It's really difficult to wrap your head in a sunny day around the idea that the great, big alpine ibex is a family member to the wild goat. It is however very easy to forget when you spot across a ridge a small band of Ibex, already large in size though many meters away. Ibex can reach up to 117 kilograms and have a horn length reaching 1 meter long. Because Ibex are suited for all types of terrain, completely competent and qualified to run around jagged, rough, decrepit mountainsides, in high elevations, the hunter needs to be a precision machine, shooting with intelligence to drop such a large species. What may look like a manageable tip-toe on the opposing cliffside, bearing a few nice billies, could be a hunter's nightmare, ledges and deplorable old rocks ready to slide. Ibex territory makes you think a bit about the big picture, the entire billiard table, before calling your shot and picking your pocket. Be sure you know your rifle, and your scope even better before your hunt. A one-time shot is vital to this invigorating hunt.
The highly elevated mountains in the Northern region of Pakistan are homes to the Himalayan Ibex and the Himalayan Blue Sheep. The ibex and sheep hunts are physically demanding and requires great amount of patience and strength to pursue a great hunt. The wild sindh ibex is one of the most sought after hunt in Pakistan and its hunting is done in highly elevated mountaineous areas of Pakistan. The hunting of this wild mountain game is physically challenging and requires proficient pre-planning. The ibex is one of the most prized wild trophy hunt here with its size lying between 37-40 inches. The best hunting months period to hunt ibex in Pakistan is from November and runs till March.
Alberta, Canada is another sought after hunting destination when a hunter dreams of a fantastic ibex hunt. Alberta offers the finest:
- Mule Deer Hunting
- Pronghorn Deer Hunting
- Sheep Hunting
- Pronghorn Antelope Hunting
- Ibex Hunting
Varieties: Beceite Spanish Ibex, Alpine Ibex, Bezoar Ibex, Gredos Ibex, Nubian Ibex
Scientific name: Capra
Size: height: 30 – 170 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Lifespan: Up to 18 years
Methods: Bow hunting, Stalking
Continent(s): Europe, North Africa, Middle-East