Ibex hunting in Russia and Central Asia produce some of the most exciting hunting trophies in the world. Hunting ibex is difficult due to high elevations, sometimes cold weather and often very long shots required to get the best trophy. Asian ibex inhabit mountains of Central and Southern Asia. It is found in Afghanistan, Western and Northern China, north-western India, south-eastern Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, eastern Uzbekistan, in Mongolia, northern Pakistan, and south-central Russia. Sergei Shushunov and Russian Hunting Agency LLC offer hunts for ibex in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. These countries offer the best ibex trophies with reasonable cost of hunting. There are several subspecies of this magnificent animal, different mainly in size and color.
Location: Issyk-Kul region
Season dates: August 10-December 3
Hunting method: stalking
Accommodations: rustic hunting cabins, generator electricity, hot water
Price: $6200 group of 2 or 3; $6900 solo
An additional day of hunting: $375
Additional trophies: wolf $1500, second ibex $3000
Location: Ust’-Koksa, Altai, Russia
Hunting method: stalking
Season dates: August 1-November 30
Accommodations: rustic hunting cabins
Price: $7250 group of 2 or 3; $8400 solo
An additional day of hunting: $400
Additional trophies: brown bear $4000, maral stag $3500, musk deer $1500
Included in the price:
- Reception and assistance in Moscow airport; Accommodation in the hunting area;
- Meals and soft drinks during the hunt; Roundtrip ground transportation airport-hunting area and transportation during the hunt;
- Services of 1 guide per hunter;
- Services of 1 interpreter in a camp; Field trophy preparation;
- Gun permit; Invitation letter and voucher;
- Hunting license;
- Trophy export permit;
- 1 ibex.
Not included in the price:
- International airfare,
- Domestic airfare (approximately $450);
- Insurance of any kind;
- Preserving, shipping or transporting of trophies from Russia;
- Cost of sightseeing tours;
- Ground transportation unrelated to hunting;
Day 1: arrival to Moscow Day 2: overnight flight to Gorno-Altaysk, 400 mile (600 km), 4×4 ride to the village of Ust’-Koksa, overnight in Ust-Koksa Day 3: two hour ATV ride to the hunting camp, sighting weapons, getting used to the horses Day 4-9: 6 days of hunting Day 10: return to Gorno-Altaysk, overnight in Gorno-Altaysk Day 11: flight to Moscow
This will primarily be a horseback hunt. In December, when snow cover gets deep, hunters may have to use skis. Maral and ibex hunts can be combined between October 15 and November 30. Bear, wolf and musk deer can often be taken as trophies of opportunity. Shooting distance is typically 300-400 yards.
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Altai ibex, often called Siberian ibex is found in Sayan and Altai mountains of Mongolia, Russia, and Kazakhstan. Most trophies have horns anywhere between 90-120 cm. Hunting is difficult due to steep and rocky terrain. Siberian ibex was first described in the Siberian part of Altai mountains, giving a bit of confusion due to the name overlap.
Gobi ibex is found only in Goby mountains of Mongolia. This is the smallest of Siberian ibex. The hunt is easier than for other subspecies of ibex. Usual elevations are about 2000-2500 meters (6500-8000 ft.)
Mid-Asian ibex also called Tyan Shan ibex is the biggest subspecies and also the most numerous. It is found in several countries. Mid-Asian ibex lives at very high elevations in Kyrgyzstan and at lower elevations in Kazakhstan. Horses, extensively used on ibex hunts, offer a lot of help. We organize mid-Asian hunts in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan. The best ibex can be found in Kyrgyzstan, where trophies may have horns in excess of 130 – 140 sm. (51-54 in.).
Ibex hunters must be in reasonably good physical condition, should be able to travel extensively on horseback and climb to elevations up to 4000 meters (14,000 ft) and higher when hunting in Kyrgyzstan, to 3500 (12,000 ft) meters when hunting in Kazakhstan or in Russia. Shooting distance is usually around 300 meters (330 yards) but the shots at 400-600 (440-660 yards) meters and more are sometimes required.
TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT COST AND DETAILS OF IBEX HUNTING IN RUSSIA, KYRGYZSTAN AND TAJIKISTANCall Sergei at 1-847-962-1858 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Next expeditions are scheduled for October-November-December. Please also visit www.asianibexhunt.com