2019 Huge Maral Stag (Asian elk) and/or Mid-Asian Ibex

Join outdoor writer and WTA co-owner Tim Herald on a true adventure to central Asia in pursuit of huge maral stags (Asian elk) and/or Mid-Asian Ibex. Kazakhstan is a completely safe country, and not many people realize it is a technology hub (it’s where the International Space Station operation is based), and quite modern. Don’t let “stan” worry you. This is central Asia, not the Middle East. Kaz is over 1,000 miles from places like Afghanistan. 

On this trip you can hunt maral stags, Mid-Asian ibex in a combo hunt, or pick one of the two and do a single species hunt. Whichever hunt you choose, there is a refund if you do not shoot your target animal/s.  

Maral stags (or Asian elk) are the predecessor of both North American elk and European red stags. We will be hunting BIG bulls in the peak of rut/bugle. Expect bulls in the 320-380 class, with many bulls sporting 7, 8, or 9 points per side. For those who absolutely love elk hunting, this is a different twist and a great adventure. 

Mid-Asian ibex are the largest of all the ibex weighing up to 350 pounds, and this area regularly produces billies that will measure in the high 40”s to 50” plus. The beauty in Kazakhstan is that you don’t have to go to super high elevations to hunt these magnificent animals like you do in places like Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan. Most of the hunting will be done from 8,000-10,000 feet, not 13-16,000 feet. Hunting in early October, the ibex will have good thick capes, but you will hunt before the bitter temperatures of winter hit the mountains.


$14,300 – Maral Stag Hunt ($4000 refund if no Maral shot)

$9,000 – Mid-Asian Ibex Hunt ($4000 refund if no ibex shot)

$23,300- Maral/Ibex combo hunt ($4000 refund if no Maral shot & $4000 refund if no ibex shot)

Included: Hunting licenses, hunt organization up to mentioned days, one trophy fee of mentioned size, local guiding, daily fees, customs clearance, land transfer from/to the nearest airport to hunting area, export documents, accommodation in hunting area and meals during the hunts.

Excluded: All domestic and international flights, hotel accommodations before and/or after the hunt, hotel extras, insurance, tips, extra trophies. 

Hunt Schedule:

Maral or Combo

9/28- Arrive Almaty Travel to camp
9/29-Oct 8 hunt 10 days
Oct 9 return Almaty
Oct 10 fly out early to start home

Ibex only

9/28- Arrive Almaty- Travel to camp
9/29- 10/3hunt 5 days
Oct 4 return Almaty
Oct 5 fly out early to start home

Contact Tim Herald direct- [email protected]   859-608-9331





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