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Global Sporting Safaris is pleased to offer quality hunts for Mid-Asian Ibex and Marco Polo Sheep with a very professional and well established outfitter with exclusive hunting concessions in the Naryn and Karakol regions of Kyrgyzstan. Here clients can expect high numbers of game and excellent trophy quality. Enjoy some of the most spectacular country on Earth while you travel the Tien-Shan mountains from August through February with an outfitter no other booking agency in North America is representing. High success hunts are the rule, not the exception.
What to Expect
Hunts for Mid-Asian Ibex and Marco Polo are conducted in large exclusive hunting concessions no other outfitters have access to. Success rates have been 100% during the last two seasons with long term averages of 100% during the winter months and 90% during the early fall. Ibex will average 40” to 48” with exceptional trophies in excess of 50” available for those who are fit and selective. Marco Polo trophies average 45” to 52”. There are no surcharges or additional fees for trophies of exceptional size. A second ibex, Siberian roe deer, wolf and a variety of birds are available to add to the hunt package. It is common for hunters to harvest their primary trophies early in the hunt, allowing extra time for additional trophies. An interpreter will be with you in the hunting camp to assist with Russian, German and English translation.
A very comfortable heated main camp accommodates up to five guests with beds and bedding, full kitchen, dining room, etc, are. Typical group sizes will be between two and four hunters at one time, however larger groups can be split into different areas to avoid congestion. Clients will depart camp to their applicable hunting camp in one of several exclusive hunting territories for their targeted species. Horses are the primary method of transportation during the hunt however hiking/climbing should be expected. Spiking out is often necessary, particularly on early season hunts as many of the ibex are at higher altitudes this time of year. Shot distances average between 200 and 400 yards. Expect one on one guiding unless requested otherwise
Hunts for Mid-Asian ibex may be scheduled from the 15th of August through the end of February with most clients choosing September through November. Marco polo hunts are best hunted late October through February. Clients choosing early season trips in late August and into October should expect to spike out during a portion of their hunt for optimal results. The month of December is closed to hunting in Kyrgyzstan.
The hunting camps is located at an average elevation of 8,250 feet. Sheep hunts average 9,000 to 11,000 feet with 10-20 miles a day on horseback. Although horses are used it is recommended to travel is as good of physical condition as possible. Hiking and climbing can be expected, particularly after a trophy animal has been spotted. Ibex are often hunted at altitudes in excess of 11,000 feet. Diamox may be taken as a precaution to avoid high altitude sickness and is recommended for any clients who travel from low elevations. Expect to remain at altitudes of over 8,000 ft for the duration of the seven day hunt.
Hunts for Mid Asian Ibex include seven days with approximately ten days in Kyrgyzstan. Marco Polo and combination hunts are given several extra days of hunting and a 13 to 14 day itinerary with travel. Weather and travel conditions may effect the number of actual hunting days. Upon arrival in Bishkek the outfitter will meet clients at the airport and assist with customs clearing. Clients should expect to travel to camp the same day they arrive in Bishkek. After clearing airport customs upon arrival clients can expect a six hour drive to the Karakol or Naryn region of Kyrgyzstan followed by an additional four hours of driving to reach their hunting camps. Lunch is offered before an additional four hours of driving to reach base camp. Clients will stay at the main camp the night they arrive and will transfer to their applicable hunting camps the following morning. Clients should expect one night of hotel accommodations at the conclusion of their hunt when they return to Bishkek. The following day clients will be taken to the airport for departure with their trophies and paperwork prepared for export as checked luggage on the airline.
Travel and Trophy Export
Global Sporting Safaris strongly recommends clients fly on Turkish Airlines via Istanbul to Bishkek using Chicago (ORD) as the point of departure and arrival into the USA. Round trip airfare from Chicago on Turkish Airlines to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (FRU) has ranged in pricing from as low as $800 to more than $1,500. Currently, citizens of the United States are only required to present a valid passport for entry in to Kyrgyzstan. Citizens of other countries may obtain an entry VISA upon arrival in Bishkek at the airport for $70.
At the conclusion of the hunt all trophies will be prepared for clients to take them as checked luggage on the airlines when they depart Bishkek. Hides will be salted and dried, horns and skulls will be boiled clean. All necessary paperwork for legal export will be provided to the client including hunting licenses; any applicable CITES permits and veterinary certificate. Currently, Turkish Airlines charges a fee of $160 for a third piece of checked luggage for trophies when departing Bishkek or $90 for overweight baggage between 50 and 70 pounds.
It is required that clients arrange their hunting schedules to allow one full business day in Bishkek at the conclusion of their hunt. This is necessary for the outfitter to arrange all documents for trophy export from the government; otherwise trophies would be shipped via DHL.
Hunts are six (6) days. Please allow for 10 days in Kyrgyzstan plus 2-3 travel days.
Spot and Stalk. Glassing.
$5,495 1×1 plus $2,350 trophy fee after harvest. A second Ibex may be added to for an additional $1,000 in advance plus a $2,850 harvest fee. Marco Polo Sheep: $13,495 per hunter plus $12,550 trophy fee paid after harvest including one sheep of any size. Siberian Roe Deer: $2,500 paid after harvest and Wolf: $1,000 paid after harvest (including export documents).
Additional Ibex may be added to hunt for an additional $1,000 plus a $2,500 harvest fee
September through late November and January through February.
Ranch-style cabin with comfortable heated rooms with single beds and bedding.
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Fly from Chicago to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan via Istanbul. Here you will be met by the outfitter.
For detailed Information or to arrange this hunt please contact Derek Amadio at 888-850-HUNT, Extension 705 or cell phone 307-277-3832.