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Let’s speak some about hunting the Tur in Russia. All three Tur species can be hunted here: the Kuban Tur, the Mid-Caucasian and the Dagestan Tur. Generally speaking, all these three species can be taken within the same large region called Caucasus. The Kuban, or Western Tur is found in Karachaevo-Cherkessiya, the Mid one can be hunted in Kabardino-Balkaria and the Dagestan or Eastern Tur inhabits Northern Ossetia.

But what’s so special about all this Tur hunting in Russia? Well, that is not only the beautiful trophy, which is a great creature with horns reminding both those of an ibex and of a mountain sheep. That is also the ultimate expression of hunting itself. The Caucasus Mountains are always ready to challenge you. And let us tell you, this hunt is not going to be an easy walk in the woods. You will be challenged not only physically – by the steep cliffs raging above your head and ripping your knees, by the flowing stones beneath your feet, overnight cold and mid-day heat. It will also take a great mental intension to stay calm while sitting in a tiny tent under the neverending drizzle or in the midst of the seamless fog. You will maybe have to resume hunting again and again after these billies outsmart you. There also will be one more challenge – the technical one. You have to be ready for the really long distance shots, sometimes at the unbelievable angles. Still, we all know that the mountain hunters love this type of adventures and they will come back to harvest the whole Tur collection. Our experience shows that even if the hunter has bad luck once, he/she’ll come again next year, truly fallen in love with the magic of Caucasus Mountains and the gorgeous Turs.

Tur hunting becomes some type of real expedition, so you need to be properly prepared. To make the most of your experience, make sure you are very fit physically and your marksmanship is at very high level. Train to shoot confidently at least at the distance of 300 meters. The well-considered equipment will also help. From our side, we will ensure that all logistics goes smooth and you get to see the best Tur grounds in Russia.

Bow hunting is not yet allowed in Russia, but we hope this technical problem will be solved within the next couple years.

During the first half of year 2018, we’ve already had several successful safaris in Ethiopia. This country is a great choice for the weathered hunters who want to enlarge their collections with unique trophies. Several endemic species inhabit Ethiopia and those will for sure dress up any trophy room: Mountain nyala, Menelic bushbuck, Northern gerenuk, Abyssinian bushbuck, Somali gazelle and Beisa oryx.

The hunting territories of Ethiopia can be divided into three regions: mountains, savanna and forest.

So, to the mountains. The mountain camp is located at the altitude of 3223 meters. The hunting camp in Ethiopia can be either a tented one or consist of small bungalows. There’s a WC, shower and dining room. The cook is always ready to treat you with fresh game dishes.

Hunting for the mountain nyala is of particular interest for the trophy collectors. This forest antelope species was discovered only in 1910. The mountain nyala is endemic to Abyssinian highlands and the Great Rift valley. Thanks to the inaccessibility of the habitat, this species is still poorly studied and remains a desired trophy even for the seasoned hunter. The hunt is organized at the scarfs. The slopes are heavily forested and it is not that easily to spot the trophy male. There is a set minimum for the nyala trophy in Ethiopia: the horns need to be no less than 29,5 inches. If a smaller male is harvested, the hunter will have to pay a large fine. The local PH will help you to judge the trophy size before placing your shot. There are also a couple of trackers and state game scouts in the hunting team. The game scouts make sure you hunt legally and fair. You need to be ready for a long distance shot of no less than 250 meters and often placed at a great angle.

If you have a thermal scope and a night-sight – take those with you. It is legal to hunt at night in Ethiopia. You can harvest felines and hyenas – as they prefer nocturnal habits. There is a great chance to shoot a leopard in the mountain region. By the way, there is a good amount of totally black cats

The savannah camp is located at the altitude of 780 meters. It is a large bird watching camp in the beautiful surroundings. Sitting on a small hill, it overlooks a great volcano valley. Be ready to spend most of the day moving around the hunting territory in the car searching for the trophy size animals. There will be a couple hour break in the middle of the day.

There is also a third hunting region – a forest one. Here you can hunt the bushbuck. The vegetation is very thick, making it hard to spot and judge the trophy. Sometimes all you can see is only a part of the body. The shooting distance is very small, get ready to shoot quickly and without any sticks or tripods.

It is necessary to take malaria pills during the trip, except for the mountain region. In addition, we advise to take only savannah and forest camo: since the mountains are heavily forested, there is no need to bring extra real mountain colored set.

We’ll be glad to share more of our experience and to organize a trip to Ethiopia for you!

     

What can be better than the mountains? - Only mountains with sheep and goats! We invite you to discover Asia with its large population of wild sheep and goats. Hunting in Asia is a great adventure. World’s largest wild sheep, the Argali, also known as the Marco Polo are among the top trophies and are hunted in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan is also a great habitat for mid-Asian ibex.

Your Tajikistan hunt provides the opportunity for the largest (56’’ +) trophy to be expected. Your Tajikistan hunt is expensive and you also have to be in the top shape for this high altitude hunt.

More economical Argali hunts for trophies in the 46-52’’ range are available in Kyrgyzstan which also gives a chance for world-class Ibex trophies. In Mongolia you can harvest impressive Argali trophies – Altai, Gobi and Hangai. Those are the largest wild sheep in the world.

Altai Argali inhabits Altai Mountains, Gobi lives in the Gobi Desert. Gobi Argali found in the Hangai Mountains is categorized as a separate trophy known as Hangai Argali.

Mongolia is also great for ibex with two species – the Siberian ibex and the smaller Gobi ibex. Those hunts are quite easy and popular since the population is high and the mountains are neither high, nor very steep.

It doesn’t matter where you hunt in Asia. Rise to the challenge and your work will be rewarded by a long-desired trophy.

Ask us about our Asian hunts that are of interest for you and we will be very glad to share the details.

     

Though it is the second year in a row when winter seems to stay forever here, we have successfully started our spring Capercaillie hunts near Saint-Petersburg! It is a great way to combine traditional Russian hunting for an ancient bird and cultural leisure in one of the most interesting cities of Russia.

January  is here and it is almost time to meet old friends and acquire new ones at international conventions.  We will be glad  to  see  all of you at our booths at Ovis in Westgate Resort and

Casino from January 24 to January 27, booth 332.

Also meet us on SCI in the Convention Center, January 31 to February 3, booths 4988, 4990, 4992 and in Midland on SCI West Texas Chapter on January 20, booth Stalker.

Stop     by   to   discuss  your  hunting  plans for classical popular destinations.  Also find  out  about  our  new lower hunting prices and new hunting destinations.