Chamois

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The chamois is perfectly adapted to its way of life among the steep mountain sides. It  has evolved  to have soft hooves that allow it to stand firmly in this habitat.

In warm seasons chamois’ coat is light brown, while in winter it’s coat becomes very dark and thick. The black and white markings on it’s head are the most characteristic features. While both sexes have horns, which curve backwards, the rams horns are thicker and more curved than the ewe’s.

Distribution

Land belonging to the Catalan and Aragonese Pyrenees, in the provinces of Lleida and Huesca you can find Pyrenean chamois. By other hand, Cantabrian chamois is founded in Cantabrian mountain chain, in front of Cantabrian sea, in Cantabria and Asturias provinces. The hunting area is at least 4 hours from Barcelona and Madrid airports.

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Hunting

You can practice stalking chamois from the months of May to December inclusive. The hunting areas in which to go hunt have long been managed optimally, so that today can be practiced succesfully hunting.