In the southern part of the West Siberian Plain, between the rivers Tobol and Iset, in places that are customarily called the Trans-Urals, lies Kurgan region, small by the Ural standards. It occupies about 71 thousand km² and is inhabited by almost a million people. Hunting and fishing in Kurgan region for you.


About six hundred lakes of the region, where you can find 27 species of fish, are used for the purpose of fishing. Crucian carp, pike, bream, roach, common carp are popular among fishermen. 42 fishing areas have been identified and assigned to users for recreational and sport fishing on lakes: Baryshnoe, Vavilovo, Degtevo, Dundino, Kabanje, Kureinoye, Mslovo, Mogilnoye, Snegirevo, Stepnoe and others. Some of the lakes are rich in one kind of fish, some – in several kinds.

Carp lives in almost every lake, but it is the predominant inhabitant is in the Great Potholes, Pashkov, Novo-Peskovsky, Pichugino, Bezdonnoye, Bolshoy Kriv, Semiskul, Taishino, Furtik, Stanovo, Silino, Pyankovo, Saltosorasky. To catch a minnow, crucian and common carps, pike in Kurgan region people go to Drain, Clean, Indisyak, Pesyanoe lakes.

Pelув along with other fish is found in Pesyanoye, Okunevo, Paranino, Peskovsky, Turnalikol, Alakol. In Nifontov, in addition to cyprinids, whitefish live. Pike is caught in Pisarevo, Snegirevo, Polo, Akulinkino, Stupino, Corner, Pure, Yarovo, Shchuchansk and Shchuchye. Sander can be caught in Snegirevo, Stupino, Shchuchansky and Terencola.

Lakes of Kurgan region with thickets of cane, silted bottom, stillwater and presence of pits are ideal for dwelling of carps, and the absence of spawning ban and the possibility of movement on motor and rowing boats make fishing year-round for real. The large fish lakes include Shchuchye, Steklenei and Chernoye. Among the most popular can be called Naydennoye, Kamagan, Monastyrskoye.

River fishing in the Kurgan region all over the river Tobol is pleased with perch, pike, ide, sander, crucian carp, burbot, roach, common carp, ruff or bream. Burbot weighs in average about 600 grams, and its maximum recorded weight reaches 6 kilograms. The service is more or less developed in such fishing lakes as Bolshoye Teterye, Grashovo, Degtevo, Malokamennoye, Snegirevo, Taktashinskoye.


There are representatives of steppe, forest-steppe and forest animals in the fauna of the region. There are more than 60 species of mammals solely, and about 270 species of birds. The Russian Red Book includes a desman and other birds of 11 species. About 70 species of birds fly through the region, while others nest here.

Fixed hunting grounds of Kurgan region occupy more than 3 million hectares. Mammals of 17 species are allowed for hunting: badgers, beavers, ermines, hares, whitecaps, Siberian weasels, roe deer, foxes, muskrats, steppe choruses, lynxes , elks, martens, corsacs, wild boars, wolves, squirrels. Of birds, the objects of hunting are: white and gray partridges, wood grouses, hazel grouses, geese, black grouses, diving and river ducks, coots.

Hunting tourism in Kurgan region is carried out on more than 60 grounds and attracts the attention of foreign visitors. Foreigners associate hunting in the primarily with the tracking and shooting of Siberian roe deer. They prefer the lands of Dalmatovsky, Shadrinsky, Kataisk, Kargapol, Polovinsky, Shumikhinsky, Ketovsky and Pritobolsky districts.

Approximately hunting for moose is allowed from October to December 29; hares – from the middle of October to the middle of January; wolves, foxes, muskrats, raccoon dogs, corsacs – from October to the end of February; wild boars – from June to December 30; moose and roe deer – from October to the 30th of December.

The hunting parameters are determined by the decree of the governor and may differ by years. So the terms of hunting for feathered wildfowl were shifted: you are allowed to hunt forest fowl during the first 10 days of May, and hunt the waterfowl – only five days, from the 5th. Hunting in Kurgan region in the fall on marsh-meadow and waterfowl begins on August 29 and ends on November 10, and the hunting periods on other wildfowl are the same, but continue till the end of the year.


Natural conditions and a well-developed road network contribute to the development of medical, health, rural, and ecological tourism, but not all the paradise natural areas have an infrastructure for recreation. Ecological tourism is developed due to the presence of 118 natural protected areas, among which the Kurgan reserve of the federal importance, and 18 – of regional ones.

Weather conditions and natural beauty promote the development of active recreation, including paragliding, walking, horse riding, cycling, skiing and water hiking, motorcycle racing, sport hunting and fishing. You can go rafting on catamarans and kayaks down the Iset, Miass, Sinara rivers. The only three-hundred-meter stretch of increased complexity is on Iset – the threshold of the Revun, a rocky narrowing, poorly passable because of the scattering of boulders. Sinara features picturesque coast landscapes and many turns. There are cyclist club, a tourist sports union and a paragliding federation in Kurgan. In the Ketovskiy district, competitions called “Pedestrian distance” are held, in Shadrinsk – championships in ice racing and winter karting.

Cultural monuments are associated with the stay in the region of the Decembrists Naryshkin, Rosen, Kiichelbecker, whose houses are preserved and are the regional attractions. The houses of merchants of the late XIX century, including the house of Dunayev, which has the status of a monument of federal significance, are of special interest among the monuments of architecture. 25 out of 188 objects of history are of the national importance.

Recreation in Kurgan region for those who are interested in archeology provides wide opportunities. Here, the Imperial Barrows rise in Gagarye and Shmakovo for dozen meters. Preserved artifacts are the sanctuary Savin – an ancient observatory; fortifications in Vohmenka and Mylnikovo; the site of ancient Paleolithic men in the Vargashinsky district; settlements near White Yar near Kurgan, near the villages of Okhotino, Koshkino Belozersky district and Tashkovo-Shadrinsky.