Few hunters realise that today Turkey has a really good population of red deer, and that the chance of a really good trophy is also very high.
6 days from €7,795
The Anatolian red deer (Cervus elaphus anatolica) has both a very large body and trophy size. A good stag typically has a body weight of between 250 and 300kg and the trophies can reach a size of between 8 and 13 kg, with a few achieving a weight as much as 15kg. Realistically you can expect a trophy weight of between 9 - 11 kg.
In prehistoric times the red stag was symbolic of strength to the Hittite people of Anatolia. Unfortunately the stags were nearly hunted to extinction. Because of this strict rules were put in place to help ensure the survival of this wonderful game animal. Now the population is big enough to sustain a limited amount of hunting, that licenses are now being issued again makes this tour even more attractive!
Our Turkish partners can offer hunting for Anatolian red stags close to the Black Sea north of Ankara, in the Marmara region, in central Anatolia and in the Taurus mountains.
Here there are excellent populations of red deer and a great chance of bagging a really fine trophy.
The best period for hunting is during the rutting season: 20th September - 15th October.
The form of hunting is primarily stalking, but occasionally you might lie in wait in a strategically good position.
Hunters fly to Istanbul and then take a domestic flight. You will then be met at the airport and driven to the hunting district. Accommodation will be in a local hotel of a good standard and half board is included in the price of the package.
If you are interested it is possible to combine stag hunting with hunting for wild boars, and here the chance of shooting a really fine “Keiler” are also very good
Often when hunting in Turkey you will be relatively far away from major towns, which is where you will only, as is generally the case in Turkey, find hotels of an international standard. Therefore you will often stay is a pension or a small hotel close to the hunting district. They will either be situated in a small town or out in the countryside. Do not expect luxury accommodation, but the...Read more
Red deer are only present in certain parts of Turkey, the primary hunting districts can be found in the region around the Black Sea, the Taurus Mountains, central Anatolia and the Marmara region. Generally these are very hill, forest clad districts, with a mix of oak- and conifer forests, clearings, meadows and very thick scrub. This is a really good habitat for both red deer and wild boar. The...Read more
Our partner in Turkey, Gönye Hunting Activities is one of the very biggest and most important players in the Turkish hunting market. They have their headquarters in the city of Konya in central Turkey, and in 2017 will be celebrating their 20 year jubilee. Over this period they have built up a large, professional organization with good hunting guides, interpreters, drivers etc. We...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...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
|8,01 kg - 9 kg||€2.390,-|
|9,01 kg - 10 kg||€3.275,-|
|10,01 kg - 11kg||€3.990,-|
|11,01 kg - 12 kg||€5.900,-|
|12,01 kg -||€7.700,-|