In the beautiful region of Kärnten, close to the Italian border, Diana has been arranging chamois hunts for around 30 years. throughout this time we have always worked with the same partner, Ferdinand Kargl.
The hunt takes place on the Scarpa estate, which is a typical mountain district divided into three sections, and is judged to be one of the best chamois districts in Austria. The district is located in the Hohe Tauern National Park and is managed by the experienced gamekeeper Ferdinand Kargl. It’s a tough hunt, on foot, which will really test your physical abilities. But you must not let this discourage you from taking part, as the district has a really good population of chamois, and the vast majority of hunters shoot at least one chamois.
The district lies in an incredibly beautiful area, Maltatal. And we can warmly recommend visiting here as a part of a family holiday. There are plenty of things to do and see, and the wonderful scenery here makes a deep impression on most people.
Ferdinand Kargl will collect the hunters in the morning and drive them directly to the hunting district. A really good road has been laid all the way up to the hunting cabin, so it’s possible to drive up to this point by car. From the cabin the hunt sets out on foot, up into the mountains. Once the hut is finished, you will make your way back to your hotel.
If you wish to buy the skin of your chamois, this can be arranged for the price of € 80-. Boiling your trophy costs around € 30, and you should also budget for the cost of transport in the hunting district. Expect to pay between € 40 and € 60 per day, depending on how far you drive.
It is of course possible to drive to Gmünd yourself, but if you prefer you can fly to the closest airport, Klagenfurt, where we can arrange for you to be picked-up. One can also choose to fly to Salzburg, hire a car and then drive to the district yourself.