POLAND: Roe Bucks 2022

375Fox

AH elite
Joined
Feb 19, 2020
Messages
1,452
Reaction score
4,120
Location
Pennsylvania
Media
145
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Europe
2
Hunted
Zambia, Namibia, South Africa
I just returned from hunting roe deer in Poland outside of Warsaw. I really enjoy hunting roe deer, the most of any animal. This hunt/hunting was really exceptional. I hunted this area with this hunting club in 2019. I was supposed to return in 2020 and bring my Dad, but it was postponed to 2021, then finally to this year over covid entry requirements. Hunt dates were July 27-31 consisting of 9 morning and evening outings about 0400-0830 and 1800-2130. I took 10 bucks over the trip. My Dad came on this trip and also took 10 bucks. The rut was just starting. We saw some rutting activity every day, but heavy rutting action only started on the last morning and we were finally able to call in bucks. The first day I took 5 great bucks. The 2nd day, I was trying to hold out for really great bucks and passed on two bucks I probably should not have. I had an almost opportunity at a huge buck this evening, but didn’t see him after he stepped into the brush until we spooked him again. The third day was very slow for activity, but I was still searching for exceptional bucks. I took a representative 8 year old buck at last light on the third evening. The fourth day was again somewhat slow, I took a representative buck in morning. That evening the heavy rain started and we were unsure how rest of hunt would go. I took a very old buck, but was my only opportunity that night. The final morning there was a break in rain and rut was really starting. We found a huge buck right next to the hotel. It came into call and I unfortunately missed when it circled behind me. We found another relatively good scoring very old buck and I took him. Then we found a really nice tall old buck. He came right into call and that made 10 for the trip. We tried to find the buck I missed again, but the heavy rain resumed and we called it a day/trip. 10 bucks is a very successful trip to me.
I’ve hunted roe deer in southern France, Spain, and Poland. Poland is my favorite. The hunting club I hunted with controls about 30,000 acres of continuous land. It’s a very non-commercial club. They hunt themselves and take a couple non-resident hunters each year to supplement their club’s income. They get roe deer (around 45 bucks), boars, and small game on quota. There are also many moose in area that you see while hunting but not on quota. You hunt with different club members each day and they really enjoy taking you hunting. They made sure we had a translator every day. It wasn’t necessary but really good of them to provide. The area was reserved for our hunt, but other club members were constantly scouting during our hunt to try and help us be successful. They really put in 100% effort all the time. The amount they know about the roe deer and age of their deer incredible to me. The strict rules the resident hunters must follow really creates this and it shows. It’s a much more personal hunt than nearly any other hunt I’ve been on. Everyone enjoys the hunting and participates even when not directly guiding. The last day, they put on a very nice dinner and drinks with everyone who participated in the hunt. France and Spain were more commercial operations with outfitters/guides not just a hunting club personally selling some excess quota. This personal aspect is what makes it my favorite, but will really be dependent on the specific club you hunt with.
You see roe deer every day, sometimes 20 per outing sometimes only a few. The area consisted of pine trees, brush, corn fields, hay fields, oat/wheat field, and some other smaller crops like canola or potatoes. Villages are scattered throughout area. Some areas were better for visibility than others, but all had great bucks they knew about. I unfortunately have to be at work starting Aug 3 or I would have chosen the first week in August for my hunt and could have had some better rutting action. The constant action and miles covered roe buck hunting is what makes it my favorite. I have photos of all my big deer and a few of my others. I wanted to keep hunting during prime time rather than take photos. If your interested in this hunt, PM me for details. I purposely left out names on this report. I went though a polish agency that arranged the hunt with this club for me. I highly recommend this hunt and will do it again.
6E3BDA55-51FB-498A-86C9-F62A2DB4417F.jpeg
749ADF66-9B47-4737-9228-73A86A2B1F46.jpeg
C6D137F6-07AC-43CA-9BD9-A97021C2339F.jpeg
1EC77CB7-EF56-49F1-966C-FD5EAEB540AB.jpeg
695314EA-B24F-4F85-965B-2E1DC065B94E.jpeg
8130F372-6ED6-4563-8BEC-8D7EB1A3E2E8.jpeg
922BEF96-A6FF-42B5-ABF4-778D0D74EE69.jpeg
F1E6972D-D69D-4A04-8E47-0CCA522C245E.jpeg
FAB485F1-A7B8-4342-B37F-235B5DC4F87F.jpeg
0B8B103A-1AAC-4F08-8C4F-ED9875FCF174.jpeg
9CE13FE7-5741-4FFA-8A1F-2DC29E186F76.jpeg
A1514977-F973-4B10-9A02-BB8494C8386D.jpeg
7095437D-38E1-4CFB-B678-B558651DB2A3.jpeg
3D8DE24E-1388-49DB-8B8F-1370BAC0EAA1.jpeg
 
