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Bulgaria - the destination for the demanding hunter!


Location and Area: The Republic of Bulgaria is located in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. With a surface of 111,000 square km it covers 22% of the Balkans. Bulgaria is bordered by Romania to the north, by Turkey and Greece to the south, by Serbia and Macedonia to the west and by the Black Sea to the east.


Relief: 2 large mountain ranges devide Bulgaria into 4 distinctive regions: the Danubian hilly plain to the north, the Balkan mountain, the Thracian plain and the Rhodope mountain.


Forests: 1/3 of the territory.

Bulgaria Hunting Sport shooting Stalking Hunt


The Danubian hilly plain ranges its steep terrace with a fecund ground in northern Bulgaria. To the south, the land rises to the rocky ranges of the Balkan mountains. Thereafter it lowers to the Thracian plain. Southern and Western Bulgaria are embossed by the mountains of Vitosha, Rila, Rhodopes and Pirin. The Moussala in Rila mountain is the highest peak of the Balkan Peninsula (2,925 m high).


Climate: moderate continental with Mediterranean influences in the southern regions and on the Black sea cost. The average annual temperature in northern Bulgaria is 11.5°C, in southern Bulgaria - 15°C. The average temperature in July is 23-25°C. The average annual rainfall varies between 400 - 500 mm in the plains and on the Black sea cost and 1,000 - 1,200 mm in the mountains. The spring is short and the autumn long and mild.


Population: 7.93 million.

Capital city: Sofia (1.2 million).

Language: Bulgarian - the cyrillic alphabet is used.

Official religion: Christian - orthodox.


Hunting and Sport shooting in Bulgaria is not just a pure tradition. Since the 1970s Bulgaria has much significance for the international hunting. It ranks among the most solid and secure hunting destinations in Europe. The bulgarian hunting grounds have an average area of 10,000 - 20,000 ha. The game populations are excellent and hunters may successfully combine hunting for different game species. Professional hunting organization, personal service and successful hunting are the most important here. The hunter is a VIP guest in Bulgaria.


Game species: Bulgaria offers all of the european big game species in a perfect habitat. 18 mammal species and 20 bird species are hunted for in Bulgaria. No other European country has such a game variety. In some of our hunting grounds you have the unique opportunity to hunt for 10-12 different game species at the same time.


Accommodation takes place in comfortable, high-level hunting lodges and sometimes in luxurious residences.


Meals and drinks: Gourmets appreciate the bulgarian cuisine for a long time. Delicious, spicy, rich and varied, it suits every taste and has developed its own charakter. Bulgaria ranks among the biggest wine producers in the world. Each region has its own red and white wines. Most of them are dry wines, but there are also sweet dessert and sparkling wines. If you prefer a serious red wine, you should try a domestic Cabernet-Sauvignon or Merlot. White wines like Misket, Dimiat, Chardonnay and Riesling are recommended. Wines like Pamid, Muskat, Mavrud, Traminer and Melnik are known not only among experts. Bulgarian schnapps is also recommended.


Arrival: 2 hour flight available at many european airports: Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Vienna, Rome, Milan, Paris, Zurich, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Budapest, Prague, Moscow, London etc. Transfer from the airports of Sofia, Varna, Bourgas to each hunting ground takes 2-3 hours by car.


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