Deer hunting in group in the special purpose state hunting grounds as a rule is carried out as a silent hunt out, and sometimes properly trained gun dogs are also used. Hunting in group is composed of an agreed number of hunters, which are divided into beaters and shooters. The beaters are experienced hunters, who are familiar with the terrain and the movement of red deer in the hunting ground, thus using slow and organized movement to guide deer toward the shooters. Slow movement of red deer provides hunting guests with the proper selection of the animals within a herd and enables them to take accurate shots.
The leader of group hunting in the LPN in the Kočevje region is an experienced hunter who knows the hunting ground and its wildlife
Nevertheless, certain hunting guests prefer a loud hunt out, especially when such a hunting method is combined with the hunting of wild boars. Hunting guests in the special purpose state hunting grounds can choose between deer hunting in group being conducted in the wild or in the game reserve.
Red Deer hunting in group in the wild is organized in the LPN Jelen and the LPN in the Kočevje region. The hunting in the LPN Jelen is carried out in the territory of the Snežnik woods, while in the LPN in the Kočevje region it is conducted in the Dinaric forests. In both areas, hunting is particularly attractive, since in both hunting grounds all three species of large carnivores are present, namely the brown bear, wolf and lynx.
Shot red deer during group hunting in the LPN in the Kočevje region
Red Deer hunting in group in game reserves is carried out in the LPN in the Kočevje region. In the hunting grounds two large fenced game reserves are organized, each one with an area of over 1,000 hectares. The primary game in the game reserves is the wild boar. In addition to wild boar and red deer other game species are also present, the most significant being fallow deer and roe deer.
The hunting in group is organized and led by a professional hunter who knows the deer and the hunting grounds.