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  1. After receiving the invitation, I started to clean the oil from my usually unused shotgun. Then I put 3 alarms to be able to wake up at 2am and drive ~150km until the hunting area. The day was windy and cold with some thin ice near shores but the place was excellent - a huge are filled with artificial lakes and not harvested rice fields near the Danube. I was a terrible shot but I somehow managed to shot 24 ducks from 6:30 until 1 pm (2 of them not in the pictures, destroyed by prey birds before having the chance to recover them). Drive back home for another 2h and then start taking off the feathers, burning the skin for any remaining ones and extract all the internal organs until ...4am. Too much work, next time I will offer some of them as "gifts" to my friends. The reward was sweet after I picked up a young one for getting the breast out and quickly throwing that in a hot pan with garlic, butter, salt, pepper, white wine and some oranges at the end For all the other ones, I will cook them in the oven, filled with dry plums and oranges and with cabbage on the side.
  2. I'm always keeping the bones of the hunted animals. The spine will add a great flavor to any soup. One of my favorite delicacy is this one: the big round bones from a red stag put in a hot oven until the bone marrow is boiling inside (~30-45 min, depending on the temperature) To be served hot with salt & pepper, on toasted bred and with some Merlot.
  3. I had a very busy summer and I was unable to hunt as often as in the last years, but I could not miss the first night with full moon and no clouds. Especially now, when the first apples and plums are falling from the trees and the wild boars are looking for them the entire night. I was lucky and I had my chance for a few second with this big boy here (>200kg of skin, bones and muscles. A little amount of fat). It is considered very big for mountain area because here the food is not so easy to find (no crops in the area for at least 20km south). I was able to see only his back for a while but he exposed a little bit of his right side for half of a second just before entering a thick bush. I took the shot and the bullet smashed his ribs (2 broken at entry), completely destroyed the lungs (the heart was missed only with 5 cm), broke another rib at exit and remained in the thick armor skin of the left shoulder, in front of the first left leg. The bad part was that it was a moving target and he was able to make a jump. Right after that bush, it was a deep slope (~20 m deep) and we had to use a winch to pull him out Then we had to drink hot coffee and talk for another 3 hours while the meet was cooling enough to be put in the freezer. Norma Oryx 18.5g, impeccable again Not a huge tusker compared with his body size but is still a beautiful trophy. The right fang was longer with 1 cm.
  4. A nice summer morning, a young roebuck, some fresh mushrooms, hot chili peppers, garlic, juniper seeds, white wine. Mix them all and don't burn the meat Then...enjoy!
  5. The permit for the other one is sold, the offer from this topic is no longer available
  6. For the ones that are looking for adrenaline, nothing beats a driven hunt for bears The animals are running and are chased by dogs. Hard to beat that Anyway, one of the problem bears was shot by a gamekeeper a few days ago after he was spotted near the village. The stomach was full of pork meat and he had the teethes damaged (possible after he was trying to escape a snare). It's a male and is evaluated at ~400 CIC points.
  7. How big is that bear? This price is that high because of the size of the animal. For a reference, I'm adding a picture with a gold medal bear (~310 CIC points) and a friend of mine near him. My friend is taller than me, ~1.90m. Well the bear from this offer is over 500 CIC points! That is big!
  8. I agree and I don't like this either. It was a time when regular people just hunted bears during driven hunts with no exceptional cost added. Then, the foreign hunters interest increased the price way over the budget of an average hunter. Now, with this ridiculous small number of licenses allowed, the pressure is even bigger. My hunting club has a license now and that was sold for 4000+Euros (to a member!)
