Hunting Season: October 1st – January 31st
The Balkan Chamois is a worthy adversary and requirement for any serious Capra shots wall. Lager than the Alpine in both body and horns, he is smaller than the Carpathian. The agility and sureness of foot of the Chamois are proverbial, and it is one the most remarkable sights in nature to see these animals ascending a steep rock face or descending frozen ice covered in snow. The hind legs of the Chamois are much longer than the forelegs and are built on powerful springs so that they can ascend precipitous faces more easily than they can descend them. Chamois can pass up cliffs that look quite inaccessible, springing from ledge to ledge and balancing on the tiniest projection. They are said to be able to slide down a snow slope with all four legs held well forward to grip the snow, and the false hoofs which are strongly developed, act as a brake.
The best method of hunting Chamois anywhere in the world is to get above them. The hunt is conducted on foot using a method of spot and stalk. Despite the country that these goats reside, a high level of fitness is not required for this hunt. There is a passable road reaching the highest point in the mountain, allowing us to gain easy altitude at the beginning of the day.
A hunt in Croatia is comfortable and civilized with lodging in small hotels in Makarska, a touristic village on the Adriatic Sea.
We have researched Eastern Europe for the best Chamois grounds and have located Biokovo in Croatia as a unique opportunity. The Mountain of Biokovo reaches 1700m above sea level and is known for its high densities of Balkan Chamois. For the last decade the reserve had been closed to foreign hunters, but we have the contacts to gain permission to chase this supreme Capra in this beautiful location. Providing great Sport and stunning scenery Croatia is a wonderful location to secure this very important member of the Real Big 5 Goats.