There may have been exceptions but Tur hunting in general is very tough. Particularly the Dagestan Tur. Any seasoned mountain hunter can confirm this fact without a hesitation. Indeed it can be very difficult since the hunter deals with tough terrain where the mountains are steep and the ravines are deep. One has to climb and go to places Tur call home since oposite will happen rarely for the animal would like to keep a reasonable distance between itself and mankind.
But mother nature usually has its own plans. First snow falls to Caucasus by mid or late October and it piles up over a few months until May. The Tur that normally enjoys haunting the lofty pinnacles of mountains now has no choice but go down to lower elevations to find a little bit of food. With the first sunny days of spring, some of the slopes of Caucasus start to offer Tur good grazing as the green grass starts to grow. If a hunter occupies these special spots in May, he can have the much elusive Tur within shooting distance without much effort. All of our clients who hunted these sweet spots this past May collected their Tur.