Azerbaijan is a republic is a republic and lies next to the world’s largest lake, the Caspian Sea, in the south eastern part of the Caucases. Most of the country is in Asia, but a small part of the country lies on the northern, European, side of the Caucasus Mountains. Azerbaijan is bordered by Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Russia and Turkey. The country covers an area of 86,600 km2 and has a population of 9 million people. Its capital is the port city of Baku.
Our quarry here goes by many names: the Eastern tur (Capra cylindricornis) is also known as the Dagestan tur or the Pallas tur (after the German zoologist Peter S. Pallas), it is also called the Caucasian bharal by some as it’s horns are reminiscent of those belonging to the Blue Sheep. We can offer hunting for the Dagestan tur in Azerbaijan in districts close to Ismaili, Pashnev, Bihir and Kal Dag. These districts lie between 270 - 320 km from Baku. Here you can find good populations of the Dagestan tur and it is not unusual to see flocks of up to 100 individuals. Hunting for tur is really challenging, the mountains are steep, and walking is difficult because of the many loose stones. It is therefore important to be fit.
Scientific Name: Capra cylindricornis Subspecies: None. Distribution: Central and eastern chain of the Caucasian mountains. Habitat: High altitude pastures above the tree line in summer, lower in winter. Description: Wild goat weighing up to 100 kg and measuring up to 1 meter over the shoulder. It reaches a total body length of 1,40 m without tail (15 cm). General colour rufous grey-brown....Read more
In Azerbaijan we offer hunting for Dagestan Tur in districts close to Ismaili, Pashnev, Bihir and Kal Dag - these districts lie between 270–320 km from Baku. Here you will find good populations of Dagestan Tur, and it is not unusual to see herds consisting of up to 100 individuals. Hunters fly to Baku - either via Frankfurt, Vienna or Istanbul - where you will be met by...Read more
Our partners in Azerbaijan are based in Russia and are one of the largest, most professional and longest established hunting outfitters in this part of the world. They can offer all forms of hunting for the available game species here, from springtime hunts for black grouse and capercaillie near Kirov to autumn hunts for the giant moose of Kamchatka. The company, who have their headquarters in...Read more