Sulaiman Markhor (Capra falconeri jerdoni) is a smaller markhor with a short body. Shoulder height 35-36 inches/89-91 cm, weight approx. 150 pounds/68 kg. The coat is short, coarse and thick in winter, short and smooth in summer. The male’sruff is much shorter and less conspicuous than in the northern races. The horns are straight, forming two to three complete spiral turns that can have either a tight twist resembling a corkscrew or a more open twist of the Kabul type. The average size 28-30 inches/70-75 cm, trophies up to 32-35 inches can be expected. Distribution of Sulaiman Markhor is Pakistan. South of the Gumal River, mainly in the Sulaiman range and Torghar hills of the Toba-Kakar range (Zhob District), and in the Takatu Hills (Quetta District).
Sulaiman Markhor is found in the west central part of Pakistan, province Baluchistan.
You can fly to Islamabad via many European cities. There are daily direct flights to Islamabad, for example from Frankfurt and London. The hunter will be met in Islamabad by our representative and accompanying whole trip. After arrival in Islamabad you will: Sulaiman Markhor area - fly down to Quetta town (1 hour 40 min.), drive by vehicle to the hunting area (app. 6 hours).
Camp & Accommodation
Hunters are accommodated in very comfortable mountain village guest houses with basic facilities, motels or tented camps. 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.
Hunting usually starts from the village houses where hunters are staying. In order to have a good hunt and to obtain a respectable size trophy, one needs to be in good physical shape. Be prepared for long hikes starting from early morning. In some areas a short drive may be needed (30-45 min.). They are easily accessible by 4x4 jeeps and we have to stalk a short distance, as in winters, animals come down to the meadows near the villages where they can be seen and hunted easily. Long range shooting, 320-380 yards is normally, we recommend caliber 7mm Rem. Mag, 300 Win Mag., 300 Weath. Mag. Sulaiman Markhor hunt are organized between 7500-9000 feet/2300-2800 m.
Mountain weather conditions 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. The weather of the Sulaiman Markhor area in comparison to some other areas is drier and clearer. 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, fight to Gilgit or drive to Peshawar and fly to Chitral or fly to Quetta (depend from your destination), overnight in the hotel.
Day 2 Transfer to the hunting area by car.
Day 3-7 Hunting 4-5 days.
Day 8 Back to Gilgit, Peshawar, Quetta
Day 9 Flight or drive back to Islamabad, overnight or departure.
Day 10 Departure from Islamabad.