Poland is, with its size and varied nature, a real hunting paradise and for many hunters it is Europe’s premier hunting destination. Poland has more regulars amongst our customers than any other European destination, and many return here year after year. Everybody can hunt here – from the inexperienced first time hunter to old hands with many years of experience. In Poland you can find all our favourite game species, and population densities of game are very high. Trophy quality is improving year after year, thanks to professional game management and a very well organised hunting regime. Poland is also characterised by an exceptional degree of hospitality, and over the years many friendships have arisen between visiting foreign and Polish hunters.
Poland shares a border with 7 different countries: Germany, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, The Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus and Russia (Kaliningrad). Moreover, Poland has a long northern border with the Baltic Sea. Poland, at 312.685 km2 in size, is the 9th largest country in Europe with around 38.5 million inhabitants, of which 90% are catholics.Through the northern part of the country flow the rivers Wisła, Wartha and Odra. Large areas are covered in forest. the central part of Poland is predominantly flat, fertile and has a large agricultural production. The southern part of the country is more mountainous but less fertile. Poland is a country undergoing rapid development, and has much to offer. Here you can find everything from medieval architecture, castles from the age of knights and chivalry, large modern cities to rural areas where the preferred mode of transport is a horse and cart.
Diana Hunting Tours offer a wide range of the very best State Forest Districts, with whom we have been working with for decades. We know that everything is well organised, the hunting personnel well trained, experienced and responsible , and our long term agreements with these districts are our customers guarantee that they will receive a high quality product. In Poland hunting is only carried out of nature’s own terms. Hunting always takes place in the open countryside - hunting in fenced enclosures is prohibited by law. The same is true for the “cultivation” of large trophies using artificial means.
Polish hunting districts are large – roughly speaking from 3,000 to 30,000 hectares. The most popular game species are roe deer, red deer and wild boar, but Poland is also home to good population of fallow deer, mouflon, fox, racoon dog, ducks and geese - in a few individual districts you can even find European bison (wisent). All hunting in Poland is carried out with your own individual hunting guide, who knows his district inside out. It is this hunting guide who will point out the game you are permitted to shoot. On individual hunts you will typically go out hunting twice during the day, from early in the morning before sunrise and again in the late afternoon/evening around the hours of sunset. On driven hunts hunting takes place all day - but for safety reasons only when the light is good.
Our hunters normally stay with the head gamekeeper and his family in the hunting district itself. The standard of accommodation has developed rapidly in recent decades, and in by far the most districts, can be described as good. Meals are generous in size and of a very good standard, prepared with good local ingredients, and often featuring game. Only water, coffee and tea are usually served with meals, so if you prefer to drink soft drinks, beer, wine or spirits, you will need to bring your own beverages.
In Poland it can be a great idea to combine hunting with a family holiday - especially if your family enjoys outdoor activities. You can also choose to hunt in a district close to one of the larger cities, which will give a great opportunity of experiencing Polish culture. It is also still very cheap to go shopping in Poland. Some districts offer you the chance to go fishing, or to take a ride in a horse drawn cart, but it is always a good idea to let the district know about your wishes in good time before your arrival.
Quite simply Poland can offer everything, you simply need to pack your suitcase and rifle, and off you go. Some great adventures await you in this wonderful hunting destination!
Dear Sacha and dear Ulla,
The trip arranged by DIANA was, in a word, perfect.
First, my thanks to you two for patiently helping me along the way - Polish rifle permit, transport and general tips.
Secondly, the Polish staff associated with the hunting were excellent, and I would say, we all had a good sense of humor.
Adam: he was waiting for me at the arrival airport, but he had to go to the WC just as I arrived, and his
mobile phone was off or on silent - so he did not hear when it rang. But with the help of a fellow in the
Information booth we did get together.
Marta. I would say she was the brains of the whole enterprise. She ran the hotel, translated and
had all sorts of important contacts, including the Director of the Breslau Airport ( who had hunted there).
He had prepared the Lufthansa staff at the airport for me with rifle and two stag heads.
Sylvester, the guide. I have seldom met a more competent and pleasant hunter. Very tall, handsome and athletic. He gladly reduced his stride and pace so that I could keep up with him up and down the steep mountainside, and he knew every nook of the large district. I met his lovely family at his invitation. His 4X4 was clean and neat ( as he was), and he was punctual.
Matagosia. She is an employee from Adam's office and took me back to Breslau via Grottkau. Very intelligent and modern in her worldview and yet determined to become a hunter herself. On the morning
she took me to the airport we had to be careful with the time because that same morning she had to take
the Hunter's Examination. Everything worked out for her ( 99/100 correct answers) and for me, too. One more plus, through M's partner, Hubert, I learned Zwibgnew from Kliniska, is still alive and I hope to get Z's e-mail address later.
