Pyrenean Chamois are native to the mountain ranges of France and Spain. They are known for their agility and are excellent climbers, able to navigate steep terrain with ease. Pyrenean Chamois feed on a variety of vegetation and are active both day and night.
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Based in Turkey, Shikar Safaris has been in continuous operation since 1996, and I’ve known its founder and owner, Kaan Karakaya, since he first started. Turkey is, of course, a very important hunting country. Shikar Safaris is the largest outfitter in Turkey, controlling a majority of the permits in the finest areas.
Professional hunting company established in Madrid, (Spain) in 1999, specializing in Big game free range hunts and red legged partridges shooting; advocates wildlife conservation through sustainable hunting model.
The Pyrenean Chamois, also known as the "Izard", is a subspecies of chamois native to the Pyrenees mountain range, which straddles the border between Spain and France. It's a medium-sized ungulate recognized by its distinctive horns that curve backwards.
As the name suggests, these chamois are primarily found in the Pyrenees mountains. Both Spain and France offer hunting opportunities, but regulations and seasons may differ.
The Pyrenean Chamois prefers alpine and subalpine zones, often inhabiting areas above the tree line. They can be found on rocky crags, meadows, and high-altitude grasslands.
Given the steep and often distant shooting positions, a flat-shooting rifle, often in calibers like .270 Winchester or 7mm Remington Magnum, is recommended. Quality optics are equally crucial for spotting and accurate shooting.
Typically, the best seasons to hunt Pyrenean Chamois are during spring and autumn. However, precise dates can vary between countries and regions.
The rugged terrain and unpredictable mountain weather can make the hunt demanding. Additionally, the chamois's keen senses require stealth and patience from hunters.
While both sexes possess horns, the males tend to have thicker and longer horns than females. However, size and horn shape can overlap, making field identification tricky.
Yes, spot and stalk is the predominant hunting method, utilizing binoculars or spotting scopes to locate the animals from a distance before planning an approach.
Each country and specific region within the Pyrenees might have different regulations concerning seasons, bag limits, and methods. Always check with local wildlife agencies or your outfitter.
For recommended outfitters specializing in Pyrenean Chamois hunts, consult the Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters directory.
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