CARPATHIAN CHAMOIS HUNTING IN ROMANIA
The Carpathian Chamois hunt in Romania is excellently organized. A Carpatian Chamois hunting is always guided by a gamekeeper. The hunting is available to everyone, who wishes to pursue the biggest bears in Europe and the largest subspecies of chamois
Carpathian chamois can only be found and hunted in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania, where this subspecies is the biggest of all the rupicapra family in body size and trophy.
Carpathian chamois hunt
Our hunts take place in Transylvania, a region rich in culture, tradition and with people who are very friendly and hospitable, making it a good tourist destination, with quality accommodation, which is available to us too.
The hunting area usually lies at around 6000 feet, but may sometimes climb up to 7000 feet. Some parts of this range are mainly reached on horse back, but the rest of the hunt is followed on foot.
As you might expect, winter arrives early in the Carpathian Mountains, so the best time to be successful with these hunts is between Mid – October and Mid – November.
The Carpathian Mountains or Carpathians are a range of mountains forming an arc roughly 1,500 km (932 mi) long across Central and Eastern Europe, making them the second-longest mountain range in Europe (after the Scandinavian Mountains, 1,700 km (1,056 mi)). They provide the habitat for the largest European populations of brown bears, wolves,chamois and lynxes, with the highest concentration in Romania, as well as over one third of all European plant species. The Carpathians and their foothills also have many thermal and mineral waters, with Romania having one-third of the European total. Romania is likewise home to the largest surface of virgin forests in Europe (excluding Russia), totaling 250,000 hectares (65%), most of them in the Carpathians, with the Southern Carpathians constituting Europe’s largest unfragmented forested area.
The Carpathians consist of a chain of mountain ranges that stretch in an arc from the Czech Republic (3%) in the northwest through Slovakia (17%), Poland (10%), Hungary (4%) and Ukraine (11%) to Romania (53%) in the east and on to the Iron Gates on the River Danube between Romania and Serbia (2%) in the south.
The highest range within the Carpathians is the Tatras, on the border of Slovakia and Poland, where the highest peaks exceed 2,600 m (8,530 ft). The second-highest range is the Southern Carpathians in Romania, where the highest peaks exceed 2,500 m (8,202 ft).
The Carpathians are usually divided into three major parts: the Western Carpathians (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia), the Eastern Carpathians (southeastern Poland, eastern Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania), and the Southern Carpathians (Romania, Serbia).
The most important cities in or near the Carpathians are: Bratislava and Košice in Slovakia; Kraków in Poland; Cluj- Napoca, Sibiu and Braşov in Romania; and Miskolc in Hungary.