If you are planning a trophy hunt anywhere in central Europe
, particularly in Hungary
, take note. As this issue goes to press we've been informed of several cases of alleged fraud being perpetrated there. Specifically hunters are being told they are hunting free-range animals when, in fact, the trophies in question may have been captive-bred and released in a controlled location just prior to the hunt. The information we have comes to us from subscriber Jens Kjaer Knudsen (email@example.com), the chairman of Nordisk Safari Klub. (Their website is http://safariklub.dk/
, but note that the site is not available in English). We are indebted to Henning Kørvel (firstname.lastname@example.org
) for forwarding us additional details on the incidents in question.
In 2010, a Danish hunter hunted in eastern Hungary near the border with Romania. In three days of hunting, he shot 31 roebuck; 17 scored CIC gold (130 points and up), five scored silver medals, four scored bronze medals, while three others scored 100 points. One was a non-typical (perücke bock in German).....