J. Wolfenden took his Kri-Kri Ibex in a new area on the Greek mainland.
By Justin Jones, Assistant Editor Capra
collectors take note! Greece has opened ibex hunting on its mainland. This is a free-range hunting opportunity for Kri-Kri ibex. We learned of the new hunt from subscriber J. Wolfenden (Report 10751
), who took an ibex there in October 2016.
Wolfenden purchased this hunt at the Grand Slam Club Ovis auction in Las Vegas in 2016, with the booking represented by Joe Jakab's Point Blank Hunts (www.pointblankhunts.com
; 724-557-4274). We got more details from Wolfenden via email.
"I got to the hunt area with a good drive from Athens with guide Paul Skalidus. It is about 100,000 acres of former church and monastery land with no fence. The area has not been hunted by outsiders since the 1970s, and trophy potential is good. Hunts are for two days, and my hunt took place on the last two days of the season.
"The first morning, I shot a midsize ibex and then went pig hunting with the locals in the afternoon. I shot the only pig taken that weekend. The next day, Skalidus offered me the last unfilled ibex tag out of five for the season, and I shot a top 10 ibex. I saw about 10 ibex during the two days of hunting and shot the two I could get closest to....