Hunting in Mongolia Starting at $9,200

Please contact the following GSS Hunting Consultant
any questions on this destination:

Derek Amadio

Toll free:
888-850-4868 , Ext. 705
Local:
307-235-4650, Ext. 705
Cell:
307-277-3832
Email:
Derek@GSSafaris.com

Ibex & Argali Hunting in Mongolia

Mongolia offers one of the most exotic yet safe destination for the international mountain hunter. Altai ibex are the most popular specie with Gobi ibex, three species of argali, gazelle, wolves, roe bucks and maral stags are also available as are multi-specie Mongolia combination hunts.

Over the last 10 years Mongolia has been through many ups and downs. High hunting pressure paired with habitat encroachment from domestic livestock had detrimental effects on big game including fluctuating numbers of game and marginal trophy quality. The Mongolian government drastically cut tag numbers and soon after the pricing skyrocketed. The reduction in hunting pressure has allowed populations of ibex and argali to rebound in recent years with much stronger numbers of game and trophy quality nearly as good today as it ever has been. While pricing in Mongolia remains significantly higher than it once was, clients can expect better quality trophies and high success rates. Global Sporting Safaris offers some of the most attractive pricing found anywhere in the country and with a proven outfitter with a track record of success and organization.

Travel to Mongolia

Clients will fly internationally to Ulaanbaatar (ULN) via Bejing China or Seoul South Korea. Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar clients may either overnight at a hotel or connect domestically the same day if flights are available. Most hunts will require a domestic flight followed by a ground transfer to reach the hunting camps. Altai ibex hunters will fly to Hovd where they will be met by the outfitter and transferred five to seven hours by vehicle to camp (about 180 miles). Approximately 80% of the drive to the Altai area is by paved road.

Visas for entry into Mongolia are currently not required for United States citizens for stays less than 90 days. No immunizations are required.

Rifles may be imported into the country with a permit fee of $250 per rifle. A maximum of 30 rounds of ammunition is allowed.

The Hunt

Altai ibex hunts have a standard schedule of seven days including travel. Depending on the domestic airline flight schedule from Ulaanbaatar to Hovd Altai ibex clients will have three or four full days of hunting. Additional hunting days may be added for only $250 per additional day. One on one guiding is standard with two on one available upon request. Expect a spot and stalk hunt conducted by foot with the assistance of horses (Altai only) at altitudes ranging from 8,000 to 10,000 feet in the Altai area and close to 5,000 feet in the Gobi area. Forest hunts for maral stag and roe bucks average 7,000 feet or less. Although not as strenuous as other mountain hunts, clients should be in good physical condition and expect to walk one to three miles per day in rugged terrain. Shot distances vary from 100 yards to as much as 400 yards.
Forest hunts offer a multi-specie option for Maral stag, Siberian roe deer, whitetail gazelle and wolf. Success rates average 90% to 100% on roe deer and maral stags. Most stags will be 6×6 and 7×7 sized trophies. Success rates average 60% to 90% on gazelle and approximately 50% on wolf. Single specie packages are available with additional species taken on a trophy fee basis. Seven day schedules with one on one guiding is standard with extra hunting days available at an additional cost.

Trophy Quality and Permits

This outfitter produced the two largest Atai ibex taken in Mongolia during the 2015 season and trophies measuring over 50” in horn length have been harvested on this hunt. In past years, a good ibex from the Altai region would measure 38” to 40”. Thanks to better game management trophies now average 40” to 45” with near perfect success rates. Gobi ibex are smaller in horn size and body with average trophies 34” to 36”.

Permits for sport hunted trophies in Mongolia are issued by the Ministry in December or January of each year. For the 2017 season, we expect six Ibex permits for the Altai region and four ibex permits for the Gobi region.

