With large areas of unbroken forest and sparsely populated rural areas, a hunt in Poland is a wilderness adventure
Poland has the largest population of European bison outside of Russia
Variety of Species
In addition to bison, thriving populations of roe deer, red deer, fallow deer, mouflon, and wild boar draw hunters from around the world
Poland on map
About hunting in Poland
The largest country in Eastern Europe, Poland has large forested areas and plenty of agricultural land, making it ideal habitat for roe deer, red deer, and fallow deer, European mouflon, European bison, and wild boar. Red stag hunting here rarely produces enormous trophies but is more reasonably priced than in many other countries and provides an excellent hunting experience. Poland has some of the largest herds of European bison outside of Russia and is still home to wolves in the Carpathian Mountains. Roebuck hunting here is outstanding, and driven deer and boar hunts are extremely popular and successful.
What you need to know
1. Planning your trip
2. Upon arrival
4. After the hunt
Planning your trip
Poland is part of the Schengen agreement, so citizens of most EU countries, as well as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States, do not require a visa for stays up to 90 days. You’ll want to plan ahead and work with your outfitter to supply details of any firearms and ammunition you are bringing so the temporary import permit can be prepared ahead of time.
When arriving in the country, hunters must declare their guns and show a temporary import permit, which the outfitter can arrange in advance. It should include the hunter’s name, passport number, and details of the gun(s), including caliber and serial number. The hunter will also be required to show a valid hunting license from his or her home country, as well as a gun permit or U.S. Customs 4457 form.
Poland still has large, wild, forested areas and sparsely populated rural farming areas, so wildlife is abundant. Hunting methods vary, depending on species and location, and you may use more than one method during any hunt so it may be necessary to have clothing appropriate for both walking and standing. Driven hunts are common for many species, particularly wild boar; if you will be taking part in a driven hunt, fast-handling rifles with low-power scopes are generally recommended.
After the hunt
Upon request, the outfitter should be able to arrange most documents required for trophy export, and in many cases the cleaned and dried horns and skins can be taken home immediately by the hunter.
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