Marco Polo Argali Hunting
The Marco Polo argali (Ovis ammon polii) stands as a captivating and esteemed representative among the argali, the magnificent giant sheep of Asia. Its habitat spans Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China, but Marco Polo Sheep hunting is only legal in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. With its regal horns gracefully extending over 70 inches in length, the Marco Polo argali claims the title of the most awe-inspiring trophy of wild sheep worldwide. In the realm of central Asian hunts, we proudly work with the largest outfitter, confidently providing unparalleled hunting opportunities in this burgeoning region.
Hunt Marco Polo Argali in Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan
Immersed in the breathtaking landscapes of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, our Marco Polo sheep hunts have surpassed the cumulative offerings of most other outfitters over the past three decades. We invest substantial time and effort to ensure that our clients embark on their argali hunts in the most optimal locations, guided by the most proficient experts, regardless of the chosen country.
After extensive reconnaissance in the areas designated for Marco Polo sheep hunts, we have secured exclusive territories for our operations over the past thirty years. We strongly encourage hunters to secure their licenses well in advance, ensuring availability for their desired hunting season and preferred dates. Whether in Tajikistan or Kyrgyzstan, our commitment remains unwavering. We are delighted to arrange your hunt in either of these countries.
Importing Your Trophy
For residents of the United States, the acquisition of a federal import permit becomes mandatory. It is crucial to clarify that this requirement arises from the U.S. Endangered Species Act, unrelated to CITES regulations. Generally, Tajikistan permits 60 import slots, while Kyrgyzstan offers 20 permits. We extend our support to clients throughout the application process for these import permits, with the understanding that the hunt itself must be booked before initiating this procedure. A special license, specifically assigned to the hunter's name, must be allocated prior to the approval of the import permit application by the USFWS. These licenses are issued to outfitting companies based on designated areas. When a hunter confirms their booking, we reserve a license in their name and promptly provide the relevant information to the USFWS.
Combo Your Marco Polo Hunt with an Ibex
In the same regions where we hunt Marco Polo sheep, the Mid-Asian ibex, the largest among all ibex, thrives abundantly. Many of our clients opt to pursue ibex hunting after a successful sheep hunt, as it usually eliminates the need for camp relocation. While ibex hunting poses its challenges, it undoubtedly rewards hunters with an equally fulfilling experience. For those with ample time at their disposal, Tajikistan also presents opportunities for Afghan urial sheep hunting and pursuing other game.
Central Asia's hunting expeditions demand a spirit of adventure and are not tailored for individuals seeking luxurious pampering. Nevertheless, we strive to accommodate all requests to the best of our abilities. Traveling in Asia has become increasingly convenient, while the likelihood of a successful hunt has never been higher. As an enchanting destination for adventurous sportsmen in search of remarkable trophies, central Asia beckons with its allure.
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