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Austria is a great country for hunters who are looking for a wide range of European big game. Like mouflon, red stag, roe deer, fallow deer or wild boar. And of course you can hunt Alpine Ibex and Alpine chamois with Grand Slam Ibex.


Two of the most common types of Austrian wildlife, are the Alpine Ibex and the chamois, you can hunt both species with Grand Slam Ibex. But one of the most famous and picturesque types of Austrian wildlife, is the well-known mouflon. In Austria, these billies have an incredibly capacity for finding their footing on the icy mountain rocks, in addition to surviving the extreme chilly winters of Austria.

The history of Austrian hunting tradition, goes back over a thousand years. It boasts a varied and rich landscape, reaching from the plains in the east, to some of the highest peaks of the Alps, attracting hunters from all over the world, who are looking for a wide range of European big game.

The patchwork of climate and terrain, that is sewn into Austria is, in fact, one of the unique and interesting ones around the world. It certainly takes a special kind of animal to survive in these chilly mountainous regions.

The origins of modern-day Austria date back to the time of the Habsburg dynasty when the vast majority of the country was a part of the Holy Roman Empire. From the time of the Reformation, many Northern German princes, resenting the authority of the Emperor, used Protestantism as a flag of rebellion. 

The Thirty Years War, the influence of the Kingdon of Sweden and Kingdon of France, the rise of the Kingdon of Prussia, and the Napoleonic invasions all weakened the power of the Emperor in the North of Germany, but in the South, and in non-German areas of the Empire, the Emperor and Catholicism maintained control. 

During the 17th and 18th centuries, Austria was able to retain its position as one of the great powers of Europe and, in response to the coronation of Napoleon as the Emperor of the French, the Austrian Empire was officially proclaimed in 1804.

Following Napoleon’s defeat, Prussia emerged as Austria’s chief competitor for rule of a larger Germany. Austria’s defeat by Prussia at the Battle of Königgrätz, during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 cleared the way for Prussia to assert control over the rest of Germany. In 1867, the empire was reformed into Austria-Hungary. 

After the defeat of France in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War, Austria was left out of the formation of a new German Empire, although in the following decades its politics, and its foreign policy, increasingly converged with those of the Prussian-led Empire. 

During the 1914 July Crisis that followed the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Germany guided Austria in issuing the ultimatun to Serbia that led to the declaration of World war l.