June 1-Sept 15
There are many mountain species to hunt in France. Most notably they are the Alpine,
Chartreuse and Pyrenees Chamois and Mouflon Sheep. The French Alps and Pyrenees Mountains, where Old World hunting traditions run deep, are idyllic settings to hunt these coveted animals. Game numbers, in the areas where hunts are conducted, are high and success is virtually 100%. Local guides know the areas and animals very well, so finding animals is never a problem. Each of the different mountain ranges hold different subspecies of Chamois.
Hunts are relatively short with 2 days / 3 nights allocated for each species. Depending upon the area to be hunted, lodging will be anything from rural guesthouses to modern hotels. These are inclusive packages with ground transport, hunting license, food, lodging and guide included. Obviously, these are also great trips to take along an observer, as France is a wonderful destination for non-hunters as well.
Depending upon the species, most hunting takes place between September and February. And, most hunting is done within 2-3 hours of an airport, so no lengthy ground travel is necessary.
Chartreuse Chamois $9100
Alpine Chamois $6100
Pyrenees Chamois $6100
Mouflon Sheep $6100
Roe Deer – 5 days, 2 bucks $5500
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.