By Tim Jones
Given how many hunt reports we've compiled in our database over the years (over 6,600 and counting), it's very unusual to receive a report on an entirely new country. Yet this month, Mihael Safaric from Slovenia checked in with our first-ever report on hunting in the Republic of Ireland
. Safaric hunted for sika and red deer in Wicklow, south of Dublin.
We have to note here that, in 2008, we published a very positive subscriber report from Robert B. Michalek (6343
) and a follow-up article (2064
) about hunting sika deer in Northern Ireland, specifically at Colebrooke Estate. That estate is apparently still offering deer stalking along with fishing schools and snipe and woodcock shooting.
The Republic of Ireland, however, had remained off our lists until Safaric's positive report. Safaric tells us he hunted in October 2010 (though he didn't file the report until March of 2012). He took four animals in total, including representative trophies of both sika and red deer. He gives the outfitting, accommodation and guiding across-the-board excellent ratings and recommends the hunt.....