Outfitter #057

EUROPEAN MOUFLON & Balkan Chamois - Croatia

Description

EUROPEAN MOUFLON - Hunting is fair chase and conducted by spot and stalk. The best time for hunting mouflon is from late September to early December. It’s always enjoyable watching the mouflon climb up cliffs hanging over the sea.

The males shoulder height is 26-30 inches and weight up to 100-lbs and is one of the world's smallest wild sheep. Upper parts are reddish-brown with a pale white saddle patch when in its winter coat. Underparts, rump, lower legs and muzzle are white. There is dark neck ruff without bib. The horns usually grow in a tight circle, with the tips turned inward toward the face and are commonly broomed back to about a three-quarter curl. Purebred European mouflon rams the tip-to-tip measurement is not be the widest spread. Rams over 220 CIC points are harvested every season on our private estates.

 

BALKAN CHAMOIS - 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.

Although a small animal, the chamois is one of the most important beasts to chase in Europe. Its agility and natural intelligence, and the high and difficult mountains in which it lives render it one of the finest quarries of the true hunter. Chamois can be found in most of the high ranges in Central and Southern Europe, their range extending from the Pyrenees to the Caucasus and from the Southern Carpathians to Albania. The color of the Chamois in summer is a greyish dun, with black markings on their face, but in winter their hair grows long and becomes almost black. However many varieties occur, including Albino and melanistic, however these are now rare. Chamois are gregarious and found in small herds. They are very watchful for their safety and normally post a sentinel to guard against surprise. As a rule old Males prefer a solitary existence for much of the year, joining the females during the rut. The gestation period for Chamois is twenty weeks and the female normally produces one, rarely two kids.

You will stay in the beautiful village of Makarska on the Adriatic Sea in comfortable local hotels.


Price

Day Rates:

E500/day 1x1

E750/day Pre-scouted hunts – 1x1

E250/day/person – observer

 

Trophy Fees

European Mouflon

Up to 80 CIC E5,000

Over 80 CIC+ E400/cm

 

Balkan Chamois  

Up to 95 CIC E3,950

Over 95 CIC + E300 per point

 

The prices are based on CIC measurement system and length & weight of the trophy

Dates

European mouflon - Open all year - 3 day hunt

Balkan Chamois - October - January - 3 day hunt

Included

Visa invitation, gun import permit, hunting organization up to mentioned days and one trophy fee of mentioned species and sizes, area fees, customs clearance, transfer from/to closest airport of main destination, full board accommodation at hunting area, interpreter and local guide.

Excluded

Visa costs, international & domestic air fares, hotels accommodations before and/or after the hunts, hotel extras, trip insurance, Ripcord medical insurance, tips, additional trophies, sightseeing tours, booking handling and formalities E300, hunt supplement, 22% European VAT, taxidermy,  E250/ trophy handling, veterinary certificate and export permits E250/ trophy, trophy shipment, hunting licenses E250/area.

Wounded game counts as bagged by estimation of the professional hunter and will be charged accordingly

Transportation

Day 1 – Depart for Croatia, where you will meet your outfitter and be transferred to the hunting accommodations

Day 2 – Hunting Days (4 Day scheduled hunt)

Departing schedule

Day 1 – Ground transfer to the airport in the morning, gun exportation guidance

Physical Requirement Level

Level 3 - These hunts are a true wilderness experience and are usually conducted on horseback, while hunting species such as elk, moose, bear; also, some mountain lion and African Cape buffalo. Difficult to extreme hiking and backpacking can be involved.

Additional Information
Approach: Spot and Stalk.
Equipment: Automobile.


Updated: 2018-03-02 17:31:07