Chamois, an intelligent, extremely astute and agile Antelope x Goat like animal which can be very challenging to hunt. Unlike Tahr (who only inhabit the central mountain areas of the South Island), Chamois range from the top to the bottom of the South Island (as with Tahr, they’re not on the North Island), from the coastline to the snow covered mountain tops.
You can argue on what the better Chamois trophy mount is, a Winter or Summer coat, the trophy is in the eye of the beholder! Chamois bucks rut at a similar time to Tahr, May/June. It’s not just the Bucks that offer trophy horns though, the Does horns grow just as big – though we do try to harvest Bucks when we can.
As with the Tahr, fitness levels do need to be OK but the Chamois are generally hunted on easier, Tussock country.
For those with limited time, it’s hard to beat the excitement and thrill of a Helihunt for both Bull Tahr and/or a Chamois Buck!
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