Hunting Musk Deer in Russia
Musk deer is a solitary, shy animal, that lives in the mountainous regions of Asia. Siberian musk deer is the smallest deer in Russia, standing about 60 cm. (24 in.) or more at the shoulder and weighing under 20 kg. (45 lbs.) The Color is dark grayish-brown above, lightening to tawny below, with more or less distinctly marked spots or stripes on the back, sides and hindquarters. There are two white stripes down the throat. The legs are longer than in other musk deer. It has large ears, a very short tail, no antlers and, unlike all other deer, it has a gall bladder. The male has long upper canine teeth that project downward from the mouth as tusks and has a musk-producing organ, the musk pod, on its abdomen. It is distributed throughout much of southern Siberia including the island of Sakhalin, northern Mongolia, northeastern China, and Korea.
Siberian Musk Deer can be taken while hunting for maral or izubr stag, Siberian ibex, Siberian roe deer or brown bear. Hunting is offered in Buryatia, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, and Khabarovsk regions of Russia.