Kyrgyzstan Marco Polo, Ibex Combo
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Description

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 Sept. 1 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. 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. A Mid-Asian Ibex can be added to this hunt for an additional $5,000.00. 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 the trophy(s) home in checked luggage if skins are dried enough and they are knowledgeable regarding self-importation, 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. 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


Details

  • Species: Hume Marco Polo Argali
  • Average Classification: 45 - 55
  • Shot Opportunity: 95%
  • Weapon: Rifle
  • Hunt Catalog #: Kyr001-01
  • Tag Availability: Over The Counter
Classification details:

Most sheep are 45 to 52 inches. The biggest shot was 61.5 inch. Sci scores range from 180 to 215 SCI.

Weapons description:

Long Range Rifle. 6.5, 270, 7mm or 30 Caliber. Proficient to 600 yards is ideal.


Available Dates

September 01, 2019 - December 01, 2021


Pricing

  • 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


Group Options

2 to 4 hunters per groups. All 1x1 guide.

Location

Naryn and Issykkul Regions of Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan


Refund Policy:

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.

Description

This is a true Mountain Hunting experience.


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  • Lodging & Accommodations: Client Provided/Hotel
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    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
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    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
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    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)

Jeeps Horses Foot

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Mountain hunting list. A gear list will be provided by the outfitter


What Outfitter Provides

  • Saddles
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What to Bring

  • warm apparel
  • 2 pairs of binoculars and spotter with tripod
  • day pack
  • 1 or 2 man tent

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