Overview of Hungary Big Game Hunting
Hungary big game hunting was not available to those without a royal title or court pedigree until the middle of the 20th century. The only reason access was granted was due to the persistence and exceptional reputation of the man that founded this outstanding hunting company. Throughout the years, they have secured unparalleled and uncompromising collection of hunting estates in Hungary and its bordering countries.
Since 1950 the absolute finest European and Hungary big game hunting properties have been offered through this bespoke hunting company. International sportsmen enjoy unimaginable access and hunting opportunities for red stag, wild boar, mouflon, fallow, chamois, Ibex, Sika Deer and more. You will discover the finest that Europe has to offer.
In Particular, Hungary has gained a devoted international following in the hunting community since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1989. Stories of Hungary big game hunting for bountiful game – which includes trophy-level and record-level red stag, roe deer, wild boar, mouflon and fallow deer – have spread like wildfire throughout the global hunting community. These days it is recommended booking big game hunting programs well in advance to ensure availability.
Once you leave your first hunting experience with this very personal hunting company, you will long to return. Since every bespoke itinerary is unique, no two trips will be alike.
Big Game Hunting:
Driven Boar Hunting: End of October until end of January
This outfitters driven boar hunting has become one of the most popular hunting programs in Hungary.
Red Stag: August to December (Rut: Mid-September to Mid-October)
The Red Stag hunting in Hungary is considered to be among the best in all of Europe. These red deer are native to Hungary and can be found in good numbers throughout much the country’s woodlands. The rut generally runs from mid-September to mid-October, during which time the deer are extremely active.
European Muflon: September to February
The European Muflon is a wild sheep considered to be part of the “goat antelope” family known as Caprinae. The Muflon hunting in Hungary can be both challenging and rewarding.
Roe Deer: Mid April – Mid October
European Roe Deer hunting has a long history in Hungary. Taken for meat and as unique trophies, the Roe Deer has a special place in the hearts of European and international hunters.
Fallow: October to January
The European Fallow Deer’s rutting season is a little later than that of the Red Stag, usually occurring in November. Classic walk-and-stalk hunting is most common, although sometimes the deer are hunted from tree blinds.
Since 1950, hunters have enjoyed unparalleled experiences both in and out of the field. It has always been their goal to make the time spent at their lodges and hunting castles as memorable as the hunting itself. The caring and charismatic staff is famous for providing world-class service and personal attention.
At all hunting estates, guests are treated to gourmet European and international cuisine and fine wines. We offer a number of luxurious hunting castles, boutique hunting estates and cabin outposts throughout Hungary. Each place is special and unique with easy access to the best hunting in Hungary. Some of the lodging options are best suited for corporate entertaining and large hunting parties while others are better for romantic couples’ trips and smaller hunting parties.
A few examples of some of the luxury lodging include:
Eagle Castle is a 5-Star castle in northern Hungary. Since its construction in 1827, Eagle Castle has been used as the home base for some of the country’s most revered driven pheasant shoots and big game hunts. Eagle Castle is beautifully suited for large hunting parties, corporate entertaining and combining hunting with special events.
Manor House Villa Laszlo is a one-of-a-kind hunting castle just 40 kilometers southwest of Budapest. With 5-Star amenities, beautiful views and amazing trophy hall, Villa Laszlo is the preferred hunting castle of many discerning international sportsmen.
Pronay Castle is nestled in the small village of Alsópetény, approximately 60 kilometers north of Budapest. Despite maintaining its distinct 18th Century character, modern comforts and luxurious amenities abound in this 5-Star boutique hunting castle.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
Each bespoke itinerary is customized for your desired interests, length of stay and budget.
Travel Details & Location
Since each itinerary is customized for your interests, the travel details are not fixed. However, most people fly into Vienna or Budapest where you will be greeted by your private guide and well cared for during your stay and then returned to the airport for your departure having made a lifelong friends in your guide and staff throughout.
Hunting in Hungary is just the beginning… you are invited to take in the sights and sounds of one of Europe’s most fascinating countries. Hungary’s unusual history has shaped a unique culture with an appreciation for breathtaking architecture, amazing regional cuisine, world-class wines and fine art.
Budapest, Hungary’s buzzing capital city, is the seventh largest city in the entire European Union and serves as the world’s gateway to an ancient land full of surprises. Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest boasts an impressive list of World Heritage Sites that include the Danube banks, the Buda Castle District, the Millennium Underground Rail System and Hero’s Square (adjacent to the Museum of Hungarian Agriculture which serves as an impressive and historic hunting museum)
Our tours are designed to enhance the hunting experience. We are fortunate to live in an area overflowing with enchanting history, culture and kind-hearted people. With pleasure, we invite you to add personalized touring of Budapest and its surroundings to your hunt in Hungary.
Budapest hotels can range wildly in quality and convenience. We normally house our hunters in either the Gresham Palace Four Seasons on the banks of the Danube on the Pest side or the Conrad Hilton in the Buda Castle District. However, we can coordinate your hotel stays based on your group dynamics and specific interests.
Budapest is famous for its great regional and international cuisine. From open markets to casual bar fare to fine dining, Budapest has it all. Many hunting programs begin with a “welcome lunch” at one of Budapest’s many gourmet restaurants.
Sometimes, exploring a country’s small towns, villages and nature preserves is the best way to get in touch with the pulse of the place…Hungary is no different. There are intriguing destinations both near and far from Budapest that can dramatically add to your overall experience in Hungary.
One of the great things about hunting in Hungary is that it is easy to reach many of Europe’s top tourism destinations in the same trip. Budapest is one of the continent’s most revered capital cities, but it is also just a short drive to Vienna, Bratislava, Prague and other great cities.
Internet & Communications
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available. Cell service is pretty good throughout.
Each itinerary is priced according to your interests.
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!