• Hunting in Hungary Hunting in Hungary is an extraordinary experience and a real journey back in time, making our country unique in the international hunting scene.
  • Hunting in HungaryHunting in Hungary is an extraordinary experience and a real journey back in time, making our country unique in the international hunting scene.
  • Hunting in HungaryHunting in Hungary is an extraordinary experience and a real journey back in time, making our country unique in the international hunting scene.
  • Hunting in HungaryHunting in Hungary is an extraordinary experience and a real journey back in time, making our country unique in the international hunting scene.
  • Hunting in HungaryHunting in Hungary is an extraordinary experience and a real journey back in time, making our country unique in the international hunting scene.
  • Hunting in Hungary Hunting in Hungary is an extraordinary experience and a real journey back in time, making our country unique in the international hunting scene.

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Pheasant
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Tuesday, 10 July 2012 12:12
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Pheasant – Phasianus colchicus

The original habitat of the species stretched form the Caucasus to the Amur River. Pheasants were introduced to Europe from the Caucasian region by the Greeks and were taken over by the Romans who kept them as the ornaments of their courtyards and spread them further in the lands they conquered, that is, in West and Northwest Europe and England. Pheasants are the most popular and most intensively harvested small game species of Hungary. It annual bag in 2010 was 378 000.

Distribution in Hungary:

The most preferred habitats of pheasants are agricultural lands varied by forests, tree rows and reeds. Therefore they are harvested in the greatest numbers in the counties of the Great Plain, with 60 000 birds shot yearly in county Békés and around 48 000 in county Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok. In the Transdanubia region the most pheasants are bagged in Hungary’s western border counties, with 24-25 000 birds shot annually.

Hunting season:

Cock                      1 October – last day of February

Hen                       only released stocks are huntable during the hunting season of cocks

Hunting methods:

Pheasants are hunted collectively which means that at least 3 hunters are needed to participate in each hunt. The choice of the best hunting method depends on the number of participants and the size of the desired game bag. Rough shooting or shrub hunting is the most popular with smaller hunting groups (3-4 hunters) and it is the most effective in the autumn months. In the case of bigger hunting parties (5-10 hunters) who want to achieve a larger game bag drive-on hunts, which are the most effective during the winter months, are a better option. A daily bag of 20-30 birds can be expected on a shrub hunt while on a drive-on hunt a bag of 300-400 birds is reasonable.

Pheasant hunting can be combined with hare and mallard hunting.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 July 2012 12:49