Chamois are the mountain goat to stalk for. With bow or rifle they are an excellent game to hunt. Good glassing is the golden ticket to ensure successful hunting of this species. Hunters need to differentiate a pile of crumbling rocks to a moving, brown-colored chamois over 1000 meters away depending upon the area they're hunting in. Found throughout mountainous regions of Europe and the South Island of New Zealand (since the early 20th century), this hunting specy chamois hug ridgelines as they graze on forages, using the difficult terrain in their defense. Climb above the bush line for better views early in the morning. Chamois frequently forget to look above them for predators, so a good, stealthy approach is best for hunting from above potential grazing areas.
Serbia, a country situated on Southeast Balkan's peninsula is renowned for trophy chamois and other plains game hunting species as its highly elevated mountain area and landscape. In Serbia, chamois hunting occurs mainly in two hunting areas:
- Near River Zlot Canyons: A good chamois hunting area located in Zlot, a village in Serbia.
- Near Danuba River Canyons: River Danuba is the second largest river of Europe and its canyons serve to be ideal location for the Chamois hunt.
Like all mountainous hunts, stalking and glassing may be the most important tactics to use but they are nothing but a failed hunt if you shoot too quickly and bringing down a chamois in an impossibly unreachable spot area. Take your time, enjoy the alpine altitudes on this enjoyable hunt.
Apart from chamois hunting, Serbia also offer some of the best wild boar, roe deer, red deer, mouflon sheep hunts in addition to the availability of pheasant, duck and other upland hunting birds.
Varieties: rupicapra chamois, cantabrian chamois
Scientific name: Rupicapra rupicapra
Size: height: 70 – 80 cm
Weight: male 30 – 60 kg, female 25 – 45 kg
Lifespan: 22 years
Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Highseat, Stalking, Walked Up