Driven hunts are a time honored European tradition. A line of “beaters” push the game in front of them towards a line of waiting hunters. A well executed drive will flush out a wide variety of game. Driven wild boar hunts are, without a doubt the most popular, but there are also driven hunts for fallow deer, red deer, roe deer, fox, pheasant, partridge, snipe/woodcock, ducks, hare and others depending on what the individual outfitter can offer.
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Where to Hunt Driven Game
Driven hunts are most common in Poland, Hungary and Romania, however Croatia, Turkey and Spain offer some great hunts as well. In these countries, they do it right! The beaters and their dogs will bust through the cover literally shoulder to shoulder, driving all of the game in the forest towards the waiting hunters. This is an incredibly exciting way to hunt, especially when you can hear the beaters shouting and their dogs barking….then the shooting starts!
In countries such as Finland, Sweden and Germany, they operate in a smaller way. Typically, in these countries, a few beaters and their dogs will move through the underbush towards the hunters. These mini-drives are still incredibly fun, but not nearly as effective as drives in Poland or Hungary. Quite simply these driven hunts are in a class of their own.
Suggested gear list for hunting in Europe
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