Hunters looking for a European wolf take note: Jens Valdemar Krenchel, who hails from Denmark, tells us he found an outstanding operation in the Covasna area of Romania, roughly 100 miles north of Bucharest, where he hunted this past January with outfitter Kiss Attila of Transylvaniahunt. He booked his hunt through the Austrian agency Mistral Jagreisen. Krenchel reports:
"This is my fifth wolf hunt; taking a wolf has been a life-long dream. After my previous experiences, stating that wolves are abundant sounds odd in my ears. But the number of wolves here was greater than any other area that I've hunted in Europe. Lots of tracks, lots of scat, lots of wolf kills, lots of wolves."
Wild boars were also here in high numbers according to Krenchel. "Only the best areas of Bulgaria and Turkey match this area for trophy quality wild boar and keep in mind that this is truly free-range mountain hunting with no tricks played on the hunters!"
Krenchel's success came on his second hunt in the same area with Attila. "This was a hunting experience of a lifetime because I got my wolf. Last winter I hunted without succeeding, but it was my fault. I saw a wolf at 80 meters in a night vision scope. But in my US-made riflescope (won't mention brand, but its generally considered to be quality), it was just black. If you are going on this hunt, take first class European (Zeiss or Swarowski) optics for dedicated night hunting. That was a far more intense hunt, waiting on a mountain top, sitting on the ground in a self-made blind of chopped-off branches, with wolves howling and fighting within 300 meters. This year it was just plenty of waiting. But the wolf came.
"My very close friend who joined me for the hunt was seeking wild boar and also wolf, but........(continued)