Brown Bear Hunting
When you say hunting in Romania, you definitely think about Brown bear hunt. With almost 70% of the total population of the brown bear of Europe, Romania is without a doubt THE PLACE where you can hunt a capital bear and also have the experience of a lifetime. Here in Romania, the brown bears can even exceed 400 kg. There are three hunting methods: stalking, baiting and with beaters. Each method has its charm. While stalking hunt in the big forest of apple and plum trees can give you the unique image of 10-15 brown bears feeding on two legs and trying to reach the top fruits, the chance of a capital bear remains with the baiting method. The fur and the skull are the trophy. It is a fact that the biggest world trophies at fur and skull were from hunting brown bears in Romania. The brown bear fur world record is owned by a trophy of 687.79 points and is from 1983, and the skull world record has 69.47 points and is from 1994.
Also, the most valuable 10 brown bear furs and 5 from the first 10 skulls around the world come from hunting brown bear in Romania.
There are 2 season for brown bear hunting in Romania. The spring season form 15th of March to 15th of May and the Fall season from 15 September to 31 December.
In the spring season you can hunt brown bear and wolf but in the fall you can hunt brown bear, red stag, chamois, wild boar and wolf.
The brown bears can be found in most of the hilly and mountain areas of Romania. We selected 4 different areas, all of them with high concentration of brown bears. All areas are bigger then 30 000 ha and the number of the brown bears spotted every day by a hunter can range from 4 to 25 males.