The hoofed animal with the biggest population in Estonia. The population of roe deer is in good condition at the moment. The average weight of specimen found in Estonia is about 25–30 kg. 19,643 animals were hunted in 2007, the number was 18,006 in 2008, 15,716 in 2009, and 5075 in 2010. Roe Deer has been living in Estonian territory about 10.000 year.
The mating season of roe deer starts at the end of July and lasts until mid-August. During that time powerful callings of bucks and quiet squeaking of doe can be heard. When two bucks meet, they evaluate each other’s antlers, build and courage. If it is clearly visible that one of the bucks is not of strong enough build to step up to the other, then the weaker one flees. But if both bucks feel strong enough, they start fighting and continue until one of them either flees or dies. The stronger buck gets the right to mate with the doe. The doe usually has 1 or 2 (in rare cases also 3) spotted fawns who struggle to get by at first. They are killed by lynxes, bears, wolves and even foxes. A large number of roe deer is killed also on roads and during harvesting grain. Today, Roe Deer population is very high, which has provoked the incredible increase of other species such as the lynx and the wolf.
Roe Deer may be hunted using “waylay”, “calling”, or “stalking” method. The best time to hunt roebuck is when the layer of grass has not yet grown too high.
The Hunting Package
Hunting in Estonia rich in game, a place where a true hunter goes hunting at least once in their lifetime!
Simplified terms for the use of weapons and joining the Schengen area that lost border controls has made coming to hunt in Estonia even easier. There are no problems with taking one’s own gun along but when necessary, local hunters will lend you their weapons.
Estonian forests offer a rather wide choice of game and good opportunities for trophies. At the same time Estonians appreciate their nature and see to it that animals are taken care of and the principles of responsible hunting are followed.
We are the only ones who offer an opportunity to hunt all over Estonia. We will organise you a successful hunting week or a hunt at the weekend all based on your wishes. If you wish, you can hunt in different regions in one week in Estonia. For example 2 days on our wonderful island Saaremaa and 2 days in Valga County in South Estonia. But you can spend your whole vacation also in one hunting region. Whatever your wish, we have the solution.
If you are interested in wild boar, bear, elk or wolf hunt, then you can experience all that with us. Or perhaps you are into bird hunting, for example the Eurasian Woodcock or a goose hunt? We can offer this to you. The variety of game species and a large hunting area guarantee a 100% excellent quality hunting experience. Numerous game populations have been preserved here which is unique compared to the rest of Europe. With minor restrictions, the wild boar can be hunted all year round. The mild climate has boosted the boar population, which is rather annoying, since the boars are a serious threat for local hay fields and potato crops. Large numbers of migration birds make the island of Saaremaa a paradise of bird hunters. The most popular quarries are ducks and geese, but the beginning of woodcock season bring hunters from as far as France, Italy and the Great Britain. They usually bring their own dogs and take hunting very seriously. Bigger games include elk, roe deer, deer and wild boar. Saaremaa and Hiiumaa have the highest populations of red deer, a highly desirable target for hunters. The deer-hunting season lasts from September to January and deer antlers have become a coveted trophy for hunters. Get to know our game and birds here and the hunting seasons can be found here.
Professional game wardens with more than ten years of experience in hunting work with us. Also the members of local hunting society help to organise and carry out the hunt. You can talk about our hunting culture and traditions in more depth during our evening program that comes with a light shot and sauna.
We also organise a vacation for your spouses and children while you are on the hunt. For example we can organise a fun day at the spa, a concert or a shopping tour – everything based on your wishes.
You don’t have to worry about anything. You being 100% satisfied is what is most important for us. We can pick you up from an airport or port, if you come by car we will meet you at the place of accommodation and a carefree hunting week or weekend can begin.
The price of the hunting package is 690–2000 euros, depending on the number of hunting days and the hunting area.
The price includes: accommodation, catering, transport, hunting days
The price does not include:
Plane tickets or transport to Estonia, trophies
For an offer to meet all your needs, contact us and tell us about your hunting plans in less than 24 hours we will contact you.
According to the laws of Estonia, the citizen of a foreign country can hunt in Estonia if they have in their own country a hunting certificate and a firearms licence. The citizen of a foreign country will receive the foreigner’s hunting certificate that is issued based on the request of the owner of a hunting region in Estonia or of the inviter.
The foreigner can take along their own firearm if they have the EU firearms pass issued by the institution responsible for that section in their country. Local hunters can also lend their arm for hunting.
According to Estonian laws it is allowed to hunt in Estonia under the following conditions:
- you are at least 18 years old
- a hunting rifle is used (bow and crossbows are forbidden to be used in hunting in Estonia)
- you are a citizen who (in their place of residence) has a hunting certificate and a firearm licence
Citizens of a foreign country will be issued Estonian hunting certificates/protocols based on the request of the owner of a hunting region in Estonia and based on the hunting licence of the place of residence.
- European fire weapons card
- ID or passport
- National hunting licence
You need two weeks for processing hunting permits in Estonia.
The citizen of a foreign country is allowed to take along with their hunting rifle up to 100 cartridges
- European hare or mountain hare – 1 October – 28 February
- Wolf – 1 November – 28 February
- Lynx – 1 December – 28 February
- Beaver – 1 August – 1 April
- Bear – 1 August – 31 October(except mother bear with cubs)
- Raccoon dog – throughout the year
- Roe deer – 1 June – 31 December, from that does and calves 1 September – 31 December
- Wild boar – throughout the year (except sows with piglets), driven hunt 1 October – 28 February
- Mink – throughout the year
- Badger – 1 September – 28 February
- Marten – 1 November – 28 February
- Muskrat – 1 October – 28 February
- Red deer – 1 September – 31 January (hind/fawn 1 September – 30 November)
- Elk – 15 September – 15 December (1–15 December only calf)
- Fox – throughout the year
- European polecat – 1 November – 28 February