Hunting seasons in Estonia

 

Hunting seasons in Estonia

 

Hunting species

 

Moose


Moose in EstoniaHunting season: September to December   Moose Hunting When hunting the moose, both “waylay” and “stalking” methods can be used. In the first half of September, during the mating season, the moose can be hunted using a very interesting “calling” and “stalking” method imitating the sound of the male moose.

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Bear


Bear in EstoniaHunting season: August to October   Bear Hunting 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.

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Roe deer


Roe deer in EstoniaHunting season: June to October   Roe deer Hunting The best time for roe deer hunting is in June when the grass has yet not grown very high. More information

Wild boar


Wild boar in EstoniaHunting season: August to November   Wild boar Hunting Wild boar can be hunted all year round, although the best time for wild board hunting is when the ground is covered with snow; then it is easy to determine the exact location of the boar. Wild boars found in Estonia are particularly stout, in 2009 there were 3 trophies more than 27 cm.

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Wolf


Wolf in EstoniaHunting season: November to January   Wolf Hunting The amount of wolf hunting varies depending on the year; however in recent years its population has grown considerably and the wolf hunting quotas have gone up. The wolf hunt usually consists of special raids where 2 or 3 wolves are taken down.

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Lynx


lince in EstoniaHunting season: December to February   Lynx Hunting The lynx can be hunted in Estonia with the exception of the female animal and the cubs. In 2011 more than 110 lynx were hunted. The lynx are hunted during the special raids, just as the wolves.

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Red Deer


Red Deer in EstoniaHunting season: September to January   Red Deer Hunting The Red Deer is hunted in Estonia usually during the rut in mid-September. The Red Deer found in Estonia are among the world’s largest, hunting during the rutting season guarantees a medal trophy.

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Woodcock


Woodcock in EstoniaHunting season: August to November   Woodcock Hunting Estonia is one of the main Woodcock’s emigration destinations. Woodcock stays in Estonia for spring and summer. The best period to hunt Woodcock is usually October and November, yet it depends on weather conditions. September may also prove to be a good woodcock hunting period.

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Other big game hunting species

Hunting species

Hunting season

Capercaillie October

Varmint hunting

Hare from October to March
Pheasant from October to March
The black goose October
Wild goose from September to February
Snow goose from September to February
Canada goose from September to February
Common wood pigeon from august to January
Duck from August to January
Partridge from September to November

Other

Fox, raccoon, mink, marten, ferret, beaver, badger, muskrat.