Outfitter #057

Bezoar ibex hunts in Turkey


Bezoar Ibex (Anatolian), which has the world's longest horns in relation to body weight (140-lbs), is the most handsome of the Ibex species with horns as long as 55". The hide of the male Ibex decorated in a wonderful harmony of black and white during the rutting season. The Ibex hunt is a typical spot and stalk hunt. If the hunt takes place during the rut, it is very common to see 10-15 male ibex a day. Spotting scopes are very important in order to judge the trophy size and compare with other males. After locating the desired trophy, the final stalk is carried out on foot. The shooting distance is usually around 200-250 meters (220-275 yards). It is hunted in twelve different hunting areas, in Antalya in the west Mediterranean region, in the Taurus Mountains which extend east to the provinces of Mersin, Adana, Nigde, and in the Erzincan, Tunceli, and Adiyaman provinces of Eastern Anatolia, from November to March. Despite being between 2,000- to 4,500-ft in altitude, the hunting grounds in the southern Taurus, covered with maquis and forests of pine and fir, have the Alpine climate of those at 4,500- to 7,000-ft in Central and Eastern Anatolia. Snow is to be expected in December to March on the higher areas. In particular, November and December are the rutting season and these months, together with January to March when the grass grows green on the pastures, are the most suitable for hunting.

We arrange all of our Bezoar (Anatolian) Ibex hunts with our partners who are based in Turkey and have been organizing hunts in Asia & Europe for over 20+ years. They have travelled countless times to each of their destinations over the years, and have built teams of highly skilled and professional staff at each camp, airport and city to make sure that everyone has an experience of a lifetime. With over 3,500 successful hunts, of which many hunters harvested World Record trophies, we are confident in stating that our combined efforts are simply unmatched! Anatolia, the bridge between Asia and Europe, contains rich hunting grounds which have been hunted for thousands of years by civilizations from the Hittites to the Romans and the Ottomans. From the Taurus Mountains of the Mediterranean to the Mercan Mountains of Eastern Anatolia and the Kackar Mountains of the Black Sea region, this area has its own species such as Anatolian Ibex, Anatolian Chamois, Anatolian (Konya) Sheep, East Anatolian (Armenian) Sheep, Mid Asian Brown Bear, Anatolian Wild Boar, Anatolian Red Deer, Roe Deer, Gazelle, Wolf and Lynx.

Eastern Europe and Western Asia offer tremendous trophy-hunting opportunities for a wide variety of both alpine and forest game. It's also a fascinating and beautiful part of the world to visit, making it an ideal choice for clients who enjoy a touch of culture, history and scenery as a part of their international hunting adventures. We are working with the very best outfitter in the region, and he has an impeccable reputation for producing first-class hunting adventures.


Common Area Permits Average 38”- 41” USD $9,500

Common Area Permits Average 42”- 45” USD $15,500

Special Area Permits Average 45”- 48” USD $27,500

Nemrut (Hybrid) Ibex Adiyaman Region USD $15,500

observer: $400/day (sharing the room with the hunter)




September - March 


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, accommodation in hunting area and meals during the hunts.


All domestic and international flights, hotel accommodations before and/or after the hunt, hotel extras, insurance, vet. certificate and export documents USD250/trophy, trophy shipment: USD750/Ibex CITES USD 500, gratitude, extra trophies, sightseeing tours $400 per person/day, Istanbul airport/hotel/airport handling & transfers: $150/transfer,


Sample Itinerary
Day 1: Depart home for Istanbul, Turkey
Day 2: Arrive in Istanbul where you will be met by the outfitter. And overnight. (Schedule can change depens of report of guides. we may organize to transfer hunting camp without overnight.)

Day 3 Arrive hunting area and hunt until day 6

Depart camp for Istanbul and overnight

Depart Istanbul for home
Arrive in USA, clear customs and continue home

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.

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