Kyrgyzstan is officially known as the Kyrgyz Republic, and it is a sleepy little mountain nation nestled into the western most reaches of the Tian Shan Mountain Range. It was one of several Asian republics spawned by the break up of the Soviet Union. Kyrgyzstan has become one of the most popular destinations for mountain hunters. This country produces very large Mid Asian ibex, Marco Polo argali, and excellent Tian Shan argali sheep. A variety of Marco Polo sheep found south of the Naryn River are also considered by some sheep hunting organizations as the Hume argali and are accepted as such for the “Super Slam” of wild sheep. Road networks are better than in neighboring Tajikistan and the level of outfitting service has improved dramatically in recent years. Hunting altitudes are lower than in Tajikistan and therefore horses can be used extensively for transportation during mountain hunts.