Bear Hunting in Estonia, an Exceptional Experience

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Brown bear (Ursus arctos)

Currently, more than 800 bears were counted in Estonia, and their number is growing significantly. The mating season lasts from mid May to mid June. Winter dormancy starts in November and lasts until March-April. After the eight months the cubs are born. The cubs are very small their birth weight does not exceed 500 grams.
Bears reach sexual maturity at 3 years of age and have cubs at 4-5 years of age. The Bears have cubs every two years. In Estonia, the weight of an adult bear usually exceeds 200 kilograms. The Bear, with the exception of the bear with cubs can be hunted from August 1 to October 31.

Bear Hunting

The biggest bear population is found in the Viru County, where our hunting areas are also located. However, in the rest of Estonia there is a very dense bear population as well. In 2010 more than 65 bears were hunted in Estonia.
To have certain guarantees when hunting a bear, some 3 days of hunting are required. It is necessary to book a bear hunting trip in advance, 2 months are recommended.