“From when I was young I used to follow my father on our mountains, looking for chamois. I remember our first hunting day together: I was 10 years old. It was September, shortly after the opening of the season, a very hot day. Around midday, my father decided to take a nap but I was too excited, so he left me to watch for chamois, telling me to wake him up in case I saw something. I never took my eyes away from the binoculars, when suddenly behind three rocks our yearling appeared. I had hoped for it so much that I think somebody put him there for me.”
Chamois hunting is one of the most beautiful and exciting hunts, especially with the Piedmontese Alps as the backdrop and for many hunters, just like Andrea, it is his preferred hunt.
If you have never tried it before, this could be your next hunting trip where you can have an unforgettable experience in Italy and discover the incredible beauties of this country.
Under 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 down in the valley 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 understand that the efforts made to get to the top of the mountain are rewarded by the landscape that surrounds you.
Montefeltro takes you hunting chamois in a fascinating and extremely suggestive place.
The alarm 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 haunts.
It is a good idea to wear stiff-soled boots, gaiters, and arm yourself with a good hiking stick, while clothing is better in layers, especially if you hunt at the beginning of the opening of the season.
Between the open valleys and the majestic peaks, it is easy to get excellent trophies, both in males and females. Yearlings are also available for those not particularly interested in the trophy.
Once the adventure in the Alps in search of the prey of choice for alpine hunting is over, we return to the hunting lodge. An extraordinarily comfortable lodge with a traditional feel, with its characteristic rooms, caves dug into the mountain, where the hunter is welcomed with a relaxing Spa and the splendid cuisine of the restaurant.
As all hunters know: there is nothing better than a sauna or a jacuzzi after a chamois climb, perhaps accompanied by a good glass of local wine.
We offer you the opportunity to hunt chamois, combining it with leisure activities to suit your taste.
Montefeltro can organize a tailor-made experience to give you the opportunity to visit our wonderful country, enjoy our food and wine…a customized trip for you!
What are you waiting for? CONTACT US, and we will organize the chamois hunt of your dreams!