Where to hunt Cantabrian Chamois
Cantabrian chamois is a subspecies of chamois, a small mountain goat-antelope that graces with its presence many a mountain range in the Old World. Cantabrian chamois is one of the smallest subspecies of chamois. True to its name, it is found in the Cantabrian mountain range in the north-west of Spain.
Cantabrian chamois hunting in Spain typically cost between $4,000 and $7,000. Before booking a trip, check the outfitter’s pricing policy: some offer the hunt at a flat fee, others – on a daily rate add trophy fee basis. Trophy fee may depend on the size of the horns. The most expensive offers are combination hunts, usually involving an opportunity to harvest both subspecies of Spanish chamois: Cantabrian and Pyrenean.
When to hunt Cantabrian Chamois?
Hunting season for Cantabrian chamois in Spain usually runs from May to mid-July, and from September to mid-November. In the summer chamois dwell in alpine meadows where they are easier to spot and stalk, while in the winter they descend to lower, wooded altitudes, where other hunting methods are possible. Chamois usually rut in November-December.
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Chamois hunting is, with a few exceptions that will be mentioned below, as pure a mountain game hunt as it goes. It's all about spot-and-stalk. The animals spend most of the day lying about chewing cud, so you'll have to be up the mountain by sunrise to catch the "happy hour" when they move from feeding to bedding areas. Then comes the stalk, where escaping the creature's powerful eyesight is as difficult as navigating through rough mountain terrain. A chamois is a small target, and mountain winds are proverbially treacherous, so even if you are a confident long-range shot, a close stalk is advisable. Some European outfitters take advantage of the chamois's seasonal migration to wooded areas, and may arrange hunts from blinds, high seats, or driven hunts.
Why hunt Cantabrian Chamois?
In the old Europe the saying that someone would "climb the mountains after the chamois" had a definite, if broad, message. It was a bit of looking down on recklessness of risking life and limb, and spending so much effort, to secure such a small animal. But it was also a sign of respect for the strength, agility, courage and marksmanship that it took to bring the animal home, especially when armed with a crossbow or a primitive musket. It was the chamois hunters that made the glory of the Swiss marksmen. Chamois hunting is not only about immersion into an ancient tradition, but also one of the purest forms of mountain hunting. Cantabrian chamois hunting in particular carries, as a bonus, an opportunity to explore the wonders of Spain.
Cantabrian Chamois Spain
Hunting for one of the most gracious animals in Spain - Cantabrian Chamois. Woman, the tours have a discount of the 10%. Family, the discount of the tour is 10%. More than 1 person (Friends), the discount of the tour is 5%.
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 15 Sep 2020 28 Feb 2021
Cantabrian Chamois hunt Spain
Outstanding free range hunting for Cantabrian Chamois in on of the best hunting areas of Spain. Upon arrival to the airport you will be met by our representative who will take care of customs formalities and then transfer you to the hunting ground where you will be guided by our PH and local guide. This hunt is for adventure hunters who want to experience mountain hunting in Spain. Upon arrival at Madrid´s airport you will meet our outfitter/PH and after paperwork is done, we make a 4h car drive to the hunting grounds where we will start hunting. We strongly recommend to have insurance and to book at least 2-3 days so we are not in a rush for transfers. Before every hunt we test rifles. Depending on conditions, we use 4x4 vehicles or walk through the hunting grounds to spot the animals. After spotting the animals, we will start the stalk on foot. The last part of the hunt is exciting testing the hunter’s nerve system, because selecting the right trophy is not an easy task!. After approaching a lonely animal or a herd, there will normally be an opportunity to find support for the rifle when you are shooting. After successfully taking the animal we will pick the trophy, measure it & tag it. An honest and clear fee system with a painless booking & administration process. Note** SCI score is different than CIC. Within the price, we consider the CIC score so the SCI score of trophies is actually higher** Note** Cantabrian Chamois is valid for the GSCO CAPRA SLAM Note** The itinerary can be arranged upon request & combined with tourism** Note** We highly recommend light rifles with calibers suitable for long shots & powerful scopes that you are comfortable with**. After you successfully take the animal we will transfer you to Madrid for departure! Do not hesitate to contact us with your concerns.
Trip duration: 1 - 7 days
Hunting season: 3 Feb 2020 3 Feb 2021
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