Bezoar Ibex Hunting in Turkey
Bezoar ibex are the symbol of Turkey and are sought after by many hunters around the world.
Bezoar ibex, found only in Turkey, are probably the prettiest of the ibex, but also the most expensive. Despite that, the bezoar ibex is possibly the most popular because of the size of its horns; they possess the world’s longest horns in relation to body weight.
They are found in the mountains of Asia Minor and across the Middle East. Due to its high-altitude habitats and a tendency to thrive in rocky, inaccessible areas, is hunted with a spot-and-stalk method.
Custom Bezoar Ibex Hunt
Trophy Bezoar Ibex Hunting in Turkey
Bezoar ibex hunting in Turkey is customized, pre-scouted, and built around your hunting expectations, and any tourist activities you may want to do. Gonye Hunting Activities operates in three main ibex hunting areas: The Eastern Taurus; Western Taurus; and North Eastern hunting areas.
Your trophy quality expectations and type of hunt you want to do, any other species you want to hunt, and tourism activities will determine where you will be hunting. Wild boar are a great combo for your Bezoar ibex hunt, all other animals are in different regions and are not a good combo. We offer both a “standard hunt” and a VIP hunt for bezoar ibex.
Standard Ibex Hunting Package
Includes one ibex up to 39 inches. If you take a bigger billy, then you will be charged a trophy fee per cm over 39.
VIP Ibex Hunting Package
Includes one 45 to 51 inch ibex, with a trophy refund if no suitable animal is found on your hunt. (No refund if wounded or lost animals under 300 meter shot.)
- Mountain hunting at around 5,000-8,000 feet.
- Average trophy quality is 39-51 inches, with 57″ possible.
- August through December, and January through March. The rut is mid-November to December, but early spring is also a good time to hunt.
- We suggest a minimum of five hunting days.
- Combo with gazelle, chamois, red stag, wild boar, roe buck and/or Konye sheep. *They also offer hunts for hybrid Bezoar ibex.
Hybrid Bezoar Ibex Hunt
This subspecies of ibex is the cross between a Bezoar ibex and a domestic, feral goat, and recognized as subspecies by Safari Club International and Grand Slam Club. The hair of this sub-species is long, the points of its horns curve outwards and the length of the horns, curled like those of the wild sheep, is between 36 and 44 inches. In this hunting region you can make combination hunting trip for both species in the same hunt.
- Hunting season is September through March.
Istanbul Tourism Package Add-on
Optional Istanbul tourism add-ons to your ibex hunt:
This outfitter offers an optional Istanbul Tourism package. You will stay in a 5 Star Hotel, have a private driver, translator and tour guide. Options include tours of Istanbul; Antalya; Cappadocia; and the Aegean Coasts. Contact us for details.
This was a hunt for one of the most beautiful, majestic animals I have ever hunted. In a country full of beautiful landscapes and friendly people. I feel that this outfitter does their best to find you the best trophy ibex, and to do whatever they can for you to accomplish that.
To be honest, I’m still in a bit of AWE with the whole Kyrgyzstan ibex hunting experience… the terrain was like nothing I have experienced. It was awesome. Steep and deep with beautiful valleys and rugged peaks. We hunted as high as 15,000 feet. We spent many hours on the horses while we were ibex hunting, which were amazingly tough. Like the horses, the guides were some of the toughest humans I’ve spent time with, not to mention some of the nicest. Very humbling.