Marco Polo hunts with the most established Outfitter in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan is the only place in the world to hunt for Marco Polo sheep. They are technically Karellini Argali, but Kyrgyzstan considers them to be Marco Polo sheep. Get more information »
The success rates on these Marco Polo hunts are very high. Our Outfitters’ attentive client-oriented service will ensure an unforgettable adventure.
~ Herb Hull
Hunting for rare species like the Marco Polo is strictly regulated. The money from hunting licenses goes to the Nature Protection Fund of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.
Marco Polo Hunting Season:
The early hunt is from August 15 through December 1. The late Marco Polo hunt is January 1 through March 1.
Marco Polo hunts are done by glassing for trophy rams and then spot-and-stalk. You will travel to and from camp on horseback.
Trophy Quality and Success Rates:
Marco Polo hunts are generally very successful with great trophy quality.
Ibex and wolves are available on a trophy fee basis.
An interpreter will be provided on your hunt. All hunting camps have satellite phones and portable radios.
Day 1: Arrive in Bishkek where you will be met at the airport. They will help check your rifle and visa. Travel to hunting camp.
Day 2: Sight in your rifle and “adapt” to the altitude.
Days 3 – 9: Hunt for Marco Polo sheep.
Day 10: Return to Bishkek, and overnight at a Hotel.
Day 11: You will rest and sight-see in Bishkek.
Day 12: Catch your return flight home.
This Outfitter has five Marco Polo hunting camps. Four of the camps are in the Naryn Region of the Tian Shan Range near the China Border. All of these camps all are very comfortable and well staffed. There are four staff workers for each client. Accommodations are comfortable. You will be staying in hunting houses, yurts and/or tents with stoves and camping essentials. Each camp has horses, water, three meals a day and electricity.
Usually the weather is better on the early Marco Polo hunts. You should expect windy conditions.
Hunters and baggage are transported to base camp in 4×4 vehicles.
Travel time will vary based on the camp being used on your Marco Polo hunt.
*Hunters can also choose to travel to base camp by helicopter at an extra cost.
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