AH4 – Dalmatian Sheep Hunting in Croatia: Adria Hunt
Croatia is among the rare countries that can boast of having a tradition of organized hunting more than 120 years old.
Dalmatian sheep are native to the Dalmation Islands off the Croatian coast. For centuries they were used domestically by peasants, but in the 18th Century, most of the people left the islands to find jobs on the mainland. Since that time these sheep have gone back to the wild and are extremely wary.
Currently scientists only recognize the islands of Dugi Otok and Otok Plavnik (this island) as having pure Dalmatian Wild Sheep populations. SCI follows the scientific ruling when accepting entries for this species. *From SCI Online Record Book.
- This is a free range hunt on the 2,500 acre private Mediterranean Island of Plavnik.
- September through January
- Guiding is 1×1, they are very professional game managers and very knowledgeable hunters. Communication is not an issue as your guides will speak perfect English.
- This is a spot-and-stalk hunt. Tree stands are also available if you wish to use them.
- Success rate is over 90% success with a 100% opportunity rate.
- Trophy quality is excellent to good.
- Sheep from the Mediterranean Island of Plavnik are recognized by SCI.
- If you are in fairly good shape, you won’t have a problem hunting in Croatia.
- You will stay in a lodge that was built in 1577! It is clean and comfortable. You will eat local food, beer and wine.
Daily Rate: $400
Dalmation Wild Sheep: $1,750
Trophy Preperation: $100
Observer Daily Rate: $300
*Prices subject to change without notice.
- 1 Free range ram without trophy limit
- 1 Wild boar free of charge
- 3 nights lodging
- All meals
- Boat transportation to Punat Port
Lodging and Accommodations
You will stay in a B&B on the water! It is clean and comfortable. You will eat local food for breakfast and dinner, lunch is not included. Recommend you buy fresh bread, meat and cheese at the local shop with your guide on the way to the hunt area. Lunch will be a break on hill.
Guiding is one-on-one. They use high-end spotting scopes and binoculars, (rifles are available to rent). Once an animal is taken, a call is made and men come out with a stretcher to pack the animal back to the lodge for gutting and caping.
There are no language issues at all. The guides speak 5 languages (English, German, Italian, Spanish and Serbo-Croatian), and the Outfitter speaks perfect English.
Travelling to Croatia is Easy. You will fly to Zagreb, airport. Once you’re there the outfitter will pick you up for a small fee or you can rent a car.
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