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This Central Asian Outfitter offers a unique and adventurous mountain hunting experience in Kyrgyzstan, for one of most incredible mountain sheep in the world, the majestic Marco Polo. This is actually the Hume Argali, a subspecies of the Marco Polo sheep. The hunting season is August 10 to Dec. 1st; it is approximately 7-8 days of hunting, plus travel. This hunt is conducted on horseback/foot in high elevations (11,000-13,500’). The drive to hunting camp is 8 to 13 hours, depending on weather and camp location. 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. All Kyrgyzstan hunting licenses and fees are included; The hunter is responsible for the flight to and from Bishkek 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 will have their name submitted to the USFWS, so that they will get USFWS CITES import permits. The U.S. CITES application with USFWS opens May 1st of each year and costs $100.00. Option to add wolf hunting and/or marmot hunting. Marmot hunting is best added to August and September hunts while wolf hunting can be best during the months of October-December when marmots are in hibernation and wolves are on the move.
- Species: Hume Marco Polo Argali
- Average Classification: 45 - 55
- Shot Opportunity: 95
- Weapon: Rifle
- Hunt Catalog #: RB20306-02
- Tag Availability: Landowner Voucher
Most sheep are 45 to 52 inches. The biggest shot was 61.5 inch. Sci scores range from 180 to 215 SCI.
Long Range Rifle. 6.5, 270, 7mm or 30 Caliber. Proficient to 600 yards is ideal.
August 10, 2021 - December 01, 2024
- Member Price: $35,000.00
- Non-Member Price: $38,500.00
Add an Ibex for $5,000. 2nd Ibex is the same price. October 21- Nov 1
Option to add a wolf. Option for a non-hunter. Option to add a marmot hunt.
Naryn and Issykkul Regions of Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan
Deposits are not refundable. When you make a deposit or payment that money is used to reserve your adventure dates and we cannot sell them to anyone else. If for some reason you have to cancel, you will lose your deposit and any payments you have made. If you are concerned that you might get sick or otherwise have to cancel, we suggest buying trip insurance. There are insurance companies that specialize in providing insurance policies for outfitter bookings and hunts. One such company we recommend is globalrescue.com. It is also our policy, depending on the adventure you booked and at our discretion, that if you have to cancel and we are able to book a replacement for you at the regular price we will work with you to apply your deposits to another adventure. Please note that we cannot refund or roll state or government license fees, application fees, draw results, or tags.
Most of the hunting areas have a heated house or cabin and if spiking out, the hunter will use backpack style tents. A non-hunting companion is welcome for $2,500. Typical sizes for these sheep are 45”-52” and Ibex range average 38”-46”. Considerably larger animals of both species have been taken. Hunters can sometimes take trophy(s) home in checked luggage if skins are dried enough and they are knowledgeable regarding self-importation, but many hunters decide to have them shipped via DHL, Fed Ex or Turkish Air Freight and cleared, using a Wildlife import broker. If Govt. fees increase between when the hunt is booked and when the hunt begins, hunters pay this increase. This outfitter works with partners in several different hunting areas: both the Naryn and Issyk-kul Regions and can also arrange Karalini (Tien Shan) for non-USA Hunters. Our Managers/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 the skin preparations. The best attitude is to go prepared as if it is a Self-guided hunt, combined with local guides. This is a true mountain hunting experience.
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
Hunters should bring their own tent in the event they spike out. Expect potential winter conditions base camp is permanent buildings and are heated with beds and kitchen. Sometimes, hunters might sleep in a nomads house.
- Menu & Food: Backpack Food?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
base camp food is: meat, potatoes, vegetables, fruits, noodles, etc. Spike camp food is noodles, salami, canned fish, dried fruits, nuts. Hunters should bring 1 freeze dried meal/day plus some jerky and a few power bars.
- Physical Conditions: Moderate Hiking?
Physical Conditions Scale:
5 - All Vehicle Access
4 - Light Hiking
3 - Moderate Hiking
2 - Heavy Hiking
1 - Extreme Back Country
If you can ride a horse, you can kill a Marco Polo. Ibex are living in more difficult terrain and require more hiking. This is high elevation, so a hike which is easy at sea level, will be difficult here.
Transportation (To/From Basecamp)
Final flight destination city is Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Hunters are advised to fly with Turkish Air. Concierge service will meet hunters in the airport and help with importation of firearms. Field transportation will use jeeps, horses and travel by foot.
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
Hunter must be prepared for a mountain hunt in some variable weather. Layering systems and durable hiking boots are a necessity. High end optics are also needed (at least binoculars but we highly recommend traveling with a spotting scope). Horses will be used for most hunts unless foot and jeep hunting is preferred. Outfitter will meet hunter at the airport and help with receiving all guns. Hunters should be proficient at riding. Full gear list to be provided if requested when booked.
What Outfitter Provides
- Horses, tack & saddle
- Expert Guide Service
- Airport Pick up & Drop Off
What to Bring
- Durable & Comfortable Hiking Boots
- Cold Weather Hunting Gear-Layering System Recommended
- Day Pack
- High Quality Binoculars
- High Quality Spotting Scope
- Rifle with 40 rounds of ammunition
- 1 or 2 Man Tent
- Hunting Hat & Gloves
- 20 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Big Frig 45 Quart Badlands Cooler
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- Mountain Guide
- Women’s Mountain Extreme
- South Dakota Shooting Academy I
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