Thanks to the great hunting experience of our four Danish guests we just completed one of the best chamois hunts of the year!
After a nice visit to Barolo vineyards, we drive up in the Alps for our two days hunt for this magnificent animal.
The day start with a heavy rain and we are forced to wait one hour in a mountain hut. We decide to start our chamois hunt and, in four groups, we approach the peaks. Once reached the pass the strong wind calms down and the first chamois appear. We start spotting lot of chamois and we look for a nice trophy. After few hours approaching various animals, we spot an old female. Is not easy at high distances to evaluate chamois trophies but this looks great! Peter take his chance and shot the animal. He get his first alpine chamois as well as his first alpine chamois gold medal! Tired but happy we start our climb down and, reached the hut, we find that other two of our guests shot their chamois.
After a nice polenta dish and a glass of Italian wine, we start again with Henrik, the only hunter who still has not bag the chamois. We spot a male and, with a fantastic but tiring approach, we arrive at 270 meters distance. The shot is perfect and Henrik can take a picture with its first chamois… And first alpine chamois CIC silver medal!
We spend the evening discussing about the hunt, animals and landscape enjoying some great Barolo and Barbaresco. After two ours the decision is taken: tomorrow we will try again for other chamois.
The weather is quite good and we can walk higher in a place where not lot of people ever went, in one morning we find approximately 50 chamois and, after long observation, we decide for a female. The shot, again, is perfect and Claus collects the second chamois of its hunt. In the other valley also Henrik got another chamois.
The hunt is over and we are all enthusiasts about the great experience: 6 chamois of which one CIC gold medal and one CIC silver medal in two days. On top of it some great wines, meals, stories and the fantastic experience that our guests allowed us to live!
Thanks to all of you!
“In bocca al lupo”!