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Cost and Trophy Fees for a Guided Bezoar Ibex Hunt
Cost for an Persian Ibex Trophy Hunt on a big game ranch is typically between $4000 and $7000, which is considered moderately affordable for an exotic animal with such a massive set of horns. The final total depends on the size of the rack, trophy fee, rifle or bow hunt, number of days, taxidermy fees, guide fees, quality of accommodations, amenities and services available.
Bezoar Ibex Hunting Season
Persian Ibex (aka Alpine Bezoar or Nubian Ibex) can be hunted all year long.
Hunting Trophy Persian Ibex
The Bezoar Ibex thrives in rocky terrain and is an incredibly capable climber, often scaling walls that seem impossible. Youll know a Persian Ibex by two characteristics: the unique, dark collar, and the huge, sweeping horns that curve back over the head. The horns themselves are breathtaking, ranging in size from 30 inches to 50 inches, with ridges running from top to bottom. These make for a magnificent trophy that is impossible to upstage. They eat mostly grass, plants and leaves, so they come down from higher areas to feed, mostly in the morning and evening, but then retreat to the protection of the higher terrain during the day to stay well away from wolves and bears that hunt them.
The hair tends to be short, though it can grow long on the back. The Ibex is something of a stocky, powerful creature, built for high mountains and rocky terrain. However, it can grow as tall as four feet at the shoulder, and it ranges in weight from 130 pounds to 200 pounds.
The male Iranian Ibex sports a nice thick coat that is brown all winter long and turns to gray when summer hits, and hes going to have a distinctive beard. The female Ibex lacks this beard and has the light brown coat all year around, often with various tufts of coloring near the feet.
The Persian Ibex is not a social creature, and the males tend to be especially solitary. The females stay with the kids for six months, but the kids are able to stick with the mothers, picking their way through high, dangerous terrain, just days after being born.
Native Habitat and Countries
The Persian Ibex descended from the Bezoar Ibex, which is the main ancestor of modern goats. The modern Persian Ibex originated in Italy and nearby mountainous countries and were domesticated around 10,500 years ago, but now they reside mostly in France and the Swiss Alps.
Today, youll find the Persian Ibex all over the mountains of Europe, though the Swiss Alps have provided a perfect home for many of them. In the past, they absolutely thrived in Italy, but they were hunted to near extinction. The Bezoar Ibex, has been found all over in mountainous terrain, from Afghanistan to Russia to Georgia to Turkey.