Serbia has since moved on, gaining re-acceptance into the United Nations in 2001 and restructuring itself as a loose federation of republics with Montenegro in 2003. Slightly smaller than the US state of Kentucky, Serbia & Montenegro lie in Southeastern Europe, with Montenegro bordering the Adriatic Sea to the southwest. Albania and Macedonia make the southern border. Bulgaria and Romania lie to the east. Hungary borders northern Serbia. And Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina border the northwest. The Danube River delineates northern Serbia as it crosses from Croatia to Romania.
Serbia was once the home of many hunting reserves favored by former Yugoslavian dictator Josip Tito, and today it offers hunting for free-ranging roe deer, wild boar, mouflon sheep, red stag and chamois. We learned about the hunting opportunities here from Sergio Dimitrijevic of Safari International. We've reported before about his organized hunts in Macedonia, Italy and Armenia. Turns out Dimitrijevic is originally from Serbia, where he was a wildlife biologist and served as director of the wildlife department for 10 years. He has been organizing hunts there for a number of years, but has not really marketed them to Americans, sending mostly western Europeans.
Dimitrijevic hunts in northern Serbia in the Vojvodina region, which is mostly flat agricultural land. The area is a mixture of farmland and public hunting grounds that were formerly presidential hunting reserves. Dimitrijevic says he has access to numerous hunting areas where the roe deer are prolific and of excellent quality. In fact, he guarantees Gold Medal CIC roe deer to clients hunting during the rut in the first half of May.
Hunting is done in two ways. The first is by riding in a vehicle checking pastures,........(continued)