Alpine chamois hunting in the Piedmontese Alps

 

chamois huntingUnder the watchful eye of the Monviso, the highest mountain of the Cottian Alps, you can enjoy the splendid valleys of Val Maira full of chamois.

An extraordinary area, full of every kind of alpine game, where the roar of the deer echoes downstream while, higher up, the chamois chase each other among stony ground and reign undisputed.

Chamois hunting creates a mix of contrasting sensations in the hunter’s soul: effort and commitment combine with emotion and passion.

At the end of the day, you will realize that the efforts made to get to the top of the mountain have already been rewarded by the landscape that surrounds you.

We takes you hunting chamois in a fascinating and extremely suggestive place.

The wake up goes off early on hunting days: we start at dawn with four-wheeled vehicles as far as possible, then we climb the paths in search of the “Rupicapra” in its usual areas.

It is good to wear stiff-soled boots, wear gaiters and arm yourself with a good hiking stick, while clothing must be strictly “onion-shaped”, that is, in layers, especially if you hunt at the opening season.

Between the open valleys and the majestic peaks, it is easy to obtain excellent trophies, both in males and females.

Yearlings are also available for those not particularly interested in the trophy.

We suggest rifles with good optics, possibly with turrets or ballistic reticle, and with grazing calibers ranging from 6.5mm to all 30mm.

Once the adventure in the Alps in search of the prey of choice for alpine hunting is over, we return to the hunting lodge.

Hunting in Italy Alps lodge for hunters

Our hunting lodge in Val Maira full of every comfort

An extraordinary accommodation with an ancient flavor, with its characteristic rooms, caves dug into the mountain, welcomes the hunter among the vapors of a Spa and the splendid cuisine of the restaurant.

And the hunter knows it: there is nothing better than a sauna or a jacuzzi after a chamois climb, perhaps accompanied by a good glass of local wine.

Chamois hunting is certainly one of the most beautiful and exciting hunts, especially with the Piedmontese Alps as the backdrop.

Here nature is able to offer its best and makes this place perfect for a chamois hunting experience.

Habitat of the Alpine Chamois

The Alpine Chamois is a mountain goat that is found in the Alps and other mountain ranges in Europe. It is a well-adapted animal that is able to thrive in a variety of habitats, from high alpine meadows to lower-lying forests.

Summer Habitat

In the summer, they are found at high altitudes, typically between 1,000 and 2,800 meters (3,300 and 9,200 feet). They prefer open meadows with abundant grasses and herbs. These meadows provide them with plenty of food and shelter from predators.

Winter Habitat

In the winter, Alpine Chamois descend to lower altitudes, typically between 800 and 1,500 meters (2,600 and 4,900 feet). They prefer forests with dense undergrowth, which provides them with protection from the cold and snow.

chamois winter habitat

Habitat Selection

They are selective in their habitat selection. They are particularly drawn to areas with the following characteristics:

Abundant food: Alpine Chamois are herbivores and their diet consists primarily of grasses, herbs, and leaves. They prefer areas with a variety of plant species to provide them with a balanced diet.
Secure escape routes: chamois are preyed upon by wolves, bears, and other predators. They prefer areas with rocky outcrops or other terrain that can be used as escape routes.
Optimal exposure: this goat prefer slopes that receive plenty of sunlight. This helps to keep them warm in the winter and dry in the summer.

The Chamois are versatile animals that are able to thrive in a variety of habitats. Their habitat selection is influenced by a number of factors, including food availability, predator pressure, and climatic conditions.

the habitat of the alpine chamois

Hunting Considerations

When hunting chamois, it is important to be aware of their habitat preferences. They are most likely to be found in open meadows or forests with dense undergrowth. They are also more likely to be found at high altitudes in the summer and at lower altitudes in the winter.

By understanding their habitat preferences, hunters can increase their chances of success.

Luca Bogarelli Professional hunter Montefeltro

Montefeltro Staff, Luca Bogarelli

“Luca Bogarelli loves hunting and nature, experiencing both in a comprehensive manner. Adding to this, his passion for travel has led him over the years to explore places, people, and unique wildlife around the world.

A self-described ‘traveler with a rifle’, Luca has gathered hunting experiences across nearly the entire African continent, as well as in Asia, America, and Europe, in all the countries of hunting interest.”