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Taking a Kuban Tur

The reason for this hunt has its roots in the fascination I developed for mountain hunting in Asia during a trip for Mid-Asian ibex in Kyrgyzstan back in 2013. Continue reading Taking a Kuban Tur

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Sheep Hunter’s Rite of Passage

A young huntress learns what it means to hunt tur and ibex in Central Asia.

The mountains of Azerbaijan proved to be a challenging obstacle.
The mountains of Azerbaijan proved to be a challenging obstacle.

After what seemed like an eternity in the air, I planted my size six feet on the soil of the first of many forgotten countries that would be along my sojourn–Azerbaijan. Hidden faces stared at my exposed, pale skin, round eyes and camouflage luggage. Then I met the men who would have my life in their hands for a week, and I suddenly felt at ease. Continue reading Sheep Hunter’s Rite of Passage

The Third Tur – Hunting the Mid-Caucasian Tur

Mid-Caucasian Tur, Hunting
Wisconsin SCI member Adam Biondoch with a truly exceptional mid-Caucasian tur.

We ascended the Caucasus first on horseback, then on foot, partly leading and partly pulling the horses up a steep, narrow trail. Cliffs rose dizzyingly above us, and I wondered exactly what I’d gotten myself into. My hunting partner, Adam Biondich of Continue reading The Third Tur – Hunting the Mid-Caucasian Tur

Flashback Friday – The Shepard’s Binoculars

huntforeverCoverND83Editor’s Note: On Friday we dig into the expansive Safari archives and bring you a story from one of our earlier issues. This week we are hunting the steep and dangerous Caucasus mountains for Russian tur. This story originally appeared in the November/December 1983 issue of Safari Magazine.

It was getting late. We had perhaps an hour of daylight left. I had no idea whether we were going to make a stalk now or wait until the next day, though I thought we should try. The tur was downhill and about a thousand yards away from where we sat. Continue reading Flashback Friday – The Shepard’s Binoculars