Are there indigenous species there?
The mountain gazelle is probably native to UAE, goitered/blacktailed/Arabian sand gazelle are native to UAE. Sand gazelle is a subspecie. The cost will be high as this a World Luxury Award winner. The animals free range on 5000 acres The area is enclosed and surrounded with camel proofed fencing to protect the natural plant diversities, the biodiversity against domesticated animals and over utilization of animals such as camels. You cannot bring your own firearm. There are loaner rifles.Arabian oryx is local traditional icon, and symbol. So, yes, indigenous species.
It was extinguished in the wild, reintroduction was made in recent decades from various zoo's. Considering that it is possible to hunt now, probably the price will be high. But, nevertheless, being possible to hunt it is conservation success!
Black tailed gazzele, probably introduced - Eurasian species.
Mountain Gazelle, middle east species, probably introduced.
I guess I am resurrecting an old thread, but I am headed to the UAE tomorrow and will be hunting these animals while I am there. I will be using my bow.
Wish me luck!!
The owner probably has high connectionsI just got back from my hunt and will be submitting a hunt report. The UAE is on the Arabian Peninsula and technically part of Asia, but I suspect the members of the forum would be interested in hearing about the hunt?
The indigenous species are Arabian Oryx, Mountain Gazelle (Domani) and the Sand Gazelle (Reem). I have been informed that to this day, hunting is illegal in the whole of the UAE except for the 8,000 hectares that have been set aside for hunting on this property.
I will open a new thread later today when I can start the hunt report.