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Pakistan 2021

30.01.2021

Trophies Tibetian Bharal (Pseudois nayaur nayaur), taken in Pakistan

Trophies Tibetian Bharal (Pseudois nayaur nayaur), taken in Pakistan
Date of hunt 23.01.2021
Country
Pakistan
Region of hunt
Gilgit
Place of hunt
Sost
Organizer
HNT
Hunt difficulty Very hard
Weather
Cold

Trophies Kashmir markhor (Capra falconeri cashmiriensis)

Trophies Kashmir markhor (Capra falconeri cashmiriensis)
Date of hunt 29.01.2021
Country
Pakistan
Region of hunt
Chitral
Place of hunt
Gaherate
Organizer
HNT
Hunt difficulty Easy
Weather
Good
I hunted in Pakistan from 24th of January to February, 1st. We started from hunting for a Blue sheep near the town Sost. It took us three hours to fly by chopper  from Islamabad to Sost and then we drove to mountains. It was about 4 pm when we reached the place where stayed for a night. Next morning we left the camp and moved to another one looking for the animals while driving. The temperature at night dropped to -250C. It was cold in the cabin where we slept and I couldn’t relax. We went for hunting at 4.30 am and it was really cold yet. On the sunrise we saw the snow leopard’s tracks, not less then three of them. The guides said that it was a bad sign because sheep preferred to go away from such neighbors. At the sunset we managed to detect the group of sheep at the end of the gorge.  We had less than three daylight hours to approach them but we did it. I shot from 460m distance and up. My trophy became 11 years old male. It was dark when we came back to the camp. That day we walked more than 13 hours on the heights more than 4300masl. It was really tough. We spent three days in Sost and then moved to Chitral for hunting for a markhor. It took us just one day to get the trophy though we spent about 12 hours to look for a good one. We walked around the mountain massive several times hoping to find the animals. But all males, we met there were small, but the guides went on to assure us that there was a good one. We found it about 4 pm. One hour we climbed and it was a twilights when I could fire. The shooting distance was 539m at angle 41 degrees. The guides didn’t allow we to go to the trophy because were not sure that I could descend in the darkness. We carried it when it was night already but were happy in any case. Hunting there isn’t difficult because the density of  animal’s population is high but almost all of them are young.