District Only problem was the monoculture forest. Game plentiful enough, and the hunting was difficult enough to let the hunter be happy ( if not proud ) of any success. The staff at retrieved the game and prepared the trophies for transport were efficient and very organized. They had done it all many times before.
I am looking forward to the next adventure with your company, to France Oct 2019 - so god will.
Vores tur startede fredag morgen med kurs mod Polen, hvor alle Havde meget store forventninger til nogle dage med jagt og afslapning for min kone og hunden. Som debutant i hjortejagt havde jeg specielt glædet mig. Efter en overnatning nåede vi reviret lørdag midt på dagen og efter frokost var der testskydning af riffel og derefter en aftenpursh. Derefter resterede 3 hele jagtdage med morgen jagt og aftenjagt. Disse dage blev uforglemmelige med spændende pursch en super jagtguide og godt selskab af tre gæve jyske jægere. Reviret levede op til alle beskrivelser og med en super service og gode værelser var de Polske værter medvirkende til at vi fik en god oplevelse ud af opholdet.
Udbyttet af jagtopholdet stod også mål med alle forventninger en meget stor dåhjort, en kronhjort og en hind. Jeg kan kun anbefale Zmigrod reviret, hvor vildtet var talrigt og hele oplevelsen både af jagt og revir gav en oplevelse for både mig som jæger og min kone som jagt interesseret medrejsende.
Tak til Diana Limpopo for en perfekt service og hurtige svar på amatørernes mange spørgsmål om rejse og ophold. Og tak til Søren, Nikolaj og Rasmus for godt selskab og hyggelige stunder.
Catrine og Hans Eriksen
It was well organised and run under the management of the forester and very professional guides. I had booked 10 outings and one stag. After 6 outings I had 19 observations and 3 shooting opportunities out of which I was able to stalk a bronze medal stag. As we stayed at the forester´s house I could enjoy the nice park and parade from my window. The stay was very comfortable with good service (including a good interpreter) and excellent company out of which a Geman hunter was returning for the 22nd time, which is as good a testimony as anybody can get!
In the beautiful fall of Northern Europe, it is time to manage the roe deer population. In the hunting area Maniszewo alone they cull 170-200 roe does and fawns during every season. Follow Jens on a hunt for field dwelling roe deer in huge Polish fields October 2013.
One by one, the bagged deer were weighed and tagged while their weight and gender was carefully noted. We were two hunters who had been hunting for three days and when everything was accounted for, there was 286 kg’s of fine venison in cold storage destined for dinner plates all over Europe. Between us, we had managed to bag slightly less than 15% of the annual quota of the entire area.
The opportunity to go to Poland had suddenly materialized out of thin air a little more than week earlier. The hunting area Maniszewo in Northwestern Poland was looking for hunters interested in roe deer culling on very short notice. That type of hunting is always a challenge and furthermore it is very inexpensive. The fact that we were welcome to take some of the fine meat home with us just added to the attraction. Not surprisingly, my good friend Eric and I proved easy to persuade.
Furthermore, I was going on a big trip to Africa a few weeks later and I really wanted to try out my brand new rifle kit consisting of a Mauser M03 with a Zeiss Victory HT 2.5-10x50 on top. This was the perfect opportunity.
I picked up the rifle and scope the day before we headed for the hunt in Poland. Upon our arrival, we had a little less than an hour before we would head out on the first outing with our guides.
We were in luck! Behind the huge fenced garden of the guesthouse, there was a fine little 100 meter shooting range equipped with a homemade but very sturdy shooting bench. I quickly assembled the brand new rifle – it only took a few seconds – and I made a couple of crude paper targets with a ball pen on the back of some tax return slips from the bottom of the trunk. I knew that the gun makers at the Mauser factory had test-fired the rifle but I did not have a clue what ammunition they had used. I just hoped that the first shot with the Norma Oryx ammunition I had chosen for this hunt would land somewhere on the target so that I could start zeroing the scope properly.
With the rifle resting on my cap, I squeezed off the first shot. I clearly saw that the center of the reticle was comfortably within the blue ink dot as the shot rang out. I immediately took a close look at the target. Through this scope, I would easily be able to see any holes in the white paper but I found none.
We walked to the targets expecting anything. However, as we got closer a logical explanation became obvious. The bullet had punched a nice little hole in the small blue bull’s-eye exactly in the position of the crosshairs as the shot went off. Not a bad start at all! I went back and fired another shot. It also had the courtesy to land where I was aiming and thus I finished the fastest zeroing process I had ever experienced. Sometimes you simply get lucky – today it was my turn!
