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Hunt
Anatolian chamois
in Turkey

starting from 13,500 USD

Anatolian Chamois is one of the top ten subspecies SCI recognizes and is indigenous only to Anatolia Turkey. Due to availability of more areas today, our success rate has improved visibly. Anatolian chamois is solely indigenous to Turkey and is one of the eight huntable subspecies of chamois there is on earth. Due to availability of more and better areas today, our success rate has improved greatly. With the opening of new areas in the eastern parts, new spots for the trophy hunters became available. With a more than 95% success rate, Optimum Hunting offers you an unforgettable hunting adventure in Turkey.

  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Hunting Season Sep-Jan
  • Hunting style Spot & Stalk
  • Hunting Method Rifle
Hunt Anatolian chamois in Turkey

Anatolian Chamois is one of the top ten subspecies SCI recognizes and is indigenous only to Anatolia Turkey. It used to be considered as the toughest one to collect when there was only a limited area available. Due to availability of more areas today, our success rate has improved visibly.
Anatolian Chamois horns grow up to 10” inch length and the average trophy is about 8½” around its hook. Turkish Game Department issues very limited permits annually since the Anatolian race of this specie hasn’t got a large population when considered to European race. It requires 7 days schedule with 5 days for hunting.




HOW TO ARRIVE

There are direct daily flights of Turkish Airlines and Delta from New York and Chicago to Istanbul. In addition to these Turkish Airlines also have direct scheduled flights from L.A.,Houston and Washington D.C to Istanbul. Istanbul also can be reached from many major European cities easily. As Turkish Airlines has frequent connecting flights to other cities of Turkey, we suggest our hunters to fly via Turkish Airlines as they can get the advantage of check-in all the way to the last destination.
After the weapon clearance is completed at the Istanbul Airport by our representative, you will be assisted to the domestic flights terminal where you will board on the flight which is to Erzincan or Artvin where our Chamois hunts take place. These are almost 1 ½ hour flight. It is up to you if you would like to book your own flights until the last destination. But we may as well book your domestic flights on request.


AREAS, ALTITUDE, METHOD

We organize our Anatolian chamois hunts around a province named Erzincan or Artvin which are located in the eastern and northern part of the country. Hunting grounds in this mountainous region is at altitude of 2000-2500 meters (6500’- 8000’)and Bezoar also can be spotted while hunting chamois.
Hunting day starts very early in the morning with breakfast followed by a 40 minute-2 hour drive to get to the area. The hunt is conducted on foot using spot & stalk method.


SEASON, WEATHER, ACCOMMODATION

The season for this hunt is from September through the end of December.Rutting time is the entire month of November. However early season hunts due to warm weather conditions are not recommended since the chamois would be very high altitude. Our success rate has been almost 100%.
Although it is impossible to predict the weather conditions since it varies from year to year, it can be around 5-15 C ( 41- 59F) during the day in November while it is cooler in December. There may be some snow fall in December and the temperature can drop down to freezing point after the middle of the month. We accommodate our hunters in the best possible hotels in the town.
    Mainly 5 day-hunts are required for the Anatolian Chamois although we have a average of 2-3 days.
  1. Day 01 Click to display details

    Arrival to Istanbul, fly to Erzincan or Artvin and overnight.

  2. Day 02-06 Click to display details

    Hunt Anatolian Chamois (5 days hunt).

  3. Day 07 Click to display details

    Fly back to Istanbul and home.

Season & Weather & Accomodation
The season for this hunt is from September through the end of December.Rutting time is the entire month of November. However early season hunts due to warm weather conditions are not recommended since the chamois would be very high altitude. Our success rate has been almost 100%.
Although it is impossible to predict the weather conditions since it varies from year to year, it can be around 5-15 C ( 41- 59F) during the day in November while it is cooler in December. There may be some snow fall in December and the temperature can drop down to freezing point after the middle of the month. We accommodate our hunters in the best possible hotels in the town.
Some photos from the lodging area

Prices at a glance

Price Condition Additional fees
13,500 USD any size 2,500 USD - observer fee


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