Kyrgyzstan has become a famous destination for big game hunters seeking the famous Ibex. Empire of Siberian Ibex is the local name of the Tien Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan, where the biggest species of Mid-Asian Ibex (Capra sibirica alaiana) inhabit. This subspecies can be the largest in size and grow the largest horns. Males can weigh well over 200 pounds (100 kg). Its coloration is very different from that of the Altay and Gobi ibexes. In winter coat, most adult males are a cinnamon-brown color of varying intensity. In winter most adult males have a cinnamon-brown coat color of varying intensity, becoming browner and duller on the flanks, shoulders and thighs. There usually is a dark, well-developed dorsal stripe, and also a light-colored saddle patch that can vary in size, shape and location. A very dark flank band separates the brown flanks from the whitish belly. There is a distinct brown band on the front surface of the forelegs, a lighter one on the hind legs. The head is lighter than the flanks-actually somewhat grayish-and the beard is brown. Big-size trophies reach 43’’ to 55’’ (110 to 140 cm) in length with the base measuring of 10’’ to 12’’ (25 to 29 cm).
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Empire of Siberian Ibex – local name of the Tian-Shan Mountains in Kirgizstan –, where the biggest species of Mid-Asian Ibex (Capra sibirica alaiana) inhabit. Big-size trophies reach 43’’ to 55’’ (110 to 140 cm) in length with the base measuring 10’’ to 12’’ (25 to 29 cm).
To take such a trophy, one has to accept a challenge at elevations of 9000 to 12000 feet ( 3000 – 4000 meters). Ibex are easy to be seen early in the morning since they feed at this time of the day and travel till approximately 9 a.m. After 9 a.m., if not spooked, they tend to go to the places where they can lie up during the day. After 5 p.m. they get back. Hunter and experienced guide do glassing and spotting when Ibex stay in rocks or while traveling. If a good one is spotted, they stalk it as far as a shooting range. Hunter must be in the top of his physical shape to make this hunt successful as well as be able to shoot at a long range (250 – 300 yards).