- Gear List
We offer a unique and adventurous mountain hunting experience for Mid-Asian Ibex in Kyrgyzstan. This is not a North American Hunt; hunters need to be prepared for cultural/language differences, long range and sometimes quick shooting (proficient at 500+ yards). The climates are similar to the high & dry areas of CO, NM and NV. Hunters have the option of shooting a second Ibex ($5,000), Roe Buck on a trophy fee basis. This Ibex hunt includes 5-7 hunting days, depending on the area; it requires a hunter to be relatively fit and experienced in mountain hunting. Typical Ibex size ranges from 38 - 47”. An average Ibex is about 42/43”. Ibex under 38” and over 47” are rare. Ibex over 47” are possible in some areas, for very fit and tough hunters willing to spike out in often harsh conditions. We hunt many areas for Ibex; some areas have bigger Ibex than others and some have easier hunting/access with nice camps; our goal is to match the client/area to better suit their abilities and goals. If a hunter prefers to do a non-horseback hunt (using pack donkeys and foot/jeep hunting), this hunt can be done in Tajikistan. The drive to the hunt camps range from 3 to 14 hours. The most common hunt dates are Sept. and Oct., but the season runs from August 15th thru Dec. 1st in Kyrgyzstan. All hunting licenses and fees are included in the hunt. The hunter is responsible for the following costs: flight to and from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan or Dushanbe, Tajikistan via Turkish Air/Istanbul, airport VIP service, meals and lodging while in Bishkek (usually 2-3 nights), extra baggage fees for taking home skin/skull or shipping of trophies home and staff tips (clients will be provided with Tip suggestions). Hunters can sometimes take the trophy(s) home in checked luggage if skins are dried enough, but many of our hunters decide to have them shipped via DHL, Fed Ex or Turkish Air Freight and cleared, using a Wildlife import broker. We work with partners in several different hunting areas: the Naryn and Issyk-kul Regions of Kyrgyzstan and 2 different regions of Tajik. Our Manager/interpreter/partners will meet clients at airport and assist in all aspects of the hunts. The best local guides typically do not speak English, but are skilled hunters and horsemen. If it is your first trip to Central Asia, we can arrange a Western/English speaking guide to accompany you (price is a minimum of $5,000 USD plus all their travel and trip expenses). Hunters who elect to hunt with just the local guides need to be able to assist in trophy judging & oversee skin preparations. The best attitude is to go prepared as if it is a Self-guided hunt, combined with local guides.
- Species: Mid-Asian Ibex
- Average Classification: 38 - 52
- Shot Opportunity: 95%
- Weapon: Rifle
- Hunt Catalog #: KYR 001-2
- Tag Availability: Over The Counter
Most of our animals are 38 to 50 inch. Averages are 42 to 46 inches depending on area.
archery or muzzleloader is possible. There are no weapon specific seasons.
August 10, 2019 - December 01, 2021
- Price: $9,350.00
Price includes hunt permits and licenses, travel to area, all food and guides in the area. Not included: hotel, VIP at airport, souvenirs, tips, commercial flight via Istanbul, Turkey.
pricing is reduced for group bookings of 3 or more hunters, approx 500 per hunter Our hunts are usually 2 guides 1 hunter. we can handle groups of 3 to 4. If bigger groups, split them into 2 camps.
Naryn & Issykkul; Tien Shan Mountains, Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan
Deposit 80% refundable 1 year prior to hunt date. 40% refundable 6 months prior to hunt date. No refunds under 6 months of the hunt date.
Hardcore mountain hunt, Hunters need to be fit and/or able to ride a horse very well. High altitude, can be cold and windy.
HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)
- Lodging & Accommodations: Client Provided/Hotel?
Lodging & Accommodations Scale
5 - Cabin/Lodge
4 - Bunk House/Trailer
3 - Wall Tent
2 - Backpack Tent
1 - Client Provided/Hotel
we operate both a base camp and spike camp. Base camps are permanent buildings. Spike camps are compact backpack tents which hunters should provide
- Menu & Food: Backpack Food?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
spike tents are backpack and boiled and quick cook meals. Nuts, bars, jerky. Hunters need to bring some bacpack food with them. base camps are fully cooked hot meals.
- Physical Conditions: Extreme Back Country?
Physical Conditions Scale:
5 - All Vehicle Access
4 - Light Hiking
3 - Moderate Hiking
2 - Heavy Hiking
1 - Extreme Back Country
horses to hunt area. then on foot for final stalks at high altitude
Transportation (To/From Basecamp)
this is jeep to the base camp. horse during the days and some hard hiking at time. Mostly horseback. It is an 8 to 14 hr drive to the base camp from Bishkek
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
Hunters need optics, daypack, backpack tent, rifle, etc. but all this information should be in the gear list Hunters need to bring game bags, trophy tags, knives for skinning.
What Outfitter Provides
- base camp
What to Bring
- Day pack (2500 to 3000 CU IN)
- Backpack (5500-7500 CU IN - Depends on area)
- 2 Pairs of binoculars and 1 spotter with tripod
- Backpack tent - 1 or 2 man
- Garmin Inreach and/or satellite phone
- Game bags and skinning products
- A set of big, brown, plastic stirrups for saddle
- Good sleeping bag and inflatable pad. For Sept hunt- Earlly Oct: 0 degree. For late Oct and Nov (minus 15 or minus 20
- What Outfitter Provides
- What to Bring