Sind Ibex (Capra aegagrus blythi) shoulder height 29 – 37 inches/74 – 95 cm. Weight 100 – 200 pounds/45 – 90 kg. Differs from the typical bezoar by being paler in color and somewhat smaller in size, and in having horns that are closer together at the tips and either without knobs on the front keel or with only a few small ones. The average trophy size 36-40 inches/90-100 cm. Distribution West of the Indus River in southern Pakistan and the adjoining Chagai Hills of southern Afganistan. Boundaries with typical bezoar or pasang to the west are unclear.
Sindh Ibex is southern part of Pakistan, province Baluchistan and Sindh (Dureji Hills).
The official hunting season starts from mid October till end April. However, this season varies in each province. For example, in southern Pakistan is November 15 - March 31. The best time to the hunt for two kind of Ibex is between mid December to mid January. Early season considered to be a poor period for hunting because of hot weather in Sindh ibex area.
You can fly to Islamabad via many European cities. There are daily direct flights to Islamabad, for example from Frankfurt and London. Or you can fly directly to Karachi. The hunter will be met in Islamabad or Karachi by our representative and be accompanying whole trip. After arrival in Islamabad you will :
Sindh Ibex area - fly to south part of Pakistan Karachi (1 hour), drive by vehicle to the hunting area (app. 3-4 hours).
Camp & Accommodation
In northern part of Pakistan you should to expect a mountain village houses with basic facilities, comfortable camps or simple huts. In southern province you will expect very high quality guest houses or best hotels.
Bhootani family of the Region has ruled the area for centuries and takes personal care of hunters, accommodating them in their own villa, built for the guests. The guest house compared to many places, is like a small palace with the availability of hot shower and television etc. Food on all trips is plentiful, healthy, wholesome and varied, prepared by high experienced cook. You will find a very good food and a quality service.
Sindh ibex area - these land are arid low hills and average altitude of these areas ranges from 650 feet/200 m on the road head to the 4000 feet/1200 m in the meadows. Hunters are will drive about 30-40 minutes every morning in comfortable 4x4 trucks to get to the hunting area. Since the animals are in good numbers it does not take long before the first bands of rams are spotted. Hunting is generally done by stalking while observing the feeding and rest areas. As soon as you spot the desired trophy you complete the stalk on foot.
The mountain weather conditions in northern part of Pakistan is variety from year to year. During the winter the temperature can be 35-42 oF/+2+5 oC on a sunny days with lows of 32 oF/0 oC. Contrary the weather in south Pakistan may be around 60-75 oF/+15+ 25 oC at day time. The most preferable weather conditions are in late winter or early spring as the weather warms up to comfortable temperatures
Day 1 Arrival in Islamabad, fly to Karachi (1 hour flight), overnight in the hotel.
Day 2 Transfer by 4WD jeep to the hunting area (3-4 hours)
Day 3-5 Hunting 3 days
Day 6 Back to Karachi, fly back to Islamabad, overnight
Day 7 Departure from Islamabad.