Hungary is the best place for Roe Deer hunting in the world!
Roe deer hunting in Hungary is world-famous. The challenge is not to shoot a smaller buck too early. There are so many deer seen in a day, you just need to be patient and you will find a big buck.
“This Outfitter, is a 10 on a scale of 1-10 for Roe Deer, Hare, Dove and Pheasant hunting!! There is no other place in the world that you can hunt Roe Deer on this scale of numbers and quality.”
~ Ricky Mills
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We recommend that the serious bowhunter take archery gear and try their skills on the ground against this deer. 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.
There are more and more hunters who like connecting roe hunt and summer holiday flavoured with boar hunt on the stubble-field. Whatever you like, be it a relaxing holiday, stunted bucks to be shot or roes with surroyal crowns, we shall find the proper hunting-ground for you.”
~ Your Outfitter
An account of our hunt with this Outfitter:
Daily schedule was 5-9 am hunting and 5-9 pm hunting. Everything else was flexible (lunch, breakfast and dinner included).
Day Zero- The drive… We arrived… Ate dinner… Met the outfitter and received information for the following morning’s hunt in English.
Day one- 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.
- 3 bucks taken in the morning
- 2 bucks taken in the evening
Day two- Hunters that had already harvested their bucks went fishing.
- 3 bucks taken in the morning
- 4 bucks taken in the evening
Day Three- A trip to Budapest was organized for hunters that were finished hunting. Fishing was again available.
- 3 bucks taken in the morning
End hunting and begin 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 four- 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 five- 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.
~ Mat Cervantes
Roe Deer Hunting Details
Mid-April through September
Plains. High grass, sunflowers and corn. Apple and plum orchards. Ditches etc. 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.
Hunting is stalking in Hungary. We would drive to an area and then the driver would drop us off and we would begin stalking. The guide was very good at judging the size of the trophy in the field. Shooting distances ranged from 15 to 200 yards. Typical range was 100-150 yards.
Make sure you work out the details of your hunting preferences on day 1 with a translator and your guide. 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?
100%, High, It was like hunting rabbits more than hunting deer.
Excellent to good. Ages up to 7-8 years. 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.
** Hunter’s need to be forewarned and prepared for the ground shrinkage associated with hunting the Roe Deer. The first time they walk up on their harvest they will be very un-impressed with the size of the deer itself. This is another species of deer. After a day or so of hunting this game though, you start to realize how awesome this deer is to hunt.
Guides do not speak English. Some understand a little German but communication is mostly by hand gestures after leaving 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.
Double rooms with bathroom/shower, not fancy but nice and clean. Refrigerator in common area. Tables and chairs in common area. Boot washing station for washing large chunks of mud off of boots before entering barracks. Televisions available in some rooms with cable. Only English channel is CNN. The food is excellent and there is plenty of it.
Located two hours East of Budapest. Shuttle service from Budapest is available.
Trucks of all kinds (4 door Land Rover, Ford Ranger to Toyota). With seats in the back and without. Great for hunters that must hunt from a vehicle (with seats and shooting rest). Vehicles in good repair with good off-road tires (BF Goodrich). Drivers were good overall, some better than others.
Driven Pheasants and Doves. Good fishing can also be found here.
Pheasant numbers are amazing. While walking in the field we were constantly kicking up pheasants. They annually harvest 150,000 pheasants.
All part of the package, included in the cost. All licensing and insurance purchase will be taken care of there. If you have hunting insurance, you should bring a copy with you. Bring a copy of your stateside hunting license and hunter’s safety card. If bringing weapons, you will need to coordinate a European Union Weapons pass. Not hard to do once you figure out the system.
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