Mid-Asian Ibex with Boddington
September 24, 2012
My mission with this blog is to shed some light on the nooks and crannies of making hunting TV. Whether it be Petersen's Hunting Adventure TV, Bowhunter Magazine TV or Boddington Experience I want to give you a glimpse of the good, the bad and the ugly (and the funny) of doing what we do.
We're on our way home right now from a mid-Asian ibex hunt in Kyrgistan. We hunted from horseback starting at 13,000 feet way over near the border of China. Here's a little photo album of pictures that you won't see in the magazine.
Craig and I shoot the breeze while on a 10 minute break during a 15 mile ride up, up and up to our spike camp.
Managin\' my biz.
A quick call home on the sat phone after a cold dinner in a cold high valley.
Home sweet home.
This was the site of our somewhat bleak campsite. Warm sleeping bags were very nice. Sweaty horse blankets as thermarests....not so much.
Check out the guide\'s pose. He wasn\'t goofin\'.
There was a big one too. They were both very good horsemen and very helpful.
Where the ibex live.
Stunning views in the Tien Shan Mountains
A nice lunch on the last warm day of the trip.
Horses make it possible.
This area of the Tien Shan Mountains has very thin air. Between the high elevation, the lack of vegetation and the topography breathing and moving around is very difficult.
The key to our success.
A happy horse at rest.
Our traditional Kergy hats.
I don\'t think Craig was as fired up about wearing his as I was. Either way, it was a nice gift from the outfitter.
can borrow their wife\'s pink covered Kindle with impunity.
Craig and I wrapped up our taping of the cultural pieces around the mid-Asian ibex in the heart of the formerly Soviet town center of Bishkek. Surrounded by communist buildings we found this microcosm of entrepreneurship. The man who took this photo had this menagerie, a digital camera, a car battery, an inverter and a photo printer all under the shade of a tree. He would sell you a snapshot like this for about gallery=91.