Hunting season: Second saturday of August – Last day of February
Woodcock hunting usually takes place in most Eastern parts of Bulgaria – along the Black sea coast. In order to flush the woodcock, the use of dogs is necessary. The guides have thus become masters in the art of training this particular type of dog. In addition, hunted territories offer hunters an opportunity to see an impressive range of woodcock rises per day. Accompanied by a guide familiar with the different habitats frequented by these birds, the success is practically assured.
Scientific Name: Scolopax rusticola
Habitat: Forests and woods.
Description: Bulky wading bird, well camouflaged by brown and buff barring, creating a “dead leaf” effect. Long down pointing bill. In flight its rounded wings are diagnostic. Size: 32-36 cm
Hunting method: Rough shooting, walking up
Hunting available in: All areas of distribution in Bulgaria.