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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Additional activities are provided for non-hunting companions should they wish to travel with you. Guided tours can be arranged to the nearby towns of Gyöngyös and Eger which are both excellent wine regions and of course the capital Budapest. The nearest village is Parád which is famous for its mineral water and thermal baths. The hunting lodge offers music, sauna, steam room and massages should you wish to stay closer to home.