From a hunting point of view, there are four species of animals available here - chamois, roedeer, alpine ibex and European brown bear. In truth, only the first two are practical possibilities for the foreign hunter. What's more, trophies available are not exceptional. One goes to Slovenia for the "total hunting experience," which is to say, a trip that combines some good hunting for reasonably good trophies with the chance to see some beautiful scenery and enjoy good accommodations and food, plus the camaraderie of very hospitable local hunters - all at a very reasonable cost. Slovenia is ideal for the hunter already in Europe on a visit and wanting to tack on an interesting experience, or the hunter who has been almost everywhere else and wants something different.
The only agent I am aware of who offers hunts in Slovenia is Jerome Knap of Global Expeditions. Knap hails from Eastern Europe and has returned there many times over the years on hunting and familiarization trips. He offers hunts for roedeer or chamois at $1,000, or a combination hunt for $1,500. The single-species hunts provide three days hunting 1 x 1, four nights lodging, all meals with wine in the hunting area, hunting license and transfer from and back to the airport at Ljubljana. A combination hunt includes the same services except that it lasts six days and seven nights. Trophy fees are additional, and range from a low of $475 for a roedeer to $890 for a representative chamois. An SCI bronze medal chamois is about $1,480, and a silver medal animal about $2,070. (Only approximations can be given here because actual charges are in German marks. The dollar equivalent will depend on........(continued)