- Marco Polo Argali
- Bukharan “Tajik” Markhor
We have been offering mountain hunts in Tajikistan since 1992, typically for Marco Polo and Mid-Asian Ibex. In the last two years we have been putting together hunts for the Bukharan or “Tajik” Markhor
in community-based management areas. Community- based wildlife management is a recent development in Tajikistan. The aim of this approach is to offer revenues to local people and their families through conservation and sustainable use of wildlife, to refrain them to hunt unsustainably and motivate them durably to protect their wildlife resources.
Since 2008 game management areas that are protected by families or associations of local hunters have been established with the support of a nature conservation and development project. Revenues generated from guided hiking, game-viewing, wildlife photography and hunting are used to support the work of local rangers and nature guides, and any surpluses are invested into local development projects.
We work very closely with the teams who manage these game management areas and are privileged to be one of the few agents who can offer this hunt. These hunts are extremely limited with only six permits being issued in 2016 – 2017. The peer-reviewed science behind the positive effect that these hunts have on the Markhor population has helped secure import permits of this animal for the rst time in decades. These hunts are typically sold for the hunting season before convention season starts, so please inquire immediately if interested for pricing and more information.
Price on request. February, 7 hunting days.
Marco Polo Argali
Hunters wanting a big Marco Polo know that Tajikistan is the place to go to make it happen. Years of sound management, high populations with limited quotas and good genetics have created the perfect setting to find GIANT Marco Polo Argali. The area we hunt has comfortable accommodations, and driving time from the nearest airport to camp is less than half the time that other areas in Tajikistan require. This area has produced multiple sheep over 60”, and even produced the 73”x71” new World Record the 2012/2013 season. We truly believe this to be one of the finest areas in the world to take your Marco Polo trophy.
$40,000. October 25th – December 15th, 7 hunting days.
Additional species: Mid-Asian Ibex – $4,500
Lake Kara-Kol Hunting Area
Pricing includes: visa invitation, custom handling, hunting organization for 7 days, trophy fee for one Marco Polo Argali, hunting license, gun import permit, area fees, transfers to and from Bishkek & Osh airports, full board accommodation during the hunt, interpreter and local guide, rifle permit, flights from Bishkek-Osh-Bishkek, assistance from English speaking representative.
NOTE: Marco Polo Argali is in CITES II. U.S. clients are required to submit their own permit application permit to USFWS before May 1.
NOTE: To avoid any potential problems in Tajikistan, make sure you book with a reputable outfitter or agent. Trophy shipping and import issues have arisen in the past for clients looking for a “deal”.
Reach out to us for further details and/or available dates.