"When I have a question about a car, recipe, or the latest news, I use "Google." When I have a hunting; where, how, or what question, I call the Hunting Consortium. No Guff! I've booked over 30 international hunts through the Hunting Consortium and fully intend to use their professional services far into the future!" -Jim Shockey
"I highly recommend the Hunting Consortium! Top notch planning and logistics in difficult countries all over the world. The professional staff from start to finish ensures success.". -Blye Chadwick
"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
"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.
"Fellow hunters, I have had the pleasure of hunting with Bob Kern's The Hunting Consortium Ltd. many times over the past 15 years. His hunts are always meticulously planned and executed and his services are second to none. They respond to questions and requests promptly and efficiently and their office staff is very professional and helpful. Perhaps most importantly, they work with excellent outfitters and facilitators the world over, seeming to find some of the best local guides and hunters available. From the time you book the hunt all paperwork (visas, invitation letters, rifle permits,importation permits, export permits, CITES permits, hotel and airline reservations, travel insurance, etc.) will be expertly procured and competently handled by THC. When you hunt with the Hunting Consortium, all I's will be dotted and T's crossed. Rest assured and go hunting!" -George Latham Myers II
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Roughly half the size of the United States, Kazakhstan has emerged as one of the most important of the independent republics of the former Soviet Union. Kazakhstan has a vast amount of natural resources including, natural gas, oil and petroleum products, and is home to the world’s largest space launch facility, the Baikonur Cosmodrome, which is leased to Russia.
As a hunting destination it has a diversity and richness in wildlife which make it one of the most popular frontiers. The country has four primary ecosystems offering different groups of species in each. In the desert mountains along the Caspian Sea good populations of Transcaspian urial sheep and Persian Goitered gazelle can be found. Farther to the East stretches the vast open steppe with large herds of strange Saiga antelope (hunting for this species is currently suspended). North of the steppe country is an agricultural belt bordering Russian Siberia where excellent Siberian roe deer and medium-sized moose are found. On its Eastern borders with China and Mongolia and on its Southern borders with Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan has several rugged mountain ranges, which hold the most important game species – Asian elk, Mid-Asian Ibex, Siberian Ibex, and 5 different species of argali sheep.
The Asian elk of Kazakhstan are the largest in the world – so much larger than those of Mongolia and Russian Siberia (Altai Republic and Tuva) that a separate category in the record books was established for them – the Tian Shan Wapiti. Many trophies over 400 SCI points have been taken.
Excellent populations of both Siberian and Mid-Asian ibex are found throughout the several mountain chains as are smoe brown bear. In addition to small protected populations of Altai argali and Kara Tau argali (O.a.nigrimontana), there are huntable herds of Karaganda argali (O.a. collium), Tian Shan argali (O.A. karelini) and Sair argali (O.A. Sairensis). (Currently, all wild sheep hunting has been suspended). The small population of snow leopards enjoy complete protection, but wolves have become far too numerous and sport hunters are given incentives to shoot as many as possible.
The infrastructure in this country is poor, tending to keep outfitting costs high, but for variety, Kazakhstan, is one of the leading countries in Asia for the traveling hunter. The country’s largest city, Almaty, is now served by regular flights of several international air carriers from many European hubs.
The Hunting Consortium offers a complete program of hunts for all of Kazakhstan’s game species. We have been outfitting hunts in Kazakhstan since it was opened to foreign hunters and have our own full-time staff there to assist our clients.
- Tian Shan Wapiti (Asian Elk)
- European Moose
- Bukharan Red Deer
- Siberian Roe Deer
- Asian Wolf
- Mid-Asian Ibex
- Siberian Ibex
- Wild Boar
Special Permit Species:
- Siberian Brown Bear
- Karaganda Argali
- Tien Shan Argali
- Sair Argali
- Transcaspian Urial
- Persian Goitered Gazelle
- Saiga Antelope