• High altitude chamois hunting in the austrian alps.

    Markus Meindl is adjusting one of his hunting rifles in a shooting range.

  • High altitude chamois hunting in the austrian alps.

    After hours of hiking from the cabin morning light brightens the sky over the mountains.

  • Markus Meindl runs a succesfull fashion company for traditional bavarian and austrian clothes, many of them made of leather. He is a passionate hunter and tenant of a mountain hunting ground in Austria. Chamois hunting is physically very demanding as hunters have to hike and climb for hours to find the animals in mountains. Only a very limited number of chamois are allowed to be shot in one season. And only elder and weaker animals are selected for the shoot to keep the herd stable for the hard winters in the alps.

  • High altitude chamois hunting in the austrian alps.

    Dog Romeo is leading the way to the chamois hunting grounds.

  • High altitude chamois hunting in the austrian alps.

    Markus Meindl is spotting a chamois herd on a distant combe.

  • High altitude chamois hunting in the austrian alps.

    After hours of hiking Markus Meindl suceeds with a heart shot of a chamois from a distance of over 300m.

  • High altitude chamois hunting in the austrian alps.

    Dog Romeo found the dead chamois in rough and steep terrain.

  • High altitude chamois hunting in the austrian alps.

    The dead chamois has to be gutted on the spot.

  • High altitude chamois hunting in the austrian alps.

    Markus Meindl with his dog Romeo and the dead chamois.

  • High altitude chamois hunting in the austrian alps.

    It is a long way to drag the chamois down to the cabin.