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Hunting in Pakistan

Kashmir Markhor

Pakistan

Pakistan is a large country with a lot of contrasts. Its landscape ranges from high mountains in the north, Karakoram and Himalayas, through dissected plateaus to the rich alluvial plains of the Punjab. Then follows the desolation of Balochistan and the warm, dry deserts of Sindh that blend in miles and miles of golden beaches off the coast of Mekran. The country borders Iran to the west, India to the east, Afghanistan to the northwest, China to the north and the Arabian Sea to the south. 

This land of geographical splendors has some of the rarest sheeps and goat species in the world; here live three different species of Markhor (Kashmir Markhor, Astor Markhor, Suleiman Markhor), three separate types of Urial (Punjab Urial, Blandford Urial and Afghan Urial) as well as two subspecies of Ibex (Himalayan and Sindh Ibex) and Blue Sheep. 

This country of geographical splendour and fantastic wildlife is appreciated by a number of trophy hunters. From the north of the country and its sky-high mountains for living the experience to hunt the Himalayan Ibex, Blue Sheep and Markhors, to the rolling hills for the Punjab or the arid hills of the south place of the Sindh Ibex and Blandford Urial.

Pakistan is a really fascinated country for incredible hunting experiences.

KASHMIR MARKHOR (Capra falconeri cashmiriensis)

This specie is distributed along the Chitral Valley in the northwestern mountains of the Hindu Kush. Typically, Kashmir Markhor horns have slight to moderate flare with 2-3 spiral twists. Large Markhor with massive horns that usually are the longest of the species. This is a species whose horns are reminiscent of those of the African Kudu and the animals are particular magnificent with their long hair, specially a long bib and shoulder height up to 102 cm (40 inches). Weigh as much as 120 kg (225 pounds). Trophies average between 96 cm (38 inches) and 106 cm (42 inches) and fine ones of up to 114 cm (45 inches) can be found.

Hunting area: Chitral Valley in the northwestern mountains of the Hindu Kush. The area has an altitude between 3.000 m (9.800 ft) and even 4.000 m (13.100 ft).

Hunting season: From 1st October to 30th April. Best time for hunting is December and January during rut.

Accomodation

The accommodation in Pakistan depend on the species that you will hunt and the hunting region. 

They can range from the magnificent guest houses and the best hotels to the comfortable camps and the simple shepherd’s huts or even caves. 

During this hunt we will stay in hunting camps; mostly are shepherds huts and high altitude tents for clients. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Islamabad Airport.

After meeting at international arrivals we shall have our domestic flight to CHITRAL. It’s an 1-hour flight to Chitral and drive to our destination.

Day 2-6: HUNTING DAYS

Day 7: Return Chitral and overnight.

Day 8: Flight Chitral – Islamabad. Overnight if necessary in Islamabad.

Day 9: Departure day. Flight Islamabad back home.

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