Hunting in the heart of Europe
The Alps stretch almost through the entire country, end in the foothills of the Alps and shape the cultural landscape with alpine pastures and cultivated forests. Hunting is a big part of this cultural landscape and has a deep-rooted tradition that has been passed down through many generations.
The Austrian hunter community relies on sustainability to maintain a good game population. Therefore, the diversity of species and the density of game in the green heart of Europe is correspondingly impressive.
In the north-eastern federal states you have the opportunity to hunt small game such as hare and pheasant as well as hoofed game such as red deer, roe deer, wild boar and mouflon. In the mountains on the other hand, chamois, ibex and marmots can be found. The challenging hunt for capercaillie and black grouse, as well as for the cunning fox is particularly interesting.
The hunt of a climbing pro: For hunting chamois, the hunter has to aim high because the chamois can only be found at altitudes of 2.000 to 3.000 meters.
Exciting: Summer or winter hunting? The chamois is released for hunting in Salzburg from July 16th to December 15th and in Carinthia from August 1st to December 31st. In summer the chamois can be found in high mountains and the coat is short and yellowish. Due to a lack of food and the snow, the chamois moves to the upper forest in winter. Their fur is thick and brown/white. No matter when you hunt, there is a very good chance of success!