Hunting trips on MATISONI ARGALI
Ovis ammon matisoni (Ovis ammon polii x Ovis ammon hodgsoni)
Distribution: An extensive range along the Wakhan Corridor through the southern Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan along the northern shore of Lake Victoria on the Afghanistan border and eastward into China’s western Tibetan Plateau.
Description: Shoulder height 44-46 inches (112-117 cm). Weight up to 300 pounds (135 kg). A large, long-legged, light-boned argali. The summer coat is a light, speckled brown, with the face, chest, underparts, rump patch and legs white. In winter, the upper parts are a somewhat darker brown and there is a full white neck ruff extending to the brisket. The winter hair is much longer, making the animal appear larger and heavier than it is.
CITES: Appendix 2. Only an export permit is required. These species do not require an import permit (only in some countries that have adopted more strict rules).