Roe Deer Hunting Hungary
Arguably, the best roe deer hunting in the world is in Hungary.
Hunting in Hungary is world-famous. The challenge is not to shoot a smaller roe buck too early. Just be patient, and you will find a big one. It is more like hunting rabbits more than hunting deer. So much fun! Hunting is mostly done in the plains and farms which consist of farmland with high grass, sunflowers, corn, and orchards. There are lots of ditches and field edges.
Why you should consider roe deer hunting Hungary:
Roe Deer Hunting in Hungary
Hungary should be on your radar for roe deer, it’s arguably the best Roe Deer hunting in the world!
You’ll be hunting mature roe bucks that are up to 7-8 years old. At a certain point, roe deer begin to either get larger and go non-typical, or the antlers can go downhill and start to get smaller. Hunters in Europe pride themselves on harvesting mature bucks that have character. Same as a whitetail, there are typical and non-typical scales for measuring the antlers.
*Hunter’s need to be forewarned and prepared for the ground shrinkage associated with hunting the roe deer. The first time you walk up on your harvest you will probably be under-impressed with the size of the deer itself, just as coues deer. After a day or so of hunting this game though, you start to realize how awesome they are to hunt.
You will drive to an area and then the driver will drop you and your guide off off to begin stalking (Europeans call hunting “stalking”). Shooting distances will range from 15 to 200 yards, but a typical shot is 100-150 yards. Would you rather drive in the vehicle until you spot a deer and then stalk from there, or drive to a point and get out and still hunt until you spotted a deer to begin your stalk? We can set that up.
Bowhunting roe deer is amazingly fun.
If you’re a bowhunter, we recommend you take your bow with you! The sheer number of roe deer in the area lends itself to one exciting day of bowhunting. It is literally one deer after another. Roe deer respond positively to calling during the rut, which takes place between July and August. The ability to spot, call and maneuver on a buck for the shot is a ton of fun.
You should make it a combo hunt!
This is a natural combo hunt, you can easily add a boar hunt or driven pheasants on the side. Take our word for it…at least do a day of pheasant hunting. It is insane how many birds you will kick up in the fields.
- Hunting season is from mid-April through September
- Spot and stalk hunting.
- 100% success rate with great trophy quality.
- Roe deer are very popular with bowhunters. If you archery hunt, you should consider this one.
- Combo with red stag, mouflon sheep, fallow deer, wild boar, driven pheasants and/or fishing.
This fallow deer hunt in Croatia was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I could not of asked for a better time, weather conditions, or hospitality from the guide or the outfitting service. My consultant, Mat Cervantes was very accurate with explaining the experience that I would have and the conditions I would be hunting in.
I can’t say enough about my stalker Scott. He was interesting, entertaining, and a first rate stalker. He worked hard for the animals we were able to harvest and cares about his wildlife. This is a genuine bucket list trip, and we will definitely return for another. There was plenty of trails for my wife to hike right from the hotel,while I was hunting. The ladies who owned the Whitebridge Inn were fun, helpful, and a joy to visit with. Overall, we are really glad they used this resource for our hunt. Valerie is taking care of the trophies to ship, and am looking forward to receiving them.
This was our first hunt abroad, and our Outdoors International Consultant, Mat was patient and explained all aspects of the trip. When an issue arose during, I was able to contact Mat and it was resolved immediately. I highly recommend and look forward to working with Outdoors International for future trips.
I shot my Scottish red stag in the middle of a roar as he had paused from trotting after the hinds coming up up and clearing a hill with just enough of him showing so I could put my bullet where the neck joins the spine! He went down dead. Cold and soaking wet the water was slouching in my boots and the magnificent Stag was down! What fun!
