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Migratory Hunting in Estonia

The Hunting Paradise for Migratory Birds

Hunting Migratory Birds

Estonia is considered a paradise for hunting migratory birds. The reason for this is that Estonia is in a privileged geographical position. The large migrations of woodcock, geese and duck that come from Northern Scandinavia and Russia pass through Estonia, where they find ideal feeding conditions, habitats and climates.

Every year, game hunting in Estonia attracts hundreds of hunters who are searching for a high concentration of birds, scenic views and highly professional hunting organizations.

The main species of small game in Estonia is the woodcock although in recent years hunting Goose and Duck has increased considerably.

Hunting Programs

Goose Hunting with Decoys

  • Recommended duration: 3 days (4 nights)
  • Hunting season from September 10  to October 31
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Estonia is on the migratory path of geese and each year millions of geese pass through Estonia for a period of 3 to 4 weeks which guarantees spectacular densities of Geese. Geese are hunted during the period between the end of September and the end of October using decoy birds and goose calls in the fields and lakes of Estonia.

Duck Hunting with Decoys

  • Recommended duration: 3 days (4 nights)
  • Hunting season from 20 August  until late October
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Estonia is one of the destinations most important for duck breeding in northern Europe with large areas where you can experience excellent duck hunting. Their hunt takes place from mid-August to late October. In October we also have millions of ducks migrating to southern Europe so that densities are multiplied. Duck hunting with decoys can be combined with the Goose hunting with decoys usually in late September and early October.

Woodcock Hunting with Pointing Dogs

  • Recommended duration: Minimum 4 days (5 nights)
  • Hunting season from September 1  to November 30
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Estonia is considered one of the best destinations for hunting woodcock with Pointing dogs in Europe and is probably the best destination within the European Union. In Estonia it is only permitted Woodcock hunting with Pointing dogs, a sport that attracts a lot of hunters to Estonia

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