Hunter Recommends Slovenia Hunting With Point Blank Hunts


Published: November - 2009

Subscriber Barry Bowman has good things to say about a hunt in Slovenia handled for him this past August by Joe Jakab of Point Blank Hunts, booking agent J/B Adventures & Safaris. He reports taking an alpine chamois and roe deer in the northwest part of the country right on the border of Austria. Additionally, he says this was a perfect trip for his non-hunting spouse.

The hunt was conducted by a Slovenian guide Bowman names only as "Daniel." He says Daniel also operates a logging company and has access to both public and private land where he conducts his hunts. Bowman says Daniel was extremely familiar with the area because of his work there and knew exactly where to spot game. He reports taking his chamois the first day of his hunt barely a mile from the lodge. He says they could spot the animals from the logging roads before setting off to stalk them. He warns that shots are over 250 yards and straight up. He describes the area as "big country" with steep slopes crisscrossed by roads. He says Daniel can make the hunt as difficult as a hunter wants.

For the roe deer, Bowman says he hunted them in two areas. He took his first roe buck in some farming plots near a little village. It was so close to the houses there that he felt almost like he was hunting in someone's back yard. His second roe buck hunt was at the top of a mountain. He says they drove up an access road to a ski lift where Daniel had seen a very good buck. Bowman says the ride up in a 4wd vehicle was an adventure in and of itself. He hunted at the timberline right at the border with Austria. Although he did not take the big buck they were seeking, he reports killing a nice 3 x 3.

As for the activities for a non-hunting spouse, Bowman says that because this hunt involves early morning and late afternoon outings, it allowed him to spend the middle........(continued)

 
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