Brown bear

(Ursus arctos L.)

Brown bear is our largest beast. Its ridge height is up to 130 cm, length 250 cm, and can weigh up to 300 kg. Thanks to the care of the hunters, bears’ stable population is nowadays maintained in areas of virginal Gorski kotar forests, on Velika and Mala Kapela and on Velebit. By conducting reductive culls in accordance with the action plan for managing the bear population in Croatia, hunters can attain supreme trophies of bear fur and skulls. Hunting is conducted during night watches from comfortable shooting stads placed near bear gathering spots (“mečilište”). Best period for hunting in spring season, lasting from 2nd March to 30th April, is period from middle of March to middle of April. In autumn, season lasts from 1st October to 15th December, and the best time for hunting is from the middle of October to the end of November. Firing is conducted from 40 to 70 m, and we would recommend high calibers. In order to make the hunt successful, a hunter must dedicate it at least three nights in continuity. The hunt begins minimum two hours before the sunset and lasts at least until two after midnight, but it is recommended to stay the whole night.

Hunting prohibition : brown bear (Ursus arctos L.)
From 1st May to 30th September
From 16th December to 1st March

The best wild game trophies – Croatian champions

Hunting ground Year of cull Hunter Number of CIC points
Crna Gora - Čabar
2010. M. Klecš 555,15
“Bjelolasica” 2009. A. Buzoni 525,89

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