Where to hunt Mouflon
Mouflons are thought to be one of the ancestors of domestic sheep. Biologists believe the mouflon went extinct in the wild state across their original range, that covered the mountains of Europe up to Crimea, in the Neolithic period, but survived on a few Mediterranean islands where they were introduced by people at about the same time. From these islands the mouflon was introduced to hunting estates all over its current range, which includes most European countries, such as Spain, France, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Russia, as well as countries with developed game farm culture, including Argentina, Uruguay, the USA, and South Africa.
The price of the mouflon hunt is typically made up of daily rate and trophy (or shooting) fee. The daily rate in Europe ranges between $200 and $1,000, depending on the country and whether accommodation and meals are included. The trophy fee is usually calculated from horn size, and may range from a nominal sum for a non-trophy or cull animal, to $3,000-$5,000 for a good head, and even more for a record book class trophy. For sheep hunts, as compared to North American species or the Marco Polo, it’s still a bargain.
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When to hunt Mouflon?
Being an exotic species, the mouflon can be hunted a year round in many places. However, most European hunting preserves, especially with free range herds, prefer to hunt mouflon in the autumn and winter, from about September to February. The best time for a trophy hunter is the rut, which usually happens around October in the Northern Hemisphere, and around June in the Southern.
Hunting methods All hunting methods (12)
Mouflon is a kind of sheep that is adapted to life in wooded mountains. They usually dwell on the border of woods and Alpine meadows, moving to higher and lower altitudes depending on the season. As the result, mouflon hunting methods aren’t limited to the spot-and-stalk technique common for all mountain game. When the animals are down in the woods, they are often hunted from high seats or in the course of a driven hunt. If you’re after a genuine mountain hunting experience, check that the outfitter is located in a mountainous area (some mouflon hunting preserves are in the hills and even plain woods), and that the timing of the hunt is when the animals are in the meadows.
Why hunt Mouflon? All hunts (90)
The mouflon was one of the species that originally introduced Europeans to sheep hunting for sport. The aristocrats that cruised the Mediterranean in their yachts tried to hunt wild mouflon on the islands, and found it an exciting and challenging pursuit. This spurred the interest in Asian and North American wild sheep hunting. In spite of the stigma of the official status as a feral/exotic animal, mouflons are wary and careful, and can be quite a challenge to harvest. Its adaptation to life in the woods provides a unique hunting experience, and in proper habitat mouflon is a great affordable introduction to sheep hunting.
Iberian Mouflon Hunt Spain
The Mouflon was introduced in Spain from the Mediterranean island of Corsica many years ago. This period in Spain has been enough to develop different features as its small size compared to others in Europe. Its horns grow in a snail-shape trying to close the circumference. This hunt can be taken either with a rifle or a bow. A moderated shape is required to succeed on this hunt. Hunting season goes from early October to March 1st. All our hunts are run in free range areas.
Trip duration: 2 days
Hunting season: 1 Oct 2020 31 Mar 2021
Chamois 1x1 in Austrian Alps Austria
The classical chamois hunt in Austrian Alps. For your stay you can choose one of the 4-stars hotels (half-board) or Ferienstadl appartements nearby hunting area. Our guest hunters usually rent a car in the airport (Vienna or Salzburg). It is possible to organise airport transfer.
Trip duration: 1 - 7 days
Hunting season: 1 Jul 2020 31 Dec 2020
Iberian Mouflon Sheep & wild boar hunt Spain
Outstanding hunting for Iberian mouflon sheep and wild boar 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 3,15h car drive to the hunting grounds where we will start hunting. This is not a tough hunt so your physical form has to be good… 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** Iberian Mouflon sheep is valid for the OVIS 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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