Discounted Hunt for Pyrenean Chamois
Rifle 1X1 $4,950 USD
2023 / 2024
Discounted Hunt for Pyrenean Chamois
- 3 Full Hunting Days in Spain
- Bronze Medal Pyrenean Chamois Trophy Fee
- R/T Road Transportation from Barcelona
- Field Preparation of Trophies
- First Day / Last Day Lodging
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Trophy Transportation to Local Taxidermist
- 21% VAT
- Cell and Internet Service in Camp
- Dip and Pack
- Crating and Shipping of Trophies
- Airfare to and from Spain
The observer rate is $250 / Day
Additional Hunting Days are $650 / Day
Rifle rental is $50/day including ammo.
Embarking on a hunt for Pyrenean Chamois in Spain is an honored tradition by hunters the world over. This hunt takes place in the gorgeous Pyrenees Mountains in Spain, where you’ll stay at a luxurious 4-star retreat situated up in the mountains. At this price, you’ll get a bronze Pyrenean Chamois with the option to upgrade to either a silver or gold medal chamois.
About the Pyrenean Chamois:
The Pyrenean Chamois is a Capra found only in small parts of Spain and France. It can grow up to 80cm tall and has backward-hooked horns. Their coats are a ruddy brown color during the summer but develop into a darker brown or black coat during the winter. They are browsers and graze on grass, nuts, and tree buds. They are very agile and well suited to the mountainous terrain they live in and can be found up to 3,000 meters. In the 1940s the species neared extinction due to hunting pressure for their leather, but was protected and has rebounded dramatically since then to include around 50,000 animals.
You can expect your trophy at this price point of $4,950 to be a bronze medal scoring between CIC 87 to 91.9 points. If you choose, you can upgrade to a silver medal that will score CIC 92 to 96.9 points for $1,000 more. Gold medals are also available, and they will score CIC from 97+ points and are a $2,000 upcharge over bronze.
We have eliminated some of the uncertainty and confusion over what your trophy will cost you by eliminating the confusing cic pricing structure. It is difficult enough to get into a position to take a shot at a true trophy chamois. The last thing you want to be doing is math calculations based on the guide's guess as to size and associated cost.. By offering a flat upgrade fee per medal class, we remove some of the uncertainty in the field when the shot presents itself.
Pyrenean Chamois Hunting Area and Terrain:
You will be hunting in the Pyrenees Mountains, from where the Pyrenean Chamois gets its namesake from. The area has pine-fir forests, open grassy areas, and rocky slopes. There are spectacular views of the Mediterranean and Pyrenees Mountains to be had while on this hunt. The hunting area is over 37,000 acres and has hearty populations of medal-sized trophies. This outfitter has exclusive hunting rights to this area and has been exclusively managing it for 5 years. The outfitter also recommends that you be in good shape due to the nature of the tough terrain. However, their hunting area is very diverse and they can accommodate hunters that may be unable to walk and hike much of the landscape, as long as you are confident in your shooting skills.
Pyrenean Chamois Hunting Season:
The hunting season for Pyrenean Chamois runs from October to December. Coming during any of these months will provide a great hunting experience. As the months pass it will begin to get colder in the mountainous region you will be hunting in. If you plan to combine this hunt for Pyrenean Chamois with a Red Stag hunt or a Mouflon hunt, the best time to come is during the month of October for both animals.
About the Outfitter:
This outfitter has lots of experience guiding hunters to trophies across the globe. They are based in Spain and specialize in hunting all of Spain’s species. They are fully dedicated to your enjoyment and success on your hunt. They believe it is the small details that set them apart from other outfitters: great food, quality accommodations, good wines, and reliable logistics. Their guides are very experienced and very passionate about hunting, a winning combination that clients love. For this Pyrenean Chamois hunt, they have a 100% success rate and consistently produce excellent quality trophies.
All 3 of the guides speak English, in addition to Spanish.
Pyrenean Chamois Hunt Lodge and Accommodations:
Depending on what part of the mountains the Pyrenean Chamois are active in, you will either stay at a small boutique hotel or a luxury guest house, both of which are rated 4-star and are situated up in the Pyrenees Mountain range. In both places, you will have a private room with a private en-suite bathroom. Full internet and wifi are located at the hotels.
At both lodges, the food served is very good and is Spanish cuisine. Both lodges are very comfortable and provide good rest after a long day’s hunt. Beer, wine, and spirits are all included at the bar.
A Typical Day Hunting Pyrenean Chamois:
On your typical day hunting Pyrenean Chamois, you can expect to wake up very early and have a light breakfast with your guide. You will discuss the plans for the day and then head out toward the hunting area to arrive just as the sun is rising. The goal is to identify your shooter as they move from their morning feeding areas to where they'll be bedding down for the day. You and your guide will be covering ground on foot glassing for the perfect trophy.
Once the right animal is found, it's time to begin your hike and stalk. This is where the challenge really begins. The Pyrenean Chamois has incredible eyesight, so sneaking up on him while remaining unseen is quite the challenge. A relatively close stalk is almost always the go-to method, as the mountain winds can easily throw your bullet off course from longer ranges. The mountain wind shear combined with the Chamois being a small target makes long-range shots difficult even for the most experienced marksman.
The Pyrenean Chamois used to be the preferred trophy of the best Swiss marksman due to these conditions, as harvesting one was an extremely honored and respected task. Once you get within a distance both you and your guide are comfortable shooting in, it’s time to take your shot. The average distance of shots taken is from 100 - 300 yards.
Other Available Animals:
It is possible to combine this hunt with another hunt for a free-range Red Stag or Mouflon Sheep. Combining this hunt with either of these species will require extending the hunting time at least two more days at $650 per day.
Trophy Care and Shipping:
Once you down your trophy, it will be dressed and hauled out of the mountains. Back at the camp, it will be skinned and salted. Within a week, it will be delivered to a licensed Spanish taxidermist the outfitter uses. If you will have it mounted there and shipped back, the process will start then. If you will be using a different taxidermist, it will just go there for dip and pack and processing before being shipped to the taxidermist of your choice.
- Steyr Mannlicher 7RM with Vortex 5x25x50.
- Tikka T3x 30.06 with Steiner 3x12x56.
If bringing your own rifle, the outfitter recommends anything from .308 to .300 Win Mag. All 6.5 calibers are suitable as well for this hunt. All ammo should be soft bullets.
You will first fly to Barcelona International Airport. Pickup from Madrid can also be arranged. Once there, the outfitter will meet you at reception and begin your gun clearance. From there, it is a three-hour trip by road to the hunting area and where you’ll be staying.
Deposit and Payment Policy:
A 50% deposit of $2,475 is due to book this hunt for Pyrenean Chamois. The remaining 50% must be paid upon arrival in Barcelona in euros cash or the package balance may be paid through the booking agent prior to departure. Upgraded trophy fees and any extras are all due at the end of the hunt in euro cash. This outfitter does not accept credit cards.
Deposits are non-refundable. Dates can be rescheduled only at the outfitter's discretion. Upon any rescheduling, a $150 rescheduling fee is to be paid directly to the booking agent.
EXCLUSIONS: Airfare, Taxidermy, Dip and Pack, Shipping of Trophies, Insurance, Gratuities, Rifle Rental
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