Roe Deer Hunting in Hungary
You will drive to an area and then the driver will drop you and your guide off off to begin 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.
You will be hunting mature bucks that are up to 7-8 years old. The Roe Deer begins to degenerate after a certain point and will either get larger and go non-typical, or the antlers can actually start to get smaller. Europeans pride themselves on harvesting bucks that have character. Same as a whitetail, there are typical and non-typical scales for measuring the antlers.
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. Marijuana grows naturally in Hungary. It is a weed and hunters will encounter it like any other weed you would find in a crop field.
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.
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, 15 July – 15 Aug, and the ability to spot, call and maneuver on a buck for the shot is a ton of fun.
* 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. After a day or so of hunting this game though, you start to realize how awesome they are to hunt.
The guides are very good at judging the size of the trophy in the field, but they do not speak English. Some understand a little German but communication is mostly by hand gestures once you leave the lodge. Translators can be coordinated. The facility manager speaks very good English and can be used daily to communicate with your guide prior to departing or at any point in the day.
NOTE: Make sure you work out the details of your hunting preferences on day 1 with a translator and your guide.
Lodging and Food
Lodging is not fancy, but nice and clean. The lodge has double rooms with bathroom/shower, and a refrigerator, table and chairs in the common area. There is a boot washing station for washing large chunks of mud off of boots before entering barracks. Televisions are available in some rooms with cable, but the only English channel is CNN. The food is excellent and there is plenty of it.
Travelling to Hungary is easy via shuttle. The hunting lodge is located two hours East of Budapest. A shuttle service from Budapest is available. Your guides will be driving good, fairly new four-door Land Rovers, Ford Rangers and Toyota’s that are set up for off-road travel. Some will have seats in the back and some won’t. The trucks are set up great for hunters that must hunt from a vehicle (with seats and shooting rest). Drivers were good overall, though some were better than others.
How would you like a native Hungarian hunter, born and raised in Budapest to pick you up at the airport, translate English/Hungarian and give you a personal insider tour of ancient the city and the national hunting museum? This can easily be added to your Hungarian hunt package for Roe buck, Red Stag, fallow bucks, mouflon, jackal and wild boar.