Eurasian Brown Bear Hunts Are Much Less Expensive
Croatia is one of the only places where European brown bear hunting is available.
European brown bears are roughly the same size as North American grizzly bears, squaring 8-9 feet and less expensive.
- Eurasian brown bears are very similar to North American grizzly bears
- Average bears square 8-9 feet on this hunt
- Hunt over bait from “high seats” or spot and stalk
- Success rates over 90%
- Easy transport of trophy
- Spring and Fall hunts
- Combo with a fallow deer, mouflon ram, and wolf
This is a different spin on brown bear hunting with a higher success rate than most hunts in North America. You should definitely give it some consideration.
With a growing population, Gold medal brown bears are a real possibility and this hunt has an unheard of success rate of 90%! The trophies earned in recent years prove the exceptional quality of these bears, with fur quality values often surpassing 350 CIC points. Croatia is also officially recognized by CITES, and for that reason exporting your trophy is no hassle.
Brown bear hunts in Croatia are done either during the spring or fall from tall, closed and comfortable “high seats” over bait. Bears regularly come to feed on carcasses, so the success of this hunt is almost guaranteed, of course, given the Goddess Diana smiles upon you.
Spot-and-stalk hunting isn’t as successful as hunting bears over bait, so we highly recommend being patient and sitting it out.
Croatia is EU member, and offers some great tourism on the coast and some excellent hunting combo possibilities. If you get your bear early you can combo with fallow deer or mouflon sheep in a nearby area.
On my hunt in Croatia, I hunted Bear, Mouflon and Sheep on this trip and all phases were well organized and a lot of fun. The outfitter had everything in order and our guides knew what they were doing and how they were going to get me on game. The trip was a lot of fun and I’d highly recommend it.
Guiding is one-on-one. They use high-end spotting scopes and binoculars, (rifles are available to rent). Once an animal is taken, a call is made and men come out with a stretcher to pack the animal back to the lodge for gutting and caping.
There are no language issues at all. The guides speak 5 languages (English, German, Italian, Spanish and Serbo-Croatian), and the Outfitter speaks perfect English.
This hunt is out of a hotel as there is no lodge nearby.
Travelling to Croatia is Easy. You will fly to Zagreb, airport. Once you’re there the outfitter will pick you up for a small fee or you can rent a car.
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