Roe buck hunt is one of the most popular hunt types organised in Poland. It enjoys great popularity because it is very light, enjoyable, in beautiful scenery and with great chances of success. Owing to a very good condition of the roe deer, hunters have may opportunities to shoot the roe they are interested in every day. Besides, Poland still offers hunting at competitive prices when compared with other regions of Europe where this hunt type is possible.
In Poland each hunter can find a hunt that he can afford. In some hunting districts roe bucks are comparably weak, i.e. their trophies range from 200 to 300 grams, medium trophies range from 250 to 350 grams and very strong trophies range from 300 to 500 grams. Of course in the best hunting grounds there are very strong roe bucks every year whose trophies exceed 500 grams.
Roe bucks can be hunted in Poland from 11 May to 30 September. However, there are two periods when the hunt results are the best: 1. At the beginning of the roe buck hunting season, i.e. in the second half of May when roe bucks come to the fresh green grass. At that time grass on the fields is quite short and that makes roe well visible and contributes to successful hunting. 2. During the mating season that usually takes place at the end of July and at the beginning of August. Roe bucks fighting and competing with each other are easy to decoy in that period, which makes hunting a very exciting event. This is the time when chances to shoot older and much stronger roe bucks grow as roe bucks are very active then.
Roe bucks are usually hunted at dawn and in the evening. At dawn various parts of the hunting district are usually penetrated by car. Next, after the proper game has been located, the next step is stalking. In case of such hunt types, a hunter must often make a quick decision whether or not to shoot, which makes this method really exciting. In the evening hunters usually wait in the high seats, i.e. special platforms situated in the places where roe bucks prey. It is a much calmer hunting method as the hunter has more time to watch and shoot the game.