Balaton-felvidék (Balaton uplands)

The landscape on the north banks of Lake Balaton is determined by the South Bakony and the Keszthely mountains which is characteristic of the vulcanic mountains in the Tapolca Basin. Due to the vicinity of the mountains and the lake the area has a mediterranean micro-climate. Because of this the mountain slopes are covered with oak and pine tree forests and on the lower slopes one can find vinyards and orchards. On the farmland corn and maize are cultivated.

The main game animals to be found in these hunting areas are red deer and wild boar. The roe deer population is not important, in the forests the roe deer have antlers of poor to average quality. Occasionally, fallow deer can be found in the woods. On the higher slopes where there is some grass on the solid rock moufflon lives, although their existence is not of importance. Pheasant live in the pastures and meadows of the lower parts, as well as on the cultivated land and in the vinyards.
The red deer population, which is the most important game animal, can be divided into two types. Most of the red deer have the characteristic features of the upland deer. The trophy weight of stags shot in rutting is 5-8 kg. Mostly during rutting, but in some parts of the area all year round, one can find the red deer of Zala which have excellent genetic qualities, so it is not seldom that a big stag with antlers weighing over 10 kg can be shot in September.
Most wild boars are hunted from raised hides and can be combined with a roebuck hunt. Every year each division of the hunting areas organize drive hunts.


"DÉLBAKONYI" HUNTING COMPANY, NAGYVÁZSONY

Nr. of the hunting field: 121

This hunting area of 4,450 ha lies 10 km from lake Balaton on the Balaton uplands. This area has a very varied landscape and has 35% woodland. The young trees and good water supply offers red deer and wild boars an ideal habitat.
The agricultural lands are mainly used for maize, corn and grapes. In the hunting area are several feeding places, where silage, maize and corn are cultivated for the game the whole year round.
The red deer trophies are mediocre, stags with antlers of 5-9 kg are the norm. However, each year during rutting larger stags can be found: the biggest trophies in the last 5-6 years weighed 11-12 kg. The roe deer do not have big antlers, the average weight is 200-300 g. As the area has a good wild boar population, a combined hunt roe deer with wild boar is very popular.
There is a protected area of several hundred hectares in the forest. This area is reserved for hunting guests. The members of the company are not allowed, to hunt here and in other forested areas between 31st January and 1st October.

Most hunting is done from raised hides as well as some stalking.

Hunting Area: 4,450 ha with 35% forest (oak and beech)

Accommodation: Privately, in a friendly atmosphere, in the house of the professional hunter. 3 double rooms with 2 bathrooms, living room, terrace (practically the whole of the first floor of the house is for guests). As the accommodation is near Balaton, this hunting area is ideal for hunters who wish to combine their holiday with some hunting.
Nearby, in Nagyvázsony, there are two guest houses (Malomkő und Vázsonykő), where hunting guests can also stay.

Annual Shooting List:


Game Species Number Trophies
Red Deer Stags 15 5-9 kg
Red Deer Hinds, Calves 30
Roebucks 20 150-300 g
Roe Does, Kids 35
Wild Boar total 80
Boars (Tuskers) 15 14-18 cm


Hunting Seasons - Roebuck: 10th-25th May
Roe Deer Rut: 20th July-10th August
Red Deer Rut: 10th-25th September



"Kőorra" Hunting Company, Várvölgy

Nr. of the hunting field: 122

This 4,300 ha hunting area lies on the northern side of the Keszthely Mountains, near Lake Balaton. Because the hills are dry in the summer most of the game can be found during summer and autumn in the hunting area. The hunting syndicate has planted 40 ha for the game and has 30 ha pastures. Two parts of the hunting area (approx. 300 ha), where the game is fed intensively, have been reserved for foreign clients.
The red stag rutting is a wonderful experience. In winter, when there is snow, it is also possible to hunt for moufflon.

Hunting Area: 4,300 ha 50% woodland (Beech, oak, hornbeam, pine, alder).

Accommodation: In private apartments in Zalaszántó on the edge of the hunting area. In the Guesthouse Turul with home cooking and local wines.

Annual Game List:


Kőorra H.C. Kovácsi H.C.
Game Species Number Trophies Number Trophies
Red Deer Stags 30 4-10 kg 20-25 4-10 kg
Red Deer Hinds 60 50
Roebucks 27 200-400 g 30 200-400 g
Roe Doe, Kids 56 60
Wild Boar total 150 75
Boars (Tuskers) 20 14-19 cm 15 14-19 cm
Moufflon Rams 3 65-80 cm -
Moufflon Ewes, Lambs 7 -


Hunting Seasons - Roebuck: 15th April-May 10th
Roe Deer Rut: 25th July-10th August
Red Deer Rut: 10th-22nd September




"KOVÁCSI" HUNTING CLUB, ZALASZÁNTÓ

Nr. of the hunting field: 123

This 3,800 ha hunting area is close to Balaton. About 20% of the area is moorland which has been a rutting ground for red deer for several hundred years. Here, the stags from the Bakony Forest meet with the stags from the Zala Hills. The antler weight lies between 4-9 kg, but stags of over 10 kg are no rarity. The average roebuck antlers weigh 200-300 g, although every year several are shot with over 350 g. In winter it is possible to hunt wild boars with good success.

Hunting Area: 3,800 ha with 50% woodland (oak, hornbeam, pine, alder, acacia)

Accommodation:
  • 1. In private apartments in Zalaszántó on the edge of the hunting area.
    In the village is the Turul Guesthouse which offers local food and wine.
  • 2. Privately in Hévíz.



"ORION" HUNTING COMPANY, UZSA

Nr. of the hunting field: 124

This area lies in the lower regions of the south Bakony Mountains, 20 km north of Lake Balaton. This hilly region has 85% forest, with meadows and fields planted for the game between the woods. In this favourable habitat there is a very good population of both red deer and wild boar, but there are also a few moufflon, fallow deer and roe deer. Thanks to the conscientious game management more than 500 big game animals are shot each year.
The trophies of the red deer found in this area are of a good size with many tines, but are not heavy with 6-8 kg. The biotope is not favourable for roe deer, so that an antler weight of 200-300 g is normal. The horns of the moufflon rams are normally 70-80 cm long. The many wild boars can be hunted on single hunts as well as drive hunts.
Hares and pheasants can be hunted on a small scale on the fields and meadows. In March hunters can shoot woodcock during their mating flights.

Hunting Area: 11,000 ha with 85% woodland

Accommodation: Úrbér Hunting Lodge, 1st + 2nd class. This lodge is situated in an idylic landscape where guests can relax. The house is also available outside the hunting season.

Annual Hunting List:


Game Species Number Trophies
Red Deer Stags 50 4-9 kg
Red Deer Hinds, Calves 200
Roebucks 30 150-300 g
Roe Does, Kids 70
Moufflon Rams 5 70-85 cm
Moufflon Ewes, Lambs 15
Fallow Bucks 5
Fallow Does, Kids 10
Wild Boar Total 250
Boars (Tuskers) 40 14-21 cm


Hunting Seasons - Roebuck: 1st-25th May
Roe Deer Rut: 1st-10th August
Red Deer Rut: 10th-29th September
Fallow Buck Rut: 15th-30th October

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