I matched the proper ballistic ring on the ASV+ ballistic turret to the flat shooting load I was using and felt as ready as I could be. Having faith in your equipment is a big part of any good hunting experience. On this particular hunt, I already trusted a scoped rifle that I had only fired twice!
Half an hour later, I was sitting beside Zbigniew Jania in his tiny Suzuki 4WD on our way to the hunt. The hunting area of almost 18,000 hectares was divided in five subdivisions with a dedicated guide on each. Zbigniew’s area mainly consisted of big fields and to make things worse most of these fields were newly sown, black and barren. Therefore we were also allowed to hunt in one of the other subdivisions where the fields were greener and more attractive to the deer but even larger than in my guides main area. Several of these vast green oceans in the landscape were between 100 and 200 hectares from “coast to coast” without any form of natural cover.
I gazed at the scenery through the foggy window and thought that it would not be easy to get within shooting range of the roes in this wide-open terrain. My fears proved to be very real. Plenty of roe deer in small family groups filled the fields but they constantly fled in panic several hundred meters in front of the vehicle.
My guide stopped the engine at the end of a never-ending hedge stretching hundreds of meters in front of us only to disappear behind a low hill. The enormous field was harvested but there were plenty of green weeds scattered in tuffs all over the place. 500 meters away two roebucks were staring at us. Behind them, there was a roe doe and two fawns browsing. There was absolutely no chance of getting in range of these animals but my experienced guide had another simple plan. Slowly and with the wind in our faces, we would walk along the hedge up the hill. With a little luck, we would surprise some deer on the other side of the hilltop at more reasonable distances.
We mowed cautiously forward. The bucks we had seen when we started our stalk intensely followed every step we took. We approached the hilltop. Suddenly Zbigniew froze and raised his binoculars. On the other side of the hill, numerous little groups of deer were browsing the field!
I moved behind him and followed him in a smooth silent gait towards the top. He often stopped to look at the animals for a long time before slowly moving on. On the top, he put his three-legged shooting sticks up and used them to steady his binoculars. The nearest group of deer was foraging quite a bit in front of us. It was a doe with two fawns and a young doe from last year.
The disappointment in my guide’s voice was clear. “They are too far away”, he said.
”How far?” I asked silently blaming myself for not having a rangefinder with me.
His reply fell withour hesitation in the tone of voice you would expect from a man who has laid eyes on tens of thousands of roe deer through the years. “250 meters!” I lifted the ASV+ turret on the riflescope and turned it to the clear line between the 200 and 300 meter markings.
Zbigniew saw my move and understood immediately. Without uttering a word, he took a long step to the side to allow me free access to the shooting sticks. I placed the forearm in the fork of the sticks, turned the magnification to 10X and cocked the rifle. Zbigniew was staring at the deer seemingly very keen not to miss the show that was about to unfold before his eyes.
”The right one!” he said to let me know that we were trying to bag the young doe. Less than a second later, the blast of the muzzle rolled over the landscape. Within the time it takes to blink, we got the sound of the bullet impact in return. It sounded like a distant but heavy blow to a large drum. The deer was knocked to the ground. It got up, while the others took flight, but it fell over immediately and never got on its feet again.
A loud and spontaneous ”WOW!” was Zbigniew’s only comment. I turned towards him and was greeted by a wide smile. Roe deer was running wild all over the field and we both saw a single doe crossing the field behind us at full speed. Zbigniew quickly moved the sticks and said ”shoot if you get the chance!”. I had dialed the ASV+ turret back to 170 meters and thus I was ready for any distance between 150 and 200 meters.
I followed the jumping roe through the scope. Just a few seconds before it reached the salvation of the hedge it made the fatal mistake that seems imbedded deeply in the genes of roe deer. It stopped to orientate. The firing pin fell instantly – and so did the deer. The distance was approximately 180 meters. I was more than satisfied. The first two shots at game with the new rifle had resulted in to fine roe does. They fell less than 20 seconds apart and yet at a distance between them of nearly half a kilometer.
The guide went to pick up the car while I went to wait by the nearest deer.
Zbigniew was there in a few minutes and he started the mandatory ceremony to honor the killed animal at once. He picked a bundle of short rapeseed twigs and placed most of them in the mouth of the roe as a last bite before its final journey to the eternal rapeseed fields. He gently dipped the remaining two twigs in the blood of the entrance wound, placed one on top of the bullet hole and presented me with the other carefully placed on his own hat. As I took it, he gave me a firm handshake and said “Darz Bór!” – an old Polish greeting between hunters. I replied using the same words and carefully placed the little twig with the heartblood of my quarry in my hat. It is a beautiful tradition and to Zbigniew there were no exceptions – all the game we killed was honored with the same heartfelt respect.
