As a gift from Austrian emperor Franz Josef in 1907 they were introduced to the central South Island's Mt Cook region.

They are the largest sub species of chamois, with some of the most attractive markings of all our game animals. 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.

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 firstly 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.

Hunting The Chamois

...A Few Things To Know

Chamois bucks typically spend their life solitary outside of the rut and blend in very well with the environment at only 80-90 lbs in weight. Their capes change colors from tan to dark brown as it cools off from late April.

We have some of the best chamois foot hunting in the world, on long-term leased, private wilderness. Access to two exclusive properties allows us to change locations according to the weather & time of year. This hunt will suit the true sheep hunter who is prepared to put in the time to achieve one of the most under valued trophies in the hunting world. If clients would prefer we can utilize a helicopter for access up onto the tops for day hunts which can be a good option.

Chamois bucks start their rut early-May to mid-June, which is the prime hunting season.

 

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