Ibex

Pk_in_Dallas

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Anyone have experience hunting Ibex in Mid Asia, Turkey, and or Europe? Can you offer suggestions on a outfitter, country, cost, etc?


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LongWayAround

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There was a guy who posted about that a fair amount in the past.

You can probably find the threads with a search.
 

idig4au

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I've hunted a few species of Ibex in a few countries (Turkey, Pakistan, Mongolia, Tajikistan). What do you want to know specifically? Costs vary substantially from species to species as does recommended outfitters. Shoot me a PM with specifics
 

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I am going to Kyrgyzstan in January for mid-asian ibex. Should be a hell of an adventure
 
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I am going to Kyrgyzstan in January for mid-asian ibex. Should be a hell of an adventure

Let me know how it goes. I'm going to book a trip for next year.


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I can recommend Iberhunting out of Spain. I know he hunts other country's as well.

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goose21

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I am going with Arpa Marco Polo LTD. Heard good things about Kay and his operation. It is going to be damn cold but it was the only time I could get away for the adventure.
 

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I am going with Arpa Marco Polo LTD. Heard good things about Kay and his operation. It is going to be damn cold but it was the only time I could get away for the adventure.

yeah I've heard he runs a good show. Make sure you take your own rile - I know a guy who hunted with him and borrowed a rifle and it was a disaster. Some old soviet semi-auto that couldn't hit the side of the barn.
 

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I hunted in Turkey for Bezoar Ibex with Shikar Safaris.

Good outfit with lots of places to hunt in Turkey.

Kaan Karakaya is a good guy to deal with. PM me with any questions.

They also hunt many of the regions you are asking about in addition to Turkey.
 

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Thanks for the heads up on rifle rental. I am planning on bringing my 300RUM so I don't have to have any hassle. Just have to get in better shape now for those steep mountains!!
 

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Altai Mountains, Mongolia.
Fun hunt. Cabelas is still booking for this area and it is not that expensive.
Had it all.Climbing, horseback riding,yurt camp, long distance shooting.

I would like to go back and hunt down in the Gobi desert.
 

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I hunted Kyrgyzstan a few years back and had a great time. My friend did kazakstan last year and loved it. Azerbaijan in July. Turkey is getting so overpriced for Bezoar. Mongolia is at the top of my list.
 
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I'm realizing that I don't have the time for most of these hunts. Many of them are 10-12 day hunts with a few days travel after that. I have also found that some of these hunts have limitations on the size for pricing.


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I've hunted ibex with Shikar Safaris in Turkey, and hunted mid-Asian after I took my Marco Polo in Tajikistan.

The hunts in Turkey are all based on CMs and/or points - I took a gold medal and had a bucket of money in my ibex there and it was definitely what I would call a gentlemans hunt. Meaning they are super selective and know exactly what billy they want you to take.

Once you leave Europe it's more of a real hunt (bow hunting Europe is tough but rifle hunting isn't as much) and a free-for-all. Pricing drops, and physicalness of hunting escalates. It's not crazy but you need to be in shape.

And always, always, always - take your own gun!!! I don't trust anyone. I've tried renting one twice because my ex-wife wanted to tour before and after the hunt and I was very unhappy with the outcome. I took what I was after but not the way I like to operate.
 

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Bump for info on Kyrgyzstan ibex hunts.

How far should a guy book in advance? Any preference for early or late season hunts?

There was a fiasco a few years back with foreign hunters being incarcerated but I'm still keen to go.
 

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Im going for Ibex in Kyrgyzstan in 2019 with Asian Mountain Outfitters run by Bryan Martin. I've had a few friends that have went with him, all had good reports and loved the hunt. From my understanding booking one year out is pretty normal.
 

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I hunted Kyrgyzstan last year in September. I wouldn't recommend going that early goats are super high and hunting is very very tough. If I do it again I would do mid to late November be ready to deal with cold weather but goats are much lower do to heavy snow. I was fortunate to harvest 2 ibex on my trip
 
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