Ibex/Maral/Aragali - Mongolia
Mongolia has the population of only 3 million people living sparsely over an area equal to half of Europe. The capital city Ulaanbaatar offers a range of tourist attractions such as museums and monasteries as well as quite modern services. Mongolia resides on a high mountainous plateau some 4,900 feet above sea level. Altai, Hangai, Hentii and Hiangan mountain ranges fence the country and shield away humid, warm air flows from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Mountains make up 42.5 percent of the country. The Gobi Desert occupies more than 400,200 sq. kms of the southern part of Mongolia.
Though popular perception of deserts is that of endless sand dunes, only three percent of the Gobi Desert is actually covered by sands, the rest made of rocky mountains and valleys. It is not rare to come across a small salty pond and bush. The desert ecosystem supports domestic goats and camels, as well as wild animals, such as: snow leopard, ibex, sheep, goat, antelope, and even wild horses. About two dozen bears, known as the Mazaalai bear, even found a nook in the Gobi Desert. The Great Eastern Plains is the lowest part of the country; these endless stretches of low hills serve as ideal pasture for half a million antelope.
Gobi Ibex $11,500
Altai Ibex $12,000
Ibex Combo $22,500
Maral Only: $11,500
Altai Argali: $120,000 - $135,000
Hangai Argali: $80,000 - $90,000
Gobi Argali: $70,000 - $80,000
*Note: limited permits. Price depends on area hunted, trophy quality and permit costs.
Observer $300 per day
Maral Stag $10,500
BlackTail Gazelle Not Available
White Tail Gazell $1,500
Wolf $1,000 (permit cost)
*Additional guide Optional and additional cost Optional or often included in price
Ibex / Maral - Hunt dates July 1st - October 15th
Argali - July 1st - September 30th.
Ibex / Maral - Duration 9-day schedule: 5-day hunt (1 Ibex or Maral) 12-14-day schedule: 10-day hunt (combo)
Argali - 12-14 day schedule: 10-day hunt but usually less days required.