Shikar is the Asian equivalent of Safari in Africa and presents some of the most adventurous experience left on this earth. Shikar Safaris is based in Turkey and has been organizing hunts in Asia & Europe for over 20 years. We have travelled many many times to each of our destinations and over the years and have built teams of highly skilled and professional staff at each camp, airport and city to make sure that everybody has an experience of a lifetime. We have organized over 3500 successful hunts and many hunters have taken World Record trophies with us. For many years, we have been strongly supporting several organizations such as Safari Club International, Dallas Safari Club, Wild Sheep Foundation, Grand Slam Club Ovis, NRA, Weatherby Foundation International, Shikar-Safari Club, Conklin Foundation and Conservation Force. We invite you to come and enjoy the finest hunts in the world with us.
Hunting in Turkey
Anatolia, the bridge between Asia and Europe, contains rich hunting grounds which have been hunted for thousands of years by civilizations from the Hittites to the Romans and the Ottomans. From the Taurus Mountains of the Mediterranean to the Mercan Mountains of Eastern Anatolia and the Kackar Mountains of the Black Sea region, this area has its own species such as Anatolian Ibex, Anatolian Chamois, Anatolian (Konya) Sheep, East Anatolian (Armenian) Sheep, Mid Asian Brown Bear, Anatolian Wild Boar, Anatolian Red Deer, Roe Deer, Gazelle, Wolf and Lynx. Besides hunting, Turkey is a great destination for vacations as well. Istanbul, Ephesus, Cappadocia, Troy and Antalya are some of the must visit places in Turkey. We offer private sightseeing tours in Turkey for you and your companions after or before your hunts. Please ask us for further details regarding our private sightseeing tours.
Turkey is the homeland of Konya Sheep. It had been under protection for many years and opened again with very limited licenses every year. Shoulder height is about 30 inches (76 cm) and weighs about 110 pounds (50 kg). Females are considerably smaller. Overall color is reddish-brown, with the chest and front of upper forelegs a darker brown. There is a narrow brown flank band and a grayish saddle patch. The horns are supracervical, curving above and behind the neck, females are hornless.
Area & Weather
The sheep hunt takes place in the rolling hills of Konya or Ankara. Snow is not expected on the ground until late November. The terrain is very easy and there will be some easy hiking during the hunt. Please contact us for exact weather conditions before your hunt. A suggested gear list is sent to all of our clients 3-4 months before their hunts as well.