By Barbara Crown, Editor
In report 9173
, subscriber Doug Yajko
details an unusual hunt for roe deer and golden jackal in northern Serbia
. Yajko hunted in the farm country of the Vojvodina region in late-April. This is the Panonian plane, which is intensely cultivated and mostly wide-open country. Yajko says the hunting was more akin to pronghorn hunting than the typical forest roe deer hunt. His hunt was arranged by Sjrda Dimitrijevic's International Safaris Corp.
(phone from the US 011-34-67-1213205 or 011-34-711-703302; email firstname.lastname@example.org
) which also operates under the name Hunt in Europe.
In a follow-up phone call, Yajko told us, "We hunted in wheat fields about two feet high. This was like hunting in Nebraska or Kansas. There are some trees around the towns as well as tiny orchards, but the hunting is all in the wheat fields. Roe deer season opens April 15, and I was there April 20th. Much later, and the wheat would be much higher, making it more difficult to see the deer. As it was, we could just see the tips of their horns barely above the wheat when they were bedded. When they stood, you could see the body just above the green grass. Shooting sticks would help with shots on these small targets.....