"These days it seems half the hunters out there are 'booking agents,' part-time to support their own hobby or, often, enamored of a certain outfitter who becomes a buddy. There's nothing wrong with this, but it's not the same as working with a genuine, full-time hunting consultant, not only with decades of experience but with people 'on the ground' in key (and sometimes difficult) destinations. With 40 years of international experience it's absolutely true that there are places where I don't need help--but there are also destinations where I simply wouldn't go without seeking the best possible advice from the most experienced experts. I've known The Hunting Consortium's Bob Kern for more than 30 years. He and his team are 'the most experienced experts,' and after all these years I continue to rely upon their advice, assistance, and arrangements for hunts in out-of-the-way places. Over the years most of my Asian hunts have been organized by The Hunting Consortium. Using background in military training, a trip organized by The Hunting Consortium always starts with a plan. Hey, plans change, especially in Third World countries. However, The Hunting Consortium preps the ground with local outfitters...and also develops the most extensive pre-hunt packages I have ever seen, preparing and informing their hunter-clients as fully as possible. Unlike many, The Hunting Consortium also has dedicated personnel in locations such as Moscow and Ulan Bator to ensure smooth formalities with firearms. When it comes to difficult hunts in challenging areas I have complete faith in The Hunting Consortium...and so should you" -Craig Boddington
"I and my family owe many thanks to Bob, Margarete and the expert staff at the Hunting Consortium for so many memorable hunts in so many countries. It is hard to believe, but every hunt and trip has been characterized by the same qualities - superior service, with a can-do attitude, excellent operators, all arrangements on time and fulfilling everything promised. This is a great organization! I am looking forward to my next hunt with the Hunting Consortium." -Francisco Vizcaino Gutierrez
"I have used Bob Kern and his company, The Hunting Consortium, since 2013. During this time he has booked and organized for me many hunts for me in Europe and Asia. In Europe I’ve hunted with the Hunting Consortium in Romania, Macedonia, Croatia, and France. They’ve taken me to Asia where I’ve hunted in Tajikistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, and even Pakistan. Every hunting trip was magnificently planned and executed! Security was always excellent and never questionable. Hunting success was extremely high along with exceptional trophy quality. I also award excellent grades for quality of vehicles, horses, equipment, camps and lodging, food, travel itineraries and visas with personal meet and greet on arrival at every destination. All of the guides were English speaking guides, and....did I mention SAFETY? In my opinion, it is worth a few bucks more to be confident that all aspects of my hunt has been methodically thought out and that I am in such good hands while traveling abroad. As I reflect back on the number of hunting trips I booked elsewhere in order to finally harvest a particular specie, (2,3,4, and even 5 times for some animals), I wish I had booked with the Hunting Consortium from the very beginning. I can without any hesitation highly recommend Bob Kern and the Hunting Consortium!". -Richard B. Nilsen
"Honest advice and thorough trip planning is what I have come to expect from Bob Kern and his staff at the Hunting Consortium. They have opened some of the greatest hunting areas in the world and I rely on them to put me in the right place at the right time for the species I want to hunt. I really appreciate Bob’s ability to “tell it like it is” and his experience in the hunting fields of the world has helped me have some great experiences and take some excellent trophies. I trust Bob Kern and the Hunting Consortium to get it right the first time, every time!" -Bruce Keller
"I have traveled the world in pursuit of hunting adventures for many years. The Hunting Consortium Ltd. has played a key role in my success and making my dreams become reality. They have exceeded my expectations in all regards and I highly recommend them. They are true professionals and I recommend the professionals at the Hunting Consortium Ltd. to help organize your worldwide hunting adventures. They strive to make your dreams come true.". -Renee Snider
"5 Stars" The Hunting Consortium is the premiere hunting/travel consultant in the world today. I've done more than a dozen hunts with THC and they never fall short. I can't recommend Bob and Rob Kern and their efficient crew highly enough (and after more than thirty years of traveling and hunting, my standards and expectations are pretty high). -Dr. J.Y. Jones M.D.
"I’ve experienced some the best hunts of my life with the Hunting Consortium. Truly awesome experiences with truly awesome representatives and staff that always took care of me from the office staff taking care of my visas and firearm permits to farthest reaches of the world where I hunted with some of the most professional guides of my hunting career. I can’t recommend them highly enough to help organize and arrange your hunts across the globe. " -Don Jacklin
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The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a nation of great strategic importance. Bordered by Afghanistan and Iran to the west, China to the north and India to the east, it is at the center of the current geopolitical and cultural conflicts. Somewhat larger than the State of Texas, with a high population of 170 million people, Pakistan struggles with the problems of terrorism, poverty, illiteracy and corruption. Nevertheless, there are wild places in this country where wildlife has been protected by local authorities and hunting is allowed for numerous species, some of which are unique to Pakistan.
From the remote heights of the Karakoram and Hindu-Kush Mountains to the arid desert of the Sindh, Pakistan offers the traveling hunter a variety of ecosystems, each with its own fauna and flora. It is a curious mixture of the old and new, with modern cities, such as the capital, Islamabad, and remote mountain villages which take days on foot or horseback to reach. With its tribal cultures and regional autonomous authorities, it is unique amongst Asian countries.
There are four distinct hunting regions in Pakistan. In the high mountains of the Northern Areas, inhabited by the peaceful Balti people (Baltistan), the Himalayan Blue Sheep and the Himalayan Ibex can be hunted. Hunts for Himalayan Tahr and Himalayan Ibex occur at significant altitude and are physically challenging, much like hunting in neighboring Nepal.
The lowland, largely agricultural Punjab Province in the east of the country provides the richest environment for wildlife with the greatest variety of species, but it also the most heavily populated. Here hunters will find the Punjab Urial, as well as huge hog deer, wild boar, blackbuck, nilgai, and Chinkara gazelle. Hunting is confined to private reserves where local princes have protected and managed the wildlife on their lands, and on forestry reserves controlled by the sate government. With the exception of wild boar, which are hunted without limit, and Punjab urial, for which permits are auctioned by the government, permits for other species are limited and difficult to obtain.
In the arid desert of the south and southwest of the country, in the Sindh and Baluchistan provinces, the Blanford Urial is found, as well as the Sindh ibex and the Kennion gazelle. Game numbers are excellent. Hunting permits are controlled by local princes and a few are auctioned by the local governments each year.
Finally, in the tribal areas of western Pakistan, in the Northwest Frontier Province, the coveted markhor are found. The beautifully spiraled horns of these wild goats are unlike those of any other race of wild goats. Markhor are rare and great effort has been expended to bring them back from the brink of extinction. Hunters alone are responsible for the recovery of the markhor populations and have provided a textbook example of what can happen when the resources of the international hunting community are brought to bear on behalf of nature conservation. Today a limited number of permits for markhor are auctioned each year by the federal government and the funds derived from those auctions pay for the on-going conservation of this majestic species.
Pakistan is a fascinating country to visit and for the mountain hunting enthusiast it is an absolute “must”. We offer a complete portfolio of hunts in Pakistan for all huntable species.
- Blanford Urial
- Punjab Urial
- Afghan Urial
- Himalayan Ibex
- Sindh Ibex
- Himalayan Blue Sheep
- Kashmir Markhor
- Sulaiman Markhor
- Astor Markhor
- Wild Boar
- Hog Deer
- Chinkara Gazelle
- Kennion Gazelle
- Golden Jackal