I’ve been on a lot of hunts over the past years, and can honestly say this was one of my best trips to date! With animals in every direction, the hardest decision was figuring out which Goat we were going after. That is a true rarity these days. I can’t wait to go back to hunt with this outfit!
I couldn’t believe in less than seven days I had harvested a dall sheep and a grizzly bear, it was a trip of a life time! I cant say enough about how impressed I was with this Outfitter. From the knowledge of the outdoors to how my made my time in camp with him very memorable.
People don’t know what they are missing out on. Just because Kyrgyzstan end in “stan” doesn’t mean you wont make it back alive. An unbelievable experience of a lifetime!
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OVIS WORLD SLAM
The Ovis World Slam is the taking, under fair chase and ethical circumstances, at least 12 of the world’s wild mountain sheep. The Grand Slam of North American rams is naturally included, but North Americans by necessity have to travel to some of the most difficult-to-get-to parts of the world to accomplish this milestone. By the same token, it is almost imperative that those from other continents cross the oceans to get to the North American wild sheep to accomplish this feat. All in all, to take 12 of these magnificent creatures has to be considered a lifetime achievement.
- Bighorn Sheep – California; Desert; Rocky Mountain
- Blue Sheep – Chinese; Dwarf; Helan Shan; Himalayan
- Dall Sheep
- Fannin Sheep
- Hybrid Sheep
- Kerman Sheep
- Snow Sheep – Chukotka; Kamchatka; Kolyma; Koryak; Okhotsk; Putorana
- Mouflon – Armenian; Corsican; Cyprian; Esfahan; Konya; Laristan
- Red Sheep
- Tur – Dagestan (Eastern); Kuban (Western); Mid-Caucasian
- Urial – Afghan; Blanford; Ladakh; Punjab
We have a number of sheep hunts available in all of the major destinations around the world. In some cases you don’t even need to draw a tag. Let us know what hunt you’re looking for and we’ll do our best to find it for you.
The argali (Ovis ammon) is a wild mountain sheep native to the highlands of central Asia.
The Altai Argali (Ovis ammon ammon), is the most impressive sheep in the world,. They have massive horns with the “argali flair”, ranging from 52 to over 60 inches long, with 18 to 21 inch bases. Trophy quality has steadily improved over the years due to management and conservation efforts from hunting groups. Currently, the only place that you can hunt Altai argali is in Mongolia, and fewer than ten tags are issued each year. This is a highly coveted species, and if you are interested, be ready to book years in advance.
The Gobi Argali (Ovis ammon darwin), is found, as the name suggests in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, and small herds are also found in northern China. They look very similar to the Altai Argali, but their headgear is just a bit smaller. Horns normally measure from 45 to over 50 inches, with 16 to 19 inch bases. Similar to the Altai subspecies, both their population and trophy quality has been improving over the years due to the efforts from hunting groups. Their population has almost doubled in fact.
Central Mongolia produces larger Gobi rams than the ones that come from the Gobi Desert, so trophies from that area are recorded separately as Hangai Argali. Their horns can grow to 57 inches with 18 to 20 inch bases, making them similar to some Altai Argalis.
Native to rugged areas of Northern Africa, the Aoudad, also known as Barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia), is a tough and intelligent species of Caprid (goat-antelope). Aoudad are the only species in the genus Ammotragus. However, some include this genus in the goat genus Capra, and others in the sheep genus Ovis. From a hunting standpoint, they are usually considered a sheep.
During World War II, American soldiers stationed in Chad and the Barbary Coast of Northern Africa discovered Aoudad and realized their potential as a game animal. After the war (late 40s & early 50s), these soldiers had some animals shipped to ranches in Texas. They soon found that aoudad are very hard to keep fenced in, and they escaped and have successfully reproduced in Texas. We have some great aoudad hunts in Texas for both free range, spot-and-stalk hunts and aoudad hunts over feeders.
Marco Polo Sheep
Most hunters dream of hunting Marco Polo sheep (Ovis ammon poli). It is considered by many as the greatest trophy big game animal in Asia, if not the world. This hunt can be very physical, so you need to be in shape as well as an experienced mountain hunter. You will be hunting at elevations up to 13,500 feet. We suggest hunting Marco Polo in Tajikistan with our premier outfitter. Most rams will measure between 52 and 58 inches, but some areas can produce rare, amazing trophies over 60 inches! It is also common to combo your Marco Polo sheep hunt with an ibex.
This hunt takes a lot of preparation, and licenses are strictly limited. You will need to book well in advance.
The mouflon (Ovis orientalis orientalis) is a subspecies group of the wild sheep (Ovis orientalis). Mouflon sheep are thought to be the common ancestor of all breeds of modern domestic sheep. Recognized subspecies include: Armenian mouflon (found in Iran, Armenia, and Azerbaijan); Corsican; Cyprian; Esfahan (Zagros Mountains in Iran); Konya; and Laristan mouflon (southern Iran).
Be sure to check out our mouflon sheep hunt in Croatia.
The urial (Ovis orientalis vignei) are closely related to mouflon sheep, and are also known as the arkars or shapo. They are found in western central Asia from northeastern Iran and western Kazakhstan to Pakistan, as well as in Ladakh, India.
Huntable subspecies of urial include: Blanford; Punjab; Ladakh; and Afghan urial.