Punjab Urial (Ovis vignei punjabiensis) is a handsome sheep, with a redder coat than other urials. Males have a white bib and a long black neck ruff in the winter coat. Most Punjab Urials have a narrow, two-colored saddle patch (black in front, white behind), but in some individuals it may be all white or absent entirely. The rump patch, belly and lower legs are white and there is a dark, narrow stripe between belly and upper body. The horns are cervical, curving tightly in some animals and less so in others. The average trophy size 24-30 inches/60-76 cm. Distribution in Pakistan, in the Salt and Kala Chitta ranges between the Indus and Jhleum rivers.
Punjab Urial - central part of Pakistan, province Punjab (low hills of the Salt range).
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 for the hunt for Urials is between mid December and end February. Early season considered to be a poor period for hunting because of hot weather.
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 :
Punjab Urial area - transferred by car to Kalabagh (3 hours) or by plane (1 hour), hunting area.
Camp & Accommodation
Depending on your hunt and hunting region the accommodation may vary from the very high quality guest houses, best hotels to comfortable camps to simple huts. 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. The guest house compared to many places, is like a small palace with the availability of hot shower and television etc.
Punjab and Blanford Urials 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. Long range shooting, 320-380 yards is normally, we recommend caliber 7mm Rem. Mag, 300 Win Mag., 300 Weath. Mag.
In Blanford and Punjab Urial areas the weather 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, depending on the destination: fly to Karachi (1 hour) and drive to the hunting area (3-4 hours) or fly to Quetta and drive to the hunting area (6 hours) or drive to Kalabagh, overnight.
Day 2-6 Hunting 3-5 days.
Day 7 Back to Karachi or Quetta and fly back to Islamabad or drive back to Islamabad from Kalabagh. Overnight or departure.
Day 8 Departure from Islamabad.