What to hunt in Hungary

Because of the extraordinary richness as about animals, Hungary is one of the most attractive destinations for hunters. You can find here (and hunt) European deer, fallow deer, boar, mouflon or roe deer as well as hare, pheasant, bean goose, white-fronted goose, duck mallard, common teal or woodcock.

The European deer is the biggest herbivore in Hungary – male weighs up to 200 kg. His natural environment is a combination of forest and agricultural land, mostly can be found in Transdanubia and the north-central zone. Beautiful freckled fallow deer loves a continental climate. Due to the colonial campaigns can be found throughout all country, but if you do not want to risk too much, go to Gyula, Guth or to the area between Danube and Tisza. Mouflons reached Hungary from Corsica and Sardinia, today you can find their populations in the North Hungarian Highland. Boar is one of the most popular hunting targets in Hungary, because can be found almost everywhere in whole country. Deer male is the favorite target too, is exists in whole country in large numbers. And how big they are – in the top three on the list of world records there are two Hungarian trophies!

Do you prefer small game? Hungarian village has a lot of it! The first and most important example is the hare. Hare hunting has a rich tradition in Hungary and according to many experts on this field, the Hungarians begin to set new standards of perfection in so dynamic sport like hare hunting with battue. Where else can you try is, if not here?

So put shoes and reload your gun – it’s hunting time!

1. Bucks 

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Hunting season – April 15th  – September 30th
The best time for hunting – from April 20th till  May 15th
Heat – the end of July till the middle of August
Goat, yearling – from October 1st until the end of February
The best hunting areas to find interesting buck are around Tisza river and near cities Szolnok and Bekes. We hunt from high seats and stalking, in April bucks hunting can be combined with boar hunting and in heat – with hunting for wild ducks and turtle-dove.

World records set in Hungary          Position on the world records list
Jászkísér (1975)

770 gr

231,53 IP

2.

Abádszalók (1993)

769 g

230,75 IP

3.

Martonvásár (1965)

766,5 gr

228,68 IP

4.

Napkor (2004)

810 gr

214,65 IP

6.

Tarnaméra (1988)

750,7 gr

212,64 IP

7.

Árpádhalom (2000)

682 gr

208,13 IP

10.

Földeák (2002)

843 gr

207,80 IP

11.

Napkor (2005)

736 gr

205,92 IP

12.

Martfű (2005)

776 gr

202,92 IP

14.

Kisköre (1975)

792 gr

201,92 IP

15.

Hajdúdorog (2005)

752 gr

201.18 IP

18.

Boldog (1974)

660 gr

198,10 IP

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Rating Scale (IP):

105,00-114,00 Bronze
115-129,99 Silver
Od 130,00 Gold

2. Deers 

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Hunting season:
Buck – September 1st – January 31st
Roe, kid – September 1st – the end of February
Rut period – September 10th – September 30th
The best time for hunting for bucks is the rut period, which starts usually in the first days of September. Deer male we shoot from high seats or stalking. Bucks hunting can be combined with boar hunting.

World records set in Hungary Position on the world records list
Karapancsa (1986)

14,50 kg

271,00 IP

3.

Pusztakovácsi (1981)

14,00 kg

269,89 IP

6.

Lábod (2001)

16,81 kg

265,67 IP

7.

Vörösalma (2002)

14,05 kg

263,88 IP

8.

Kerecseny (2000)

13,98 kg

263,30 IP

9.

Szentpéterfülde (1992)

14,70 kg

261,29 IP

12.

Hahót (1985)

16,40 kg

260,07 IP

15.

Noszlop (1992)

12,68 kg

260,02 IP

16.

Bajcsa (1989)

14,75 kg

257,88 IP

17.

Nagykanizsa (1981)

11,75 kg

257,15 IP

18.

Bezeréd (1982)

12,95 kg

256,97 IP

19.

