Asian Wapiti Hunting Guides and Outfitters
The Asian Wapiti is a close relative of North American elk found in the forest hills of southern Siberia, northwestern Mongolia, Kazakhstan and northern Xinjiang province of China. Other names for the Asian wapiti are the Altai maral, central maral deer, Siberian red deer and maral.
A total of 7 subspecies of Asian wapiti have been described:
- Siberian Wapiti (Cervus c. sibiricus): Northwest- and southwest Mongolia, Altai and Baikal.
- Tien Shan Wapiti (Cervus c. songaricus): Tien Shan, Alatau, Dzungaira, Kazakhstan, western Mongolia and Xingjiang.
- Ala Shan Wapiti (Cervus c. alashanicus): Horan Shan, central Mongolia (China) and Kansu.
- Isubra (Cervus c. zanthophygus): Transbaikal, east to the Amur-Ussuri region, northern Korea, Manchuria, northern China and eastern Mongolia.
For Asian Wapiti, the optimal period for hunting is about the same as for North American Elk: the rut usually peaks in late September or early October. In some areas there is an additional season in spring to hunt for antlers in the velvet (which are ).
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