European Chamois

KEY INFORMATION
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Year-round hunting

The mountains also contain the striking European Chamois, which can be hunted all year round. Their rutting period is May, June and early July, during which they have a long striking black coat.

An elusive trophy

They can be hunted either by foot, spike camp or via helicopter. While mostly active in the morning and evening, Chamois have a reputation for being an elusive animal to obtain. You’ll enjoy every second of the challenge however, and the landscape you’ll hunt them in is simply spectacular.

The emperor’s gift

The Chamois arrived here in 1907 as a gift from Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I. Since then they’ve provided many a thrilling pursuit for both local and international hunters.
YOUR HUNTING EXPERIENCE
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BREAKFAST

6am – 7am

Start the day with a hearty breakfast prepared by Venator’s own chefs, using fresh local produce and complemented by freshly squeezed juices, coffee and tea.

MORNING HUNT

7am – 11am/12pm

We will head out to our hunting preserve, where our team will help guide you to your target with the spot and stalk style of hunting. Set in undulating backcountry  and covered in native vegetation, there is excellent cover and plenty of draws and gullies.

LUNCH

12pm – 1.30pm

Recharge for the afternoon with an exquisite lunch prepared by our in-house chefs.

AFTERNOON HUNT

1.30pm – 5pm/6pm

Following lunch, we’ll head back out to continue the hunt, in an environment that delivers all the excitement of hunting in raw, untamed terrain. Our approach is to always strive to exceed expectations – from the start of each day, throughout the hunting experience.

DINNER

6pm – 7.30pm Canapés
7.30-9pm Dinner

Share your stories from the day over an evening banquet of gourmet New Zealand cuisine, fine wines and sweet treats.

CHOOSE YOUR HUNT
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Hunt the trophies you've been dreaming of