Over the past few years hunting started gaining popularity in Bulgaria. This type of tourism is already attracting increasing number of Bulgarian fans, apart from the foreign tourists that have already discovered its pleasures.
One of the best hunting stations in the country is situated 220 km away from Sofia and 30 km away from Sevlievo. Rositsa hunting station is state-owned and situated at an altitude varying between 350 and 1850 m.
The hunting station was created in 1983 after head of state Todor Zhivkov issues an order.
Rositsa hunting station makes use of a hunting residence, where you will find accommodation. It would be best to call in advance in order to book your stay there. The residence is surrounded by immense forests and beautifully green meadows.
Rositsa is the home of 1000 boars, 800 stags and 60 bears.
This is the place where Bulgaria’s first elite stag farm opened doors. The farm preserves about 30 does and stags.
Visitors of the station can try hunting stag, boar, doe, bear and wolf. Fishing, horseback riding, photo safaris and eco tourism are also possible.
Prices vary according to hunting preferences.
The price of stag trophies is determined based on weight. An evaluation committee will examine all trophies after they are cleaned and will determine the price.
In 1994, a hunter using the services of Rositsa became the owner of the biggest trophy in Bulgaria. He managed to shoot a 350-kg bear. The hide of the huge beast is preserved in a Danish museum till present day.
The active hunting season lasts from September to February, when a large number of Bulgarian and foreign hunters use the services of Rositsa.