Looking to hunt Markhor for the first time this season? Rozefs Tourism is here for you. These tips help you tag your first Markhor this season.
Be at the right Locations
Ibex is not easy to locate, it lives in very sepecic location and is aware of every inch in its surroundings. Hunting Markhor requires a lot of waiting and hiking in the mountains. If you are serious about harvesting a Markhor, you need to maximize your time in the field. You should pack food and water for the day with your local guide.
You are likely to be cold in the morning and evening and hot during the day where Markhor lives. If you are hunting Markhor, be sure the layers are all camouflaged. For cold weather situations, coveralls and heavy coats are the norm. You shoould keep your head and neck warm with a neck warmer and cap. Boots are the most important piece of clothing for cold-weather hunting. There are several things you can buy on the cheap and get away with. Hunting boots are not one of them.
Know Your Weapon
Of course, you won’t need a knife, rope, or tarp if you’re not comfortable with your gun to hunt Markhor. You should improve your skills and learn the limits of your abilities and the gun’s before hunting ibex. Know what distances you are shooting Markhor from. This will help you judge distances in the field. If you plan to hunt in wide open areas, start shooting at 50 and 100 yards, then move up to 200 yards. If hunting in heavily forested areas, 50 yards may be the longest shot required.
Scouting for Markhor is different from scouting for other animals. It is preferred to scout from a distance. Glass Markhor with binoculars from a roadway or tractor path. You are looking for the Markhor movement. Early morning and late evenings are the time to scout as Markhor are more active and are alarmed. If you live close to the area that you plan to hunt, before and after work is a great time to scout Markhor.
Opening day arrives and you have done everything to be prepared to hunt Markhor. Whether you Markhor hunt from a tree or the ground, know where you are going to sit depending on the speed of wind. You should hunt with the wind in your face. This will blow your scent away from where Markhor will most likely approach. Of course, Markhor don’t always do what you think they will. But you need to play the odds. Once you’re settled in, practice swinging your gun or bow to evaluate shooting lanes. Doing this will take the guesswork out of the actual shot and mentally prepare you for the moment a Markhor is in range.
The Moment of Truth
So, you’ve done everything right and a Markhor is approaching. Would it be great to shoot a trophy buck? Yes. But as inbex hunter, your goal is to fill the tag and learn from the experience. Any legal Markhor is a good Markhor. The first thing you need to do is determine if the animal is legal. Some states have buck only regulations, antler restrictions, or requirements to shoot an antlerless Markhor first. Check regulations in your area first. If you’re still not sure, give your local game and fish department a call. Most are more than happy to help and may even give you some tips.