Please note Transcaspian Urial hunting is currently closed.
The Transcaspian urial is perhaps the most beautiful of all sheep species. They weigh around 100 to 120 pounds, sporting a horn curl of 30 to 35 inches. They are hunted in low, plateau country right on the shore of the Transcaspian Sea. Four-wheel drive vehicles are used to transport hunters from camp to sheep country, reminiscent of hunting mule deer in eastern Wyoming. Numbers of sheep are impressive. On a typical day, hunters can expect to see 50 to 70 sheep. About half of those will be rams. A short hunt, with a one-week turn-around out of the United States, would be typical. Add to other Asian sheep hunts, or a great short trip on its own.