With huge horns that curl out in the shape of giant corkscrew, a Marco Polo sheep is one of the most coveted trophies in the world. The largest of all wild sheep, Marco Polos typically weigh 300 lbs or more. Their horns, present only on males, can extend up to six feet in length. Their wool is a dark color, with lighter underparts that are separated by a dark band of hair. They generally live in small flocks of a few dozen: smaller, same-sex groups make up the flocks in the summer, and larger, mixed groups of sheep flock together during and after the rut.
Populations are healthy in Kyrgyzstan and chances of bagging a trophy are near 100%–if you’re physically and mentally prepared for the hunt! Hunting is conducted by a combination of horseback riding, climbing, and hiking. The terrain is steep and rough, so being in top physical condition is key to a successful and enjoyable experience. You’ll glass the hills and mountains for trophies and then stalk your prey on foot. While hunting Marco Polo sheep, you can also hunt Mid-Asian ibex, all while traversing some of the most spectacular landscape the world has to offer. This hunt is truly an unforgettable adventure.
Bring warm clothes, high-quality glass, a range finder, and a flat-shooting rifle of at least .270 to .300 caliber that you can shoot extremely well at ranges up to and beyond 400 yards.
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