Last edited:

LivingTheDream

AH legend
Joined
Jan 27, 2015
Messages
2,668
Reaction score
4,575
Media
30
Hunting reports
Africa
4
USA/Canada
1
Europe
1
Thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed hunting roe bucks and plan to make many trips in the future to hunt them. Sounds like you are in the same boat. You took some really good ones!
 

BRICKBURN

Super moderator
Contributor
Lifetime titanium benefactor
AH ambassador
Joined
Aug 5, 2010
Messages
23,864
Reaction score
20,000
Location
Canada
Media
419
Articles
26
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
2
Europe
1
Hunted
Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico, England
Sounds like an interesting hunt. Thanks for sharing your adventure.
 

Opposite Pole

AH elite
Joined
Jun 6, 2017
Messages
1,622
Reaction score
3,458
Location
Warsaw & Sydney
Media
102
Member of
SSAA; PZŁ, KŁ Sęp
Hunted
Australia, Poland
I’m glad to hear you had a good time.

Darz Bór
 

cpr0312

AH ambassador
Joined
Jul 21, 2011
Messages
11,810
Reaction score
22,841
Location
North Carolina
Media
431
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
1
Australia/NZ
1
Member of
NRA Life Member
Hunted
US (All over), New Zealand, South Africa(Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, Northwest), Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania
Congrats and thanks for sharing!
 

kdenn

Silver supporter
AH enthusiast
Joined
Sep 25, 2020
Messages
407
Reaction score
539
Location
Kentucky, USA
Media
2
Member of
SCI, RMEF, NRA, DSC
Hunted
USA(KY,MO,TN,TX)
Thanks for sharing.
 

buck wild

Bronze supporter
AH elite
Joined
Oct 14, 2015
Messages
1,694
Reaction score
3,379
Location
Texas
Website
www.huntencino.com
Media
345
Articles
4
Hunting reports
Africa
5
USA/Canada
1
Member of
SCI Brush Country Chapter
Hunted
Kalahari; Limpopo; Omay, Zimbabwe; Mexico; Texas; New Mexico; Colorado
it's on my list- I was going this year before the Ukraine mess broke out. I'll try again next year.
 

375Fox

AH elite
Joined
Feb 19, 2020
Messages
1,452
Reaction score
4,120
Location
Pennsylvania
Media
145
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Europe
2
Hunted
Zambia, Namibia, South Africa
Very nice. Do you have any other pictures of the landscape/area you were hunting?
I’m bad about stopping to take landscape photos. I’m actually missing a few trophy photos because I chose to keep hunting instead of stopping. The first night I actually took 3 bucks between 8-9 pm as an idea of pace. This is only other photo I have from this trip, cow moose is at center of photo. I’ll PM you some trophy photos from 2019 that show landscape better. The fields look exactly like NW PA/western NY except completely flat. The fields are 5-100 acres depending on field. The land is probably 40% crops, 30% fallow with swamp grass, brush, or golden rods, and 30% woods mostly pine plantations, but also birch and oak.
4E892B2B-3641-45CA-B3E2-D8466F691A84.jpeg
 

375Fox

AH elite
Joined
Feb 19, 2020
Messages
1,452
Reaction score
4,120
Location
Pennsylvania
Media
145
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Europe
2
Hunted
Zambia, Namibia, South Africa
Thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed hunting roe bucks and plan to make many trips in the future to hunt them. Sounds like you are in the same boat. You took some really good ones!
Where did you hunt your roe bucks at? I’d like to get an idea of differences between each country (really I want to hunt them in every country), but I really liked how non-commercial this hunt was. It really felt both trips like you were a member of their club.
 

