The hunt for Dagestan Tur is considered to be the ultimate test for mountain hunters as it requires good physical condition and mental toughness. It is described by many as the toughest of all mountain hunts.
Our operations take place around the town of Scheki situated on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus range. Hunting grounds in the Caucasus Mountains lie at the altitudes between 5500′- 10500′ (1700 – 3000m ) and the camps are reached by horses. Hunters are accommodated mainly in tented hunting camps. Apart from tents, some hunting areas have small cabins that can be used for lodging.
Hunting runs from early June through December. But the months of August and early September are the best times for the hunt of this species. Early October can also offer some hunting but weather condittions tend to change abruptly by the beginning of the month. Yet the first half of October can offer some of the best hunting. We don’t recommend hunting Tur in November and December since weather is unsteady and always gets in the way of hunter’s plans.
The price covers Visa invitation letter, custom handling, hunting organization up to mentioned days, one trophy fee of mentioned specie, hunting license, gun import permit, veterinarian certificate, area fees, transfers from/to Baku airport, full board accommodation in the hunting area, interpreter (English) and local guide.
cover international air fares, trophy shipment, insurance, gratuities, extra hunting days, extra trophy fee, hotel accommodation before and after the hunt, hotel extras, CITES permit.
Extra hunting days – US$350/day and observer fee US$2,000/hunt.
itinerary Due to excellent population of animals, Eastern Tur hunt requires 5 hunting days. Along with the days reserved for travelling from/to Baku, the total number of days for the whole organization is 8. Below is the tentative day by day itinerary;
Day 01…………arrival and transfer to the hunting area (in the case of an early hour arrival)
Day 02- 06……hunt Eastern Tur
Day 07…………return back to Baku and overnight.
Day 08…………departure for home
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.