Great to hear positive reviews of France. I appreciate all of the information from everyone here, I am leaning towards either France, Isle of Man, Ireland, or England mainland. I do not have the time to visit all of these places looking at properties, so in the meantime, I am having a real estate agent look around for me. Thank you for everyone's help so far.I'm not sure about bowhunting, but France is a hunter/gun-friendly country, easy to fly in/out w/shotgun or rifle... Wines? Check. Beautiful coast? Check. Huntable species from birds to boar to deer to stags to chamois? Check.
a brace of Grouse 200.- Pound
1 Pheasant 35 .-Pound
a good, but simple breakfast in a landmarket coffeshop 15.- Pound ..................
1 British Pound =USD 1,53
Hunting in Hungary doesn't have to be as expensive as many think.
If you are only going on cull hunts or are satisfied with a bit smaller red stags(bronze), then it doesn't cost that much.
But if you are going for gold, then it becomes pricey, but that is not cheap in UK either.
Has anyone heard of/hunted in Hampshire, England? Chef Marco Pierre White lives there and constantly hunts and fishes the area.
I mention this as an interesting bit of trivia: the most recent Sports Afield has an article that lists Portugal as a hidden hunting gem.
I envy the predicament you find yourself in!