Argali, also known as the Marco Polo sheep, is a species of wild sheep native to Central and East Asia. They are the largest wild sheep species in the world, with males reaching up to 42 inches in shoulder height and weighing up to 300 kg. The Argali has a thick, yellowish-brown coat and distinctive, curved horns that can reach up to 5 feet in length.
Argali hunting is an exciting and rewarding experience for any outdoors enthusiast. Our outfitters offer guided Argali hunts throughout Central and East Asia, giving you a chance to observe and hunt these impressive animals. With expert guidance and the right preparation, you can experience the thrill of a successful Argali hunt. Click the button below to view our selection of Argali hunting outfitters and start planning your next adventure!
Based in Turkey, Shikar Safaris has been in continuous operation since 1996, and I’ve known its founder and owner, Kaan Karakaya, since he first started. Turkey is, of course, a very important hunting country. Shikar Safaris is the largest outfitter in Turkey, controlling a majority of the permits in the finest areas.
Argali hunting is often considered the pinnacle of sheep hunting. The sheer size of the Argali, coupled with their habitat in some of the most remote and breathtaking mountain ranges, makes this a challenging and exclusive hunting adventure.
We recommend outfitters that offer Argali hunting in areas like Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan. These locations host different subspecies of Argali, each with unique characteristics.
The best time for hunting Argali generally falls within the late summer to early winter months, from July to December. The specific timing may vary depending on the region and the subspecies targeted.
An Argali hunt might require:
Yes, an Argali hunt can often be combined with other hunts, such as Siberian Ibex or Maral Stag, depending on the region and the outfitter. Such combinations can offer a rich and varied hunting experience.
Argali hunting is usually conducted in high-altitude, rugged terrains that can be physically demanding. A high level of fitness, along with experience in mountain hiking, is typically beneficial for this hunt. Many outfitters will have specific recommendations or requirements for physical preparedness, so it's wise to consult with them to ensure a successful and enjoyable hunt.
At Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters, we value transparency, integrity, and the absolute best in hunting experiences. We believe that each hunt is more than just a price tag - it's a personalized journey for every hunter while we cannot list specific prices like the impersonal hunting directories out there you may have seen, we want to emphasize that we hand-pick outfitters known for their impeccable service, expert knowledge, and fair pricing. We understand that a hunt is an investment and we are committed to ensuring our clients get the best possible return - in experience, satisfaction, and the thrill of the hunt.