Mid-Asian Ibex Hunt

Currency:CAD Category:Hunting / International Hunts Start Price:8,250.00 CAD Estimated At:NA
Mid-Asian Ibex Hunt
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Asian Mountain Outfitters offers a unique and adventurous mountain hunting experience for Mid-Asian Ibex in either Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan. This is not a North American Hunt as hunters need to be prepared for cultural/language differences, long range and sometimes quick shooting (proficient at 500+ yards). The climates are similar to the high & dry areas of CO, NM and NV.

All hunting licenses and fees are included in the hunt. The hunter is responsible for the following costs: flight to and from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan or Dushanbe, Tajikistan via Turkish Air/Istanbul, airport VIP service, meals and lodging while in Bishkek (usually 2-3 nights), extra baggage fees for taking home skin/skull or shipping of trophies home and staff tips (clients will be provided with tip suggestions).

Hunters have the option of shooting a second Ibex (USD 5,000), Roe Buck (Kyrgyz) or Wild Boar (Tajik) on a trophy fee basis. This Ibex hunt includes 5-7 hunting days, depending on the area; it requires a hunter to be relatively fit and experienced in mountain hunting. Typical Ibex size ranges from 38 - 47”. An average Ibex is about 42 - 43”. Ibex under 38” and over 47” are rare. Ibex over 47”is possible in some areas, for very fit and tough hunters willing to spike out in often harsh conditions.

We hunt many areas for Ibex; some areas have bigger Ibex than others, and some have easier hunting/access with nice camps; our goal is to match the client/area to better suit their abilities and goals. If a hunter prefers to do a non-horseback hunt (using pack donkeys and foot/jeep hunting), this hunt can be done in Tajikistan. The drive to the hunt camps ranges from 3 to 14 hours.

The most common hunt dates are Sept. and Oct., but the season runs from August 15th thru Dec. 1st in Kyrgyzstan and Sept. 1st through Feb. 28th in Tajikistan. Hunters can sometimes take the trophy(s) home in checked luggage if skins are dried enough, but many of our hunters decide to have them shipped via DHL, Fed Ex or Turkish Air Freight and cleared, using a Wildlife import broker.

The hunt is to be taken during the 2019 season, but arrangements can be made to postpone hunt until 2020 (with approval from Asian Mountain Outfitters; and if Govt. fees increase, hunters pay this increase). Asian Mountain Outfitters works with partners in several different hunting areas: the Naryn and Issyk-Kul Regions of Kyrgyzstan and two different regions of Tajik. Our Manager/interpreter/partners will meet clients at the airport and assist in all aspects of the hunts. The best local guides typically do not speak English but are skilled hunters and horsemen.

If it is your first trip to Central Asia, we can arrange a Western/English speaking guide to accompany you (price is a minimum of USD 5,000 plus all their travel and trip expenses). Hunters who elect to hunt with just the local guides need to be able to assist in trophy judging and oversee skin preparations. The best attitude is to go prepared as if it is a self-guided hunt, combined with local guides.

This hunt can be upgraded to a Hume Argali in Kyrgyzstan or a Marco Polo in Tajikistan. Bryan Martin, the founder of Asian Mountain Outfitters, has conducted seminars at various conventions about equipment, shooting and what should be expected on such hunts. He has outfitted in Canada since 1999 and in Central Asia since 2002 and has personally been on many successful Marco Polo/Ibex hunts, spending over three months each year in Central Asia, to ensure that AMO is very knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the hunts.

Make sure to check out the Asian Mountain Outfitters website www.asianmountainoutfitters.com for additional information on this hunt and many others they offer in Tajikistan, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Nepal, Pakistan, Turkey, Russia, Spain, Canada and Romania. You can contact Bryan at +1-250-317-5525 or through email at bryankmartin@gmail.com for more information.

We want to thank Bryan Martin of Asian Mountain Outfitters for this incredible donation.