Argali from Mongolia are regarded as the world’s largest wild sheep, with the Altai argali the largest of the species averaging 51” to 53” in horn length followed by the Hangai (45” to 48”) and Gobi (41” to 43” average) varieties. The pricing, as one would expect, increases at rates proportionate to the increase in trophy quality for each specie. Altai argali have been taken with horns surpassing 60” in length with bases measuring an incredible 21” in circumference. Please contact us as early as possible as permits are extremely limited for all three species. Should additional hunting time be necessary Argali hunters may extend the hunt or may also return within the same hunting season under the same license.

It is no longer possible for hunters to take their trophies with them as checked luggage at the conclusion of their hunt. Trophies must be inspected and the permit process typically takes two to four weeks. Trophies will be prepared in the field (fleshing, initial salting, boiling of skulls) by the outfitter’s staff before being taken to a local taxidermist for final trophy prep, expediting and shipping once the necessary export documents, veterinary certificates and CITES permits have been processed.

Mongolian Hunting Season

The season for Altai and Gobi ibex begins July 15 and ends October 15 with the best months August, September and October. Forest hunts begin July 1 (July 15 for roe deer) and end October 1 (roe deer closing October 15) with August and September the best month to hunt maral stag. All three species of Argali open July 1 and close October 1.

Hunting Camps in Mongolia

Expect traditional Gers with tented shower/toilets upon request. Cell service is not available from most camps and satellite phones are recommended for reliable communication. The camps are furnished with heaters, tables, beds, etc. however hunters should bring their own sleeping bag.

What is Included

Meals and tented Ger camp accommodations during the hunt, ground transfers to hunting camps (excluding ground transfers from Ulaanbaatar to Gobi area), one on one guiding (unless booked otherwise), trophy fee(s) for animal(s) included in hunt package and basic field preparation of trophies are included with the cost of the hunt.

What is Not Included

Commercial flights to Ulaanbaatar, domestic transfers inside Mongolia ($450 to $550 round trip), before and after hunt hotels, trophy expediting and shipping, rifle permit fee ($250), veterinary certificate ($45), CITES permits ($160 to $225 each), any additional hunting days, trophy fees for additional animals taken during hunt not included in hunt package and voluntary tips are not included.

Gobi Ibex

7-Day schedule:  $9,200.00 (including one ibex of any size)
7-Day Observer: $3,250
Add Additional Hunting Days: $250/day

Altai Ibex

7-Day schedule:  $9,400.00 (including one ibex of any size)
7-Day Observer: $3,250
Add Additional Hunting Days: $250/day

Gobi & Altai Combo Hunt

14-Day Schedule: $18,600

Maral Stag

7-Day schedule:  $11,995 (including one ibex of any size)
7-Day Observer: $2,500
Add Additional Hunting Days: $250/day

Add Roe deer: $1,200
Add Whitetail Gazelle: $1,500
Add Wolf: $750

Gobi Argali

12-Day schedule:  $67,500 (including one ibex of any size)
7-Day Observer: $3,250

Hangai Argali

12-Day schedule:  $78,500 (including one ibex of any size)
7-Day Observer: $3,250

Altai Argali

14-Day schedule:  $95,000 (including one ibex of any size)
7-Day Observer: $3,250

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Mongolia Ibex & Argali Hunting Terms of Booking

Global Sporting Safaris accepts payment by business check and personal check, as well as by Bitcoin. American Express, Visa, and MasterCard credit card payments are also accepted, but they do incur a surcharge of 3.5% in addition to the price listed in our Mongolia hunting trips listed above.

A 50% deposit is required upon booking to reserve your spot. In some cases, we can split your deposit into 3 payments, please inquire. Global Sporting Safaris will provide a Disclaimer & Waiver of Liability which must be sighed and returned. All hunts are in U.S. dollars. Final 50% payment is due no less than 75 days prior to your hunt date. Trips booked within 75 days of arrival require payment in full. Total costs of the hunt are fixed. There will be no refunds for any hunter leaving early. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

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