult red deer with unossified antlers – in the first half of June, but the season may not open due to increased fire danger.

Approximately the autumn season begins on August 1 with the bear hunting, which lasts until the end of November. In August, the third Saturday of the month is considered to be the beginning of hunting for wildfowl with hunting birds or dogs, which ends in the end of the year for swampy meadow game, and the rest by the end of October. In the same period, the shooting of birds, which begins a week later, ends.

In September, a two-month hunting for badgers begins, as well as a month-long hunting for male deer. From the middle of October to the end of January hunting for a fur-bearing animal continues. Hunting for red deer of all groups begins in November and ends at the end of the year. At the same time, the period for taking wild boars and roe deer, which starts half a month before, comes to an end.