Bird Hunting in Beautiful Countryside
Bird hunting for abundant partridge, pheasant, and quail is very popular in Italy with resident hunters and visitors alike
Exciting Driven Boar Hunts
Italy is home to healthy populations of wild boars and driven shoots are popular and highly successful
Outstanding Vacation Destination
Whether you decide to go wine-tasting in Tuscany or pay a visit to the Roman ruins after your hunt, you'll discover why Italy is one of the world's finest tourist destinations
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About hunting in Italy
With its storied gunmaking tradition and the presence of some of the world’s oldest gun companies, including Beretta, it stands to reason that Italy would be home to an enthusiastic hunting community. Whether you choose one of the many walk-up wing shooting opportunities for the country’s abundant pheasants, partridge, and quail, take part in a driven shoot for wild boar, or stalk roe deer, you’ll enjoy the unique experience of hunting in the Italian countryside. Most hunting is conducted in the northern regions of the country, with Tuscany, Umbria, and Sardinia being the most popular. The hunting in Italy is highly regulated, with hunting areas, quotas and permits subject to a yearly authorization process.
What you need to know
1. Planning your trip
2. Upon arrival
4. After the hunt
Planning your trip
Visas and Permits
Holders of passports from the USA, EU countries, and many other countries are not required to have a visa for a tourist visit to Italy. To hunt in Italy you must show a hunting permit issued by your country of origin; discuss this in advance with your outfitter, who should be able to handle the hunting authorization process for you.
The main international airports are Milan and Rome, but there are a number of other airports with flights from many European cities. Your outfitter should make arrangements to assist you if you are clearing firearms upon entry. You will need authorization from your outfitter, a valid hunting license from your home country, and a gun permit or U.S. Customs 4457 form.
In central Italy, hunting season starts in mid-June for roe deer and continues, with different season dates depending on the animal, until March. In the Alps, the hunting season starts in early September and closes in the middle of December. Driven hunts for pheasants and wild boars are conducted between October and January. On certain hunting estates, animals such as wild boars and pheasants can be hunted year round.
After the hunt
Discuss the specifics of trophy export with your outfitter, who should be able to arrange most documents required. Trophies are generally transferred to a local taxidermist who will clean and treat the skulls and hides in preparation for export.
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Wildboar hunting&Tuscan food experience Italy
A great hunting and stay experience for those who want to live Tuscany at 360°. This package is ideal for couples; if you are more than two do not hesitate to write us so that we can best fit your requests! In case you shoot one wild boar, we're going to give you its meat. In case you don't get anything, we're going to give you 1 kg wild boar meat, 1 pheasant and 1 patridge as a gift Wild boar hunting takes place from fixed position with carbine or bow, it starts in the afternoon around 5pm and it lasts until sunset. Bow/rifle rental, guide and mandatory insurance are included. Day 1 - Arrival - Dinner - Wine tasting organized by our Sommelier Raffaella - you will takes local wines paired with seasonal products - Overnight at our B&B Il Collesu (www.bbilcollesu.it) Day 2 - Breakfast - Lunch - Picnic in the wineyard with with a bottle of red wine and Tuscan cured pork meats - Wild boar hunting for him and Tuscan cooking lesson for her - Candle light dinner - Overnight at our B&B Il Collesu Day 3 - Departure
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 11 Mar 2019 8 Aug 2020
1 Day Wing shooting for 1 gun Italy
One full hunting days with 1 night accommodation in the Tuscan Villa inside the Reserve. Shootable birds are partridges, pheasants and quails. The Reserve is fully inhabited by these species, but in order to make the hunting day richer, we also release 5 birds per day per hunter. You will hunt walking with the dogs as its traditional in Tuscany: the dogs will find the heads and induce them to fly, so you can shoot them. The hunting days start after a great breakfast by the fireplace with sausages, bacon and wine. Lunch between the hunting morning and afternoon will be served inside the Villa. You will have all the Reserve and Villa at your exclusive use. Guests that do not hunt pay only lunches if requested. IMPORTANT: In Italy it is forbidden to hunt on Tuesdays and Fridays!
Trip duration: 2 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2017 31 Dec 2022
Wing shooting, fishing and wine tour Italy
Package ideally thought for 2 Hunters. Shootable birds are patriges, pheasants and quails. The Reserve is fully inhabited by these species, but in order to make the hunting day richer, we also release 5 birds per day per hunter. You will hunt walking with the dogs as its traditional in Tuscany: the dogs will find the heads and induce them to fly, so you can shoot them. The hunting day starts after a great breakfast by the fireplace with sausages, bacon and wine. The whole area is fully available to the guest and it's at his/her exclusive use. IMPORTANT: In Italy it is not allowed to hunt on Tuesday and Friday. SCHEDULE OF THE PACKAGE: DAY 1: - Arrival - Welcome drink - Overnight sleep in the villa inside the Reserve DAY 2 - Breakfast by the fireplace with sausages, bacon and wine - Hunting morning (dogs, guide and mandatory insurance included) - Lunch (starters, first dish, second dish, side dish, dessert, a selection of tuscan wines) - Hunting afteroon (if wanted) - Wine tour in winery in the nearby with driver and sommelier - Overnight sleep in the villa inside the Reserve DAY 3 - Breakfast - Fishing by our private lake located few km far from the Reserve - Lunch - Departure You can request which ever change or addition in the schedule! Just write us!
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 25 Jun 2019 10 Apr 2020
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