Saw a fair number of red deer before an opportunity arose for a stalk. Unsuccessful on day one as conditions were difficult and the deer are smart. Day two began in same fashion. Animals including stags were spotted by glassing and a plan was formulated for approach. After a lengthy uphill hike a pair of stags was spotted bedded down. The stalker and I then proceeded with the final stalk which largely involved slowly crawling so as not to be detected. We eventually gained a position slightly above them at a distance of about 80 m. The stalker deployed the rifle and I positioned to be able to take the shot. The animals were bedded and it was determined that a neck shot was most viable. The red stag needed to stand to present that shot. after maintaining position for approx. 45 m the second stag arose and began moving about. Stalker whispered that if he got close enough to the target stag that animal would get up. That happened and he did. Stalker whispered “neck”, I fired and the stag immediately dropped. Successful stalk .
This traditional, free range stag hunt will be one that gets marked off my bucket list. Scotland is an amazingly beautiful country. The hunt is strenuous and exhausting so you need to be in pretty good shape. There were 6 other people at the lodge with us and they were group of people. Everyone that keeps the lodge going from day to day. They are the best ever. Anything and everything was taken care of and attended to. Breakfast every morning, lunches made for everyone and an amazingly delicious dinner every evening. Could not have asked for anything more. I would recommend using Outdoors International for a Scottish hunt.
Overall I would highly recommend this hunt and this lodge to all of my hunting friends. It was an incredibly relaxing 4 days spent in very beautiful surroundings. It must also be noted that the location of the lodge afforded excellent site seeing and shopping opportunities. One of the best ‘hunting trips’ I’ve been fortunate enough to experience.
This was a challenging free range hunt and not a canned fence hunt. Very exciting. The next morning we headed out for Balkan chamois. We glassed for a few hours high on a mountain and spotted a shooter with several females. We made a very difficult stalk for several km and got into position for a 330 yd shot.
Within 15 minutes of me pulling the trigger word had got out and there were about 10 Croatian locals arrived at the hunt site to congratulate me and salute the hunt. The evening was filled with toasts and fun with people I had never met all taking part in the celebration. I’ve never seen anything like it, and was amazed at the spirit of the locals. My Eurasian brown bear was taken care of by my guide carefully and I left for my next hunt the next day.
Unbelievable one day hunt. I thank Mat Cervantes for putting me on another awesome European hunt. I’ve been on two European hunting trips with Outdoor International and have harvested 2 Gold and 2 Silver Medal animals.
A typical hunt itinerary for a hunt in Hungary:
Daily schedule was 5:00 to 9:00 am hunting and 5:00 to 9:00 pm hunting. Everything else is flexible (lunch, breakfast and dinner included).
- Day One – On the first day, you’ll drive to the lodge, eat dinner, meet the outfitter and received information for the following morning’s hunt in English.
- Day Two – Woke up. Moved to the dining room, met our guides and teamed up for the hunt. Typical load out was two hunters per guide and a driver for each vehicle. Our guide was apprised of our trophy choice. This should be confirmed prior to departing the base station. On the first day of our hunt, we took three bucks in the morning, and two in the evening.
- Day Three – Hunters that had already harvested their bucks went fishing. We took three bucks in the morning, and four bucks in the evening.
- Day Four – We made a trip to Budapest was organized for hunters that were finished hunting. Fishing was again available. Three bucks were taken in the morning, which brought an end to the hunting, and we began close out procedures. Average of 3 bucks taken for each 4 hour hunting period. 15 Bucks harvested ranging from 455 Grams to 250 Grams. 100% of the party was happy with the hunting trip as a whole.
- Day Five – Ceremony held with staff and guides. European skull mounts for all deer brought and showed. Pictures taken, awards given etc. etc. Good times had by all. Many pictures and lots of video of this event. Some of the hunting party departed that afternoon and some stayed. The group that stayed ate dinner on the town. Local food and beer was great and the locals in the area are used to outsiders being around. Abàdszalók is a tourist town and when you go in, it is filled with people from all over Hungary that are on vacation. There are several bars and at least 1 disco/club (with pool table) if you want to get your groove on.
- Day Six – We set up a 5 am departure. One of the staff members was there to help us get out on time and the kitchen crew made sandwiches for us the night before. We could have had a hot breakfast if we wanted and we did not have to depart at 5 am. That was our choice with the drive we all had ahead of us.