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Persian Ibex….New Mexico Hunts…Only Place in America to Hunt Ibex

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-04-2018

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Tags for Ibex hunting is by draw for a once in a lifetime tag. Muzzleloader, rifle or bow. The following information is from Kiowa Hunting outfitters who’s information is shown at the bottom of the Page. Go to  info@kiowahunters.com for more information.

 

 

Our high success on the hunts is due to stratigies we have developed from decades of analysis of ibex behavior and specifically their different behaviors during each type of hunt along with differences due to weather changes. As of December 2017 the SCI record book credits our management and guide staff with bow kills numbered 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 14, 15 and 16. We took number 14 in 2014, number 5 in 2015 and number 3 in 2017. Only numbers 12 and 19 are credited to other outfitters. Across all record book weapon catagories we have exactly 80% of the New Mexico ibex entries that are credited to currently operating outfitting companies. That is why people choose to hunt with Kiowa.

The ibex inhabit public land on the scenic Florida Mountains from just above 7000 feet down to the desert shrub at the base. The herd is currently slightly over populated at about 800 animals, with a sustainable portion of mature billies. In fact, the SCI records show that the highest scoring rifle killed and bow killed billies worldwide came from New Mexico. A mounted billy is a stand out in anyone’s trophy room. Our success is well above 90% with rifle and muzzle loader. Since our first bow ibex kill in 1988 our archery success is right at 22% which is more than four times as high as the average success for bow ibex hunters.

Hunts occur from October through January with a youth hunt during the school Christmas break. Licenses are issued by drawing. On average a non-resident is about 2 ½ times more likely to draw if he uses our outfitter number on his application. Not surprisingly, the bow tags are the easiest to draw. Most of our bow kills are at ranges under 70 yards and usually in the 35 to 40 yard range. You must come prepared to shoot out to 60 and 70 yards for your best chance for a successful hunt. The two billies pictured on this page are from our recent hunts.

  • Cost of hunt includes: Use of our outfitter number on your application, hot breakfasts and evening meals in comfortable surroundings plus snacks & drinks to carry, courtesy transportation during the hunt, the most experienced ibex guides & spotters in New Mexico, assistance with retrieval of your animal, and caping for trophy preparation.
  • The hunter is responsible for: Applying for the license with our help, lodging, a daypack, hunting gear and transportation to and from the hunt near Deming, NM.

Ibex Trophy Gallery

Please enjoy these images from our past Ibex customers. Click an image to open the gallery.

Comments (2)

This sounds like real big game hunting. I didn’t think there was any such thing in New Mexico since the demise of the buffalo.

If the Persian Ibex is native to the Middle East and Iran, then what is it doing in New Mexico and Texas? Like the Native American people, who were likely originally native to the same area, I guess they came here. It is amazing that all peoples and animals always like to come to North America since the beginning of time. I wonder why that is. There really must be something about America that has always attracted the homeless, the destitute, the poor, and the disenfranchised to its shores. Now that America is already taken. What do we do? Build a wall to keep them out! That is normal as any place approaches its capacity to successfully sustain new inhabitants.

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