Daniel Soliday with his mid-Asian ibex trophy.
By Tim Jones, Managing Editor
Subscribers Daniel Soliday and Don Detwiler have both filed reports (9300 and 9331) on their August hunt for Mid-Asian ibex in Kyrgyzstan. They booked their trip on short notice with Bryan Martin of Asian Mountain Outfitters (250-317-5525). As Detwiler tells it, "My friend Dan and I were scheduled to hunt Altai and Gobi ibex in Mongolia this September. We booked this ibex hunt with Bryan in June of this year after our hunt in Mongolia did not materialize due to problems in that country. Although we left for Kyrgyzstan only three months after booking, we experienced virtually no problems. This was due mostly to Bryan and Amy Martin's excellent organization of our hunt. Our interpreter, Saku, also Bryan's partner in Kyrgyzstan, made the trip enjoyable with his positive attitude." Soliday also notes that Bryan and his sister Amy Martin of ProHunt Concierge (970-629-5086) were "excellent liaisons and very detail oriented."
Both Soliday and Detwiler report taking good ibex. Soliday's measured 98 SCI, while Detwiler's scored 102.....