The Markhor is one of the most sought after trophies for the avid hunter. Their agility and unforgiving habitat make a hunt for these high altitude goats one of the most challenging on the planet. However many hunters think the challenge is completely worth it considering the Markhor’s massive and distinctive horns.
Here are the top entries for the Kashmir Markhor from the SCI Record Book.
Rashid Jamsheed holds the number 1 position with this spectacular Markhor taken in Northern Pakistan in 1972. It measures at an astounding 148 1/8″.
The number 15 Kashmir Markhor belongs to Eduardo J.M. Geriero. This beautiful specimen was taken near Indus Kohistan, Pakistan in 2007 and measures 104 7/8″.
Kashmir Markhor number 14 was taken in Kashmir, India by Malcom King. It measures 105 1/8″.
Renee Snider holds the number 13 spot with this brute taken in Chitral, Pakistan in 2009. It measures 106 1/8″.
The number 12 Kashmir Markhor belongs to Hubert Thummler. It was taken near Chitral, Pakistan and measures 107 2/8″.
Kashmir Markhor number 11 is held by Lee R. Anderson Sr. it was taken in Chitral, Pakistan in 2010 and measures 107 3/8″.
Taken in 1984 Lynn Castle holds the number 10 spot with this Markhor bagged in Chitral, Pakistan. It measures 107 6/8″.
The number 8 Markhor was taken by Uberto d’Entreves in 2005 near Chitral, Pakistan. It measures109 3/8″.
The number 7 spot belongs to John Amistoso and this big Markhor taken near Kigah Valley, Pakistan. It measures 112 3/8″.
Number 6 placeholder Peter Zobel bagged this Markhor in 2004 near Chitral, Pakistan. It measures 113 7/8″.
Rudolf Sand holds the number 5 spot with this Markhor taken in 1983 in Chitral, Pakistan. It measures 115 2/8″.
The number 4 Kashmir Markhor belongs to Giorgio Barbero. It was taken in 1973 near Gilgit, Pakistan and measures 115 3/8″.
J. Alain Smith holds the number 3 spot with this magnificent Markhor taken near Chitral, Pakistan in 2011. It measures 119 3/8″.
The number 2 spot is held by Federico Sada Gonzalez with this beautiful Markhor taken in 2006. It measures 122″ even.