Hunting in Romania
Few countries boast such impressive natural diversity as Romania. The country offers its visitors everything, ranging from relaxed beach breaks through to mountain escapes. Yet hunting in Romania remains the highlight for many. Beginners will enjoy gentle forays into the Danube Delta in summer, while taking the route of some of the Carpathian Mountains toughest terrain during the snow-ravaged winter presents a serious challenge, even to experienced hikers.
The Danube Delta is considered the most beautiful habitat with the largest biodiversity, natural heritage and UNESCO protected area. Here you can hunt birds and small animals such as pigeons, ducks, geese or pheasants.
The common pheasant is 60-89 cm in length with a long brown streaked black tail, accounting for almost 50 cm of the total length. The body plumage is barred bright gold or fiery copper–red and chestnut–brown plumage with iridescent sheen of green purple; but rump uniform is sometimes blue. The wing coverage is white or cream and black-barred markings are common on the tail. The head is bottle green with a small crest and distinctive red wattle. Behind the face are two ear-tufts, that alert the pheasant.
The female and juveniles are much less showy, with a duller mottled brown plumage all over and measuring 50-63 cm long including a tail of around 20 cm. Juvenile birds have the appearance of the female with a shorter tail until young males begin to grow characteris bright feathers on the breast, head and back at about 10 weeks after hatching.
The period of hunting is from October 1 to February 28 .
Common pheasants are gregarious birds and outside the breeding season form loose flocks. Wherever they are hunted they are always timid once they associate humans with danger, and will quickly retreat for safety after hearing the arrival of hunting parties in the area.
While common pheasants are able short-distance fliers, they prefer to run. If startled however, they can suddenly burst upwards at great speed, with a distinctive “whirring” wing sound and often giving kok kok kok calls to alert conspecifics.
Their flight speed is only 43–61 km/h (27–38 mph) when cruising but when chased they can fly up to 90 km/h (56 mph).
Romania the pheasant populates almost all hunting terrains from the hill, plain areas and Danube Delta. Generally they are shot by hunters employing gun dogs to help find, flush, and retrieve shot birds. Retrievers, spaniels, and pointing breeds are used to hunt pheasants. Pheasants are one of Romania most sought after game birds. Their bright plumage and superb eating qualities make them popular with all game bird hunters.
The hotel offers exceptional accommodation after a game of hunting. The rooms are spacious and furnished and equipped with great taste. Impressive is also the summer garden where you can have lunch or spend an unforgettable evening with well-prepared culinary specialties.
Our partner hotel with fully equipped wellness spa zone is located near to the hunting area and caters to the needs of anyone hunter who appreciates quality and comfort, as well as intimacy. From traditional Romanian culinary experiences to impeccably tailored events, this hotel offers personalised experiences and provides perfect balance and relaxation for your hunting trip. The friendly staff of hotel will do everything to ensure a convenient and successful experience, after hunting game.
The following list of items is what AHSFT (Association of Hunters and Sports Fishermen Tomis) considers to be a necessity to enjoy a wild duck hunt in Romania to the fullest, and we suggest not leaving home without them.
Medication / Toiletries:
- First aid kit, personal medication.
- Painkillers / aspirin.
- Dextrose (eg dextroamphetamine Energen) / multivitamin-mineral.
- Wound Cream (eg Bepanthen) wound disinfectant ointment (eg Betaisadona) for minor injuries.
- Toiletries / handkerchiefs
- Caliber 12;20;28 and ammo shells 2.5mm/2.7mm/3mm/3.1mm (Cartridge box 15€).
- Spotting scope / binoculars professional.
- Travel Alarm Clock.
- Charging for Batteries.
- Breathable, lightweight clothing camo (best Sympatex / Goretex, realtree Max 5, Mossy Oak Shadow Grass).
- Lightweight Loden jacket / windbreaker.
- Camo color.
- Light sweater.
- Spare clothes (underwear).
- Belts / Braces.
- Handkerchiefs / towels.
- very good, boots and waders.
- Socks / Tights / Spats.
Terms for booking and cancellation
As already mentioned, hunting for pheasants based on a strict licence/quota system. We need to buy licences for your hunt prior your arrival. To confirm your booking we require a deposit of 50 % of the costs for the hunt as well costs for gun import licence, registration of the hunt, permit for border zone and booking fees. The remaining balance to the full costs of the hunt is to be paid not later than six month prior your arrival. The final calculation of the full costs of your hunt is made at the end of the hunt in Almaty. Remaining balance is to be paid in cash before departure. If you don’t like to travel with much cash, final payment may be done through our company after your return.
In case of cancellation earlier than six month before your hunt starts, 50 % of costs for the hunt as well as costs for gun import licence and booking fees are to be paid. In case of cancellation shorter than six month prior the hunt starts we will be forced to invoice you the full costs for the hunt as well as costs for gun import licence and booking fees. We want to suggest every client to have cancellation insurance, this has to be arranged by yourself.