ALTAI IBEX HUNTING IN MONGOLIA


The Altai Ibex hunt in Mongolia is excellently organized. An Altai Ibex hunting is always guided by local hunting guides. The hunting is available to everyone who is looking for this species of ibex.  Mongolia is the best destination for hunting the Altai Ibex because of its great population.

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Altai Ibex Hunt

Colour is variable, but generally in summer it is some shade of yellowish or grayish-brown with a darker dorsal stripe, dark underparts and legs, and without a lighter saddle patch.

Winter coat is yellowish-white and usually there is a large, light saddle patch.The dorsal stripe, tail and beard are blackish-brown.

The male’s horns are large and impressive, curving around to form three-fourths of a circle and tapering to relatively slender points. Horns are relatively flat on the front surface and have well-defined cross ridges. Females grow short, thin horns and lack beards.

Gregarious, living in herds of 40-50, sometimes more. Older males are often solitary or in small groups of 3-4, frequently in more inaccessible terrain. A grazer. Eyesight and sense of smell are excellent.

Altai Ibex

The best value in Ibex hunting is in the Altai Mountains. Historically, the largest Ibex in Mongolia, measuring up to 53 inches (135 cm), come from the Altai Mountains of Western Mongolia. Most Ibex taken in the Altai Mountains are in the range of 40-45 inches (100-115 cm), with few trophies reaching record size of 50 inches (127 cm) each season. Success rates have remained greater than 100 percent throughout the season over the past 10 years.

The quality of the trophy in the Ibex hunt areas has been maintained at an exceptional high level.

Shoulder height 37-42 inches (95-107 cm). Weight 175-220 pounds (80-100 kg), sometimes more. Females are much smaller. A large ibex, thick-legged and stoutly built, with a long, pointed chin beard and heavy, scimitar-shaped horns. The summer coat is short, becoming long, coarse and brittle in winter with a dorsal crest and thick undercoat.

The area of what is now Mongolia has been ruled by various nomadic empires, including the Xiongnu, the Xianbei, the Rouran, the Turkic Khaganate, and others. In 1206,Genghis Khan founded the Mongol Empire, and his grandson Kublai Khan conquered China to establish the Yuan dynasty. After the collapse of the Yuan, the Mongols retreated to Mongolia and resumed their earlier pattern of factional conflict except during the era of Dayan Khan and Tumen Zasagt Khan. In the 16th century, Tibetan Buddhism began to spread in Mongolia and it was accelerated by the unwavering support of the Qing government after Mongolia was incorporated by the Manchu Qing dynasty. In the 1900s almost half of the adult male population were Buddhist monks