Hunting Season: 1st April till 30th November* (We recommend September till November as the best time to hunt)
The Dagestan or East Caucasian Tur is a trophy that should be on every true sportsman's wall staring down at him as a constant reminder of a worthy adversary.
The Tur is classified by many as both a Capra and an Ovis, and can be classified as either if looking for the modern day Grandslam. He presents the challenges in hunting of any the Real Big 5 goats, yet hosting horns that will rival a Real Big 5 sheep trophy. Despite the debate over it's classification, the Tur is, of course, a Capra. It hosts a beard throughout the winter months, and has the agility and wariness of all goats, choosing to reside in the steep rocky faces of the caucasus range.
The Dagestan Tur is far superior to it's Western rival and Azerbaijan is the our recommended location for securing one. Hunted less frequently than South Ossetia in Russia, Azerbaijan can offer some of the world's biggest Turs, in the finest scenery. The average length of horn shot by hunters in our hunting grounds is 80cm upwards. The SCI world record tur was shot in Azerbaijan by American Joe Culias, it measured 109cm. However an Australian hunter shot a Tur on our grounds with a horn length of 113cm, it will become the official world record shortly.
By now you will have read our Real Big 5 Capra tab, and will know that the Dagestan Tur will rarely venture below 2000 metres. Our Base camp is situated at 1634 metres with the best trophies being taken between 2500 and 3000 metres. Like all goats the Dagestan Tur inhabits the steepest and most inhospitable mountain ridges, although we will set out from base camp on horses, the latter part of the stalk is always done on foot, requiring a good physical fitness.
We hunt the Ismailli area of Azerbaijan, with accomodation being in our comfortable hunting house and tents. We can accommodate up to 6 hunters, with additional room for non-hunters. We recommend groups of at least 3 hunters, in order to make significant savings, that being said we can certainly accommodate single hunters.
Additional Trophies that can be taken include:
Additional Dagestan Tur