  9. I could not tell if this offer is good or bad because is too much paperwork with a foreign hunter and this offer is also mixed with some tourist visiting &stuff. I just had a nice lunch (and few beers with some UK hunters in Reading) and I could understand now why are you surprised about the prices. In UK you could simply shot all the deer that are passing trough your property during the hunting season but in Romania, the state is the owner of the game and we have a fixed number of roe bucks to hunt for each hunting area. The average price for a Romanian hunter is 180-200 Euro/buck (no matter the size). This is a "members only" price, if you want to hunt a buck on another club you will pay ~300Euros or even a very high price for big trophies (0.6 Kg +) I'm not discouraging anyone to come and visit my country. If you are targeting large trophies then you could find some (but at high price, especially due to the "man in the middle"). If your budget is limited then you should just save the money for something that you could not get in UK (like a chamois, a well organized driven hunt at wild boars, a big stag or a bear)
  10. A bear has no problem with any kind of fences. They are very good climbers. (many car accidents due to that, they are able to climb the fences that are used to block other animals from crossing the roads in some areas)
  11. ...new damage from this bear
  12. I post this for a friend of mine, an experienced hunter and outfitter from Romania who asked me to help him with one announcement about a last minute offer for a bear hunting. As some of you already know, bear hunting in Romania was stopped a few years ago and a combination of government incompetence and "green" NGO lobby is preventing us from reopening the bear hunting as it was before EU integration. This is happening despite the fact that they are doing great damage to the farmers and they are even killing and hurting peoples. In some special occasions (like too much damage done to the farmers), a hunting permit is issued for that bear. Anyway, the nature of such a permit is forcing the hunting organization that is managing the area to take a quick action and is often very difficult to obtain the proper value of that animal. In this specific case, the bear is big and is estimated to be way bigger than 500 CIC points. The price for the entire package is 10.000 Euro - fixed price, no matter how large the bear will be. This is including trophy fee & 4 days guided hunting 1:1 5 days accommodation with full board Romanian Hunting License Assistance throughout the hunting Planning a hunting ground (holes, huts, tents and camouflage towers, decoys, callers and others) Return transfers between the airport and the hunting district All transport in the hunting district The normal price for a bear of 500 CIC points is ~15000E but this offer is valid only until 16 April 2019. For more details about the offer, call the outfitter directly: +40 753 098 098 Mr. Adrian Matei His site gallery could be consulted here: https://huntinromania.com/galleries/brown-bear/ @ForumAdministrators If this post is somehow against the policy of this forum, please delete it. I'm not here for marketing.
  13. Many, many things are completely changed since then. You could buy anything you like, all you need to do is to be healthy and work in order to have the money for it Back then it was just one shooting/hunting magazine (with content approved by the party, of course ) The 2 males are quartered, frozen and labeled. After my flight back home, I will cut the best parts for myself and the rest will be sent to a butcher for salami. The fact that they had almost no fat is very good and allows us to keep them longer in the freezer.
  14. After the end of the last driven hunt season, I had 2 individual permits remaining. They are valid until 14 May and I had enough time to stalk for at least one big male. Since it was no hurry, I started to hunt in the mountains because we could always find a big solitary male in the huge forests. They are not afraid of wolves and even a bear will think twice before attacking such a male because it has great armor, it is very strong and it has 2 sharp knives. Such a male will rarely go down from here and they are rarely responding to baiting. You need strong legs and time to spend in the woods and I had both but with no luck. At least I enjoyed the nature I also spent some weekends on other types of hunting, like a pheasant driven shot and a fox & jackal hunt. I was still calm because I had time and I also had some nice tracks in 2 areas. Suddenly, I was notified that I need to fly to UK and work there for 4 weeks. Right after my return we also have the orthodox Easter and I realized that I may loose both permits. I decided to just spend a few nights and shoot any male I could find. I had some luck this time, I was also helped by the full moon and I managed to shot my first male on 2019. Not a big one, a young male of ~100kg. It was late in night and I have no picture from this. 2 nights before my flight I was back in the woods, waiting for another one. And I was lucky again This male was 4-5 years old, it is not impressive but it is a nice one. At the same age, this would be twice this size in the plains area because he would have huge crops near him. I had time only to extract his tusks and to fill them with resin (the ones from the left, 20,00 and 20,50 cm long). I will fix them on a wooden plate when I will be back in Romania.
  15. I'm in Swindon until April 17. Anyone around for sharing some beers and some hunting stories?
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