Siberian Ibex in the mountains of Kazakhstan

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  1. Panchik

    Panchik Well-Known Member

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    This story is not about sheep but regarding a siberian ibex.
    Almaty oblast of Kazakhstan is quite reach in terms of ibexes and I have a great opportunity to hunt on them.
    This story is about my first animal taken in December 2011.
    The hunting was carried out on 3400 m. altitude and temperature was -15C.
    Then I had a CZ 550 Lux, 308 with Leupold VX-3 4.5-14x40.
    The distance of shooting was 350 m. And the cartridge was Hornady A-MAX, 168.
    The bullet hit to the neck and the ibex fall down right away.
    Te weight of the animal was about 100 kg.
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  2. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice Ibex! I can't believe that your wife let you hang that on her wall. :D

    We have some Ibex down here in New Mexico but the tag is very hard to get.
     

  3. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    It's good to hear from others around the world, thank you.
     
  4. Muley73

    Muley73 Member

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    That a great looking ibex. Thanks for sharing. Definitly on my bucket list!
     
  5. gillettehunter

    gillettehunter Well-Known Member

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    Good looking Ibex. I got one in Kyrgyzstan a few years ago. They live in some very beautiful and rugged mountains. Sounds like it was a good hunt. Congrats. Bruce
     
  6. peashooter

    peashooter Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on a very fine ibex. I would love to hunt them sometime as I hear it is a challenging endeavor. Good shooting and good luck on future hunts.
     
  7. BriggsRi

    BriggsRi Well-Known Member

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    Outstanding, I love Ibex pictures!


    Some day :D
     
  8. Panchik

    Panchik Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all for congratulations. It was really beautiful but challenging hunting. This one is my favorite type of game. The most difficult is to see them before they notice you and approaching. Every flock has ones responsible for scanning around and any suspicious movements in the radius of 1500 m. most likely will be spotted.
    Another tough thing is riding a horse. Sometimes we ride for 20 miles a day on the steep mountains between rocks, rivers and trees - it is quite extreme and painful :D

    You are right first she was in panic when she saw it (so big!!!!) but after I explained that I would hang at my cabinet she given in.

    This goat was taken in the same mountains but from other side, from Kazakhstan. Kyrgyzstan is the great place to get a golden trophy, it is still possible to meet 1.5 m. ibex.
     
  9. bowstryder

    bowstryder Well-Known Member

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    oh man, the siberian ibex is my unicorn!! Maybe if I ever won the lottery. Beautiful animal!!! Congrats!!
     
  10. Panchik

    Panchik Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
    I wish you that your dream will come true. :)
     
  11. Farooq Ansari

    Farooq Ansari Member

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    Outstanding trophy very nice, hope to set my foot on those mountains
     
  12. gillettehunter

    gillettehunter Well-Known Member

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    For those of you interested in a Ibex there is a Feb hunt opportunity for $4500 in Kyrgyzstan. I am going on a combo Ibex and Marco polo hunt. I leave Feb 15. If you have a interest then send me a PM and I'll get you more info.
    Its a great part of the world. Very wild and beautiful. Takes a bit to get there, but its worth it! I'll report back after my hunt. New 7 SAUM being finished by the smith. All of the parts will be there this week. Have some 175 gr LRAB's that I'm going to try. Bruce
     
  13. Panchik

    Panchik Well-Known Member

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    Great place for ibex and sheep. Good luck and have a nice hunting there!