Deep in the massive mountains of Central Asia, tucked in between China, Kazakhstan, Tadjikestan and Uzbekhistan, lies Kyrgyzstan. In this country the mountain hunter, hungry for adventure, will find one of the world’s best ibex populations as well as a really good stock of Marco Polo sheep.
Our hunting areas are situated in the Tian-Shan mountains in the remote, fairly deserted and difficult to access, far eastern part of the country. Here only a limited number of trophy hunts area carried out and wolves and snow leopards are the biggest threat to the mountain game.
The hunt for both ibex (subspecie Tien-Shan ibex) and Marco Polo (Ovis ammon polii) starts from base camps at an altitude of approx. 3,000 meters. You stay overnight in either cabins, mobile homes or the traditional gers, as the round Centralasian tents are called. All are heated and the food is simple, but plentiful and nourishing.
Our ibex hunts in Kyrgyzstan are very popular – first and foremost because you here get a lot of mountain hunting for your money. On the hunts it is possible, if you pay the extra trophy fee, to hunt a second ibex as well as wolves, if you get the opportunity. The best period for the hunt is in September-November and in February.
A hunting tour to Kyrgyzstan can in many ways be described as an expedition. As a hunter you have to be both physically and mentally well prepared to maximize your chances of a world class mountain hunt – and don’t forget to practice with your rifle. But believe us; it’s worth the effort – Kyrgyzstan can offer you the hunting adventure of your life.
Latin Name: Ovis ammon Subspecies: Different authors describe between 6 and 12 subspecies. We have chosen to include 8 here: 1. Altai Argali (Ovis a. ammon (syn. mongolica): Altai (Kazakhstan), north and west Mongolia, southwest Tuwa, in the mountains Tanu-ola and Greater Sajan. 2. Pamir Argali (Ovis a. polii): Middle- and eastern Pamir, Kokschaal-Tau Mountains (Kirgise-Chinese border) and...Read more
Latin 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, The...Read more
You will be able to enjoy the panorama of the impressive Tien-shan mountains during the whole tour. This hunt is certainly not just a relaxing horse-back ride in an outstandingly beautiful landscape. These mountains are much more than a treat for the eyes, they present a real physical challenge, especially when you are stalking in to ibex. The hunting districts have large populations of game, and...Read more
There are 3 sub-species of argali in Kyrgyzstan: 1. Marco Polo sheep 2. Tian-Shan Argali, 3. Hume Argali. The Marco Polo Sheep (Ovis ammon polii) can be found in the mountains in the southern part of the contry, from the River Naryn to the border with China. Normally the Marco Polo sheep of Kyrgyzstan are not quite as big as those of the Pamir mountains in Tadjikistan. Trophy size...Read more
Our partner in Kyrgyzstan is one of the country’s largest and longest established outfitters. Their headquarters are in Bishkek, and they have five different hunting concessions with a total area of around 250.000 hektar. We have had an exceptionally god relationship with them since 2011, and our hunters visiting here have be very satisfied with all aspects of the the hunting...Read more