We arranged the two animals for a photograph and in a matter of a few minutes, they were gralloched and loaded on the back of the car.
During the following days I had the good fortune to bag another eight of these shy Polish roe deer. The average shooting distance was in the area of 175 meters while a few were shot at as much as 250 meters. In total, I now have 12 empty spaces in my first box of ammo for this rifle. I am fairly content with the statistics so far considering I used two shots on paper. I choose to believe that the thousands of shots I have fired on paper targets during the past few decades have somehow improved my luck.
When we ended the hunt after three short days, we arranged all the deer for a photo on the lawn in front of the hunting house. As a final ceremony, our guides played the horn signals for “roe deer” and “Darz Bór” over the dead animals. The trophies of this remarkable three-day adventure were plentiful. First and foremost there is the happy memories of the hunt and the nice trip in the company of a good friend. However, the nice photos and not least the fantastic roe deer venison that hibernates in my deep freezer are also great trophies indeed.
When I raise my glass at our dinner table to toast “Darz Bór!” in the months to come my thoughts will fly to enormous Polish fields filled with light-footed roe deer, salty guides and a rifle I could blindly trust…
Scientific Name: Capreolus capreolus Subspecies: We have not included any of the subspecies of Capreolus capreolus, as the authors dissagree about their status as individual subspecies. Distribution: All of Europe except Ireland, Iceland, Southern Spain and Greece. Roe Deer populations are not common to the Mediterranean islands. Habitat: Roe Deer populations are found today in most terrain...Read more
Scientific Name: Cervus dama Subspecies: Mesopotamian Fallow Deer (C. d. mesopotamica) Distribution: The Fallow Deer originated from Asia Minor, but is found all over Europe today, either freely roaming or in fenced in areas. Habitat: Woodland with dense undergrowth often in the immediate vicinity of pasture land. The Fallow Deer prefers open land. Description: Large deer weighing around...Read more
Female Deer consist of several game species: Red Deer, Fallow Deer, Roe Deer and Wild Boar. Red Deer Hind Scientific Name: Cervus elaphus Distribution: The native range of the red deer Europe, parts of north Africa and western Asia, it has been introduced to Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina. Habitat: In most of their range they are forest animals, but in some areas, such as...Read more
Scientific Name: Ovis musimon Subspecies: None in Europe. Distribution: Small isolated groups all over Europe (mostly in fenced in areas). Habitat: Prefers undulating forested areas. Description: Middle sized animal of the sheep family weighing up to 60 kg. (rams), and measuring around 80 cm over the shoulder. General colour dark brown on the back and along the flanks. A black band is...Read more
Scientific Name: Cervus elaphus Subspecies: We recognise the following subspecies for Europe: East European Red Deer (C.e. montanus) Corsican Red Deer (C.e. corsicanus) Distribution: Red Deer is found in most European countries. Habitat: Woodland, pasture land, wetlands and moorland. Is found in lowlands as well as on high ground and in mountains. Description: Large deer weighing around...Read more
Scientific Name: Sus scrofa Subspecies: Sus sr. castilianus (Portugal and Spain) Sus sr. reiseri (Albania, Bulgaria and the former Yugoslavia). Sus sr. attila (Hungary, Romania and Russia). Distribution: All countries in Europe with the exception of The British Isles, southern Italy and southern Greece. Habitat: Woodland with dense undergrowth, often in the vicinity of pasture...Read more
Your flight tickets and itinerary will be send approx. 10 days before departure.
Passport, drivers license, vehicle registration certificate, vehicle insurance papers, national weapon permit, and European firearms passport.
IMPORTANT: If you take your own car you have to remember to drive with min. dipped headlights 24 hours a day.
Zlotty. You can import ulimited amounts of Polish currency. Amounts with a value of over € 2,000 must be declared.
As ticket agents for the various Cross-channel ferry companies, we would be glad to help British or overseas hunters arrange boat transportation, issue tickets, and make reservations to either Hamburg in Germany of Rotterdam in Holland. We can, of course, also assist with booking flight tickets if you prefer to fly to Poland. If you live in Europe, we can help with transfer permits if you travel using your own car, or help with transportation, if you choose to use public transport. A detailed itinerary giving departure and arrival times will be sent to you approx 10 days before your departure.
A Polish guide (interpreter) will assist you during your entire stay in Poland. It is up to you, whether you would prefer to meet the guide in the hunting district or at another pre-arranged meeting-point, which is easy for both of you to find(i.e. a hotel, market place or similar). Groups booked on driven and small driven hunts are kindly requested to arrive in the district during the afternoon, on the day before the first day hunting.
