Known for his preference for high altitudes, the Bharal has confused many a hunter as to whether he is a goat or a sheep.

Blue Sheep or Bharal, Pakistan

Hunting Season: 1st October – 30th April

Of the 3 subspecies of Bharal existing in the World, the only one who can be pursued by sportsmen is the Tibetan subspecies, the other two residing in China where they are strictly protected. Bharal, also known as Blue Sheep, due to the blue sheen that can be seen in their coats, have been the subject of much confusion as to whether they should be classified as a sheep or a goat. Considered by many as a goat due to his stocky body shape, short legs and rubbery hooves, his horns certainly resemble far closer those of an ovis.

Bharal are noted for being able to withstand vast differences in environmental climates, from finding comfort in sun scorched desert mountains, to withstanding altitudes of up to 6000m in some parts of the Himalayas.
Blue Sheep are hunted out of both Nepal and Pakistan, although both hunts take place at extreme altitudes, it is considered that a hunt in Shimshal in Pakistan is more challenging. With estimates of up to 15,000 sheep in this valley alone and only 6 permits being awarded each year; despite the hard efforts to get there, the rewards are high, and the biggest Blue Sheep are shot here each year.

With our excellent vontacts in the region of Gilgit Baltistan we can almost guarantee you being able to acquire a Blue Sheep permit in Pakistan and face one of the toughest hunts on the market.

We cover Turkey, Europe and several other continents, including Africa and Oceania.

Bharal are noted for being able to withstand vast differences in environmental climates, from finding comfort in sun scorched desert mountains, to withstanding altitudes of up to 6000m in some parts of the Himalayas.
Blue Sheep are hunted out of both Nepal and Pakistan, although both hunts take place at extreme altitudes, it is considered that a hunt in Shimshal in Pakistan is more challenging. With estimates of up to 15,000 sheep in this valley alone and only 6 permits being awarded each year; despite the hard efforts to get there, the rewards are high, and the biggest Blue Sheep are shot here each year.

With our excellent vontacts in the region of Gilgit Baltistan we can almost guarantee you being able to acquire a Blue Sheep permit in Pakistan and face one of the toughest hunts on the market.

We cover Turkey, Europe and several other continents, including Africa and Oceania.

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