The most important trophies of Iran region are well represented and offer good to excellent opportunities to the trophy hunters. There are Transcaspian Urial, Armenian Sheep, Laristan Sheep, Red Sheep, Kerman Sheep, Esfahan Sheep, Shiraz Sheep and Persian Desert Ibex. Transcaspian Urial (Ovis vignei arkal). Shoulder height up to 39 inches/99 cm, weight up to 200 pounds/91 kg. A large bright-colored, very handsome Urial. Adult rams have a white bib and a long, white neck ruff; immature males have a smaller, dark neck ruff upper parts are uniformly tawny-brown. Rump patch, muzzle, belly and lower legs are white, and there is darker stripe separating belly and upper body. No saddle patch, but some males have a dark shoulder spot in winter coat. The horns are rather long and homonymous growing in a tight circle or forming an open spiral. The frontal horn surface is flat, with sharp angles and distinct ridges, triangular in cross section.
Transcaspian Urial. Transcaspian Urial hunting is available in the northeast area of Iran. Some of the preserves are called: Tandore, Hydare, Salok and Sarygol. This area of Iran holds Pure Transcaspian Urial, no hybrids. 310-450 miles/500-800 km from Tehran.
The season usually runs from first of October to end of February for big game. You can have combo hunt with Wild Boar, hunting season for Wild Boar start from first of June till 20 of March.
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. (Traveling days during the hunting program are at half price).