Ibex vs Chamois

............... I am far more nervous about a goat hunt I have scheduled in the Chilcotin Mts of British Columbia in two years. ...........



What's to worry about.... google earth shows it's a little bumpy.

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My advice; More spotting than climbing and then wait until the buggers come down a bit. :)
 
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Fortunately, I have hunted with my guide three times previously (bear and mule deer). He at least knows what he is dealing with and seems confident - I hate younger people. I did tell him if I dropped dead he could forget the bleeding tip.

If he reads the post about you spitting beer on your bride, he may know where to obtain that tip, upon your demise.
 
Good point. But he's Canadian - I'm not sure he reads - eh?
 
There is affordable Chamois hunts in France, Austria, and Slovenia...I say right around 3000, France is less. That doesn't include tips, transportation there, permits, but still not a bad price to hunt Europe.
There are (or were) lots of chamois around the 8000' +or- perimeter of Kosovo, particularly the south, Macedonia and western border with Albania. I lived near the southern border with Macedonia 15 years ago and we use to see them anytime we worked our way up to a communist era ski center near Brezovica. Never saw nor heard of any ibex in the area though.
 
Ibex are so vaired in where they occur and the landscape I feel you would have to narrow down the species you are looking at for a fair comparison. I've hunted Beceite Ibex in Spain, and while it was an awesome hunt in amazing scenery, I wouldn't call it physically hard.

Next on my list is the Chamois, that will be more a challenging hunt, both physically and a harder species to be successful on. Its also more of the classic European goat.
 
It would appear that winter would make things a bit easier. But, 11,800 ft is quite a climb! [Wikipedia]

"They can be found at elevations up to at least 3,600 m (11,800 ft). In Europe, Chamois spend their summers above the tree line in meadows. When winter rolls around, they go to lower elevations, of around 800 m (2,600 ft), to live in forests, mainly in areas dominated by pines."
 
@Pheroze I think there is least 4 different types of Chamois and I think what range you hunt them in can make a big difference in the physicality of the hunt. Ibex there is a ton of them across Europe and Asian and I would have no idea where to begin.
 
:LOL:. My honest thought is that they can judge us at exactly that point in time when they have done what we have.

I always tell my football players the following when they start mumbling about whether I could do this very hard practice:
1. 3 mile run in 17:30 minutes
2. 20 pull ups
3. 80 sit ups in 2 minutes
I did that when I was 18. So far I have had no takers. However, this year I had one ask me if I could still do it. My response, "Hell, No!" A very bad practice ended with everyone laughing.

What's to worry about.... google earth shows it's a little bumpy.

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That does not look to bad. Its only couple inches tall on my computer screen.:whistle:
 
Always felt that Shakespeare had the last word in Lawyer jokes in Part II, Act IV, Scene II of "Henry VI" where ne'er do well Dick the Butcher opines - "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."
 
Always felt that Shakespeare had the last word in Lawyer jokes in Part II, Act IV, Scene II of "Henry VI" where ne'er do well Dick the Butcher opines - "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."
Ok, in that play that was how they would undermine society - kill all the lawyers :A Bang Head:. In point of fact you all should be celebrating my brethren:S Kneel:

Ok maybe that over states things a tad:rolleyes::D

Anyone have a sore neck? Just asking...
 
This is probably more about hunting particular areas in Europe than the animal itself. I am wondering whether there is something about hunting one which makes it a more desirable trophy over the other? Horn difference is obviously noticable, but is there anything else about one that you prefer? I am thinking maybe the beauty of the terrain, the relative challenge? Relative cost/value? Maybe there is another european goat/sheep that puts it at the top of the pile for similar reasons. I am very interested in your thoughts on this.
Ibex are great trophies and challenging to hunt. Alpine Ibex are at the top of the European list!
Philip
 
Maybe you should try the romanian chamois in the Carpathian Mountains, is a nice hunt.
 
Maybe you should try the romanian chamois in the Carpathian Mountains, is a nice hunt.

I just did a quick search, and this does look like a great alternative! Romania was on my radar ever since @gizmo posted his report about the country.
 
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Here we have the biggest chamois in the world, as a body also as a trophy.
 
Believe it or not Romania has amazing Chamios hunting and some of the largest free range Chamios come from there. I will go back one day and hunt them. The altitude isn't quite as bad as in some other places though the Carpathians will certainly test your endurance.
 

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