Brown bear (Ursus arctos)
Hunting in Bulgaria of brown bear is put under strict regulation from January 1st, 2013 – only problematic bears could be hunted!
The hunter should know that the bear will be dangerous and will be proven problematic /aggressive to livestock and people/. Of course, the hunting will be done from secured high seat and all the necessary precautions will be taken into consideration. The high seats in hunting areas are with bed and gas heaters, so they are relatively comfortable for all night waiting, if necessary. The best month for hunting bears is November, but of course it could be done anytime between October and December. Constant area observations to be localized the problematic bear is necessery and will give us additional information about bear behavior several months prior to hunting. We recommend rifles in calibers .30-06 or bigger and rifle scopes with at least 50 mm front lens.