They are the largest sub species of chamois, with some of the most attractive markings of all our game animals living in defined free range areas of the South Island of New Zealand. Living in small family groups, the chamois is extremely agile with nimble feet and keen 10x eyesight…making for a truly challenging hunt and an extremely rewarding experience for those that love mountain hunting. Chamois bucks (males) and nannies (females) can look identical although the bucks typically have heavier bases and a full hook on their horns.
One of the most exciting and challenging mountain hunts in the world, chamois are a small and alert mountain antelope that live in tight family groups. A lot of time is initially spent spotting these reclusive animals where we have good vehicle access into the valleys, living in the early season on the edge of timber and rocky bluffs, to long native grasses and sunny faces in winter.