The area inhabited with Argali (sheep) Marco Polo (Ovis ammon polii) embraces the mountain south of the country from Naryn-river up to the China's border. Strong and very twisted horns of Argali always fascinated locals and visitors. The sizes of Marco Polo sheep - with the rare exception - are not so big as the same ones from Pamirs in the south of Tajikistan. Average sizes are 130 - 140 cm (51-55 in.), although there are sheep with the horn`s length 150-155 cm (59-61 in.).
Argali prefer wide plateaus and sloping mountains without steep rocky ledges. Mountains reach here the altitude of 3.500 - 4500 meters above sea level. The base camp is on the altitude of 3000 meters above the sea level (that`s why there is no need in adaptation). Place here is more convenient for walking than on the Ibex hunt, so it`s possible to use horses and jeeps. There are professional guides, doctor, cook and several helpers.
Argali hunt - $24.000 per hunter
The Empire of Siberian Ibex, so Tien Shan mountains are called in Kirgizia, where the biggest specimens of Middle Asian Ibex (Capra sibirica alaiana). In order to take such trophies, it needs to turn for the extraordinary difficult hunt at the altitude of 3500; 4500 meters above the sea level. Ibexes feed in the morning and approximately till 9 a.m. they are in movement. That's why it's easier to see them.
After 9 a.m. if nothing troubling them they are moving to the places of their day staying, and in the evening after 5 p.m. they are moving back. Hunter and accompanying with the experienced guide survey Ibexes while they are among the rocks or during their morning crossing. And if they find the Ibex with good trophy quality, they steal up to it round the ridge on a distance of shot. A good physical form is as very important for the successful hunt as an ability to make an exact shot on a big distance (250; 300 meters). Our English-speaking manager will accompany you and help in airport.
Ibex hunt - $7.500 per hunter
Before and until detection hunters move by car or on horse. Usually shooting is conducted from distance of 200m or even more. Ibex hunt is possible to do by a shilter. At a base camp hunters live in warm house or in carriage 3-4 person. The second carriage is using as a dining room. During such hunts you can spend night in tent.
Hunt region: Kirgiziya, Ussykulsk and Narynsk regions
Transfer: 4-hours flight Moscow-Bishkek (Kirgizia) or direct flight from Europe to Bishkek, then 8-15 hours by car or 2-3 hours by helicopter to hunting camp. Cost of the flight on helicopter is not included in the tour price.
Hunt season: from 15 august to 15 december
Hunting information for hunter: good physical condition and special equipment are required; rifle with optic; binocular; mountain boots; wind-shelter suit; warm sweater; sunglasses and cream
Arrangement of hunt for Argali or/and Ibex: 14-days trip/ 10 days of hunt Bishkek/Bishkek, providing of the hunt, all transfers in Kirgizia, accommodation, meals, International veterinary certificate, trophy field preparation, 1 Ibex or Marco Polo sheep trophy.
Wounded and not taken animal must be paid at the rait of 100% from trophy fee!!!
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