TATRA CHAMOIS HUNTING IN SLOVAKIA (TATRA MOUNTAINS)
The Tatra chamois is only found in the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia. You can book with Grand Slam Ibex your hunting trip to hunt Tatra chamois in Slovakia. All Tatra chamois harvested with Slovakia Chamois Hunts will receive a certificate of authenticity from the Slovak Government.
TATRA CHAMOIS HUNT
The Tatra chamois, (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica: Slovakia Kamzik vrchovsky tatransky; Polish: Kozica tatrzanska), is a subspecies of the Chamois of the Rupicabra genus.
The Tatras chamois lives in the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia and Poland and unknown to many, in the Low Tatras in the Slovakian hunting area, which is controlled by the State Forest and is located in the North-East of Slovakia.
The terrain is quite demanding and good physical condition is required.
The number of licenses for this very unique Slovakian chamois, is very limited and the best season for hunting them is November – December and only five per year, but the chamois trophy quality is very good and can be expected to be 80 – 100 CIC.
Tatra chamois lives in all parts of the Tatras: West Tatras (Slovakia and Poland) and Eastern Tatras, which consist of the High Tatras (Slovakia and Poland) and the Belianske Tratras (Slovakia), all protected by national parks in both countries. As of 2006 the Slovak Tatra National Park was home to 371 chamois, of which 72 were lambs, and the Polish Tatra National Park was home to 117 chamois, of which 27 were lambs. As of 2010 a population recovered to 841 chamois, of which 74 were lambs, 699 (57 lambs) in Slovakia and 142 (17 lambs) in Poland, which is near to population peak of year 1964, when more than 900 chamois were sighted in Tatras.
This region is approximately 300 km away from Budapest and 500 km from Vienna airport, but we strongly recommend you to use Budapest airport.
Because of concerns of survivability of the Chamois in its native range, the chamois was also artificially introduced in the Low Tatras, situated south of Tatras, in 1969 to 1976. The introduction involved 30 individuals and the current population living in Low Tatras National Park is about 100.
By the end of the First Polish Republic and the Polish border between the Kingdom of Hungary in the Tatras was not strictly defined. The Tatras became an unoccupied borderland. November 20, 1770, under the guise of protection against the epidemic of plague in thePodolia, an Austrian army entered into Polish land and formed a cordon sanitaire, seizing Sądecczyzna, Spiš and Podhale. Two years later, the First Partition of Poland allocated the lands to Austria. In 1824, Zakopane good and Fish Creek Valley with Morskie Okopurchased from the authorities of the Austrian Hungarian Emanuel Homolacs. In 1867 formed the Austria-Hungary and the Tatra Mountains have become imaginary border between the two states of the monarchy, but the border itself still has not been exactly determined. In 1889, Count Władysław Zamoyski purchased at auction a good Zakopane (Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains, along with part of Morskie Oko). Due to numerous disputes over lands belonging in the late nineteenth century, attempts were made to thedelimitation of the border. They did not bring effect in 1897, and the case went to an international court that on September 13, 1902. Determined the exact course of the Austria-Hungary border in the disputed area.