- Last Updated on Friday, 03 August 2012 08:24
Given the big natural resources and rich rivers and ponds Serbia has a lot to offer.
Hunting is possible all year round depending on the type of game and the grounds. Hunters can hunt and train hunting dogs in hunting grounds only with the mediation of an authorised agency which has signed a contract with the user of the hunting ground. The hunter must possess documentation for hunting weapons, ammunition, optical sights and hunting dogs. Only the species of game listed on the hunting licence may be shot, and with the approval of the qualified escort. Before the hunter can remove the shot game and its parts (trophy, meat, skin) from the hunting ground, he or she must make payment according to the price list of the hunting association.
The diverse, preserved nature of Serbia offers passionate fishermen and recreational anglers the Danube, Morava, Tisa and flatland rivers and their spacious banks and lakes, as well as mountain rapids and gorges. Serbia’s rivers are still rich in sterlet, carp, trout, perch and pike, as well as many species of whitefish. Independent fishing is allowed provided that you have a fishing licence which can be obtained from angling clubs. The rules of angling – closed season for individual species, spawning times of certain species, what kinds of angling are allowed and with what tackle, as well as the allowed length of caught fish, are printed on the licence. Daily price is from 500 - 1000RSD while the licence for whole year will cost around 5000RSD.
Serbia has more than 50 hunting and fishing destinations where all lovers of these activities will easily find their ideal place.
Municipality Alibunar is ideal destination for experienced hunters because the hunting tourism is the most developed tourism in this region and the hunting grounds, which are of Pannonian type, are the largest component of the municipality. In Alibunar the hunting area covers 52 444 hectares where deer, wild boar, rabbit, pheasant, grey partridge live. The autumn hunting season begins in November, when sport hunters are visiting Alibunar for hunting of rabbits and pheasants. In the summer months the hunt of small game birds such as quail, ducks, doves is getting organized every year.
A true paradise for hunters of wild boar, small game and Danube deer is Apatin and the hunting ground Apatinski rit, near Apatin. Covering the area of 6 579 ha the grounds is completely fenced, located along the river Danub and made in typical marsh environment. Constantly cultivated species are deer, wild boar and roe. Marsh habitat is ideal reserve for water birds and in the winter the small game bird are available for hunting (wild ducks and wild geese). Apatin is also considered the largest fishing centre in Serbia, which influenced local people to organize numerous of events, dedicated to the river and fishing. Very often are organized fishing nights, where is traditionally prepared fish soup.
Despotovac Municipality is also one of the inevitable stops for all lovers of hunting and fishing. In the upper course of the river, at the foothill of the mountain Beljanica, water is very cold and fast. In the lower course the river water slows down as a condition for the life of the larger specimens of barbel and chub, as well as nase. When it comes to hunting, the animals are birds, small game and big game.
Passionate fishermen might enjoy even more in Nova Varos and nearby rivers and lakes suitable for fishing (Uvac and Lim rivers, Zlatarsko, Radoinjsko and Potpećko lakes), which are rich with Danube salmon, brown trout, Arctic char, grayling, nase, chub, Danubian roach, carp and others. In the municipality of Nova Varos is also possible to hunt game species animals - hare, badger, fox, partridge, roe deer, wild boar, wolf and others.
Another hunting location is Subotica forests, on the total area of over 4,700 he, where the dominant species of big game is the mouflon and fallow deer as an accompanying species. Small game that could be hunted is pheasant, rabbit and wild duck. Near Subotica, fishing is allowed in Ludasko, Omladinsko Lake and the west Coast of Palic Lake.
Thanks to the new option on the portal SuperOdmor, hunters and fishermen can find a list of the most ideal destination to meet all their wishes and needs.