Carpathian Chamois

Our most recommended Chamois hunt, is for The World's largest, who can be pursued in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania.

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Carpathian Chamois Hunting, Romania


Hunting Season: 15th September – 15th December (We recommend a hunt between 20th October & 20th November as the best time to secure a Chamois)


Although a small animal, the chamois is one of the most important beasts to chase in Europe. Its agility and natural intelligence, and the high and difficult mountains in which it lives render it one of the finest quarries of the true hunter. Chamois can be found in most of the high ranges in Central and Southern Europe, their range extending from the Pyrenees to the Caucasus and from the Southern Carpathians to Albania.
The carpathian Chamois is generally considered to be the largest in the World, and certainly he still holds the World record at 141CIC points. More reasonably priced than in Austria, and certainly holding bigger heads with a high density, Romania is considered the finest destination in the World for Chamois, and is our first choice for hunters.
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The colour of the Chamois in summer is a greyish dun, with black markings on their face, but in winter their hair grows long and becomes almost black. However many varieties occur, including Albino and Menalistic however these are now rare. Chamois are gregarious and found in small herds. They are very watchful for their safety and normally post a sentinel to guard against surprise. As a rule old Males prefer a solitary existence for much of the year, joining the females during the rut. The gestation period for Chamois is twenty weeks and the female normally produces one, rarely two kids.
The Carpathian Chamois is a worthy adversary and requirement for any serious Capra shot’s wall. The agility and sureness of foot of the Chamois are proverbial, and it is one the most remarkable sights in nature to see these animals ascending a steep rock face or descending frozen ice covered in snow. The hind legs of the Chamois are much longer than the forelegs and are built on powerful springs so that they can ascend precipitous faces more easily than they can descend them. Chamois can pass up cliffs that look quite inaccessible, springing from ledge to ledge and balancing on the tiniest projection. They are said to be able to slide down a snow slope with all four legs held well forward to grip the snow, and the false hoofs which are strongly developed, act as a brake.
This is a true Capra hunt in beautiful mountain scenery, and a good level of fitness is required. Carpathian Chamois, in our opinion is the most rewarding of European hunts, although there are plenty of beasts and they are not skittish like Ibex, the sportsman will be required to climb and walk long distances. The hunt is conducted on foot using a method of spot and stalk, the most successful method is to get above them and gain the vantage point. Hence the need to climb; for the less able sportsman there are options, however the biggest chamois are always deeper in the mountains.
The Carpathian Mountains are home to some of the world’s biggest chamois, with not only the world record of 141 CIC points, but a total of 7 out of the world’s top 10 Chamois were secured in Romania. The average size of Chamois shot on our grounds will be between 105 – 125 CIC points. The rough terrain in this Mountain range makes this a truly satisfying and challenging hunt. The Chamois is a wary animal with keen senses always on the lookout for predators so is a truly marvellous member of the Real Big 5.
There is also an option to harvest Wild Boar & Fallow & Red Deer on this hunt.


To hunt Balkan Chamois, contact Real Big 5 on
+44 7977150104
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