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  1. in open field they will do little damages, they love to stalk in the forests
  2. In areas where we have a lynx family, roe completely disappears in 2-3 years. They are moving away from danger or they are eaten. I'm saying this from experience, I'm not quoting here from National Geographic or from some TV documentary.
  3. No need to go to Africa for seeing hypocritical "green" behavior. In Romania we are forced to fully protect bears, wolves and lynxes only because we had bad representatives when we negotiated EU membership. The management of big predators was well organized, hunting ~400-500 bears each year and still maintaining a strong population. Now everything is out of controls, human attacks are often, crop and cattle damages are high (and rarely paid!) and revenge killing is a common thing. Bunch of "conservationists" from Germany, France or Holland are lecturing us on how to coexists! It is
  4. I don't know the situation from Scotland
  5. they could put down even adult male stags (even big stags, like ours from Romania). They will stalk from high points (trees or cliffs) and jump at the throat of the the prey. The most affected game will be roe deer. Of course, it will need hiding points to stalk and large forest areas in order to avoid humans. It is very shy. Human attacks are very rare but they exists. Damage in domestic animals are not so bad as the ones from wolves or bears but they exist (especially lambs and goats) The wild cats from the area will be killed and pushed back.
  6. It is always fun to search for roe bucks in rut season, you have good chances to see some old males that are forgetting the safety measures for a while. This one came up to 2m from me Not too heavy but with long antlers and an unique configuration
  7. Thank you all! I just realized that the last post on this topic was from 2018. I was annoyed back then by the fact that I encountered some weird error while posting the story behind one of my roebucks. I'm posting bellow some of my dearest memories related to roebuck hunting, the ones that I managed to shot open sight. They are not the biggest ones on my wall, but the ones that helped me to improve my hunting skills This is my personal best in terms of distance. I managed to get close until I was 6m away from him Not enough vegetation to use as cover
  8. As I said on another topic, this year I started late the season due to expanding family and to the damn COVID-19 outbreak. Roe deer hunting is one of my favorite hunts and I was surprised to notice that is July and I have no new buck on my wall. Also, my wife started to complain because she wanted some good pasta with roe deer minced meat and the freezer was full only with wild boar meat . I try in each year to hunt one roe buck with this little rifle (Mannlicher Schonauer mod 1903, in 6.5x54MS) that belonged to a dear friend of mine that now is in "the lands of eternal hunting". For
  9. I had little time for hunting lately because I have been very busy due to family expanding (my first daughter, hopefully she will become a huntress ) and to some work responsibilities. However, I managed to stalk 2 nice boars (a good size 4-5 years male and a gold medal old tusker). The green grass of the spring was irresistible for them and the full moon provided enough light for my trusted Leica Magnus 2.4-16x56. The first one is the young male. A very well developed for his age. I feel sorry somehow for hunting him, a male like this will become a gold medal in another ~3 years.
  10. 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 t
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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!
  14. The permit for the other one is sold, the offer from this topic is no longer available
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. 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!)
  18. 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 (
  19. 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)
  20. 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 t
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. I'm in Swindon until April 17. Anyone around for sharing some beers and some hunting stories?
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