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Hungary | Shooting Holidays

Hungary is one of the most beautiful countries in central Europe and has a lot to offer and at only two and a half hours flight it’s a quick escape to somewhere which can give you the shooting adventure of a lifetime. Shooting Holidays in Hungary are almost one big game preserve and has an outstanding role in European hunting tourism as indicated by the number of foreign hunters visiting the country each year.

Château Mátra | Pheasant Shooting | Hungary

Enjoy views of the Mátra rolling hills and the quaint village of Bodony whilst shooting challenging game within the vast estate. Balint and his team will bend over backwards to give you the most superbly presented birds possible giving you something to talk about on your return home. The Château Mátra hunting lodge is nothing but magnificent from its jaw dropping trophy room to its incredible Hungarian influenced cuisine you will sat in the lap of luxury during your stay... Read more

  Category: Pheasant Shooting, Shooting Holidays
   Season: September to February
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Additional Information

The hunting territories in Hungary are either in private property or state-owned much like forestry’s, while the game is the property of the state. Along with the forestry’s, there are also hunting clubs which usually rent their hunting grounds from private landowners and offer first-class accommodation, excellent food and wonderful hospitality.

Does Hungary offer wild Pheasants?

Most of the game in Hungary live free to roam within their natural surroundings and areas where Wild Boar populate are often in specially designated game preserved to keep an eye on their health and wellbeing.

Can I shoot any other game in Hungary?

The excitement of knowing that various amount of species can be hunted here makes it that much more special. Species range from the prestigious Pheasant to Wild boar which can be hunted for most of the year and you have the option of a more laid back wonder through the forests in the snow or in the summer sun alongside the wheat fields. The more adventurous can try the thrills on a traditional fast-paced drive which will test the most skilled of shooters, this takes place in January and February. Other exciting hunts are the Mouflon, Red Stag, Fallow Deer and Roe Buck which can all be stalked in the mountain regions and Trophies are recorded to have reached 10th position on the world records list which drew the attention of the hunting society to Hungarian Mouflon.

Why is Pheasant hunting in Hungary so good?

Pheasant can be found in almost every part of Hungary, both in the lowlands and mountain ranges. The Hungarians are becoming such specialists in their rearing and presentation that it is becoming a lure for the English game shooters who yearn for big numbers with decent, fast and testing birds.

What is there to do in Hungary for non-shooters?

All this is on offer to the most passionate of hunters and with a relatively short journey time of approximately 2 and a half hours, it is a quick getaway for a once in a lifetime trip. Non-hunting companions are to be kept occupied with guided tours of Budapest with the historic Castle Hill walking tour or enjoy a performance at the world-famous Budapest opera house, there is plenty of sight-seeing. Hungarian culture includes the popularity of mineral spas, no less than 1,500 to be exact and the beautiful thermal lake Héviz. There is shopping and historic Roman, Greek and Turkish architecture to explore as well as some wonderful food to try.

What shooting holidays in Hungary do we offer?

We have the impressive Château Mátra estate, and upon your arrival, you will be taken back by the wonderful location in which it’s set. Travelling through the Mátra hills you will observe the wonderful topography and greenery that Hungary’s best shooting estate has to offer. Balint and his team work hard to ensure there are healthy, strong and challenging birds equally spread out throughout the vast estate to enable the best shooting possible. The accommodation, hunting and food at the hunting lodge are of the highest quality and they will be sure to look after you in all respects of your trip.

When should I shoot at the Château Mátra estate?

Depending on the time of the season there will be Pheasants and Wild Ducks available to shoot to add variety to the days. Only Wild Ducks will be available to shoot in September but once the Pheasant season starts on 1st October you will have the opportunity to shoot both should you wish up until November when the Wild Duck season finishes. The Ducks will be shot over the lake in the territory during separate drives.

Contact us

For those of you who want to get a look into the action that can be expected from one of our world-class shooting holidays, take a look at the dedicated shooting playlist that can be found on our Youtube channel here. You can also view all of our shooting destinations here on our website.

If you have any queries or questions regarding any of our worldwide shooting holidays, you can contact us via our website or by calling the office on 01603 407596. 

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