Hunting season: October 1 – January 31
Partridge is among the main species of small game birds in Bulgaria. The spring game stocks are typically estimated at around 600 thousand birds. It has a lot of tasty meat and the hunt is interesting. It is also very helpful for agriculture by destroying weed seeds and insects.
Scientific Name: Perdix perdix
Habitat: steppes and similar open country, though nowadays they are more associated with agricultural land.
Description: medium-sized with dull-coloured bills and legs, streaked brown upperparts, and rufous tails with barring on the flanks. Neither sex has spurs on the legs, and the only plumage distinction is that females tend to be duller in appearance.
Hunting method: Walking up
Hunting available in: All areas of distribution in Bulgaria.