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    chamios

    rite lads

    few newbie cham questions for ya

    what sort of terrain do you look for?
    how high do you need to go to find them?
    what signs to look for?

    any help would be greatly apprecited
    just seem to be taking the rifle on extend walks lately

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    Not as high as tahr, often just above the bush edge. Look in the steep sided creeks and don't forget south facing slopes as their coat is very warm. I have seen and shot chamois on Mt Oxford.
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    Hey mate, I know very little about Chamois hunting, but I understand their habits/habitat is quite different on the west coast as it is on the east (and inland), altitude especially.
    Yeah nah bro

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    Look around the top of the bush and the alpine scrub where there are steep bluffs and rocky outcrops. They aren't always as high as you might think and will come down into river beds to feed in the spring and if they don't get disturbed too often.
    Try and get above the area you expect them to be in as they are less likely to spot you if you are above them.
    Spend lots of time glassing and if they are there, you should see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longrange308 View Post
    rite lads

    few newbie cham questions for ya

    what sort of terrain do you look for?
    how high do you need to go to find them?
    what signs to look for?

    any help would be greatly apprecited
    just seem to be taking the rifle on extend walks lately
    Do u want my chammy book

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    Alpine Hunting by Lentle and Saxton has some good info on Chamois and also Thar

    Maybe check your library for a copy, all that and like all hunting some time on the hill in the area you want to hunt.

    I am no chamois expert but height will help, way easier to stalk down to them than up to them.

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    Stug is bang on , it's quite common to find then on the shady side of hills.
    They can be anywhere but if I'm looking for them , I'll find them above bush and normally buy rocky outcrops , guts , screes with vegatation , or steep creek guts with vegation .
    Often you can see there trails across screes first , you can get an idea if they are in an area .
    Used to see lots , but haven't seen many of late
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    Never hunted them west of the divide
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    Quote Originally Posted by username View Post
    Do u want my chammy book
    have you got one?

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    Pm your address

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    Head up the anti-crow
    Dont waste your time chasing every last fps, it doesnt matter in the real world, it wont make a difference, all it will do is cause head aches and frustrations. And dont listen to silly old cunts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiddy View Post
    Head up the anti-crow
    +1. Just quietly though.


    Sent from my Browning

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    Where can you buy this Chamois book from? I haven't seen it around.
    I too have been up all around where I have been told they should be with no sightings as so far.

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    Pm sent not sure if it went through tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by longrange308 View Post
    Pm sent not sure if it went through tho
    Sorry got pm will send tomorow I don't want any cash for it send it to William when you are finished

 

 

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