Since Poland ]oined the EU on May 1st 2004, it is no longer necessary to obtain a Polish weapon permit. The hunter only needs to being his /her European firearm passport. Remember to check that it is still valid and that the information on it is correct.
IMPORT AND EXPORT OF WEAPONS TO POLAND:
You need to being your European firearms passport and the Polish "white voucher". This voucher documents that you are going on a legal hunt in Poland. Without it you will be denied entry into Poland with your rifle. LIMPOPO will send this voucher to you together with your final travel documentation.
Please note that our travel and cancellation insurance also includes hunting liability . Since hunting liability insurance is required for all hunting travel in Europe, you must have such an insurance policy. We assume that you have a valid hunting licence, which is a condition for you being covered by the insurance. Please read the enclosed brochure. If you need to cancel, you will receive an credit note to the value of the price of the trip.
For those, who are only allowed to take out cancellation insurance (for example American citizens), please make shure you take out hunting liability insurance yourself.
POLISH HUNTING INSURANCE:
This insurance is compulsory and costs Euro 40,-. Please be aware that it is only a 3rd party inhurance. IMPORTANT: In the case of personal injury LIMPOPO must report the incident to the insurance company within 24 hours, in the case of damageto property e.g. dogs within 5 days. It is therefore very important that you report to us well within these time limits.
A prerequisite for a successful hunting trip is that your equipment, fitness, weapons and marksmenship skills are in good order. It is also important to have a good theoretical knowledge of the hunt you are participating in. Last but not least, it is too late to learn how to shoot when, for instance, you are on your point on a driven hunt and the wild boar are running past your position at full speed. Your rifle or the shot gun must be in 100% working order. They must be checked, the rifle must carefully calibrated ("shot -in") and the scope coizectly mounted. In Poland it is forbidden to shoot stags with a calibre smaller than 6.5 and we recommend using a heavy bullet. But for roebucks we recommend a calibre of .08W or 30.06 or similar if you plan to also shoot wild boar.
The Polish rules are as follows:
ROE DEER: At a distance of 100 metres the bullet must have an impact energy of 1,000 joules. OTHER GAME: At a distance of 100 metres the bullet must have an impact energy of 2,000 joules.
You must be ptepated to shoot from a longer range than that you might be accustomed to. Distances of 150—200 metres are not unusual. These distances miight appeal long, but if you know your rifle and you have good scope mounted, then it is possible to make a secure shot from these distances. It can often be difficult to get closer to a roebuck, which often will be in one of the large meadows, that makes hunting in Poland so magnificent.
On your hunt you will always have a local “stalker” with you. Even if the local stalkers only speak Polish, they usually know the most important hunting terms in German of English. However you quickly learn how to communicate with them using gestures or facial expressions. The hunting sucesses depends largerly on your stalker, for this your stalker will expect a small tip for a job well done, approx. € 15—25 per day.
It has been determined by law that all hunts must be reported to the police not later than 7 days before the beginning of the hunt — stating the exact dates lot the hunt and the address of the accommodation. This means that unannounced inspections can occur. They will not only want to check if all your papers are in order, but they will also check if the hunters are hunting with alcohol in their blood. The permitted level of alcohol in your blood when driving in Poland is 0.0%, and the same goes for carrying a rifle.
FIXED PRICE PACKAGES:
A fixed price arrangement means that you have bought an arrangement where you have, in advance, paid for accommodation, hunting, and trophy fees, together with the right to hunt the agreed number of game. This means that you know the total price of your hunt, as well as the total number of game you are allowed to shoot, before the departure. On certain arrangements, you will be refunded for game not grassed/wounded. On fixed price arrangements, a protocolled wounding counts as a kill. For driven hunts, shooting cull- animals is usually free of charge for the hunters.
PRICE LIST ARRANGEMENTS:
If you have booked a price list arrangement, this will be clearly stated on your booking confirmation. A basic price including stay and accommodation will figure on your confirmation. Additionally you will be charged a deposit for your trophy fees. Both amounts must be paid to us before departure. Between 1 ½ and 3 months after your return from Poland, we receive a statement from Poland, and based on this, we shall prepare a final invoice for your “trophy fee account”. If your deposit was higher than this ammount, you will immediately receive a refund. However if the deposit paid was lower, you will receive an invoice which you are requested to pay within 8 days of receipt. With regard to the wounding of an animal on a price list arrangement: Please see our price list.
SHOOTING: In Poland they always aim a complying with the hunters’ wishes as closely as possible. However, on rare occasions, it may not be possible to shoot certain game animals because of the selective shooting policies in place.
TELESCOPIC RIFLE SIGHTS:
To get the best possible result from your hunt, it is important use a rifle scope that can be used in low-light conditions, preferably with a well-marked cross. A telescopic scope with variable magnifying capacity is recommendable but not compulsory. Your binoculars should also be suited to low light conditions.
