Woodcock hunting area: Humid areas, gullies, pine forests, listened beech and oak forests in the regions of Varna and Burgas.
Bulgaria is one of the best places for lovers of woodcock hunting who choose it as a destination for the whole wintering period. The diversity of the territories and their vegetation offer the queen of the forest the best climatic conditions and a great school for training dogs.
It is a hilly mountain near the Black Sea and the terrain is not rough, but rather easy, with small woods, gullies and meadows. The diversity of the area means that the bush is not so compact and inaccessible and this allows excellent visibility in the woods for both the wild and the hunter himself and the woodcock finds the ideal condition in any climatic situation. One day you can hunt in pine forests along the Black Sea (Mediterranean scrub type), another day you can move higher (Italian Apennine type). One thing that distinguishes Bulgaria from other very rocky countries is the conformity of our very humid forests with soft soil suitable for woodcock and pleasant for walking. Bulgaria is geographically located on one of the best migration routes for this animal. For this reason we can guarantee beautiful days with many woodcock encounters - on average 15-20 daily encounters per hunter. In the best times and with good dogs you can see many more.
Woodcock hunting season: from the 20th of October to the 28th of February
Method of hunting: Walked up with a pointing dog
Package price and services all inclusive per person:
Price per hunter, 4 nights/3 hunting days, min. 4 hunters: 1400 €
Price per hunter, 5 nights/4 hunting days, min. 4 hunters: 1600 €
Extra hunting day: 350 €
The price includes:
Accommodation in a cosy hotel on a full board basis during the above indicated period
The assistance of an interpreter from the arrival to the departure
Organization of the hunt with a qualified staff, local hunting guides
Bulgarian hunting licence valid 30 days
Conservation of the woodcocks until the departure of the hunters
All the shot woodcocks, with no limit on the number of shot birds per day
The price does not include:
The plane tickets
Transfer from and to Sofia airport and transfers in the hunting area
The alcoholic drinks
Rent a dog - 40 € per day
Rent a hunting gun - 40 € per day
Documents for the hunter:
Valid passport or identity card ( EU city zone )
Permit of export of guns
Documents for the dog:
Hotel's facilities and practical information:
Boxes for the dogs
Spa center with swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, massages
Wi-Fi at the hotel
Safe deposit box at reception
The rooms are equipped with:
A deposit of 500 €, which will be deducted from the total package price, to be transferred to:
IBAN: BG 90 UNCR 7630 1476 036 950
Please let us know about your exact travel dates and requirements in advance. We will acquire the necessary hunting permit for you. You can import your firearms and munitions without any difficulty only with a permit for the export of guns and cartridges.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept any liability for losses, injuries, accidents or delays. Therefore, we would advise you to take out the appropriate insurance to cover these risks before travelling.
The most frequently used guns have barrels ranging from 60 to 66 cm. in length. Wider chokes are used (|||||, ||||) as well as rifled barrels which give the bird shot a rotating motion allowing for better coverage of the target and a higher chance of hitting it. The shot itself must be intuitive. The rounds should range between № 7 and № 11; lately combined rounds are № 7/8, № 8/9 №9/10, because the heavier pellets push the lighter ones, giving the hunter a wider spread. The woodcock is a small and fragile bird and a small number of pellets are enough to take it down.
The beepers, satellite tracking devices for the dogs, high visibility vests and collars for the dogs, high visibility gear for the hunter (vest, hat, bands), high boots, light clothes made from breathable fabrics.
Your deposit will be deducted from the total price of the selected offer. You may transfer this deposit directly to the agency's bank account, as specified in our offers under "Booking", or you may make your advance payment via credit card, through the "Pay Now" button at the bottom of this menu.
The remainder of the price is to be paid upon your arrival. This is your primary hunting package. You may add extra services and packages once you have arrived.
Book your trip to Bulgaria with us to get the best hunting experience in the finest reserves.
We give you the opportunity to make a last minute reservation or to book your trip in advance and get a discount.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.