Hunting in Romania

 

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Introduction

Travel in Romania is both rewarding and challenging. The mountain scenery and great diversity of wildlife, its cultures and people and the way of life that at times seems out of the last century impress every visitor to Romania. Romania is situated in Southeastern Europe.

Romania borders Moldavia and Ukraine at the north and east, Bulgaria at the south, Serbia and Montenegro at the Southwest and Hungary at the west. Romania’s natural landscape is almost evenly divided among mountains, hills and plains. These varied relief forms spread rather symmetrically from the Carpathian Mountains, which reach elevations of more than 7875 feet (2400 meters), to the Danube Delta, which is just a few meters above sea level.

Romania has a climate that is transitional between temperate and continental. Climatic conditions are somewhat modified by the country’s varied relief. In Bucharest the daily minimum temperature in January averages -7 C (20 F), and the daily maximum temperature in July averages 29 C (85 F). The Black Sea coast stretches out for 244 km/153 miles and is the main tourist area of Romania. These sandy gently sloping beaches and rich cultural inheritance make Romania good choice for travelling together with your family. While your folks enjoy wonderful resorts, painted monasteries and traditions of Romania you can give yourself up to great Red Deer, Roebuck, Brown Bear, Chamois, Capercaillie and Wild Boar hunting.

Romania tourist visa is not required for citizens of the United States, Canada, UK and many European countries for a stay up to 90 days.

Hunting Season


Roe Deer: May 15 – October 15
Red Deer: September 25 – October 5
Wild Boar: August 1 – February 15
Brown Bear: September 15 – December 15
Carpathian Chamois: September 15 – December 15

Trophy

Roe Deer

Roe Deer

Shoulder height 25-36 inches (64-92 cm). Weight 44-81 pounds (20-37 kg). The smallest and most elegant native deer in Europe. Coloration is rich reddish-brown in summer, with a gray face, white chin and black muzzle band. Rump patch is obscure. Winter coat is grayish-brown. Tail is small and white, invisible against the rump. Normal antlers of a mature buck consist of a main beam directed upward, with a lower forward tine and a higher rearward tine making three points to a side. (However, non-typical antlers with 4-5 points on a side are not uncommon.) Antlers have a very rough burr (coronet) around the base, and grow so closely together that the coronets usually touch in mature animals. The skull is broad, with a compressed muzzle. The female does not grow antlers, but occasionally will grow coronets without any antler growth. European Roe Deer have adapted well to civilization, with numbers increasing and range expanding.

Red Deer

Red Deer

European Red Stag is the largest of all Red Deer.The antlers are usually darker than those from other Red Deer. This magnificent animal is indigenous in Europe and in Middle East. You can find Red Deer in the biggest number in Western Europe, but Eastern Europe gives habitat for the world’s finest quality Red Deer population.

Wild Boar

Wild Boar

Shoulder height 30-47 inches (76-119 cm). Weight 150-400 pounds (68-181 kg), sometimes as much as 700 pounds (317 kg). A medium-sized animal with a thick body, relatively thin legs, a short neck, and a long, pointed head ending in a disklike snout. Coat is dense, bristly hair, brownish-gray in color, sometimes with cheek whiskers and a neck mane. There are no facial warts. Canine teeth are usually well-developed, forming tusks. Upper tusks grow outward and backward; the lower ones grow upward and backward, tending to make a circle. Tusks will usually wear against each other, honing sharp edges. Eurasian Wild Boar is a fine game animal, alert, wary and quite dangerous at close quarters.

Brown Bear

Brown Bear

Head and body length 5-8 feet (1,5-2,4 m). Tail length 2-6 inches (5,1-15,2 cm). Shoulder height 35-43 inches (89-109 cm). Weight 220-660 pounds (100-300 kg). A good-sized, powerfully built Bear with a distinct shoulder hump, a large head supported by a short, muscular neck, and a concave facial profile. Overall color can vary with individual bears from light grayish-yellow to very dark brown. Juveniles may have a conspicuous pale collar. The coat is long or not, depending on region and season. Active mainly at twilight and at night. Dens up in autumn, usually in a cave or rock crevice. Senses of smell and hearing are excellent, eyesight not as good. A fast runner, able to gallop for miles, and surprisingly agile. An excellent swimmer. Romania has a very good population of large brown bears.

Carpathian Chamois

Carpathian Chamois

This is the largest Chamois species with the longest horns. Carpathian Chamois is indigenous to Carpathian Mountains of Romania and can be hunted only in this country.

Hunting territory

Hunting

Roe Deer

Roe Deer

This type of hunt is especially recommended for the hunters who would like to enjoy the nature in its purest state. Hunting is spot-and-stalk in the wild areas, rewarded by remarkable trophies.

Brown Bear

Brown Bear

Driven hunts for bears are organized in Romania being very exciting traditional hunting events. The number of brown bears seen during these hunts is admirable. The group is up to 12 hunters, 3-4 driven hunts can be organized per day. It is also possible to shoot wild boar, red deer, and sometimes wolves, lynx and wildcats.
High seat hunt for Bears are organized within the same areas but on grounds reserved for this type of hunt only. This hunt allows to bag great trophy males.

Red Deer

Red Deer

Hunting is carried out in the completely open areas in the Carpathians. This type of hunt is the most authentic Romanian experience one can enjoy.

Carpathian Chamois

Carpathian Chamois

The biggest chamois species in Europe are found in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. Hunting is spot-and-stalk; you hunt in the mountainous region and enjoy the magnificent views.

Wild Boar

Wild Boar

Driven hunt for wild boar is a great European hunting experience. The group is up to 12 hunters, 3-4 driven hunts can be organized per day. It is also possible to shoot roebuck, lynx, wolves or wildcats during this hunt. High seat hunting for wild boar allows to bag great trophy animals.

Route

You will need to arrive to the international airport of Bucharest, the capital of Romania. Many airlines perform the flights to Romania on regular basis, including Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, Swiss, British Airways, Qatar Airways, Delta, American Airlines, Iberia etc. You will be met by the Company’s representative at the airport. After finishing all necessary customs formalities you will be transferred to the hunting area by car.

Accommodation

  • Roe Deer: Guest houses located at the hunting grounds, offering a comfortable, luxurious stay.
  • Brown Bear, Red deer, Wild boar: Wonderful hunting chalets which perfectly fit the needs of the hunters. 3-4 star local hotels can also be offered.
  • Chamois: Hunting chalets located in the mountains, or private guest houses with all comforts and services included.

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