Alpine Hunting Areas

The Families of Fürst & Neuper have between them some of Austrias Premier Hunting Areas, Since 1950 our Areas Have Produced Many Fine Trophies & Even More Excellent Memories. Today Our Hunting Areas Stretch Throughout Austria with Hunting in Carinthia, Salzburg, Upper Austria, & Styria. Come Experience the Finest Mountain Hunting in Europe with our Team. 

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Alpine Ibex

In the 1600's the Alpine Ibex was nearly extinct. The Improvements in Firearms as well as hunger meant that the Alpine Ibex was extremely threatened. It was only du to  the extreme actions of Victor Emmanuel II who created a royal hunting area that protected the species that they are around and well today. With a Population of over 30,000 the numbers are extremely safe. Today the population is very strong in Austria, and hunters can expect a wonderful hunting experience Today we have a very good population in Austria of Alpine Ibex along the main alps, but the number of licenses each year is still very limited.

Hunting Season

1st of August till the 31st of December

Rut

End of November – December

Hunt

The Alpine Ibex is active during the day and primarily hunted by stalking and by observing from seats, in the morning and in the afternoon. Depending on the time of the year the hunt takes place all day long.

Alpine Chamois

The Number of chamois in Austria are extremely healthy, despite the extreme mountainous terrain where they reside. Chamois are found above tree line in large groups, but can also be prevalent wherever there are nice steep rocks. With a Chamois both Male & Female are Considered trophies. With Males having thicker horns, but females capable of a longer length. 

Hunting Season

July 1. –  December 31.

Rut

Beginning November – beginning December

Hunt

Chamois live in herds up to 80 pieces. Older bucks live separated during summer  from femals and young ones. They are very sensitive on smell, not so much visual. We hunt them predominantly in a spot and stalk setting, although high stand is also possible.

Alpine Red Stag

The European Red Stag is also known as “King of the Forest”. Through excellent game management and experience Red stag trophies developed in Austria are of excellent quality. Central European bloodlines have enabled the creation of the red deer population in New Zealand. The European Red Stag is much larger than his Spanish or English relatives. Older Red Stags reach weights up to 600-660 pounds (200 to 300 kg), depending on the region.
Every year we take several record trophies, achieve the SCI top rankings. Normally the rut begins in mid-September and lasts until the first week of October.
The main hunting areas for Red Stag is Austria (mountain hunting) and parts of Hungary (flat forest hunting).

Hunting Season

August 1. – December 31.

Rut

September / October

Hunt

Red deer are mainly active during the twilight and night. We hunt red stag usually by observing from blinds or highseats and also by calling in the rut. Depending on the area, stalking might also be available.

Capercaillie

Capercaillies need a habitat of tall, sparse forests with a rich food supply of berries and anthills. In winter, they feed on the shoots of various conifers. They live at an altitude of about 800 – 1000 m in middle mountain regions. Austria has a good and stable population of Capercaillies because of a sensible and well developed forest management.  For breeding the eggs,  the hen seeks coverage among younger trees, the chicks needs for their first days just animal protein.

Hunting Season

The month of May

Rut

End of April during almost whole May

Hunt

The hunt on Capercaillie takes place up from very early in the morning. On the days before the hunt starts we watch them in the evening to see where they roost in trees. With the first little daylight they start singing their very special song on the branch of the tree. During this time it is necessary to come closer in shooting distance, before they come down to the hens on the ground!

A very few permits are allowed each year, so be sure to get in contact soon.

Black Grouse

In Austria the habitat of the black grouse is along the entire Alpine range over an altitude of 1300 m, in the area of the mountain pine, dwarf shrub, mat and pastures regions.

During the rut period they use wide and open areas with short vegetation or non vegetation places. For breeding  is a semi-open areas with a higher herbaceous layer important. The chicks find food to nutrient-rich areas . In winter wooded areas provide food.

Hunting season

The month of May

Rut

End of April, during whole May and beginning June

Hunt

The authorities allow a very limited number of Black grouse to hunt after certain criteria.

Using a blind build from branches and twigs of the trees occurring get used to hunt on the Grouse. Sitting into the blind before twilight is essential.  Just a small window allow a view to the mating place because Black grouse can see very well.

Roe Deer

The stock of roebucks is extremely healthy in Austria. The habitat is all over into the different vegetation levels up to a altitudes of 2.000 m. Roe deer are very adaptable but very selective in choosing food and the take 8 – 11 times food per day.  Roe deer are mostly active at dusk but on cloudy days or after rain you can see them during day as well very easily. They change colour from summer into winter from redbrown into grey.

Hunting Season

May 1. – October 15.

Rut

Middle July  – middle August

Hunt

We hunt on roebuck by stalking or observing from high seat. During rut season we imitate the voice of a doe.

Interested?

Please Reach Out to us Today to Plan Your Customized Hunting Experience.