Altai is the only region in Russia where hunting for ibex is allowed. The number of ibex has been declining in recent years and the licensed hunt for this trophy is strictly regulated by the state, so if you want to get to hunt for a ibex in Russia, in Altai, you need to take care of this in advance.
Ibex males and females wear horns all their lives. The horns of the males are large, thick, curved back and down. The horns of ibex in Altai grow up to 1 m or more in length that’s why it attracts a great interest to hunters as a trophy.
In nature Siberian Ibex rarely survive to 15–16 years. The females have horns almost straight, thin and short – 25-30 cm long, the protrusions on them are weakly expressed.
Ibexes live in Altai at an altitude of 2000–2500 m.