GAME SHOT IN CLOSE SEASON:
The Polish authorities have introduced a system of charges for game shot during the close season. The charges are as follows:
Red deer zloty 5.800,-
+ 2.000,- zloty for a trophy up to 5,5 kg
+ 7.000,- zloty for a trophy from 5,5 kg and up
Fallow deer zloty 2.300,-
+ 1.500,- zloty for a trophy up to 2,6 kg
+ 3.000,- zloty for a trophy from 2,6 kg and up
Sika zloty 5.500,-
+ 1.000,- zloty for a trophy up to 2,0 kg
+ 2.500,- zloty for a trophy of 2,0 kg and above
Roe deer zloty 2.000,-
+ 1.000,- zloty for a trophy up to 430 g (brutto)
+ 5.000,- zloty for a trophyvof 430 g and above
Wild boar zloty 2.300,-
Mouflon zloty 1.800,-
Other game zloty 1.000,-
Game shot within the hunting season but without permission of the hunting leader has to be paid according to the trophy price list + a punishment of 100%.
Since it is a violation of a law, the Polish organizers are also required to report the accident to the police. However, there is no need to panic. Even though the law is very strict and the results of a possible “accident” should not be made light of, the organizers will nevertheless do their utmost to minimize the damage. However, it is very important to take this law into serious consideration when shooting roe deer on driven and small driven hunts. Always check an extra time before shooting.
In connection with hunts on whichallowed to shoot wild boar, we have a humble request – PLEASE AVOID SHOOTING SOWS WHENEVER POSSIBLE. As hunters, we all have a common interest in maintaining a good, strong and sustainable population of this splendid animal.
Therefore, if on an individual hunt, please inform your hunting guide that you do not wish to shoot sows – and on driven hunts please check an extra time before you fire your rifle.
FOR THE STAG HUNTER:
If you succeed in shooting your stag/stags (according to what has been agreed) at the beginning of your hunting trip, it will often be possible to shoot wild boar. However, this must be arranged with our office before your departure. (Price as well as number of game)
Whether you have chosen a fixed price arrangement, with the trophies included, or you have booked a price list arrangement, you must pay extra if you shoot any game which is not included in the arrangement you have booked. The voucher sent to you before departure will clearly show the allowed game. The only additional game not mentioned on the voucher, which you are normally allowed to shoot is fox (hunting-season 1/6-31/3) It is free to shoot a fox, but if you want to buy the pelt, the price is €22,90, to be paid after your return. If, during your stay, you decide to take an additional hunting day or extra game, this can normally be arranged. Please note that hides are not included in the price.
TRANSPORTATION IN THE HUNTING DISTRICT:
As a rule, all transportation to, in, and from the hunting area is not included in the price. However, on the driven hunts, transportation within the hunting area is included in the price. If you use the vehicles provided by the hunting service during your stay, we can inform you that a drive with a horse drawn carriage costs €14,- per hour, and if you use a car it costs between €35-55,- / PLN 150-232,- per hunter per day. This will be charged to you after your return from Poland, based on the hunting report (protocol), signed by you in Poland.
POLISH HUNTING REPORT (PROTOCOL): - VERY IMPORTANT
Before you depart from the hunting area, you will be required to sign a hunting report (protocol) (in Polish “Protocol z polowania”). In this hunting report (protocol), everything you have shot/wounded, weight or length of trophies, arrival- and departure time, hours used in the vehicles of the hunting service etc. will be entered. In your own interest, please check that the text in the hunting report (protocol) corresponds exactly to the services you have received. Your signature is binding, and a possible later invoice from us is based on this hunting report (protocol). If you have bought a fixed price arrangement, it is still very important that you check that the trophy size written in the hunting report (protocol) is correct, as this will greatly influence the price level fixed-price hunts for the following year.
In the hunting report (protocol), there is a space where you may make your own remarks. It is important that any possible disagreements between you and the hunting organizers is entered in this space. Please also file any complaint you may have i regarding the arrangement in Poland to us. If you fail to do so, possible complaints will not be accepted in Poland, and consequently it will be extremely difficult for us to help you. IN ADDITION, REMEMBER: You are 100% responsible for what is written into the protocol when you sign it.
If nothing else has been agreed, our clients will be accommodated in twin-bedded rooms. For accommodation in single rooms a supplement of €18,- per night is payable. If you book individually, and if you are alone in the district, you will automatically be charged for a single room, even if you have not booked one. If, during your stay, you are given a single room, and if you sign the hunting report (protocol) to that effect, you will be charged the supplement, irrespective of the reason why you obtainied a single room.
