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Old 01-08-2023, 09:32 AM
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Sitting in the airport in Istanbul
Figure Iíd start this thread now and update it as it Happens
Journey started yesterday at 430am when I left for my 730 departure
Went for Edmonton to San Francisco, had a 3 hour layover, then a 12-13 hour flight over to Istanbul. Anyone that thinks these hunts are a walk in the park have never flown this far. Being cramped on a plane for 12 hours plus sucks lol I donít fly business or first class. Why is that? Because it costs a small fortune lol. Flights return In economy is around $3200. Bump that up to business itís $7500-8000.
Running on around 3 hours sleep. Going to try and sleep the whole way from Istanbul to Islamabad. 6 hour flight, arrive at 430 am. From there we fly to Karachi and then drive to the hunting area.

Canít wait to see what this part of the world is like
Should be pretty cool
Wish me luck
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Old 01-08-2023, 09:46 AM
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Well great luck! Keep us posted!!!!
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Old 01-08-2023, 09:47 AM
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Exciting! Good luck
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Old 01-08-2023, 10:04 AM
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Enjoy your trip,and hunt.
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Old 01-08-2023, 10:20 AM
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Best of luck Mark, those Sindh ibex are a beautiful animal.
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Old 01-08-2023, 10:24 AM
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Well good luck sir! Looking forward to see some pics, like you always do...
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Oooohhh I'm excited now. Good luck on this amazing hunt.

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Old 01-08-2023, 11:15 AM
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Best of luck. Safe travels to you.
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Old 01-08-2023, 11:25 AM
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Old 01-08-2023, 11:51 AM
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Enjoying the story and pics. Good luck!
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Old 01-08-2023, 12:57 PM
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Best of luck on this adventure. I too am looking forward to your story and updates.
One day I will venture out on something like this...
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Old 01-08-2023, 08:39 PM
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best if Luck,cant wait to read the story as you as you go.

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Old 01-08-2023, 08:41 PM
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Old 01-08-2023, 08:59 PM
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Very exciting. Keep us posted.
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Old 01-09-2023, 10:32 AM
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Woohoo!

Your taking us on another adventure that we get to experience, (well sort of through you).

Best of luck and stay safe!
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Old 01-09-2023, 11:44 AM
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Good luck with your hunt. Love your hunting trip threads as we get to go along for the ride.
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Old 01-09-2023, 01:23 PM
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Wish you a Good hunt, and safe travels neighbor. show us all the pics after you get back. "T".
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Old 01-10-2023, 07:20 PM
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Good luck!
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Old 01-10-2023, 09:18 PM
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I am along for the ride, I'll try not to get in the way.
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Old 01-11-2023, 10:26 AM
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Old 01-11-2023, 10:36 AM
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That grid looks super sketchy!

Great thread Mark, keep the pictures coming.
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Old 01-11-2023, 12:57 PM
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The traffic is unreal
Pictures do not do it justice
10í of thousands of motorbikes, mixed with cars and no one uses a lane. Add in pedestrians that are fair game when they cross the road and it is mayhem!
You will be doing 50 on a road, have a car beside you come within an inch and a motor cycle will blow by you on the other side the same distance away. And thatís normal lol

Then you have all the rikshaws lol

Itís just wild

We are a day or so behind schedule, the 2 hunters that were in the area we were going to had not finished yet. Guess he missed a couple of urial. The hunting areas are owned by princes. The one we are at is supposed to be 200km by 200km in size. And they only have 2 hunters in it at a time. Just arrived to where we are staying and it is a gigantic beautiful house.
Itís midnight here now and Iím going to hit the hay. Up at 6 am, bite to eat, check the rifle and away we go
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Old 01-11-2023, 01:31 PM
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The motorbikes are everywhere in the east now,cheap and easy rides for the locals.I was in Bali and you cant walk on the sidewalk without fear of getting run over,same in parts of Thailand and India.

Looking forward to your hunt story.Good luck and enjoy.
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Old 01-12-2023, 08:13 PM
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Day 1 of hunting was great! The area is so vast and huge and they have so many places to hide that it takes a lot of man power to find the animals. We found a beautiful ibex early on and I couldnít seal the deal. Rushed shot with a camp rifle on a moving animal at 230 yards. Hoping that we find that one again today. We know there is 3-4 shooters where we are at. But the one is I missed is in a class of his own. I think I made 26000 and some steps yesterday according to my watch. Itís a unique place to visit. Ans so far itís been great


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Old 01-12-2023, 08:18 PM
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Thanks for the update. Keep us posted.
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Old 01-12-2023, 11:00 PM
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Great luck in your hunt!!
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The traffic is unreal
Pictures do not do it justice
10í of thousands of motorbikes, mixed with cars and no one uses a lane. Add in pedestrians that are fair game when they cross the road and it is mayhem!
You will be doing 50 on a road, have a car beside you come within an inch and a motor cycle will blow by you on the other side the same distance away. And thatís normal lol

Then you have all the rikshaws lol

Itís just wild

We are a day or so behind schedule, the 2 hunters that were in the area we were going to had not finished yet. Guess he missed a couple of urial. The hunting areas are owned by princes. The one we are at is supposed to be 200km by 200km in size. And they only have 2 hunters in it at a time. Just arrived to where we are staying and it is a gigantic beautiful house.
Itís midnight here now and Iím going to hit the hay. Up at 6 am, bite to eat, check the rifle and away we go
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Old 01-12-2023, 11:14 PM
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Good luck, looking forward to more pics and stories of the hunt.

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Old 01-12-2023, 11:21 PM
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Sounds like a great exciting opening day for you. Best of luck catching back up to the one you missed today. Love following long.
Carry on Mark, go get a good one.
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