Kazakhstan is the second biggest of the former states of the Soviet Union - only Russia is bigger. Kazakhstan lies in central Asia, north west of China. The country covers a total area of 2,717,300 km2, which is nearly the same size as Europe. With a population of “only” 17.5 million inhabitants in a country of this size, you can find huge areas of undisturbed nature and a rich, varied fauna.
Our experience has shown that visiting hunters in Kazakhstan need to be both tolerant and patient. Hunting tourism in this beautiful, game rich country has certainly improved of late, but its standards of organisation etc still cannot be compared with Western European standards. You should be prepared for the fact that your trip may not run quite as smoothly as originally planned, and that you might experience some little, or even large, surprises along the way.
If are prepared to accept this, the chance of a really great hunting adventure could be awaiting you. The Kazakhs are incredibly friendly and hospitable people, and numbers of game animals and the quality of their trophies are a decisive argument for putting up with any unforeseen problems which may crop up while hunting in this huge, distinctive, Central Asian country.
Scientific Name: Capra ibex Subspecies: Out of the 3 described subspecies (European Ibex, Siberian Ibex, Nubian Ibex), only 1 occur in the Holarctic-Asian region: 1. Siberian Ibex (Capra ibex sibirica). Some authors recognise another subspecies of the Siberian Ibex: Capra s. alaiana. This animal occur in the Tien Shan-Pamir-Altai region. Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir to China,...Read more
Scientific Name: Cervus elaphus maral Subspecies: The subspecies division made by some authors do not correspond with those of the trophy books (see introduction). However, we will include them here according to distinctions made in the introduction to the Red Deer. Distribution: A total of 7 subspecies have been described, 4 of which occur in the Holarctic-Asian region: 1. Siberian Wapiti...Read more
Hunting for maral stags can be found in a number of different districts: Dardamty, Zhungarian Alatau, Ile Alatau and Kolsay Kolderi National Park. Kolsai Koldery is around 300-400 km from Almaty, a drive of 4-5 hours. This National Park was established in 2006 and has a rich fauna including good populations of ibex, maral and Siberian roe deer, as well as rare species such as snow leopard and...Read more
Hunting for ibex can take place in a number of different locations: Altyn Emel National Park, Sairam Ugam, Charyn National Park, Katon Karagai and Kolsay Kolderi National Park. Altyn Emel is the largest National park in Kazakhstan and is a huge 520.000 ha. in size. Here you will find a beautiful landscape of mountains and valleys, and a rich flora and fauna. A total of 1,800 different plant...Read more
Our partner in Kazakhstan is the largest of the local outfitters, who have been offering hunting here since the year 2000. We have chosen to work with them directly, and not visa one of the large Russian companies, as we prefer to negotiate with them directly, without using a middleman. They are well organized and have a very professional set-up. On arrival in the airport you will be...Read more