Chamois were introduced in 1907 and like the Tahr were released in the vicinity of Mount Cook. With their new found home very similar to the Swiss Alps from which they came and with the lack of predators they quickly adapted and increased in numbers.
Unique markings make an excellent trophy
Both bucks and nannies have horns and both make excellent trophies. The New Zealand record for Chamois was held by a nanny for many years. They are from the antelope family and have very sharp eye sight which makes them a challenging but very achievable hunt. Their colour changes from a light brown during the warmer months to a dark almost black coat during the rut and winter months.
They tend to live at high altitude in small family groups. With their beautifully curved horns and their distinctive facial markings they make an excellent trophy.