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
our hunt begins around 9 am and lasts until 5pm. The local guide takes the hunter and dogs to the hunting area and explains the ground they have to cover. Usually there are two zones per day. The first zone is for the morning hunt and then move to the second zone for the afternoon hunt.
The areas chosen are always those that have historically produced higher densities and the hunter will have the opportunity to visit several areas during his stay.
It is recommended that you come equipped with a GPS to avoid disorientation in the forest which always entails unnecessary loss of time. Alternatively, you may hire one of our guides for assistance.
Since Estonia is a member of the European Union and the Schengen Area you can carry your trophy woodcocks to your home country without problems, either by air or land.
Woodcock densities often vary throughout the season until the end of September with the woodcock that are bred mainly in Estonia itself. The second part of October has usually 2 or 3 movements of woodcock from northern Finland and Russia, in these woodcock movements the density increases significantly over a period of 2 to 3 days per movement.
Usually there can be seen about 10 different woodcock per day although during the days of movement there could be seen between 30 and 40 woodcock per day.
The hunting areas located in the mainland usually have better densities than the islands until the third week of October, from that point temperatures drop and woodcock usually seek areas with warmer temperatures usually in the Islands and seashores.