Chamois hunting at the end of November-Hunting report #43

The Carpathian Chamois –Rupicapra rupicapra

The chamois is spread all over the world and can be found in 8 large  geographic areas: Alps, Pyrenees, Apennines, Balkan Peninsula, Asia, the  Carpathians, Caucasus and New Zealand.In Europe there are seven  known subspecies of the chamois. The rocky peaks of the Romanian  Carpathians represent the habitat of the most vigorous population of  chamois in the world. From October until spring they are black or dark  brown. In the summer months they have a light rusty color. Their body  length is 125-130 cm and the female is a little bit smaller. The male’s  height at withers is of 70-90 cm and they weigh 40-60 kg. The Carpathian Chamois has some of the best Chamois trophies in the world. The world record for chamois was shot in Făgăraş Mountains in 1934(141.1 CIC points). The hunting season start on 1st of September and ends on 15th of December.The Carpathian Chamois may be hunted during the day, between 1,800 and 2,500 meters height. From above the tree line and down into spars forest in the valleys below. Stalking and waiting at the places that are frequented is the main method. As with all mountain game the hunt for Chamois a great experience with breathtaking views but also that kind of hunting that takes its toll on ones condition. When sitting beside your hard earned Chamois you know it was all well worth the effort.

Method: Spot & stalk.

Period:  28 of November-2nd of December ; 4 hunting days 

Gold medal 115 CIC chamois

P1030558 P1030557 P1030556 P1030555

Lynx traces and the prey 

  IMAG0846 IMAG0849 IMAG0848  P1030560 P1030562 P1030564 P1030565 P1030566 P1030569 P1030577 P1030582 P1030583 P1030591