Hunting in Pomorskie

There is not many areas in Europe so welcoming to hunting as Pomorskie forests. Local forest districts and breeding centres located in various corners of the region, offer professional help in preparing hunting escapads with respect for laws and safety rules.

The glory of Nadleśnictwo Kwidzyn [Kwidzyn Forest District] is Ośrodek Hodowli Zwierzyny Wydry [“Otters” Animal Breeding Centre]. With a total area of almost 14 thousand hectares, as well as a wide range of animal species living in freedom, it constitutes one of the most valuable points on a hunting map of Poland. In the forests of OHZ Wydry we can come across deers, roe deers and boars, and since some time we can also spot moose and wolves. When it comes to small game, numerous here are hares, pheasants, partridges, foxes, badgers and martens.

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In Nadleśnictwo Lubichowo [Lubichowo Forest District] for hunters there awaits in turn Ośrodek Hodowli Zwierzyny Czarne [Czarne Animal Breeding Centre]. A terrain with a total area of more than 10.5 thousand hectares is crossed by rivers – Brda, Czernica and Biała. Deers, fallow deers, roe deers and boars are examples of numerously present here big game, and they are supplemented by small game species like a fox, badger, marten, European polecat, hare, bunny, woodcocks, wood pigeons, partridges, coots and wild ducks.

A friendly area for hunting can be also found in the north of Kashubia in Nadleśnictwo Wejherowo [Wejherowo Forest District]. A proof of the hunting attractiveness of the local Puszcza Darżlubska [Darżlubska Wilderness] and its area is the big game – deers, fallow deers, roe deers or boars. Species of small game occurring on this terrain include, among others, foxes, hares, martens, badgers, raccoon dogs, European polecats, muskrats, American minks, partridges and hazel grouses.

A systematic growth of population of the deers is observed since a few years also on Kociewie, and the number of also numerously occuring here since ages boars should be taken into account. These tendencies, observed also by Nadleśnictwo Starogard [Starogard Forest District], attract to this corner of Pomorskie more and more hunters from all over Poland and abroad. Other species occurring in the forests of Kociewie include also moose, as well as small game – foxes, hares, pheasants, partridges, badgers or martens.

The amateurs of hunting that look for unusually located place for hunting should be interested in the hunting terrain of Nadleśnictwo Elbląg [Elbląg Forest District], situated on a narrow passage of land of Mierzeja Wiślana [Vistula Spit], overgrown with pine coniferous forests. Specific for this area landform and vagetation with characteristic passages of reeds make it a great refuge for both big game (fallow deers, boars, roe deers), as well as the small game (fox, raccoon dog, badgers, wild birds).

If you are looking for a special adventure in the surroundings of wild nature, Pomorskie has a lot to offer to you. Find out for yourself and may saint Hubert, the patron of hunters, foresters and shooters, be in your favour!

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Hunting seasons for quarry

Hunting seasons for quarry
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Hunting seasons for quarry

Hunting is primarily a responsibility and fulfilment of obligations that are imposed on hunters by hunting law. The basic aim of this branch of forest management is the protection and management of quarry populations in harmony with ecology rules, and these rules are strictly determined by seasons during which we can hunt specific species. It is worth to remember about them while planning a hunting venture.

Hunting seasons for the following quarry:

 

1. Red deers:

a) stags – from 21st August till the end of February,

b) hinds – from 1st October to 15th January,

c) calves – from 1st October till the end of February;

2. Sika deers:

a) stags, hinds and calves – from 1st October to 15th January;

3. Fallow deers:

a) fallows – from 1st October to 31st January,

b) fallow does and fawns – from 1st October to 15th January;

4. Roe deers:

a) roe bucks – from 11th May to 30th September,

b) does and kids – from 1st October to 15th January;

5. Boars:

a) boars, juveniles, pigs of the sounder and squeakers, whereby squeakers are boars from their birth day to 31st March of the next calendar year – all year round,

b) sows – from 15th August to 15th January;

6. Mouflons:

a) rams – from 1st October till the end of February,

b) ewes and lambs – from 1st October to 15th January;

7. Badgers – from 1st September to 30th November, and on the territories of game shooting districts where capercaillie or black grouse appear – all year round;

8. Polecats and martens (European pine and beech ones) – from 1st September to 31st March, and on the territories of game shooting districts where capercaillie or black grouse appear – all year round;

9. Foxes – from 1st June to 31st March, and on the territories of game shooting districts where capercaillie or black grouse appear or where in the last 2 calendar years there was a hare relocation conducted – all year round;

10. American minks, raccoon dogs and raccoons – all year round;

11. Muskrats – from 11th August to 15th April, and on the territories of fish rearing grounds – all year round;

12. European hares and wild rabbits – from 1st November to 31st December, as a cull – to 15th January;

13. Pheasants:

a) cocks – from 1st October till the end of February,

b) hens – only on the territories of game-rearing farms where an aviary pheasant-rearing is run – form 1st October to 31st January;

14. Partridges – from 11th September to 21st October, as a cull – to 15th January;

15. Mallards, teals, common pochards and tufted ducks – from 15th August to 21st December;

16. Geese:

a) bean geese and greater white-fronted geese – from 1st September to 21st December

b) greylag geese – from 1st September to 21st December

17. Coots – from 15th August to 21st December;

18. Cushats – from 15th August to 30th November;

19. Eurasian woodcocks – from 1st September to 21st December;

20. Hazel grouses – from 1st September to 30th November.