Steeped in tradition, Roe Deer may offer some of Europe’s most iconic hunting, combining incredible flat rate value and high success in a target rich environment from late spring to early fall. Proven, popular and affordable.
||5 1×1 guided hunting days
||Season spans mid-May to late September; peak rut occurs late July & early August
||Wild, Free-ranging & Indigenous
Like our Polish Red Deer, these Roe deer ventures are easily one of our most popular packages, and for several good reasons. Firstly, they come standard as 5-day, 1×1 guided all-inclusive airport-to-airport hunt itineraries. Overall, hunting in Poland offers excellent free-range trophy quality, success rates, incredible value for an overall great experience. With our outfitter we have arranged FLAT RATES for all of our packages, including Roe Deer! No sliding scale trophy fees. Target the biggest free-range Roe Deer you can find! Hunting during the peak Roe Deer rut is as exciting as it is iconic, often producing numerous opportunities at trophy class bucks daily. These indigenous Roe Deer are deeply immersed in local hunting culture, built off of centuries of hunting heritage. Pursue your quarry with an experienced local stalker, hunting these elusive or rut crazed bucks on their home turf. Take the back roads, see the countryside and suck up the local color in your quest for trophy Roe Deer.
SCI bronze medal class starts around 400 grams (weight of antlers and skull), with representative bucks weighing in around 350 grams. Most hunters will make out with at least one or more medal class bucks over 5 days. While not around every corner, gold medal class Roe bucks surpassing 500 grams are taken each and every season. Roe deer are cunning survivalists and very tough, much like Whitetail Deer. Any free-range medal class trophy buck is something to be proud of. Quotas are very generous, and so with many opportunities and excellent price point, most hunters take between 3-6 Roe bucks in 5 days, only payable upon success, oronce back home. These target rich hunts also provide opportunities at Wild Boar all season long, or Red Stag combo options in September during the Red Stag roar.
If an affordable, off-season, heritage steeped hunt for an iconic free-range species like Roe Deer is on your bucket list, Poland is a hunter’s paradise where no one leaves empty handed, or disappointed. Come see for yourself!
Typical Day & Tactics
Greet your guide or interpreter at the airport and make the often-quick drive through the rural countryside to your lodgings. Depending on when you arrive, you could instantly head out for an evening hunt, or relax, enjoy dinner and unpack with plans to kick off at dawn the following morning. Like many ungulates, Roe deer are most active in the mornings and evenings, but during the peak rut they can be active most of the day.
Meet your guide in the early pre-dawn at your lodgings each morning and hit the field looking for Roe deer literally the moment the sun crests the horizon. During the late spring (May) and early fall (September) hunts, strategies are usually straight spot & stalk, walking and using vehicles to cover as much ground as possible keying in on above average bucks. During the rut (late July/early August) calling tactics are widely used, seeing as Roe bucks are hard wired to dash into the sound of a doe call. Their territories are small and your guide will likely know where some big Roe bucks live, which will be spots to cherry pick throughout the week. Perhaps you can lure the buck out, enticed by the call. Action is usually pretty steady. At times enclosed stands or “high-seats” as they are locally called are used to lay in wait for a particular buck of interest once he is located.
After an exciting morning hunt, return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast, followed by some downtime or a chance to explore the local area. Have a late lunch and then head back afield for the evening hunt and continue locating and evaluating Roe deer until dark each day. Once back at the lodge after sunset, enjoy a list of traditional dinner menu items with all the Polish trimmings. Opportunities at Wild Boar can always occur, and a Roe Deer/Red Stag combo in September is also a very popular option. Most hunters take between 3 and 6 Roe deer per week, and once the 5 days are up, hunters are driven back to the airport, or a hotel if continuing any European travels.
Landscape & Climate
Rural Poland offers a very huntable and game rich terrain. The landscape is generally flat, but complete with wooded hills and highly fertile rolling farm country. Cereal crops, vegetables, canola, corn and pasturelands are reminiscent of home. This region is dotted with woodlots, fruit orchards, pine plantations and larger tracts of mixed forests largely made up of Birch, Oak, Poplar and species of Pine.
