Azerbaijan has the best areas and the best chance for high quality trophies of Dagestan Tur (also called East Caucasian Tur). Tur population is very strong here. It is not unusual to see groups of 20-30 mature males. Average trophy is 33-35 inches with some trophies up to 40 inches taken. Tur hunting is very challenging and it is one of the most demanding trophies. Dagestan Tur counts both towards the Ovis and Capra World Slams. It has more curved horns than other species of Tur – quite unusual for a goat, being smooth and rounded.
How to get there:
You can fly to Baku via Frankfurt, Vienna or Istanbul. Our responsible partners can organize sightseeing for you in Istanbul if you desire to spend some time in Turkey on your way. Our crew will meet you at the airport of arrival and assist through the customs. We do everything possible to expedite the customs procedure. You will be transferred to hotel for overnight. Next morning you will travel by car to the hunting camp.
June 1 to October 10
Dagestan Tur hunting:
Hunting is very challenging. We do organize a classic spot and stalk hunt. This is a real mountain hunt. We try to avoid any driven hunts. Spike camps are used intensively in order to avoid the most difficult part of vertical hiking or to hunt particular area. Most big trophy rams use remote country. Be in a good shape. Considerable climbing will be involved.
Simple hunting houses and tent camps. Spike camps are used intensively. You should expect quite modest conditions.
Weather is normally sunny with occasional showers and fog.
Daytime highs in August are 77-80 F, with lows of 50-57 F.
September–October daytime temperatures are 50-59 F with 15-23 F at nights.