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Argali and hunt in Kirghizia


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TIEN SHAN ARGALI,  HUME ARGALI 

AND IBEX HUNT IN KIRGHIZIA

 

There are two different argali species in Kirghizian Tien Shan mountains according to the classification of Grand Slam Club / Ovis, and their distribution area border is the Naryn river.  Hunt is conducted at the altitude of 3,000 m - 4,000 m (10,000 – 12,500 ft) a.s.l. Typical for these highlands is thin air and temperature ranging from 0°C +10°C during the hunting season. High quality of organization, good sheep population and experienced guides service allow hunters of different age and health conditions to be successful; however good physical shape is also very important.

From Bishkek, the capital of Kirghizia, you will be transfered to the camp by jeeps (about 10-12 h.). Slow rise of altitude allows you to adopt and acclimatize easily. Anyway you may want to take a helicopter to get to the camp (2 - 2,5 h from Bishkek to different camps), which is a unique chance to see Tian Shan mountains form a bird’s eye panorama.

Late in October-November snow brings sheep lower for rut and food. Sometimes it is possible to see up to 300 sheep per day at this period. The usual way of the hunt is a horseback riding and glassing. You have to be prepared for up to 300 – 400 yard shot. Trophy size of the sheep may vary from 120 cm to 150 cm (47 in.- 59 in.). When your argali hunt is finished you can continue with an ibex hunt.

 

THE COST OF THE TOUR: € 18 600 / 21 000 USD per one hunter, including:

- selection of a hunting area;

- preparation of the tour and correlation of the

  program

 with a hunting entity;  ;

- airtickets  and itinerary reservation;

- helicopter reservation if needed;

- meet and greet on arrival and departure,

  assistance at the Bishkek airport;

- transfer from Bishkek  and back;

- full board and accommodation in the hunting

  camp;

- full guide  service during the hunt (8 days);

- guiding service on the 1х1 basis;

- horses for the hunt;

- 1 trophy of argali (any size);

- all the documents for the  hunt (licenses and

  permission);

  - field preparation of the trophies;

  - trophy export  documents.      

 

The cost of the trip for an observer: € 3 500 / 3 900 USD

 

Tour duration : 11 days (Bishkek/Bishkek), 8 hunting days.

Hunting season: September-November, February-March.

Accommodation: hunting houses, huts, tents with heating.

Tranportation: commercial flight to Bishkek, then 8-10 by car to the base camp, horseback riding to a fly camp.

Group: 2 - 4 hunters.

 

Additional payments:

Booking fee for 1 hunter                       - € 370

Booking fee for 1 observer                   - € 270

Invitation for visa to Kirghizia                - 100

Hotel in Moscow or Bishkek,

1 night/pers                                         - 80-120

Air ticket Moscow-Bishkek-Moscow      - on demand

Additional trophies:

2nd  Marco Polo      - € 12 000 / 13 650 USD

                  

Ibex                       - 3 900 / 4 450 USD

Wolf                       - 1000 / 1150 USD

CITES permit for Wolf     - 200

 

 

HUNTING PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE:

1 day          - arrival to Bishkek, airport procedures, transfer to the camp.

2-9 days      - Tien Shan or Hume argali hunt + ibex hunt.

10 day        - transfer from camp to Bishkek, overnight in a hotel.

11 day        - transfer to the international airport, flight to home.

 

 

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HAVE A GREAT HUNT!

Марко Поло
 
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