GOATS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE.
ALPINE IBEX (SCI Species ID E 13)
The Alpine Ibex is one of the most exclusive Big Game species that can be hunted in the Alps. Moreover, it is also the most rare of all Ibex species worldwide to be hunted. The Alpine Ibex´s massive thick and slightly bend horns make out this trophy’s desirability. After the Ibex was nearly extinct, it was reintroduced to the Swiss and Austrian Alps in the 19th century. With sustainable Ibex populations nowadays that are managed to keep the populations stable the Alpine Ibex is one of the biggest success stories when it comes to conservation through hunting in Europe. We are happy to be in the position of offering several hunts every year to hunters from around the world but we recommend to book far in advance. The best seasons for a successful hunt on Ibex are autumn and winter with the rut being in December.
ALPINE CHAMOIS (SCI Species ID E14)
The hunt for Chamois is usually quite challenging and takes place during the day. Hunting during the early morning and late evening hours is not necessary since chamois move all day. You can expect to see packs - sometimes over 30 animals - of this wonderful game animal. The very spectacular rut is in late October to November when Bucks chase each other at full speed over steep mountain cliffs. Both Females and Males consider almost equal looking horns and are hunted regarding management plans. Our Alpine Chamois hunts take place in Austria and Switzerland and are often combined with Alpine Ibex hunting.
CARPATHIAN CHAMOIS (SCI Species ID E34)
Hunting the Carpathian Chamois in the wild undeveloped Carpathian Mountains is a real Wilderness hunt. Horns are usually bigger than those of the Alpine Chamois. Nonetheless, hunting methods and animal behavior are similar for all Chamois Species.
TATRA CHAMOIS (SCI Species ID E 89)
The Tatra Chamois was distinguished by specialists from the Alpine Chamois in 1972 because of its larger scull and different coloration. It can be only found in the Tatra Mountain Ranges of Poland and Slovakia. Since there are no licenses available in Poland hunting is only possible in Slovakia where licenses are rare and booked years in advance. The horns are the same size as those from the Alpine Chamois.
FERAL GOAT (SCI Species ID E31)
Feral Goats are domestic goats the have escaped or have been released by their owners living in the wild for centuries. In Central Europe this Goats can be hunted in Croatia close to the Adriatic See and on some remote islands.
"In a civilized and cultivated country, wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen."
Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)