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Croatia, owing to its ideal biotope and favorable conditions, stands out among the limited number of European nations that boast a robust and stable Eurasian brown bear population.

  • Brown bear hunting in Croatia can take place in the Spring or Fall.
  • This is a baited brown bear hunt, and hunting at night is legal in Croatia. Sometimes there are some spot and stalk opportunities, but we recommend hunting over bait. It is much more successful.
  • You’ll typically be hunting from tall, closed and comfortable “high seats” over the bait.
  • A Gold Medal brown bear is a real possibility.
  • Croatia is officially recognized by CITES, and for that reason exporting your trophy is no hassle.
  • Croatia is EU member, and offers some great tourism on the coast.
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Experience the thrill of a lifetime with our exclusive European outfitter to go brown bear hunting in Croatia. Join us on our meticulously planned hunting expeditions and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Europe. Whether you’re seeking a majestic Eurasian Brown Bear or other challenging game, we offer an unforgettable adventure.

Brown Bear Hunting in Croatia

Hunting Season in Croatia

  • The spring hunting season for brown bear in Croatia runs from March 15th to May 15th.
  • The fall bear hunt run September 15th through December 15th.

This outfitter recommends coming in either the months of April or October for the best hunting experience. Also, the bears will also have the best capes at this time. These Eurasian brown bears boast magnificent coats that will leave you in awe.

Hunting Method and Success

You can hunt bears over bait in Croatia, and because of that, your success is nearly guaranteed. Assuming, of course, that the Goddess Diana favors you. You will be hunting out of a high seat for your brown bear, so you will only need to walk a few hundred yards or so over this terrain from the vehicle to reach the stand. Some of the high seats also have a comfortable seat, so you can relax while you and your guide are waiting for a bear to approach.

It is worth noting that our hunters have consistently achieved an unprecedented success rate of 90 percent over the course of many years.

Trophy Quality

When you’re brown bear hunting in Croatia with this particular outfitter, you will be hunting for a big mature male. A Gold medal brown bears is a real possibility on this hunt. Many of the brown bears our hunters have taken in Croatia recently have been true trophies. There have been a lot of boars that have surpassed 350 CIC points.

Combo Opportunities

But that’s not all. If you’re looking for even more hunting opportunities, we offer Mouflon and Eurasian Wild Boar hunts in the spring. Experience the thrill of pursuing these elusive and cunning creatures amidst breathtaking landscapes. In the fall, you can also join us for Fallow Deer, Chamois, and other exciting hunts. Croatia is home to diverse game species, ensuring a truly memorable hunting experience.

At Outdoors International, we understand the importance of meticulous planning and seamless logistics for a successful hunting expedition. Our team of seasoned professionals is dedicated to providing you with a memorable and stress-free experience. From assisting with permits and licenses to arranging comfortable accommodations and reliable transportation, we take care of every detail, allowing you to focus solely on your thrilling adventure.

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Eurasian Brown Bear Hunting Regulations and Conservation in Croatia

In the present system within Croatia, an annual allowance of 10 to 15 percent of the entire bear population can be subject to elimination. Each outfitter is assigned a specific portion of this overall quota, granting them the opportunity to offer guided brown bear hunts. According to findings from researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Zagreb, this approach has yielded several advantages for the country. Firstly, the local economy experiences positive outcomes, and the hunting organizations contribute to employment opportunities for locals. Furthermore, the revenue generated through the sale of hunting permits enables these organizations to compensate farmers for any damages incurred, particularly in relation to beekeeping. It is worth noting that Winnie the Pooh is not the sole bear with an affinity for honey.

Within Croatia, hunting of female bears who are still caring for their cubs is strictly prohibited, and the hunting methods are closely regulated. Each permit is exclusively valid for a single (male) bear. Consequently, hunting managers can generate greater revenue when dealing with larger bears.

According to biologists, in combination with the economic benefits derived from permitting hunting outfitters to sell trophy hunting permits, offers a more sustainable approach compared to the alternative plan of adopting EU regulations to replace the current management structure in Croatia. Transferring the responsibility of compensating farmers from the hunting organizations to the government would introduce additional financial pressure. They emphasize the significance of considering both wildlife biology and economics when making management decisions. Alos asserting that a policy in which wildlife sustains itself not only mitigates perceived conflicts between humans and wildlife but also establishes a durable and effective management scheme.

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Interested in going brown bear hunting in Croatia?

As one of Europe’s finest hunting outfitters, they prioritize safety, ethics, and responsible hunting practices. The experienced team will guide you every step of the way, ensuring a successful and enjoyable European hunting adventure while respecting the natural environment.

So why wait? Your Croatian Brown Bear and a world of hunting adventures await you. Contact us now to secure your exclusive dates and embark on an unforgettable hunting experience.

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2 reviews for Eurasian Brown Bear Hunting in Croatia

  1. Brett Niles

    The trip to Europe all together was excellent and I’d recommend it to anyone.

  2. Jason Kinyon

    The people were all very organized with great equipment and knowledge. Unbelievable hunt. I thank Mat Cervantes for putting me on another awesome European hunt.

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