Chamois Tyrol

Chamois hunting in Austria means exciting hunting in the picturesque Alps, cosy evenings in the secluded hunting lodge and time to relax away from everyday life. The breathtaking scenery of Tyrol and the challenge of hunting the skilled climbers will bring you many unforgettable moments.

Hunting in the mountains always has something fascinating about it. But in Tyrol it's a little bit nicer. Here you can hunt chamois and marmot to your heart's content under the guidance of proven experts. Experience a special hunt and enjoy the proverbial ´Hüttenzauber´.

The municipality of Nassereith is easily accessible and not far from Reute. For us hunters a hunting paradise. Nassereith is one of the most scenic areas in Tyrol. It is over 2,300 hectares with altitudes between 800 m and 2,500 m.

Informations about chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra)

The chamois is a species of wild goats native to Europe and Asia Minor. Weights up to 40 kg and shoulder heights of up to 85 cm can be reached. Characteristic of both sexes are the horns and the pale yellow to yellow-gray skin with black dorsal stripe in summer, and the dark gray to black skin in winter. In the winter the bucks form up to 25 cm long back hairs with a bright tip, that is the so-called "Gamsbart".

The main ranges are in the Alps, but also other European mountain ranges from Spain to Bulgaria. Also New Zealand has good populations. The chamois lives depending on subspecies and region in altitudes from 700 m to over 3,000 m.

The does live with the fawns in small herds of about 15 to 30 pieces. In case of danger they give a whistling warning sound. Bucks are rather solitary most of the time. During the rut (mid-November to mid-December), they move to the does.

Chamois are excellent climbers and have outstanding abilities to see, hear and smell. In Austria we hunt the alpine chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra rupicapra). The horns usually bring it up to 80 - 90 CIC points.

Hunting season/hunting method

In Austria chamois may be hunted from 1 August to 15 December. As a general rule,”the later you hunt, the harder it gets”! Of course, mountain hunting is more strenuous in winter with snow than in summer. Therefore you should also make your preferred hunting date dependent on your own physical fitness.

The chamois is primarily hunted on the stalk. During the day, the promising slopes will be observed. When the chamois appear the harder part begins. Now it is necessary to make the ascent carefully to surpass the height of the chamois or at least reach the same height. If then there is a suitable chamois, it is important to get a good shot. As with all mountain hunts, the shooting distances are slightly higher than usual..

During this hunt you also have the opportunity to shoot marmots (hunting season 15 August to 30 September) if licenses are available. Please let us know in advance if you also want to hunt marmots.

Equipment

The clothes should be adapted to the season you want to hunt. Windproof and breathable clothing and well-worn, the ankle-stabilizing footwear are generally recommended in mountain hunts.

When hunting in the mountains you shoot more often at long distances than usual and therefore you should definitely have a variable target optics with appropriate magnification. Likewise,  powerful binoculars (at least 10x magnification), a spotting scope and a rangefinder are very helpful.

For the chamois hunting you can use all common calibers from .243 Winchester and higher. 

Accomodation

We recommend an overnight stay in one of the hunting cabins during your stay. In our opinion, this is simply part of hunting chamois or marmots. It is the proverbial 'cabin magic' that casts a spell over most hunters. The cabins are simple but rustic.

Prices and fees

Offer chamois hunting in Austria:     540,- € *

 

Including:

• 4 travelling days

• 2 full hunting days

• All transports in the area

• 1: 1 guided tour and hunting organization

• Rating of the trophy

     

Not included:

• Own arrival and departure

• Trophy fees according to price list (see brochure)

• Meals, payable on the spot

• Booking fee 195, - €

• Tips and personal expenses

• Trophy transport and shipment

• Tyrolean hunting card 60,- €

• Boiling of trophy 90,- €

 

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We recommend to book a travel insurance covering cancellation of the journey too.