Blandford Urial Hunting in Pakistan
Physically, this is a relatively easy sheep hunt for a beautiful trophy.
Considered one of the most beautiful species of wild sheep in the world, Blandford urial hunting is popular with hunters after their Ovis Slam. Blandford urial hunting in Pakistan is November through March. However, January, February, and March are considered to be the best months due to desirable weather conditions. Early season tends to be much warmer and makes for a less comfortable hunting experience.
Trophy quality is extremely good in Pakistan.
Rams with horns measuring 65-75 cm (26″- 30″) are common in the well protected and managed hunting areas. A few years ago, a 34 inch urial was taken in Pakistan that turned out to be #1 SCI World Record. The following year they took two 35″ and one 36″ rams, breaking the world record three times in one season!
Add a Sindh Ibex to make it a combo hunt.
Another unique animal that inhabits the same territory of Pakistan as the Blandford urial is the Sindh ibex. It is not uncommon to take a trophy animal of both species within a three day hunt.
Why you should consider Blandford urial hunting in Pakistan:
- Physically, this is a relatively easy hunt. Probably one of the easiest mountain game hunts available anywhere.
- Trophy quality is incredible!
- Combo with a Sindh ibex.
I would rank this hunt as one of my all time favorite hunts, it is definitely the most rewarding because I earned every inch of this magnificent 32 ¾” trophy. I learned so much of my physical condition and where I need improvement, this has motivated me to get back into the shape I thought I was in. Aoudad are tough!!! It took six shots, most of them good to put my ram down. The hunt of a lifetime.
My trip to Hawaii was great! My guide was very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife in it. During the hunt we encountered mouflon sheep, hogs, wild turkey and also some Vancouver bulls! After the hunt we walked back to the truck and Kalima took the time to drive around and show me the awesome scenery! This was my first hunt in Hawaii and also for Black Hawaiian ram! Was a great experience and I can’t wait to come back!
Sheep and tag numbers are on the increase which is good news all around. If you wish to sheep hunt, let us know now and we will in turn provide you with a reminder and information when the drawing time draws near. This is very special hunt and should be considered by anyone who calls himself a hunter, at least once before you retire the boots and rifle.
I love to hunt elk. Guiding hunts, floats, and fishing are all very special ways for me to earn a living. The difference is that… “I have to Sheep Hunt!” For me, there is no other place that I have found and no other experience that compares. I am sure there are many rams taken each year beside the road, on the trail or next to the river… those have nothing to do with what I am speaking of. In the 80’s and 90’s I guided countless Bighorn and Dall Sheep hunts. We would drop a hunter off at the airstrip (successful or not) sometimes on the proverbial verge of death, only to gather up the next victim and head out again. It never grew tiring, in fact it was just the opposite. “Exhilarating” would be more appropriate. I love every aspect of the sheep hunt. The terrain, camaraderie, the camping, the rocks. I love the rocks. Bighorn Sheep tags became more difficult to acquire through the 90’s and on into the new millennium.
I never in my wildest dreams ever thought I’d be drawn for an Idaho Bighorn Sheep Tag. I’d been putting in for 10 years and was drawn for the 2017 early season tag. I had gone on a successful guided mule deer hunt in November 2016 with the same outfitter, and was so impressed with the operation that I decided to change sheep areas and put my sheep tag in for his area.