375Fox

AH elite
Joined
Feb 19, 2020
Messages
1,452
Reaction score
4,120
Location
Pennsylvania
Media
145
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Europe
2
Hunted
Zambia, Namibia, South Africa
it's on my list- I was going this year before the Ukraine mess broke out. I'll try again next year.
From my perspective, you couldn’t tell there was a war in Ukraine. They said crime had not changed and no refugees were visible. They did say they had new Ukrainian neighbors at the apartments some of them lived at. Also one member of club was involved heavily with church, temporarily housing them and helping them get visas to different countries.But from my perspective, there were no differences from my hunt there in 2019.
 

buck wild

Bronze supporter
AH elite
Joined
Oct 14, 2015
Messages
1,694
Reaction score
3,379
Location
Texas
Website
www.huntencino.com
Media
345
Articles
4
Hunting reports
Africa
5
USA/Canada
1
Member of
SCI Brush Country Chapter
Hunted
Kalahari; Limpopo; Omay, Zimbabwe; Mexico; Texas; New Mexico; Colorado
Yeah I had to book in March to make things go and it has just started. With the uncertainty of how big it might have gotten, I past. Although I would have probably still gone myself, if my whole family wasn't making the trip also. I decided to be mature in my decision making at the time :D
 

Nyati

AH ambassador
Joined
Jan 15, 2011
Messages
8,985
Reaction score
6,872
Location
Madrid, Spain
Deals & offers
1
Media
137
Hunting reports
Africa
6
Europe
2
Member of
RFEC, RFETO
Hunted
Spain, Finland, RSA ( KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West, Northern Cape, Free State ).
Congrats, you got some nice ones and enjoyed yourself.

Yes, hunting with a Club is different, I had that experience in Finland.

Thanks for sharing !
 

gillettehunter

AH legend
Joined
Sep 10, 2009
Messages
4,282
Reaction score
5,901
Location
WYOMING
Deals & offers
3
Media
128
Hunting reports
Africa
9
USA/Canada
6
Asia/M.East
2
Australia/NZ
1
Hunted
Namibia, Kyrgyzstan(2) South Africa(4) New Zealand Zambia(2)
Looks like some very fine Roe deer. Congrats and thanks for sharing
Bruce
 

UKHunter

AH fanatic
Joined
May 28, 2013
Messages
659
Reaction score
863
Deals & offers
2
Media
69
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
1
Europe
3
Hunted
England, Scotland, Wales, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Germany, USA (Wyoming) and Hungary.
Well done. Poland certainly has great Roe Buck stalking. This bring fond memories of my trip there a long time ago.
 

Hookboy88

AH veteran
Joined
Sep 2, 2018
Messages
139
Reaction score
306
Media
18
Hunting reports
Africa
1
USA/Canada
1
Sounds like a good time. I too greatly enjoy hunting Roe Bucks. Hope to get back over the Eastern Europe soon to do it again
 

Forum statistics

Threads
44,329
Messages
890,563
Members
78,142
Latest member
500 Nitro Express
 

 

 

Latest profile posts

We will be at the Dallas show and the SCI show in 2023. Booth # to be updated soon.
geoff rath wrote on Von Gruff's profile.
G'day, Von Gruff; Could you give me an idea on your Bearded Chef Knife, as per your posted photos, delivered to Australia? I'd like to reward a good mate (excellent amateur chef) who has done me big favours in the past. Cheers, Geoff Rath
Tokoloshe Safaris wrote on TERMINATOR's profile.
I just received a forwarded e-mail from you, concerning our Web Site. We just finished a leopard hunt yesterday. While on the hunt my wife mentioned to me that she had finally had it with the person that was maintaining the site and that she was going to get someone else to maintain the site.

If the site is not active you can contact me thru the AH forum.

Cheers, Lon Denney
Tokoloshe Safaris,
Zimbabwe
Bwana Man wrote on Jager Waffen74's profile.
Interested in the
  • JP Sauer 90 Luxus .375 H&H West German with EAW swing mounts and Varix III 2.5-8x40 scope (Euro Model hand rubbed oil, express sights) 99.9%
yamoon wrote on C.W. Richter's profile.
Hello
The book is still available, I will consider it sold. Personal check is fine. Send me your address.
Thanks
Michael
[redacted]
 
Top