The tradition of driven wild boar hunting dates back to the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy in the 18th century. At that time it was the privileged hunt of the Emperors, Kings and Aristocratic families. The hunts are performed in the old Royal tradition where hunting guests are placed on different stands (on little platforms as well as on the ground) and the boars are driven towards the guns by beaters and dogs. Nearly all of the shooting is at running game which is incredible. We are very proud to have access to these private and exclusive Imperial Shooting Estates for driven boar which are west of Budapest. The estates have a very good quantity of Russian wild boar which are well managed. The hunting is traditional, exciting and perfectly organised. Depending on group size we can offer daily bags of about 30 to 40 boars per day up to 100 wild boars per shooting day with 6-12 guns in line.
From the conservation point of view the tradition is important too. Each estate will only organise two, or a maximum of three, shoots per year to ensure the boar population is kept at the right balance. This means that piglets, young boars up to one year, females, small tuskers and big tuskers are taken, not only the big tuskers. This is an important aspect of the shoot. Shooting at running boar is great fun and quite a challenge too. It is a high adrenalin adventure sport and addictive too! In addition to the boar, we can combine a shoot with high driven pheasants as well. Accommodation will be reserved to your choice of either the great private Manor House or one of the traditional country Hotels close to the Hunting Estates, west of Budapest. These days are full of excitement and sure to create memories which last a lifetime.
A Typical Day
Once you arrive in Hungary you will be met by our team who will assist you through the airport. You will be transferred to your accommodation by our personal driving service allowing you to take in the local sites.
A typical day would be a minimum of two big drives (three or four possible depending on circumstances) and each shooter would be accompanied by one personal experienced professional hunter. You will be transported by 4×4 vehicles around the hunting estate experiencing the varied terrain whilst being treated to tips and facts about the area from your personal tour guide. Your shoot hospitality follows a similar format to any other with your elevenses and canapes being served in the field and a hearty Hungarian lunch to finish off the day. Before you depart from the hunting estate you will be involved in the traditional game parade around the bonfire with horn blowers.
Your accommodation options range from cultural hunting lodges to five-star hotels, in which you will enjoy a comfortable nights sleep in your suite after a sumptuous dinner of local and traditional produce.
Our Wild Boar experience takes you to the heart of Hungarian Culture, leaving you with unforgettable memories.