This is a free range Croatia fallow deer hunt on the 2,500 acre private Mediterranean Island of Plavnik. Fallow deer were successfully introduced to this beautiful Island around the year 2000, and have flourished. Also found on the island are rabbits, rock partridge, Eurasian wild boars, feral goats and Dalmatian wild sheep.
The Island of Plavnik
Only accessible by boat, the island of Plavnik is located between Krk and Cres and has a total area of 1,000 hectares. The coastal limestone ridges (karst) are covered with oak, Holm oak, and juniper.
You’ll stay in a Bed and Breakfast that’s right on the water!
Built in 1577, the B&B 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. There is an old stone house where shepherds used to live. Here you can relax, freshen up and enjoy the beautiful views of Krk and Cres islands. Nearby are the ruins of a small church, and frequent guests are the Griffon vultures!
Croatia Fallow Deer Hunt
The Romans were the first to bring fallow deer to the Adriatic area over 1,000 years ago and they have flourished since then. The trophy quality on this hunt is excellent to good. Bronze-Gold medal fallow bucks are possible using the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) rating system. There is no limit on trophy size. Hunting will be spot-and-stalk, or from high hunting stands.
More big game species are available to hunt on the mainland of Croatia
Besides the fallow deer, Dalmatian wild sheep, feral goats and Eurasian wild boars on the Island of Plavnik, there are several species to hunt on the mainland coast including; Eurasian Brown Bear; Balkan Chamois; red stag; mouflon sheep; and roe buck. It is an easy boat ride from the island, so a combo hunt is very doable.
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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