Chamois

The chamois is without contest the most graceful game animal found in New Zealand with an agility that makes this a fascinating animal to hunt.  As part of the antelope family, the chamois is supremely adapted to the mountainous environment of New Zealand’s South Island.

About chamois

Bucks are usually solitary animals that are sometimes found in small bachelor groups outside of the rut in late April when they will join female groups - a good trophy will have horns of around 10 inches.

How you can hunt chamois

Most hunters choose to combine a free range tahr and chamois hunt, as these species are found in the same area. With Nine Yards Safaris, you have a choice on how you would like to hunt this species. You can be based at the lodge and hunt on foot, stay in a spike hunt – or as a helicopter accessed hunt to reach the more remote alpine hunting areas. But remember, flying in by heli doesn’t mean a bigger trophy – it’s all about knowing where to hunt and savoring the experience. Heli accessed hunts are brilliant fun, but they can be over in just one hour.

When to hunt chamois

Chamois can be hunted almost year round. Mostly however, the are best hunted between April and late June as July is the middle of winter in New Zealand. Some of our hunters also like to combine a chamois and tahr hunt with touring and sightseeing around the magnificent South Island. Luckily we can arrange that!  If you think you might like to hunt chamois or are interested in seeing with other species you can combine a chamois hunt with, enquire now.


Chamois

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Good friend Steve Le Blanc

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A monster Sambar

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Another success for the brothers

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Good points and paddles

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Pigman takes on New Zealand

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Archery success with a 400+

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Gils fantastic 10 point Sika

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The walk was worth it

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Bottom fishing on Hookin Bull