Hunts for Himalayan blue sheep will take place along Tibet's border with Nepal and Bhutan. Kern says this is a huge area to explore, and interested hunters should consider outings this year as experimental. Still, he expects some hunters to come away with fantastic results. He says the Tibetans are not very experienced in operating trophy hunts for international hunters, but that his Chinese and Russian partners will be in place as advisors and will assist the Tibetans.
Already, he says numbers of sheep and some very large rams have been spotted by hunters visiting the area as tourists. Kern told us that he is not the only agent who will be able to book these hunts, but says his camps will be the only ones with the experienced Russian consultants helping to scout, judge trophies and guide hunters.
These hunts will be 12-day affairs, with clients flying into Beijing, then traveling to Lhasa in Tibet, where they will be driven to the hunting areas and hunt a full four days before retracing their steps back to Beijing for an optional two-day sightseeing tour. He says that pre-scouting should make the four days of actual hunting almost perfunctory. The first hunts are scheduled for late March and April. He expects to take up to three groups of four. If things work well, he plans to offer........(continued)