image descriprion
image descriprion
image descriprion
image descriprion

Hunt
Dagestan tur
in Azerbaijan

starting from 9,500 USD

The hunt for Dagestan Tur is considered to be the ultimate test for the mountain game hunters as it requires good physical condition and mental toughness. Therefore any size trophy of a Dagestan Tur is something to be proud of. Dagestan Tur inhabits the mountains of Azerbaijan, located in the south-eastern Caucasus. Dagestan Tur hunt may require extensive physical activity as most places can be reached only on foot. So as a general rule, hunters are required to hunt on foot although there may be some exceptions to the rule where horses can also be used in order to cover and glass more ground. Optimum Hunting will handle the details for you.

  • Difficulty Challenging
  • Hunting Season May-Dec
  • Hunting style Spot & Stalk
  • Hunting Method Rifle
Hunt Dagestan tur in Azerbaijan

The Republic of Azerbaijan, located in the south-eastern Caucasus, is the centre of Eastern Tur. Only here in the far east of the Caucasus lives the Eastern Tur also known to trophy hunters as the Dagestan Tur. It inhabits the mountains of Azerbaijan at altitudes between 5500- 9500’. With the average horn length of 32” it has the nature of a cross, between a sheep and a Mountain Goat. Due to lack of scientific researches done on this very special animal, Dagestan Tur can’t be recognized as neither a mountain goat nor a wild sheep; therefore counts through both Ovis and Capra slams. The hunt for Dagestan Tur is considered to be the ultimate test for the mountain game hunters as it requires good physical condition and mental toughness. It is described by many as the toughest of all mountain game hunts as the animal provides a good sport and challenge for its pursuers. Therefore any size trophy of a Dagestan Tur is something to be proud of. The Republic of Azerbaijan, located in the south-eastern Caucasus, is the centre of Eastern Tur. Only here in the far east of the Caucasus lives the Eastern Tur also known to trophy hunters as the Dagestan Tur. It inhabits the mountains of Azerbaijan at altitudes between 5500- 9500’. With the average horn length of 32” it has the nature of a cross, between a sheep and a Mountain Goat. Due to lack of scientific researches done on this very special animal, Dagestan Tur can’t be recognized as neither a mountain goat nor a wild sheep; therefore counts through both Ovis and Capra slams. The hunt for Dagestan Tur is considered to be the ultimate test for the mountain game hunters as it requires good physical condition and mental toughness. It is described by many as the toughest of all mountain game hunts as the animal provides a good sport and challenge for its pursuers. Therefore any size trophy of a Dagestan Tur is something to be proud of.




HOW TO ARRIVE

There are daily flights of Turkish Airlines from New York to Istanbul (non-stop) and to Baku. As you will be dealing with only one airline, this seems to be the best way in terms of checking your luggage all the way through Baku. Additionally Turkish Airlines fly to Istanbul from 5 other major US airports every day. Delta has also non-stop daily flights to Istanbul from New York, but this option requires a transfer to another airline on the Baku leg. Most of major airline hubs in Europe (London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Moscow etc.) offer connection options for Baku although some of these airports may create a hassle for the gun transportation. With some connections in Istanbul, there may be long hours of layover (8-10 hrs) before the Baku flight. In such cases Optimum Hunting might as well arrange you a fully professional sightseeing tour in the city for a few hours in order to make your stopover fun. Our tour guide can collect you at the airport and take you around for a lunch in downtown and show you some of the sights.

Once in Baku you will be met by our representative and the PH at the airport and driven to the town of Sheki where our hunts take place which is about 4-5 hour drive north-west of the city.




AREAS, ALTITUDE, METHOD

Our operations take place around the town of Scheki located on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus range. The town which has a history of almost 2000 years is a jumping zone for our operations in the area. Hunting grounds in the Caucasus Mountains lie at the altitudes between 5500’- 10500’ (1700 – 3000m) and the camp sites on these mountains are reached by horses. After arriving Scheki, one has to take another ride into the mountains either by a six wheel truck or on horseback (or both), depending on the camp sites chosen for that specific hunt. This trip may take 3-7 hours. Spotting and stalking is the main characteristic of the hunt and besides stalking, traditional driven hunts can be arranged too upon hunter’s demand.




SEASON, WEATHER, ACCOMMODATION

Hunting period runs from April through December. But the months of May and August along with early September are the best times for the hunt of this specie.

It is hard to make a general statement about the weather in Caucasus mountains but in July and August the weather is quite suitable for hunting and the temperature is around 68-80 F ( 20–27C) during the day. Some fog can be expected anytime during the day which is the main characteristic of these mountains. But sometimes fog can stay in the area for several days. Even some rain can interfere with your hunting any time of the year.

Hunters are accommodated mainly in tented hunting camps. But some hunting areas have small cabins that can be used for lodging.

    Due to high population of animals, Eastern Tur hunt requires 5 hunting days. Along with the days reserved for travelling from/to Baku, the total number of days for the whole organization is 8 days.

  1. Day 01 Click to display details

    Arrival and transfer to the hunting area (in the case of an early hour arrival).

  2. Day 02-06 Click to display details

    Hunt Eastern Tur.

  3. Day 07 Click to display details

    Return back to Baku and overnight.

  4. Day 08 Click to display details

    Departure for home.

Season & Weather & Accomodation

Hunting period runs from April through December. But the months of May and August along with early September are the best times for the hunt of this specie.

It is hard to make a general statement about the weather in Caucasus mountains but in July and August the weather is quite suitable for hunting and the temperature is around 68-80 F ( 20–27C) during the day. Some fog can be expected anytime during the day which is the main characteristic of these mountains. But sometimes fog can stay in the area for several days. Even some rain can interfere with your hunting any time of the year.

Hunters are accommodated mainly in tented hunting camps. But some hunting areas have small cabins that can be used for lodging.

Some photos from the lodging area
image description
image description

Prices at a glance

Price Condition Additional fees
9,500 USD any size 5,500 USD - 2nd trophy
350 USD per day - Extra hunting days


Book your request

Please fill in the form below and press "Submit". [*] means that the field is a required field. Please use valid information as it will be used to contact you personally. You will be replied by one of our sales personnel as soon as possible.

Your contact info (Mandatory fields)