Hunting may be a controversial topic nowadays, but it has a long tradition in Hungary. The hunting etiquette consists of a series of codes and principles that people who pursue this sport ought to respect.
Sonline was the first to report about the trophies of a three-day hunting event at a popular hunting ground called Zselic in the south-western Somogy county.
According to the site, Zselic is an increasingly popular hunting location among Hungarian and foreign huntsmen. It is considered to be rich in wild game and hunting tourism greatly benefits the National Hungarian Hunting Chamber.
Sokszínűvidék wrote that due to the pandemic and the related restrictions, many German and Austrian hobby hunters could not enter Hungary. Foreign hunters are now happy that they can visit the hunting grounds without restrictions.
The large wild game stock of Somogy county attracts many hunters from abroad.
János Meiszterics, the president of the Tapsony és Vidéke Petőfi Vadásztársaság (Tapsony and Area Hunting Association) said that the region’s high quality wild game stock is abundant. He also added that he would prefer if the cold winter weather would remain, so that wild animals would stay close to the areas where the feeders are.
Meszterics also highlighted that the hunting associations in Somogy county fulfill half of their yearly quotas in the winter months.
“It is important to regulate the population size by hunting in order to mitigate substantial damage by game, not to mention that hunting tourism is a major source of income for the association.”
As the Facebook post says, the three-day hunting event took a great deal of organisation beforehand and everyone who was involved did an excellent job.
The hunters ended the event with a proper celebration as per the etiquette of Hungarian hunters. They lined up the wild game and decorated the surrounding area with branches as well as set bonfires at the four corners of the spread.
Berek reports that during the three-day event, altogether 115 wild games had been killed including mostly wild boars, a few red and European fallow deer “tarvad”, which refers to females or young males, as well as two foxes and a golden jackal.
The president of Tapsony és Vidéke Petőfi Vadásztársaság (Tapsony and Area Hunting Association) noted that they shot 650 boars out of the 750 yearly quotas in this hunting season.
Source: sonline.hu, sokszinuvidek.24.hu, berek.hu