ROE DEER

CAPREOLUS CAPREOLUS

Roe deer is very common in Europe. The subspecies found in Hungary is the smallest and most common "big game" of Central-Europe.

Hungarian range:
The biggest bucks live along the rivers Tisza and Körös, as well as in Szolnok and Békés counties. The roe deer populations of Transdanubia are usually of medium quality. Its most important habitat are mixed deciduous forests, forest edges and the bordering grasslands or agricultural fields. By establishing forest lines and patches the habitat of roe deer increased significantly. It adapted very well to the agricultural environment.

Trophy: the pair of antlers worn by the bucks which they cast annually. The trophies of roe bucks taken down in Hungary are among the best of the world proving the sucess of hungarian roe deer management. Five out of the first ten bucks on the world rank list were taken down in Hungary.

Hunting season of roe deer:
The hunt for roe bucks starts on the 15th of April. Most of the guests choose this time of the year since vegetation cover is still low and it is easier to take down the best bucks. From a hunting point of view the mating season is a special experience which takes place from the end of July to the beginning of August. The hunter mimics the calls of the doe and fawn with a whistle and at this time even the otherwise very careful old bucks can be taken down.

Hunting methods:
We hunt for roe deer from high stands, during stalking or with the help of a vehicle. Hunting for doe and fawn is usually done during the winter months.


International scoring:

  • 105,00 - 114,99:        bronze
  • 115,00 - 129,99:        silver
  • 130,00 and above:     gold

Hunting season:

  • Buck:                          15th of April - 30th of September
  • Doe, fawn:                 1st of October - last day of February