Mountain sheep Marco Polo

The Marco Polo mountain sheep (Ovis ammon polii) is the largest of the argali subspecies. This species of sheep lives in the mountainous and foothill areas of Central Asia at an altitude of 1300-6100 m. The sheep’s legs are tall and slender, which, along with the spiral shape of their horns, distinguishes them from mountain goats. Both males and females have horns, but in males they are much larger, can reach 190 cm in length and make up to 13 % of the total body weight. The horns are very beautiful, they are twisted in a spiral with the ends outwards and upwards; and, unfortunately, are extremely popular among hunters as a hunting trophy.

Tajikistan offers excellent hunting for Marco Polo argali. Over the past 12 years, our hunters have achieved 100% success. The average size of the trophy is between 55 and 56 inches, with several sheep ranging in size from 60 to 62 inches each season. We have the most experienced guides: two guides for each hunter. Good hunting of Central Asian mountain goats and wolves can be included.

Hunting season

The season is from September 1 to mid-December, February and March.


In the morning you get into your jeep. Horseback hunt is not available in Tajikistan. During the day you will explore the upper edges of the mountains, glassing the hillsides and feeding areas. Once the trophy is located you complete your stalking on foot. You hunt at 14,000 feet/5000 m. Physical condition is a factor on the stalking portion of the hunt. A long range shooting, up to 400-500 yards/m is usual for Marco Polo Argali hunt.

Base camp

In Tajikistan the camps are located at 12000 to 13500 feet. They are wooden structures. It is warm, clean and comfortable with separate areas for dining, bathing and sleeping and has electrical generation.


Usually the weather is favorable and more or less predictable in this region during the hunting period. At daylight hours in November the temperature is from 32°F-45°F / 0°C to 10°C and at nighttime from24°F up to 18°F / -10°C up to -15°C. Windy conditions.

Sample itinerary:

Day 1 : Arrival in Dushanbe, our representative meet you inside Airport and will drive to hunting camp
Day 2-9: Hunting days
Day 10: Drive from hunting camp to Dushanbe
Day 11: Departure from Dushanbe

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