The weather during the late spring and summer can get warm, typical of summers in the northern hemisphere. Rain can occur but is rarely prevalent. Expect light dew in the mornings, heating up in the midday with vegetation green and generally leafed out. Early season in May feels like spring, the rut in late July and early August feels like summer, and combo hunts in September see some cooler, early fall weather. For detailed weather data, Wikipedia is an excellent resource for historic weather trends found in the “Climate” section available for any city worldwide.
Meals & Accommodations
A country like Poland comes with rich culture and historic charm. A variety of lodging options can be arranged for hunters. Palaces, old luxurious manor homes, renovated heritage hotels in small villages, or rural cottages are all options. Nearly every venue will have its own unique story or post-war restorations. You can expect private rooms, complete bathrooms, moats, gardens, courtyards, dining halls & gracious common areas.
Meals are often catered or served in an adjoining restaurant all-inclusive with every package. Enjoy 3 hearty meals daily featuring an array of locally sourced Polish favorites. Soups, sausages, sauerkraut, salads, assortments of cold cuts & cheese, smoked fish, schnitzel, chops & roasts, followed by delicious deserts. In classic eastern European hospitality, no one ever goes hungry!
Key Equipment Suggestions
This hunt only requires basic equipment. A light day pack, 10x binoculars, rangefinder, headlamp, comfortable walking boots, rain gear, a digital camera, light hat, sunglasses and perhaps a little bug repellant covers the essentials.
Regular Hunt: 5 full days – 1×1 guided – x1 Roe Deer – May – September = $1800
Additional Roe Deer: (Flat rate with no size restrictions) = $600 each
- Round trip airport pick-up and drop-off services
- English speaking interpreter for the duration of the hunt
- All meals and accommodations during the hunt
- All permits, licenses, and trophy fees for x1 Roe Deer with no size restrictions
- 1×1 professional guiding with experienced local stalker
- All ground transportation while hunting
- All European skull cleaning and basic trophy preparations for taxidermy
- Travel to the destination city in Poland
- Pre and post hunt meals and accommodations
- Rifle rental for the duration of the hunt & ammunition ($250) if desired
- Trophy fees for any additional game animals harvested (Roe Deer $600 each)
- Gratuities to guides and staff
- Taxidermy and trophy export
- Personal side ventures or tourism
- purchases of a personal nature, alcohol, souvenirs etc.
- Extra hunting days: $250/day
- Non-hunting observer days: $200/day
- Trophy fees for additional game species;
- Roe Deer (no size restrictions) = $600
- Wild Boar (sliding price based on weight KG’s/tusk length mm) = $750-1500
- Additional Regular hunt Red Stag (no size restrictions) = $3500 (Only available in September)
- Additional Trophy hunt Red Stag (no size restrictions) = $4500 (Only available in September)
Hunters are usually greeted at one of several destination cities across Poland depending on the location of their hunt. Most often Poznan, Wroclaw, or occasionally Warsaw.
All destination cities are easy reached especially by any Lufthansa airlines flight, with best connections typically occurring in either Munich or Frankfurt, Germany.
Round trip airport shuttles are available and already included with every package.
Passport required for all international travel. Visa’s or Immunizations may be required for certain destinations.
Dal – Poland Roe Deer
Hunting Roe Deer in Europe had always been a must-do hunt for me over the years but being from North America I needed some assistance to make sure I choose the right area and country to hunt. Adrian was the man to assist me with this part. Having booked prior hunts with Adrian, I knew he would tell me exactly where to go and what to expect. We decided on Poland for my first Roe Deer hunt and it was a great choice! He suggested that I go during the rut, which calls between late July/early August – and I hit the rut at its peak!
I saw around 20-30 bucks per day with several being quality size. My guide was very knowledgeable and knew how to call these little deer in very close. The accommodations were extremely comfortable, and the food was awesome along with the beer from Poland. I shot a total of 5 Roe deer one of which was Medal quality. This is a great hunt to see and shoot a lot of animals at a time in the summer when there is not much to hunt in North America. The flat-rate pricing is excellent value and hard to beat. Adrian will do a thorough job explaining everything from the logistics to the specific guides and hunting areas, as well as the quality rifle rental that will be awaiting your arrival. Upon seeing so many big Red Stags, I will likely return in Sept during the roar for round two! A big thanks.