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New Zealand chamois hunting
The nimble-footed chamois

The nimble-footed chamois just love the mix of rock, scrub, and alpine grasses found through the higher altitudes of the South Island, and herds exist in several catchments, providing superb hunting opportunities.

Chamois were introduced to New Zealand in 1907 as a gift from Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria. Their hook-like horns are a distinctive feature carried by both sexes. Horns over 8.5 inches are considered trophy quality. The color of the coat varies from a brownish fawn in summer to almost black in winter. The thick black winter coat makes a magnificent trophy when mounted life-sized.

Chamois seasonal availability

While able to be hunted at any time of the year, hunting chamois during the colder weather (from April to September), will ensure they have their thick and dark winter coat.

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