Where to hunt Sindh Ibex
Sindh Ibex hunting takes place in Pakistan. Unlike Himalayan Ibex, which is hunted in the north of the country, Sindh Ibex hunting takes place in the south, in the lower, hilly rather than mountainous not far from the Indian Ocean cost and the city of Karachi. This is a civilized and safe area, which resembles Spain more than the lofty snow-covered uninhabited peaks usually associated with hunting Ibex in Asia.
Sindh Ibex hunting offers show a great variation in price, starting from $6,500 and ending at $17,500. The variation may be explained by different approaches of the outfitters, which range between community-based conservation programs and hunting preserves operating on private land. It might be a good idea to connect with the outfitter via the BookYourHunt.com chat feature and double-check all details of the hunt.
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When to hunt Sindh Ibex?
The hunting season for the Sindh Ibex runs from mid-October to March. With low elevations of Sindh Ibex habitat seasonal migrations are less important than with other Ibex populations, but on these latitudes winter temperatures are much more comfortable for hunting. Most hunters prefer the rut, which takes place in November-December.
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Hunting Sindh Ibex in Pakistan has been described by some hunters as one of the most unusual hunting experiences in their lifetime. Essentially it is the classical mountain spot-and-stalk hunt, but can be unexpectedly crowded and vocal, with many members of the community taking part as scouts, riding up and down the mountain roads on motorcycles and exchanging information by mobile phones. There are also complaints that the guides, though great hunters who know the terrain and behavior of the animals on an advanced degree level, may not be up to snuff when it comes to trophy size estimation; the hunter is advised to take every ‘good head, very good head’ with a big grain of salt.
Why hunt Sindh Ibex?
It’s amazing how adaptation to different environments makes creatures of the same species look quite unlike each other. Singh Ibex is a subspecies of the wild goat, just like the Bezoar goat. But adaptation to arid and hotter mountains of Southern Pakistan helped it develop shorter and smoother skin, which is lighter in color to help reflect the radiation of the sun. The Sindh Ibex horns are less knobbed and don’t spread as wide as with Bezoar Ibex, and generally the two look quite unlike each other. The quest for its horn takes the hunter into areas that are well outside the beaten tourist paths, and helps discover new lands and diverse cultures. Topped out with the experience of the ultimate spot-and-stalk hunt, the proposition is entirely irresistible.
Sindh Ibex Hunt Pakistan
Mature males are spectacularly beautiful, with long sweeping scimitar shaped horns over 102cm (40”) in length and almost silver white bodies offset by a sooty gray chest, throat and face. The Sindh Ibex can survive almost at sea level and in fact do so in some of the remoter cliffs around Ormara. They inhabit mountain crests up to 3,350m in the Koh-i-Maran Range. Wild goats are found in all the higher and more extensive mountain ranges of southern Baluchistan from the Makran coastal range at Pasni right across to Sind Kohistan and the Kirthar Range in the east.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Dec 2020 31 Mar 2021
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