Kisbárapáti (1985)

13,75 kg

255,45 IP

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 Rating Scale (IP):

170,00 – 189,99 Bronze
190,00 – 209,99 Silver
Od 210,00 Gold

 

3.Fallow deers 

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Hunting season:

Fallow deers male – October 1st  – December 31st

Fallow doe and fawn – October 1st  – the last day of February

Rut period – October 1st  – October 31st

For fallow deer male hunters hunt mainly stalking. We co-operate with hunting associations, where we can hunt for fallow deer male of the weight over 4,5 kg in natural environment. We do not organise hunting on closed areas and paddocks.

World records set in Hungary Position on the world records list
Guth (2002)

5,43 kg

237,63 IP

1.

Guth (1991)

6,40 kg

233,11 IP

2.

Szakcs (2001)

5,35 kg

223,19 IP

6.

Gyulaj (1972)

4,19 kg

220,31 IP

7.

Budakeszi (2004)

4,40 kg

220,21 IP

8.

Gyulaj (1976)

4,25 kg

219,64 IP

9.

Guth (1993)

4,75 kg

219,41 IP

10.

Gyulaj (1978)

4,10 kg

217,32 IP

13.

Gyulaj (1970)

5,15 kg

217,32 IP

14.

Gyulaj (1973)

4,90 kg

216,99 IP

15.

Újpetre (2002)

4,91 kg

216,96 IP

16.

Szakcs (2001)

5,57 kg

216,22 IP

17.

 

Rating scale  (IP):
160,00 – 169,99 Bronze
170,00 – 179,99 Silver
Od 180,00 Gold

4. Moufflons

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Hunting season – from September 1st until the end of February.

The hunting season starts from September 1st, but the best time for hunting for moufflons male is in November and December, when snow falls. Moufflons hunting can be combined with bucks or boars hunting.

 World records set in Hungary Position on the world records list
Bajna (2004)

97,95 cm

240,75 IP

13.

Vásárosnamény (2001)

103,30 cm

234,70 IP

33.

Telki (1986)

103,30 cm

233,80 IP

40.

Bajna (2005)

96,00 cm

232,60 IP

48.

Tamalelesz (1991)

97,00 cm

229,10 IP

Gyarmatpuszta (1996)

97,25 cm

228,25 IP

Budakeszi (2004)

98,10 cm

228,25 IP

Gyarmatpuszta (2001)

91,90 cm

227,15 IP

Kisnána (1971)

93,75 cm

226,75 IP

Gyarmatpuszta (2002)

93,00 cm

226,60 IP

Vál (2004)

90,05 cm

226,50 IP

Gyarmatpuszta (2003)

90,25 cm

226,25 IP

Rating scale:
185,00 – 194,99 Bronze
195,00 – 204,99 Silver
from 205,00 Gold

5. Wild boars

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For all boars we hunt in Hungary during whole year. The most popular are individual hunting with full moon, stalking and from high seats, but not less exciting are spring huntings  on crop areas.

World records shot in Hungary Position on the world records list
Budakeszi (2003)

27,55 cm

162,85 IP

1.

Budakeszi (2000)

25,50 cm

154,80 IP

4.

Szin (1995)

28,15 cm

144,90 IP

12.

Hőgyész (2004)

25,50 cm

140,85 IP

33.

Nádasdladány (1999)

24,65 cm

140,30 IP

36.

Budakeszi (2002)

21,50 cm

139,55 IP

44.

Budakeszi (2004)

22,75 cm

137,60 IP

Budakeszi (2004)

23,75 cm

137,10 IP

Hőgyész (2004)

25,55 cm

136,00 IP

Valkó (1970)

23,50 cm

135,75 IP

Szín (2004)

26,70 cm

135,50 IP

Ivánc (1983)

23,00 cm

135,20 IP

 Rating scale  (IP):

110,00 – 114,99 Bronze
115,00 – 119,991 Silver
Od 120,00 Gold