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Big Game Hunting in Estonia

All species of big game in Estonia

Big Game Hunting

In Europe, Estonia is considered to be among big game lovers as the same as Canada because we have similar Big Game species which can also be found in Canada but with the peculiarities that are in Northern Europe.

Among our programs we include hunting moose and brown bear, as the main species hunted in Estonia. You can also hunt lynx and wolves in winter. Of course, wild boar and deer are always very attractive species.

It is noteworthy that the Red Deer in Estonia are probably the largest in Europe and hunting during the rutting season is impressive.

Hunting Programs

Stalking Roe Deer Hunt

  • Recommended duration: 3 days of hunting (4 nights)
  • Hunting season from June 1  to September 30
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Roe Deer hunting by stalking is usually performed in summer camps. hunting of this species is allowed until the end of December. This hunt is a very interesting because it requires the hunter to demonstrate great skills of stealth to be able to approach the Roe Deer while staying calm to make a clever shot. This hunt is a perfect match to the stalking Boar Hunt which is done on the same dates and hunting grounds.

Wild Boar Hunt by stalking

  • Recommended duration: 3 days of hunting (4 nights)
  • Hunting season from June 1  to September 30
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Wild Boar Hunt by stalking is usually performed in summer in wheat fields and at feeders. The hunting of this species is permitted all year. This hunt is probably the most interesting as it requires the hunter to demonstrate great skills of a stealthy approach to the boar while maintaining calm in order to make an accurate shot. This hunt is a perfect to match to the Deer stalking Hunt as it is done on the same dates and hunting grounds.

Lynx Hunting with Dogs

  • Recommended duration: 5 days Hunting (6 nights)
  • Hunting season from December 1  to February 28
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The Lynx, except a female with cubs, may be hunted in Estonia from December 1 to February 28. The hunt usually develops in “drive hunting” using dogs. The volume of lynx hunting is divided by counties based on hunting quotas. The number of Lynx hunted each year varies according to the licenses granted by the government, the highest number of licenses that have been granted in recent years has been approximately 100.

Stalking Red Deer Hunting

  • Recommended duration: 5 days Hunting (6 nights)
  • Hunting season from September 15  until the end of October
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The Hunt for Red Deer during rut is an excellent hunt and we offer a 100% guarantee of a successful hunt for trophy deer. The hunt takes place exclusively in the islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa where the largest populations and highest quality of Red Deer are found in Estonia. Red Deer were introduced to Estonia by the Germans after the First World War and were located on the Islands to prevent their extension to the rest of the country and avoid the possible impact that introduced species may have on other species, such as the European Moose Estonian Red Deer are considered the largest deer in the wild in Europe and the hunt each year produces not less than 3 gold medal trophies.

Wild boar Still-Hunting

  • Recommended duration: 3 days of hunting (4 nights)
  • Hunting season All year round 
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Still-Hunting for Wild boar is done at night all year round but the best times are summer, where it is combined with stalking boar, and in winter when combined with boar hunting with dogs.

Hunting Capercaillie and Black Grouse with Dogs

  • Recommended duration: 4 hunting days (5 nights)
  • Hunting season from October 15  until October 31
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The hunt for Capercaillie and Wood Grouse develops in late October. Hunting in spring is forbidden during the mating season. Capercaillie hunting is developed through stalking and the use of dogs to help locate specimens usually up high in trees. Hunting Capercaillie is developed through decoy at dawn and during the day by stalking.

Wolf Hunt with beaters

  • Recommended duration: 3 days of hunting (4 nights)
  • Hunting season from 1 November  until February 28
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Wolf hunting with beaters is from early November to late February. This form of hunting is very effective and generally 3 to 6 wolves are shot.

Brown Bear Still Hunting

  • Recommended duration: 5 days Hunting (6 nights)
  • Hunting season from August 1  to October 31
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Brown Bear still hunting is the only form of bear hunting allowed in Estonia. The hunt takes place in our hunting areas where refugees have been created specifically for hunting bear where they are fed from early April to late October. From late September Bears may also be found in oat fields.

Moose Hunting with Dogs

  • Recommended duration: 5 days Hunting (6 nights)
  • Hunting season from October 1  to December 15
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Moose Hunting with Dogs is a traditional form of hunting Moose in Northern Europe. In this hunt Nordic hunting dogs follow the trail until locating the Moose where upon the dogs commence barking to notify the hunter of the moose's position. The dog will try at all times to stop the animal so the hunter can approach the Moose and make the shot.

Wolf Still-Hunting

  • Recommended duration: 5 days Hunting (6 nights)
  • Hunting season from November 1  to February 28
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The hunt is organised by regularly feeding the wolves and the presence is usually monitored by the use of trail cameras. The success of this hunt also depends on the ability of the hunter to endure long waiting periods at low temperatures.

Wild Boar Hunting with Dogs

  • Recommended duration: 3 days of hunting (4 nights)
  • Hunting season from October 1  to February 28
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Wild boar hunting with dogs is allowed from October 1 until the end of February. In this hunt Nordic hunting dogs are used to follow the trail and scent of the boar and bark when they come upon the boar which alerts the hunter of the whereabouts of the boars.

Moose Hunting by Calling

  • Recommended duration: 5 days Hunting (6 nights)
  • Hunting season from 15 September  to October 10
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The Moose hunt by calling is done during the Moose rutting season. The hunt begins at dawn in areas frequented by the Moose. Our guides will imitate the female moose call to attract the males in rut.

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