Marco Polo Hunting in Tajikistan
Season – Fall Season typically runs September 15-December 25, with Winter Season running January 10-February 28. Most of our hunts take place in late October, November and January due to rutting periods and better sheep concentrations.
Hunt Area – Most drives to the hunt areas take 18-25 hrs, from Dushanbe by way of 4×4 vehicles. Typically you will be hunting at 10,000-14,000 ft up to 16,500 ft.
Hunt Conditions – Our 4 base camps are located in places of the highest concentration of wild animals and are compact residential townships that provide heated cabins for customers, separate rooms for each client, a dining room and a kitchen, a shower room and toilets.In one of the camps there is a hot spring with healing properties and hot water pools. To ensure the leisure of customers there is a billiard room, a package of more than 500 television channels in English, Russian, French, German, and Turkish. The dining room and kitchen are located in the spacious house. In each of the camps can be taken simultaneously from 4 to 8 clients, including accompanying.The staff of each camp consists, in addition to the guides, of qualified cooks, waiters, doctors. Virtually all staff speak English and Russian.
Trophy Quality – Most of the Tajikistan Marco Polo Rams taken, range between 52”-58”. Rams of over 53” are rare, but some areas will produce them. Rams over 60” have been taken, but are exceptional and should not be expected on any hunt. Some areas have bigger rams than others and some areas have more animals than others. .
The Hunt – Generally, especially on the cold, late season hunts, we’ll often come back to the base camp at night, but spiking out is an option for the more prepared, adventurous and ambitious hunters looking for the biggest rams. Spot and stalk hunting is the preferred method of hunting as it allows us to judge the animals with spotting scopes, before making the final stalk. Hunters typically see many animals on Marco Polo hunts, including Ibex. On a typical day, hunters could see several hundred Ibex and Marco Polo, but in some areas, hunters might only see 500 animals in 1 day. Game densities and ram size can and will vary with location. We will put hunters in the areas to best meet their hunting goals and physical abilities. Due to the difficulty and longer distances (250-550 yards) of the rifle shots required, many hunters miss game. We highly recommend taking a professional shooting course so that you have the skills necessary to use a rifle and scope with custom reticle and/or turret and so you don’t miss.
Pamirian Ibex – Most Ibex shot during a Tajikistan Marco Polo hunt will be In the 38-45” range.
Success – 2018 11 hunters took 11 rams between 57-62″.
Sample Itinerary – Tajikistan Marco Polo 15 day trip
Day 1 Arrive in Dushanbe and Drive to Khorog (13-16 hours)
Day 3 Drive to base camp (6-8 hours). Check rifles and rest. Toyota Landcruiser
Day 4-12 The hunt for Marco Polo
13 day transfer to Khorog
14 day moving to Dushanbe
Day 15 fly home
Price and Hunt Details
Fall September 15- December 25
Winter January 10 – February 28
8-10 hunting days 15 day trip
You can check the price with the administrator of our company.
Travel and permit arrangements
Visa Support (invitation letters)
Meet and greet at airport
All hunting licenses, tags and permits
Area fees and taxes
Russian Cites and Vet Cert
English Speaking Interpreter
Local Guide and assistant per hunter
Food and Lodging during hunt
Transportation during hunt
VIP Transfers through Dushanbe Airport
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