Persian Desert Ibex (Capra aegagrus ssp). This Ibex has been classified in the past as a Bezoar Ibex. It generally weighs considerably less than Bezoar Ibex because it is found in the desert regions of Iran. GSCO considers it to be a transition species between Western Bezoar Ibex and Eastern Sindh Ibex, which are confined to Pakistan.
The season usually runs from first of October to end of February.
You will arrive to an international Tehran airport. Our representative will meet you at the airport and assist you through customs. Depending on schedule and area to be hunted, you will overnight in the hotel Tehran and then travel the next day to camp or you can transfer directly from airport to hunting area.
Camp & Accommodation
The camps range from simple guest houses in the game reserves, with electricity, hot shower, and comfortable camp beds down to local hotels or rustic brick houses. You will try the delicious Iranian cuisine.
The hunting areas are in lightly vegetated hills between 4500-9000 feet/1370-2745 m in altitude. Good physical condition is required as in any sheep or ibex hunt. You will be transferred from the camp mostly by 4?4 vehicles and then complete your spot and stalk hunt n foot. As with sheep hunting you will be glassing canyons and ridges for sheep and then planning a stalk. Horses may be available in some camps. In most of cases the range for shooting is something between 220-380 yards/200-350 m. But sometimes it is possible to get closer. The best rifle is one you are comfortable with. The .243 is the minimum legal caliber for Iranian game. 30-06,.270, and .308 are common calibers with local hunters. If very high velocity rifles are to be used, we recommend that the medium weight partition bullets be used. The 264 Winchester Mag, 270 weather by Mag, 7MM rem Mag, 7 mm weather by Mag, 8 MM-x 68S and similar high velocity flat shooting calibers are highly recommended.
It is wet with humidity in the North of Iran close to Caspian Sea but as much as you go to the South the weather is dry and warmer. In some part of country the weather can be cold and windy. Hunters should be prepared with good windbreakers and layered underclothing in case they are pinned down and must spend hours waiting on trophies. In October: 53°F/+ 12°C daytime, 41°F/+5°C night. November: 46°F/+8°C daytime, 39°F/+4°C night. December-January: 41°F/+5°C daytime, 23°F/-5°C night. February: 42°F/+6 day, 23°F/-5°C night.
Although all different combinations are possible and will be quoted at your request, the basic program consists of a minimum of Seven days Shikar; Two traveling and five hunting days for every single major trophy.