BREAK OF STAY: If, for any reason, clients cancel part of their booked stay, NO refund will be made for unused services.
FIRST TIME TRAVELLERS:
When hunting aboard, you represent the hunters of your country. The people you meet will naturally judge the standard of hunters from your country, from the way you behave. Fortunately, LIMPOPO hunters are generally welcome, and we would very much like this to continue, so we urge you to maintain calm and dignity in any crisis or disagreement.
As you have probably heard, car theft and theft from cars is still a problem in Poland as in others countries. We would therefore urge you, in your own interest, to show the utmost caution when parking your car – even if only for a short time. Whenever possible you should use car parks with an attendant, often located near large hotels. Never park in side streets or in badly lit areas. Only park in streets with heavy traffic or in squares. We would also recommend that you install some kind of alarm system as well as a locking bar on the steering wheel.
PETROL: Petrol, including unleaded, can be bought in most of Polish towns. Normally you pay for this in zloty, but on most of the bigger gas stations, you can pay in Euro as well or with credit card.
If, contrary to all expectations, any problems should arise during your stay, which you feel unable to solve yourself, please contact us either by phone – 0045 62 20 25 40 or fax – 0045 62 20 25 42, during office hours. As we have already informed, it is too late to correct any misunderstanding or faults after your return home. Therefore, it is vital that you contact us immediately, if problems arise, in order that we may correct any misunderstanding on the spot. It is only possible for us to react to complaints, brought to our attention immediately and entered into Polish hunting report (protocol).
LIMPOPO has established an emergency telephone service, whereby our clients can reach us 24 hours a day – 7 days a week – and talk to a competent member of our staff. We would like to stress that this service is intended for emergency calls only, where contact with LIMPOPO or next of kind is vital. Please feel free to use this line, when necessary, but please also avoid any unnecessary calls - +45 30 26 25 40.
IMPORT INTO POLAND
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We always appreciate hearing from you after your return home. It is of the utmost importance for us to know, what happens “out there”. This is the only way; we can develop and possibly improve our hunting tours. Therefore – whether you wish to praise or criticize – please let us hear from you! We hope, the above answers all the questions; you naturally have before the trip. Should you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Barlinek state hunting district in north west Poland covers a total area of 6,166 ha. of which 5,426 is forest, while the remaining 740 ha. is meadow. The forest is made up of 67% coniferous tree, 14% beech, 195 oak, 3% birch while the remainder is mixed broadleaf. The district is generally flat. Barlinek has 71 high seats/stands and 14 feeding places. It is possible to hunt from a horse...Read more
The Brodnica state hunting district in northern Poland covers a total area of 9,690 ha. of which 2,613 is woodland, while the remaining 7,077 ha. consists of farmland, meadows, lakes, rivers and streams. The woodland is largely Scots pine (70%), but there is also oak (10%), beech (10%), birch (5%) and alder (5%) - a nice mixture of many different species. The district is generally...Read more
The Chojna state hunting district in north west Poland covers a total area of 13,820 ha. of which 9,354 ha is forest, while the remaining 4,466 ha consists of farmland. meadows and lakes. The forest is mainly coniferous (76%), but 5% consists of beech, 9% oak and the rest mixed broadleaf woodland. The district is mainly flat, but some parts of the district are slightly hilly. Chojna has 40...Read more
The Dąbrowa state hunting district in north west Poland covers a total area of 11,344 ha. of which 9,857 ha. is forest while the remaining 1,487 ha. consists of farmland, meadow, wetlands and small watercourses. In the midst of the district is a lake of some 19 ha. where it is possible to fish. The forest predominantly consists of conifers (83.6%), but there are also oaks (5.8%), birch (4.4%),...Read more
The Jawor state hunting district covers a total of 10,229 ha. of which 5,994 ha. is forest, while the remaining 4,235 ha. consists of farmland and meadow. The forest is made up of 55% oak and 30% conifer, but there are also areas of birch, beech, alder and aspen. The district is partly flat and partly hilly (up to 600m above sea level). Jawor has 121 high seats/stands and 29 feeding places....Read more
The Kliniska state hunting covers a total of 16,589 ha. of which 12,611ha. are forest and the remaining 3,978 ha. is farmland and meadow. The forest is largely coniferous (86%). The district is generally flat. Kliniska offers more than 85 high seats and stands together with 32 feeding places. Individual hunts can be arranged for up to 6 hunters at a time, however the optimal number is 3 - 4...Read more
