Bezoar ibex is indigeneous to a number of countries like Iran, Turkey, Armenia and Turkmenistan. All these four countries are home to a certain Bezoar ibex populations although the later one never allowed any ibex hunting even back in the late 90s when the country was the main destination for TCU and Afghan urial hunts. Armenia opened its doors to trophy hunters for some time in late 2000s but ibex hunting never caught on due to poor trophy quality. A few hunters tried to hunt this fascinating destination for Bezoar ibex but the average billy that was collected by the hunters was not good enough to make this destination popular with the trophy hunters. Hunting in Iran unfortunately has been unstable for the past decade or so. Due to politic turmoil in this geography hunting was closed and reopened several times which left Turkey for being the only destination for the hunting of this highly sought after animal.
Availability of Bezoar hunting in Turkey for foreigners started with a single area back in 1981.For about a period of nearly four decades, Turkey has hosted trophy hunters from all over the world and enjoyed a reputation for being the #1 destination for Bezoar ibex hunting all these years. Thanks to Turkish game departments efforts, today there is a good number of areas where Bezoar ibex can be hunted throughout the country. However only a handful of these places are good enough to produce ibex in the range of 50 inch mark. Our client T.Donahue hunted one of these areas during the rutting time and scored with this outstanding Bezoar billy.