Wild Boar Drive Hunts
Turkish legislation forbids the breeding of animals specifically for hunting, neither is hunting allowed within National Parks or fenced areas. This means that the hunting experience in Turkey cannot be compared to hunts arranged in other European countries such as Hungary, Romania, Croatia or the Czech Republic because our prey is guaranteed to be wild.
For our Wild Boar drive hunts we first of all make sure that the area has not been used for hunting before. If it has, we do ensure that it has been rested for at least one year to ensure the quantity of available animals is sufficient to deliver a quality hunting experience. Our company seeks out the most wild boar populated area in Turkey and organizes only one drive hunt per year so the probability of shooting a trophy wild boar with over 20cm fang size is 25%. According to statistics, the shooting is 30-45 wild boars between10 hunters within 3 days. Our drive hunts are full of surprises and we have recorded many trophy fang sizes over 25cm, which is a record! At our drive hunts there are no weight, number or trophy limits for wild boars shot and we hunt in high visibility terrain rangelands.
Five days before the drive hunt starts our guides check the area and track the wild boar activity in the region. The drive hunt takes place with our experienced beater staff and hound dogs especially trained for drive hunts. During the 3 days of drive hunting we use 12-20 beaters and 10-16 dogs according to the number of hunters every day. In the morning there will be two drive hunts and after the open air barbeque lunch there is another drive hunt in the afternoon.
There are several international flights a day from many EU countries and, once landed in Turkey, our hunting reserves are within easy travelling distance from the airport.
Day 1: You will be met at the airport by a representative from TROFE Hunting Safaris. Guests who choose to bring their own rifles will need to clear them for entry into Turkey at the Customs Office at the airport. This procedure will take about 30 minutes and will be facilitated by one of our staff.
We manage our transfers by V.I.P shuttle buses and, depending on your destination the journey will take between 1-3 hours. Dinner followed by picking numbers for identifying the spots of the guests for the hunting days.
Day 2: Early breakfast (6:00-7:00), driving to the hunting grounds, Drive one, Drive two, outdoor barbeque lunch. Drive three. Drive back to the hotel for dinner.
Day 3: Early breakfast (6:00-7:00), driving to the hunting grounds, Drive one, Drive two, outdoor barbeque lunch. Drive three. Drive back to the hotel for dinner.
Day 4: Early breakfast (6:00-7:00), driving to the hunting grounds, Drive one, Drive two, outdoor barbeque lunch. Drive three. Drive back to the hotel for dinner.
Day 5: Breakfast -Transfer to the airport - Custom clearance of the rifles (if necessary) with the assistance of our guide.