Ibex vs Chamois

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  1. BRICKBURN

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    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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    If he reads the post about you spitting beer on your bride, he may know where to obtain that tip, upon your demise.
     
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    Good point. But he's Canadian - I'm not sure he reads - eh?
     

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    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.
     

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    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.
     
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  6. Pheroze

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    A picture is worth a thousand words:D. Holy moly:eek:
     

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    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."
     

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    @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.
     

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    I always tell my football players the following when they start mumbling about whether I could do this very hard practice:
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    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.

    That does not look to bad. Its only couple inches tall on my computer screen.:whistle:
     
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    @Red Leg Never mention lawyers to a Canadian! :eek: Once he starts telling his lawyer jokes, it will be pretty much impossible to stop him. :D :A Bonk::A Stirring: :D Beers:
     
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    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."
     
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    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...
     

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    Ibex are great trophies and challenging to hunt. Alpine Ibex are at the top of the European list!
    Philip
     

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    Maybe you should try the romanian chamois in the Carpathian Mountains, is a nice hunt.
     
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  15. Pheroze

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    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.
     

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    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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