Hunting in Turkey
Next Trip: 10th-17th December 2020
(Capra hircus aegagrus, Capra aegagrus aegagrus, Bezoar Ibex, Anatolian Bezoar Ibex, Wild goat, Bezoar wild, Bauguetin)
Bezoar Ibex which is called “Geyik” by Anatolian local’s lives in the steep hills, abrupt locations covered with forests and short bushes starting from the see level at Aegean and up to the altitude of 3000 mt in East Turkey. It is known as the noblest ibex between all ibex species on earth. High trophy ranks and world records on ibex always came from Turkey. Turkish government has provided a great increase in the population with a close protection program to the ibex habitat. Ibex weights about 50-85 kg. Anatolian ibex hunt can be combined with red deer, hybrid ibex and gazelle.
The hunt is generally done during the mating season by stalking. This hunt requires a good body fitness. It is possible to get close to ibexes during the mating season however generally shooting distance is between 200m to 300mt. Due to nature construction in some areas, shooting distances may extend. Our professional guides starts glassing and tracking before the hunter’s arrival for a successful hunt. Available hunting locations are Antalya, Datça, Finike, Köyceğiz, Alanya, Konya, Niğde, Kayseri, Erzincan, Erzurum, Bingöl and Artvin, Adana, Mersin, Adıyaman, Giresun.
Hunting season starts as of August 1st and end by March 31st. Mating season is November, December and January.
Accommodation will be generally provided in hotels by the area, nearby cottages and lodges. However fly camps might be used in certain locations. All accommodations are hygienic and safe at all locations.
Weather: Weather is generally cool/cold in day time and very cold at nights in November, December, January. Weather may change due to the hunting location. It is generally warmer in closer locations to the sea. However weather is generally -5 to -15c day time and -10 to -20c at nights in mid Anatolia. It might rain or snow during this season.
Transportation: Turkish Airlines and other Turkish private airlines (Pegas, Pegasus, Onur Air, Atlas Jet, Anadolu Jet) flies to any domestic location from İstanbul and Ankara. However our company suggest Turkish Airlines since they are the best company with hanlind firearms and ammo.
Terms for Booking and Cancellation
To book the hunt we kindly ask you a deposit of 50 % of the costs for the hunt. Latest 60 days before the hunt we require the rest of the costs for the hunt. If the Anatolian Bezoar gets wounded and the ibex can not be located, the hunter will be charged in full. If the hunter wants to take the skin and the trophy with him/her, we don’t take any responsibility. The hunter should report his/her passport copy, firearm certificate copy, local hunting license copy and flight details at least two months prior to the hunt. Money refund in case not to shot any ibex is 1.000,00.-€