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Species of the Week – Marco Polo Sheep

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Argali de Marco Polo (Sp), Marco Polo Argali (G), Argali de Marco Polo (F). Also called Pamir argali. Named for Marco Polo, 13th century Venetian merchant and explorer, who was the first Westerner to record its existence. Continue reading Species of the Week – Marco Polo Sheep

Mountain Hunting at its Finest

mountain-hunting-BC-mountains-2My dad and I were nine days into a 14-day hunt. We had all but given up on the idea of shooting a Stone ram, but we had each taken tremendous mountain goats. It was late afternoon Continue reading Mountain Hunting at its Finest

Béla Hidvégi: Hunter, Renaissance man

Renaissance-man-Bela-Hidvegi(Author’s note: Béla Hidvégi is an SCI International Life Member and Honorary International Director from Hungary whose hunting heritage ranges from having to literally hunt for food after World War II by trying to snag pheasants with a pitchfork, to gifting his home country with extensive collections of species from around the world. Meeting him, I discovered someone steeled by adversity and inspired by his father who instilled in him perseverance, a strong work ethic and a love of the land that shaped Hidvégi into not only an exceptional hunter, but also an exceptional man.) Continue reading Béla Hidvégi: Hunter, Renaissance man

45 Year Quest – Desert Bighorn Dream Fulfilled

The desert bighorn's habitat is rugged, arid and not for the timid!
The desert bighorn’s habitat is rugged, arid and not for the timid!

The desert bighorn ram I had been chasing was 225 yards below us at about a 45-degree angle and walking away toward another drop off. The wind was blowing and gusting sporadically Continue reading 45 Year Quest – Desert Bighorn Dream Fulfilled