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Hunting, shooting for Yak

Stalking, Bowhunting

Over purple-bleached peaks stands a Yak, its long, voluminous coat rippling with its every movement.

A hunter has a 50 meter shot on the Yak, so long as it does not change directions.

Any crackle he makes with his feet might alert the mountain Ox. Crispy, in one big inhalation of air, two shots of lead unload, hitting his vitals; he went down with easy grace.

So much larger than cattle, Yak are an exciting sight to glass for. Ancient tribes living in the Himalayas first domesticated the Yak, which brought an infinite amount of nutrients and benefits to the snow-tough homosapians.

Today they are well sought for as a trophy hunt, their massive horns being some of the biggest in the world. Female yaks also carry a set of horns but smaller than their male cohabitants, with some as long as 95 cm in length. Though normally not aggressive, from have very few predators, they may charge when threatened.

A weary Yak who has more years then the young ones may bring a big challenge to a bow or rifle hunter.

Basic Info

Scientific name: Bos grunniens

Size: 1.6 – 2.2 m

Weight: male 350 – 380 kg

Lifespan: 20 years

Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Highseat, Stalking

Continent(s): Central Asia, United States