Anatolian Chamois

(Rupicapra rupicapra asiatica, Anatolian chamois, Gamse-Gamswild, Chamois)

Chamois which lives on the rocky and naked areas above the border line of forests in summer can also spread in to the deep, brushy and woody valleys. In winter it lives in steep valleys in forest. It weight’s about 35 to 50kg. It’s light brown fur in summer turns darker, almost black in winter.

Chamois hunt can be combined with bezoar ibex, hybrid ibex and gazelle.

Hunting Season:
Hunting season starts as of August 1st and ends by 31st of December. Mating period is the second half of October and December.

Chamois Hunt:
The hunt can be done during the mating period by walking and listening. This hunt requires a good body fitness. Hunting distance is generally 200 to 300m. Due to nature construction in some areas, shooting distances may extend. Our professional guides starts glassing and tracking before the hunter’s arrival for a successful hunt. Available hunting locations are Northeast Anatolia, Kaçkar Mountains, Gümüşhane, Erzincan, Erzurum and Bingöl.

Camp/Hotel:
Accommodation will be generally provided in hotels by the area, nearby cottages and lodges. All accommodations are hygienic and safe. If needed this hunt may require camping in the hunting area.

Weather:
Weather is generally cool/cold in day time and very cold at nights in October, November. Weather may change due to the hunting location. It is generally warmer in closer locations to the sea. However weather is generally -5 to -15c day time and -10 to -20c at nights in mid Anatolia. It might rain or snow during this season.

Transportation:
Turkish Airlines and other Turkish private airways (Pegas, Pegasus, Onur Air, Atlas Jet, Anadolu Jet) flies to any domestic location from İstanbul and Ankara.

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