The January 2016 issue of Russian Hunting Magazine was dedicated to the problem of hunting and rare species. The issue included my article on hunting in the USA’s natural reserves, which was one of the cover stories. As few outside the hunting world are aware of, strictly limited (and very expensive) trophy hunting is a viable way to finance conservation of rare species; Markhor in Pakistan is a prime, but far from the only, example. In Russia, trophy hunting made a big difference for Kamchatka brown bears, greatly increasing their numbers (Andrey Sitsko explained this paradox in May 2015 issue). But there’s still a lot to be done about the Russian trophy species, as testified by Mikhail Krechmar’s report, presented at the SCI convention this weekend.