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Altai Kazakh Hunters with Golden Eagle can also hunt a wolf

Altai Kazakh Hunters with Golden Eagle can also hunt a wolf

Marco Polo documented Mongolians, Kazakhs and Kyrgyz using golden eagles for hunting when he passed through the region in the 13th century.

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Nomadic Hospitality

Nomadic Hospitality

Nomad's hospitality is legendary. Complete strangers wisk you inside like long lost kin, sit you at the place of honor, ply you with food and drink, and treat you like royalty. Yet, to offer a dime would be an offense. Little gifts for the children, pens or crayons, a notebook...

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Eagle Hunting Skills

Eagle Hunting Skills

Eagles are used to hunt all sorts of mammals, foxes being a favourite due to the fur that they provide, and in previous years they even hunted wolves – with a wingspan of over two metres the birds are capable of taking down sizeable prey. Eagle hunters are known as berkutchi; ...

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Eagle Hunting Skills

Eagle Hunting Skills

Eagles are used to hunt all sorts of mammals, foxes being a favourite due to the fur that they provide, and in previous years they even hunted wolves – with a wingspan of over two metres the birds are capable of taking down sizeable prey. Eagle hunters are known as berkutchi; ...

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Eagle Hunting Skills

Eagle Hunting Skills

Eagles are used to hunt all sorts of mammals, foxes being a favourite due to the fur that they provide, and in previous years they even hunted wolves – with a wingspan of over two metres the birds are capable of taking down sizeable prey. Eagle hunters are known as berkutchi; ...

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Eagle Festival in Western Mongolia

Eagle Festival in Western Mongolia

Meet the Kazakh Eaglehunters. The rodeo of eaglehunting. A fantastic opportunity for photographers and adventurers alike to see these magnificent birds up close. There are approx.400 eaglehunters in Bayan-Olgii aimag.eaglehunters from around regions gather to test their finely...

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Mongolia- ​only place to continue our tradition

Mongolia- ​only place to continue our tradition

The practice of hunting with eagles is around a thousand years old, and originates with the Mongolians - descendants of theirs settled around the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan. When the Russians conquered the region in the 1860s, they began suppressing eagle hunting and other militar...

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Altai Explore - Cross 4 Countries

Altai Explore - Cross 4 Countries

Join us on a truly groundbreaking journey, travelling through the forgotten lands of Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia and China to the heart of the Altai Mountains and a land steeped in shamanism and ancient traditions. The highlands of Mongolian and Chinese parts are rather dry s...

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Mongolia- ​Altai Kazakh Eagle Hunting History (over 2000 years old)

Mongolia- ​Altai Kazakh Eagle Hunting History (over 2000 years old)

Before put here many legends about Altai Kazakh Eaglehunting history, let me to give some informations about Golden Eagle and Altai Kazakh Hunting Skills.Golden Eagle is a bird of eagles family, predatory class, In Kazakhstan lives everywhere, except - woodless deserts and ste...

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