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Hunting in Turkey

Anatolian chamois is solely indigenous to Turkey and is one of the eight huntable subspecies of chamois there is on earth.

Due to availability of more and better areas today, our success rate has improved greatly. With the opening of new areas in the eastern parts, new spots for the trophy hunters became available.

With a more than 95% success rate, Caprinae Safaris offers you an unforgettable hunting adventure in Turkey.

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Hunting in Turkey

North & East Anatolia




OVERVIEW

Anatolian chamois is one of the ten subspecies SCI recognizes and is indigenous only to Turkey. It used to be considered toughest one to collect when there was only one area available. Due to availability of more and better areas today, our success rate has improved greatly.

Anatolian chamois horns grow up to 10” in length and the average trophy is about 8½” around the hook. Turkish Game Department issues very limited permits every year since the Anatolian race of this specie hasn’t got a big population when considered to European race. It requires 7 days schedule with 5 days reserved for hunting.





HOW TO ARRIVE

There are direct daily flights of Turkish Airlines and Delta from New York and Chicago to Istanbul. In addition to these Turkish Airlines also have direct scheduled flights from L.A., Houston and Washington to Istanbul. Istanbul also can be reached from many major European cities easily. As Turkish Airlines has connecting flights to other parts of Turkey, we recommend our hunters to fly via Turkish Airlines as they can get the advantage of checking in all the way through to the last destination.

After the gun clearance is done at the Istanbul airport by our representative, you will be escorted to the domestic flights terminal where you will board on a flight which will take you to Erzincan where our chamois hunts take place. This is a 1 ½ hour flight. It is up to you if you would like to book your own flights until the last destination. But we may as well arrange your domestic flight on request.




AREAS, ALTITUDE, METHOD

We organize our Anatolian chamois hunts around a town named Erzincan which is located in the eastern part of the country. Hunting grounds in this mountainous region lie at altitudes of 2000-2500 meters (6500’-8000’) and Bezoar also can be spotted while hunting chamois.

Hunting day starts very early in the morning with a short breakfast followed by a 40 minute-2 hour drive to get to the area. The hunt is conducted on foot using spot & stalk method.




SEASON, WEATHER, ACCOMMODATION

The season for this hunt runs from September through the end of December, rutting time being the whole month of November. However early season hunts due to warm weather conditions are not recommended since the chamois would be very high. Our success rate has been very close to almost 100% with the exception of only one client who hunted only two days.

Although it is almost impossible to predict the weather conditions since it varies from year to year, it can be around 5-15 C ( 41- 59F) during the day in November while it is a lot cooler in December. There may be some snow fall in December and the temperatures can drop down to freezing point after the middle of the month. We accommodate our hunters in the best possible hotels in town which are mainly as good as four star.




DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Mainly 5 day-hunts are required for the Anatolian chamois although we have an average of 2-3 days. Typical tentative itinerary for this hunt would be as follows;

Day 01. Arrival to Istanbul, fly to Erzincan and overnight.

Day 02-06. Hunt Anatolian Chamois (5 days hunt).

Day 07. Fly back to Istanbul and home.




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