About Sheep & Goat hunting
Sheep and goat domestication marked an important milestone for civilization. Curiously enough, these days sheep and goat hunting is likely to take you to the most remote, uncivilized and inhospitable mountain ranges on the planet. There, you will get up at an anti-social hour to climb up a peak, where you’ll remain immobile for hours, examining the surroundings through binoculars or spotting scope, until you make out a shape of the animal you’re after. A long, slow and painful stalk will follow, and the hunt will be over with a long shot, if you can figure out distances and winds. Varying nutritional conditions and isolation of small populations on different mountain ranges have the result that the size and shape of the horns may also differ dramatically. Consider the variations in basically the ibex of Spain, that exist in the same country and belong to the same species. Trophy record books and slam chasing may not be anyone’s cup of tea, but the desire to visit every mountain range and set your sights on every variant should be familiar and understandable to any hunter. Goats (mostly Ibex) and Sheep are not that different from each other, and there are species (like the Dagestan Tur) that cause controversy among biologists re: whether they should be classified as Capra or Ovi. For some reason, goats such as Ibex are more numerous and widespread, and sheep are rarer and more expensive to hunt. The most iconic species such as Marco Polo Argali and Dall Sheep may cost thousands of dollars. There are, of course, more affordable sheep and goat hunts (mostly after introduced or feral animals) that don’t cost as much and offer reasonable creature comforts. But on the whole, sleeping on clean sheets in a comfortable lodge is an exception. The rule is long bumpy rides in ancient trucks, improvised meals, tiny tents in spike camps put on bare rocks at 30° angle, freezing cold, lack of oxygen, and miles and miles up and down rockslides. Yet, there are people who not only want to go through this, but also pay quite a lot of money for the privilege. Why? Book a sheep or goat hunt and find out for yourself!
Build Your Own Hunt 1x1 South Africa
Looking to pick out the trophies you are after before your hunt. This is your opportunity. We welcome you to choose what interests you. We can accommodate both the rifle hunter as well as the bow hunter. Before commencement of the safari, clients are required to complete and sign a safari contract and a general information sheet. All clients and observers are required to read and sign our indemnity form before the commencement of any safari.
Trip duration: 8 - 12 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2020 30 Nov 2020
Tahr and Chamois Combo New Zealand
Already have a Red Stag trophy? This combo is pure alpine hunting for Tahr and Chamois. Get ready for amazing views, exciting hunting and a true mountain hunt. Includes all helicopter fees and 5 days of daily rate! Our tahr hunts are on foot and for our West Coast wilderness hunts we access our spike camp by helicopter. This allows us to hunt these magnificent animals in the beauty and serenity of their alpine home, undisturbed by the influences of man. Our guides are very experienced at hunting tahr and over the years we have had a very high success rate harvesting top quality trophies including the current World Record #1 Himalayan Tahr taken in 2012 on wilderness land. The tahr rut is from May to July and the best time to hunt tahr in their long winter coats is from April through August. Chamois can be hunted all year round but during the rut is the best time when their lush dark winter coat is at its best. We hunt chamois from March through August and the rut is May/June. Chamois make a fine trophy and are a worthy game animal to pursue.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Apr 2021 31 Jul 2021
Southeastern Ibex hunt Spain
The southeast mountain ibex can be found throughout eastern Andalusia and can be seen in the provinces of Granada, Almeria, Jaen and the eastern area of the province of Malaga. The southeast mountain ibex is less corpulent than the Gredos and Beceite males, an adult weighing about 65-70 kg while the others tend to be 15-20 kg heavier. Regarding the colour, the chest, stomach and hindquarters can be pitch black in the winter months – though not as black as the Gredos male which can be almost completely black all over. In terms of horn shape, these males have the greatest variation in shape – amongst which Ronda, Gredos and “ram-style” (similar to the ram or mouflon, with closing of the horns on top). The trophy of the southeast male may be as long as that of the Gredos but the base of the Gredos might reach some 28 cm, while the southeast male commonly reaches 24-25 cm. The quality of the average trophy lies around 65-70 cm, with some bigger ones taken down each year.
Trip duration: 4 days
Hunting season: 15 Oct 2020 31 May 2021
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