BEZOAR IBEX HUNTING IN TURKEY


The Bezoar Ibex hunt in Turkey is excellently organized. The Bezoar Ibex hunting is guided with local guides who know the areas very well where these animals live. The guide will lead the hunter to the Bezoar ibex which has been selected for its age and large trophy. Each hunter has the right to hunt for two days, within the dates decided by the local government.

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Bezoar Ibex Hunt

Every year we get first class permits from the government and can arrange for you to have first class hunting, with big trophies of Bezoar Ibex, such as Adana, Mersin, Mugla, Artvin and Mersin Areas in Turkey, where we shot a record ibex of 141.5 cm, with the American hunter, William McClure. The average weight of these beautiful animals, (males), are around 80-100kg and every year, huge trophies of over 120 cm, 48 inches.

The Bezoar Ibex hunt is best during the rut time, which starts from late October to mid-January, due to the weather conditions and hunting areas. In some regions, October can be the best and in others, mid-January.

March is also a good month to hunt the Bezoar Ibex too, just before the end of the season. After a long hard winter, you can find huge animals in accessible areas, while they are looking for fresh food.

Bezoar Ibex

In Turkey and most likely the world, the Bezoar Ibex is one of the most beautiful mountain goats, with its magnificent curved horns, lovely long beard and with a nice black striped cape over its shoulder, although this just applies to the males during the rut time.

These ibex can be hunted easily in Turkey and if you wish to do some sightseeing as well, there are ample opportunities to do so, alone or with your family. Sometimes, depending on the hunting area, you can stay in luxury hotels, town hotels, village houses or in a tent.

We can hunt very big trophies in Turkey, up to and over 150 cm, depending on the quality of the hunting area. The average altitude of the hunting areas are around 1000m-2000m from sea level.

Hybrid Bezoar Ibex

The Hybrid ibex is a cross-breed, between the Bezoar and the domestic goat and it has only recently been recognized as a subspecies by the Grand Slam Ovis Club and Safari Club International, but only through Capra super 20.

We can find the hybrid goat in several different localities, but only in one area of Turkey. They also live in the same habitat as the Bezoar ibex, but sometimes you can find a herd of them living in complete  isolation.

Despite the fact that there is no uniformity in describing the hybrid from the Bezoar ibex, one of them is their big floppy ears and comparatively longer hair on their body. However, the most prominent difference may be the form of the horns, which may flare out distinctively.