Global Pursuit - Hunts in Slovenia


Slovenia was the first of the former Yugoslav republics to form when the country dissolved. With no damage or problems with independence, Slovenia was quick to jump into a free trade economy and make it’s name know.  She is a member of the European Union and NATO.

This small mountainous country is about the size of Vermont in terms of size and is home to the Julian Alps, an off shoot of the Alps. It is a pristine country that literary screams postcard picturesque. Beautiful little villages, and welcoming locals make this destination one of our absolute favorites. Our primary species hunted here are the Alpine chamois and the Alpine Ibex and European mouflon. 


 Global Pursuit - Hunts in Slovenia

Animals in Slovenia

Alpine Chamois

The hunting for Alpine chamois is done spot-and-stalk. The hunt is usually quite challenging due to quite steep terrain.  Optimal time to hunt chamois is during the rut in late October to November. This true European mountain hunting at its finest. The traditions here are centuries old and the guides and game keepers adhere to their heritage.

Alpine Ibex

Although Switzerland and Austria are much more prominent destinations for this highly desired trophy, Slovenia does get a handful of permits each year with our outfitter generally getting 2 or 3.  Both the ibex and chamois are find in the same areas.

Season starts by early August ends by the end of November. Best time for ibex hunting can be a of different opinions. The early season is generally very mild weather and long days, while hunting the November rut is more likely the produce the largest trophies. Accommodations for this hunt are small local hotels and/or bed and breakfasts very near the hunting areas.

Hunting method is done in four wheel drive trucks and once in the general area, on foot. Horn length of trophy billies normally reach to a horn length of 33-37”. Over 40” is a very rare occurrence with Alpine ibex.


Hunting mouflon here in Slovenia is fair chase affair and is conducted by spot and stalk. The best time for hunting mouflon is from late October to early December.

The mouflon is one of the world's smallest wild sheep with rams shoulder height being 26-30 inches with weight up to 100-lbs. Upper parts are reddish-brown with a pale white saddle patch when in its winter coat. Underparts, rump, lower legs and muzzle are white. There is dark neck ruff without bib. The horns usually grow in a tight circle, with the tips turned inward and upward toward the face with mature rams commonly broomed back to about a three-quarter curl.

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