KUIUS PEDRO AMPUERO ARROWS LARGEST EVER DAGESTAN TUR IN AZERBAIJAN
Earlier this year I was fortunate to bring Pedro Ampuero on full-time as KUIU’s European Manager of Brand Development. Pedro was one of the early adopters of KUIU when I first started the brand and has been a loyal and integral part of our development team since day one. I have always had a strong belief that success is directly related to the people you are surrounded by, and Pedro has done a tremendous job in raising awareness for us throughout Europe. He has been an incredible addition to the KUIU team.
Last month, Pedro hunted the Caucasus Mountains in Azerbaijan and was able to successfully harvest the largest Dagestan Tur ever taken with a bow. Given the nearly vertical terrain of the Caucasus Mountains, Pedro’s trophy is truly remarkable. Most bowhunters take one look at these mountains and say it can’t be done. Not Pedro. Ever since his father Pepe’ took a great billy back in the early 1990s, it has been one of Pedro’s life goals to arrow a monster Tur.
Often referred to as a mix of goat and sheep, the Dagestan Tur is actually a member of the goat family. Sure-footed with beautiful, out-sweeping horns, they live their entire lives in steep, dangerous, and technical terrain making this a hunt not for the faint of heart. It’s often referred to as one of the toughest, most physically and mentally challenging hunts on earth. A monster with any weapon at nearly 40 inches (162 7/8 SCI), Pedro’s old billy is the largest ever taken with a bow by a wide margin.
It is hunts like Pedro’s in conditions like the Caucasus Mountains that continue to drive innovation at KUIU. This is a great example of real-world hunting experiences by the great team here at KUIU in our constant quest to build the best equipment on the planet.
Congratulations Pedro on a truly outstanding accomplishment.
Enjoy the film.
Pedro’s Gear List:
– Ultra Merino 145 LS Crew T
– Ultra Merino 145 Zip Off Bottom
– Peloton 240 Full Zip Hoody
– Guide DCS Jacket
– Chinook Pant
– Kenai Jacket
– Chugach NX Rain Jacket and Pant
– Peloton 240 Beanie
– Ultra Merino 145 Neck Gaiter
– Peloton 200 Gloves
– Northstar Gloves
– Yukon Gaiters
-Icon Pro 3200 +Pack Rain Cover
-Havalon and Leatherman
-First Aid Kit
-KUIU Glassing Pad
-Duffle Bag and Waterproof bags
-Cameras, Extra batteries
-Storm Star 2P Tent
-Super Down Sleeping Bag 0º
-Thermarest Sleeping Pad
-PSE Decree HD 70# @ 29 290fps real (No spare bow, extra cost is over 1.000$ to get another bow)
-Carbon Express Maxima Blue with Grim Reaper 13/8” Razortip 100gr Bohning BlazersTotal 390r (x18 in a plastic tube, architecture drawings tube)
-Spot Hogg Father; Trophy Taker Rest; Doinker Stabilizers; Carter Too Simple;
-Spare parts for all components in case of accident
-KUIU SFS Bow Kit
-Swarovski EL Range;
-Leupold RX-1000 Range finder; Spare Rangefinder
-Swarovski ATS Spotting Scope; Manfroto / Gitzo Carbon Tripod