Plavnik Island Hunt in Croatia
Dalmatian Wild Sheep, Fallow Deer, Feral Goats and Wild Boar
Accessible only by boat, the island of Plavnik is one of the most attractive hunting areas in Croatia. Located between Krk and Cres, this beautiful island encompasses 3,000 acres of ideal habitat for Fallow Deer, Feral Goats and Wild Boar. Additionally, Plavnik Island is one of the only places in the world where you can hunt for Dalmatian Wild Sheep rams. Experience the coastal karst, covered with oak, Holm oak, and juniper of the Dalmation Coast.
If you want to hunt in a free range hunting ground and enjoy a primal hunt for beautiful and high quality DWS, fallow deer, feral goat & wild boar then the island of Plavnik is the perfect place for you! Additionally, this is a perfect summer family holiday/hunt combo.
- This is a free range hunt on the 3,000 acre private Mediterranean Island of Plavnik.
- Hunting Season is year round. *Fallow deer hunting is September through January.
- Guiding is 1×1, they are very professional game managers and very knowledgeable hunters. Communication is not an issue as your guides will speak English.
- This is a spot-and-stalk hunt. Tree stands are also available if you wish to use them.
- Success rate is over 90% success with a 100% opportunity rate.
- Trophy quality is excellent to good.
- If you are in fairly good shape, you won’t have a problem hunting Plavnik Island in Croatia.
- You will stay in a lodge that was built in 1577! It is clean and comfortable. You will eat local food, beer and wine.
Dalmatian Wild Sheep Hunting
Dalmatian sheep are native to the Dalmation Islands off the Croatian coast. For centuries they were used domestically by peasants, but in the 18th Century, most of the people left the islands to find jobs on the mainland. Since that time these sheep have gone back to the wild and are extremely wary. This interesting and exotic wild sheep specie lives on the island of Plavnik for the past 500 years.
Currently scientists only recognize the islands of Dugi Otok and Otok Plavnik (this island) as having pure Dalmatian Wild Sheep populations. SCI follows the scientific ruling when accepting entries for this species. *From SCI Online Record Book.
Fallow Deer Hunting on Plavnik Island
The Romans were the first to bring fallow deer to the Adriatic area over 1,000 years ago and they have flourished since then. The trophy quality on this hunt is excellent to good. Bronze-Gold medal fallow bucks are possible using the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) rating system. There is no limit on trophy size.
Dates and Pricing
Interested in booking this trip? If you have not yet received pricing please request it here, and be sure to reference the trip number at the top of this page. Please note that reservations are not considered finalized until agreed upon deposit is received. This ensures agreed upon dates and current pricing. Quality outfitters are in high demand so let us know right away, as some trips do book years in advance.
- 1 Free range primary animal without trophy limit
- 1 Wild boar free of charge
- 3 nights lodging
- All meals
- Airport pickup
- Boat transportation to Punat Port
- Trip Insurance should be seriously considered for any International hunt!
- Gratuities for Staff
- Observer rates
- Trophy Prep
Lodging and Accommodations
You will stay in a B&B on the water! It is clean and comfortable. You will eat local food for breakfast and dinner, lunch is not included. Recommend you buy fresh bread, meat and cheese at the local shop with your guide on the way to the hunt area. Lunch will be a break on hill.
There is an old stone house where shepherds used to live. Here you can relax, freshen up and enjoy the beautiful views of Krk and Cres islands. Nearby are the ruins of a small church, and frequent guests are the Griffon vultures!
- Guiding is one-on-one.
- They use high-end spotting scopes and binoculars, (rifles are available to rent).
- Once an animal is taken, a call is made and men come out with a stretcher to pack the animal back to the lodge for gutting and caping.
- There are no language issues at all. The guides speak 5 languages (English, German, Italian, Spanish and Serbo-Croatian), and the Outfitter speaks perfect English.
Travelling to Croatia is Easy.
- You will fly to Zagreb, airport.
- Once you’re there the outfitter will pick you up for a small fee or you can rent a car.