Tajikistan is the premier destination for Trophy Marco Polo Sheep Hunts, and for good reason, it consistently produce the biggest rams!
If you are looking for a 55″ plus Marco Polo hunt, look no further. Tajikistan is the ultimate trophy destination for giant Marco Polo rams. The average ram taken on this hunt will be in the Mid-50s with a very real possibility to find a ram that will break the magical 60″ mark. This North America based outfitter spends 2-3 months every year on the ground in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan evaluating hunt areas, trophy quality, guides, as well as doing some guiding himself.
- Early Hunt: The early sheep hunt runs from September through October. *On early season hunts you will spike out to give you the best opportunity to get on trophy rams.
- Rut Hunt: The rut hunt runs Mid-November through Dec 25
- Late Hunt: The late hunts run January 1 – March 1. On the late hunts you will usually return to base camp each night as the temperatures get quite cold. Typically you will travel to and from camp by either vehicle or foot.
- Ibex are also available on a Trophy Fee Basis
- Marco Polo only $42,500
- Marco Polo & Ibex $46,500
- Additional Species
- Ibex – $4000 trophy fee
- Wild Boar – per request
- Additional U.S. or Canadian Guide – $5000 plus travel and lodging
- Refunds – If you stay for the entire duration of the hunt and do not have an opportunity at a good representative animal, you can come back during the same hunting season for $3000
*Prices subject to change without notice.
- Travel and permit arrangements
- Firearm permit
- Visa Support (invitation letters)
- Meet and greet at airport
- All hunting licenses, tags and permits
- Area fees and taxes
- Russian Cites and Vet Cert
- English Speaking Interpreter
- Local Guide and assistant per hunter
- Food and Lodging during hunt
- Transportation during hunt
- Trophy prep
- VIP Transfers through Dushanbe Airport
Food and Lodging:
The hunting areas vary as some will have well-equipped base camp(s) with permanent structures, outhouses, generators, and trophy care facilities. While other camps will be more of a spike camp with Yurts, Portable Trailers and tents. Heat is by coal or dung burning stoves.
Food is basic meats, rice and pasta, salami, bread, nuts, fruits and vegetables and soups. If you like special snack foods, coffee or drink mixes you will need to brings those with you. Tea is served with every meal, sodas, juice, beer and vodka are also available.
This is a real hunt for real hunters with one of the best operations in the business. This North America based outfitter spends 2-3 months every year on the ground in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan evaluating hunt areas, trophy quality, guides, as well as doing some guiding himself. All to ensure that his clients have the best possible adventure and opportunity to harvest a trophy Marco Polo Sheep of a lifetime.
Hunts in Tajikistan are well regulated and as safe as mountain hunting can be. This outfitter works directly with the same local outfit and guides year in and year out. They will make sure you have all the necessary licenses, tags and permits as required.
Have a U.S. or Canadian Guide accompany you on the hunt. This can help you determine the difference between a 55″ ram and a 58-60″ ram. You will also have an interpreter with you.
You will also have an interpreter with you. Pretty much all of the camps have sat phones and radios, but we highly encourage hunters to bring their own sat phone as well. We can help you make arrangements to rent a sat phone for your trip.
Our Outfitter will help you make travel arrangements to Dushanbe, Tajikistan where you will be met by an interpreter and camp management.
We highly recommend that you purchase the VIP or CIP transfers for clearing customs as there are far fewer hassles and the service is much better.
You will get your visa upon arrival at the Airport in Dushanbe.
You will also want to make sure that you get a U.S. Customs Declaration form for your firearm prior to leaving the U.S. otherwise it can be a royal pain trying to prove ownership of your firearm.
Once you clear customs, you and your baggage will load up in a 4×4 vehicle (most are Toyota Land Cruisers) and drive several hundred miles to the hunting area. Most drives to base camp take 18-25 hrs depending on camp location and weather.
On the drive to camp you will stop and stay at a hotel in Khorog for the night and complete your drive the following day.
Detailed Travel Schedule:
Day 1: Arrive in Dushanbe, Tajikistan where you will be met at the airport. Staff will help clear your rifle and make sure you have your visa. Stay the night in hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Khorog (13-16 hrs) stay in hotel
Day 3: Drive from Khorog to Base Camp (6-8 hrs) sight in rifle and relax.
Days 4 – 12: Marco Polo hunting or if you are tagged out you can hunt Ibex or leave early.
Day 13: Drive to Khorog, and overnight at a Hotel.
Day 14: Drive to Dushanbe.
Day 15: Catch your return flight home.
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Suggested Gear List:
The Weather Can Be Harsh. Due to the elevations you will be hunting at you need to show up prepared to hunt in anything from 0-50 degrees. You will be hunting in elevations ranging from 10,000-16,500 feet, so you may also want to get a prescription for Diamox in case you develop any altitude sickness.