The Ladek Zdroj state hunting district lies in the Sudety mountains in the south western corner of Poland, close to the border with Czech Republic. The district covers a total of 11,428 ha. of which 9,323 ha. are forest, while the remaining 2,105 ha. consists of farmland and meadow. The forest is predominately coniferous. The Sudety are gentle, forest clad mountains, largely covered with tall fir...Read more
The Legnica state hunting district is 8,986 ha in size, of this 5,571 ha. is forest while the remaining 3,415 hectares is made up of farmland, meadows and lakes. The forest predominantly consists of conifers (69%) and oak (19%), but there are also areas of beech and birch. Most of the district is flat, although in places it is gently hilly. Legnica has 77 high seats/stands and 8 feeding places....Read more
The Lutowko state hunting is 18,000 ha. in size, of which 9,000 ha. is forest, and the remaining 9,000 ha. is mainly farmland, with some meadow, lakes and wetland. The forest is largely coniferous (60%), but there are also area of oak, birch and other broad leafed trees. The district is largely flat. Lutowko has 35 high seats/stands together with 22 feeding places. It is also possible to carry...Read more
Maniszewo is 17,545 ha. in size, of which 6,207 ha. consists of forest, and the remaining 11.338 ha. is farmland (10,000 ha.) and meadow. 60% of the forest is coniferous, while 40% is broadleaf. The district is mainly flat with a few gently hilly areas. Maniszewo has 90 high seats/stands together with 25 feeding areas. The district can take up to 6 hunters at a time on individual hunts, but...Read more
The state owned districts Milicz 45 and 67 lie in south west Poland, just to the north east of Wroclaw. Malice 45 is 6,319 ha. in size, of which 2,032 ha. are forest and the remaining 4,287 ha. are farmland, meadow and lakes. The forest is largely coniferous (85%) or alder (6%). The district is generally flat. Malice 45 offers 79 high steats/stands and 17 feeding places....Read more
The Rozanna state hunting district in north west Poland is 9,113 ha.in size, of which 5,488 is forest, while the remaining 3,625 ha is mainly farmland. There are also a number of large lakes, the largest of which (25km2) forms the district northern and eastern borders. The forest is largely coniferous (circa. 70%), the rest being made up of broadleaf trees such as birch, beech, alder and aspen....Read more
The Runowo state hunting district in north west Poland covers a total area of 5,000 ha., of which 2,700 is forest, while the remaining 2,300 ha is farmland, meadow, lakes and wetlands. The forest is 40% coniferous, 35% oak, 15% birch and 10% other broadleaf trees. The district is predominantly flat. Runowo has 23 high seats/stands and 11 feeding places. The district can take up to 3 hunters at a...Read more
The state owned district Rzepin is 8.317 ha in size, of which 4.970 ha is forest, while the remaining 3.347 ha is farmland and meadow. The forest is largely coniferous. The terrain is largely flat. Rzepin has 144 high seats/stands. Up to 3-4 hunters can be accommodated here on individual hunts. Th district offers roe dee, red deer and wild boar, as well as a very small population of...Read more
The Tuchola state hunting district i a small but really lovely district 4,298 ha. in size. 2,453 ha. is forest, while the remaining 1,845 ha. are farmland, meadow and wetlands. The forest is predominantly coniferous (95%) with scattered areas of oak and birch. The district flat to slightly hilly. The river Brda flows through the district. Tuchola has 48 high seats/stands and 10...Read more
The Wierzchlas state hunting district is11,773 ha.in size, of which 7,068 ha. is forest and the remaining 4,705 ha. consists of farmland, meadow and wetlands. The forest consists predominantly of conifers, with scattered areas of oak and birch. The district is mainly flat, although some parts are gently hilly. There are numerous lakes and ponds, both large and small. Wierzchlas has more...Read more
The Zamrzenica state hunting district is 17,274 ha. in size, of which 9,700 ha. is forest and the remaining 7,574 ha. farmland, meadow, lakes and wetlands. The forest is predominantly coniferous (circa 80%), but there are also areas of oak, birch and other broadleaf trees. The district is generally flat, but some areas are slightly hilly. Zamrzenica has over 125 high seats/stands and 50 feeding...Read more
The Zlotoryja state hunting district is 7,856 ha. in size, of which 3,790 is forest and the remaining 4,066 hectares is farmland and meadow. the forest largely consists of conifers (72%) and birch (10%). The district is generally flat. Zlotoryja has 105 high seats/stands together with 10 feeding places. Here it is also possible to conduct an exciting hunt from a horse drawn wagon, on condition...Read more
The Zmigrod is our longest standing state hunting distric,t with whom we have been working in partnership with since 1978. It covers a total area of 27,284 ha., of which 11,202 ha. is forest, while the remaining 16,082 ha. consists of farmland, meadow, lakes and wetlands. The forest is made up of 64% coniferous trees, 14% oak and 14% alder. The district is predominantly flat. Zmigrod can offer...Read more