Outfitter #057

Mid-Asian Ibex in Kyrgyzstan

Description

The Tian Shan Mountains are the home of the Hume argali, Tian Shan Argali and ibex. The hunting areas can be reached by an 8 to 10 hour overland journey from Bishkek. The altitude is relatively lower than Pamirs between 9000´ - 12000´. The camps consist of heated houses with saunas and toilets. Tent camps are also used according to hunting conditions. Using the powerful horses indigenous to the region make the hunt even more enjoyable. The ibex is the world’s largest mountain goat. The rams’ horns average is 46"- to 50” and there are some in the region which go up to 57".This subspecies can be the largest in size and grow the largest horns. Males can weigh as much as 285 pounds (130 kg), or even more. Its coloration is very different from that of the Siberian and Gobi ibex. In winter coat, most adult males are a cinnamon-brown color of varying intensity, becoming more brown and more dull on the flanks, shoulders and thighs. There usually is a dark, well-developed dorsal stripe, and also a light-colored saddle patch that can vary in size, shape and location. A very dark flank band separates the brown flanks from the whitish belly. There is a distinct brown band on the front surface of the forelegs, a lighter one on the hind legs. The head is lighter than the flanks, and is actually somewhat grayish-and the beard is brown. However, there is a good deal of individual variation in color and markings. Some animals are darker or lighter, and some are a uniform light gray color. The dorsal stripe may be wide, narrow, or absent entirely. The saddle patch may be light or dark, large or small, on the neck or shoulder instead of the small of the back, absent entirely, or there may be more than one patch. Females seldom if ever have a saddle patch.


Price

$8,500

Dates

Sept 1- December 15

Included

Hunt organization up to mentioned days, one trophy fee, local guiding, daily fees, customs clearance, land transfer from/to the nearest airport to hunting area, accommodation in hunting area and meals during the hunts.

Excluded
  • International flights
  • Letter of Invitation for foreign VISA
  • Entry VISA if applicable
  • Hotel(s) before and after your hunt
  • Excess airline baggage fees
  • Gratuities to guides/staff
  • Trophy fees on additional trophies
  • Firearm
  • shipping of trophy
  • Taxidermy
Physical Requirement Level

Level 4 - All sheep hunts, goat, most grizzly and brown bear, some mountain lion and elephant. The terrain and/or animals can involve some dangerous situations. These hunts will probably require extreme physical endurance and some athletic ability.

Additional Information
Approach: Spot and Stalk.
Equipment: Automobile.


Updated: 2018-03-02 17:31:07