Otter is found in almost the whole of Russia, except for the tundra of the Far North. However, almost everywhere it is extremely small.
Lives otter on the banks of rivers, lakes and ponds, especially loves live Wildland deaf rivers and fast flowing rivers, still waters and shoals rich in fish. Otter eats mainly fish. It also kills frogs, crayfish, small rodents, not large animals, birds and their eggs.
At full winterkilling reservoir, which is home to otters, it goes to the other pond, overcoming sometimes Dividing Range mountain. Usually, the otter is not going away from the water further 200 meters to hunt otter usually husky, sometimes with hounds.
Some hunters use to hunt otter fox terriers and dachshunds.
In addition to hunting with dogs, and watch for otter winter shot at unfrozen areas.
Hunting the otter is only allowed with a license-permit.