If, as the dog days of summer roll around each year, you contemplate the sorry state of the British summer and rusty shooting skills in the face of the Glorious 12th and beyond, kill two birds with one stone: add a quick trip to Croatia in pursuit of migratory quail over pointers and setters to the diary.
Take the migratory nature of quail, add the vagaries of guns’ fitness, wakefulness and accuracy, and the bag becomes a moveable feast.
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1st August – 1st October
KIT & CLOTHING
Blaze is advisable and a blaze hat will be supplied by Outside Days.
The temperatures at this time of year can exceed 30C during the day and can drop to 4c at night. Lightweight summer shooting clothes for daytime, including sun hats and sun block cream, are de rigeur. However, we do not recommend shooting in shorts due to regular heavy dew on the vegetation and prickly undergrowth. It is rare there is ever rain at this time of year, however a fleece or similar for mornings and evenings is desirable.
Light comfortable, waterproof boots are recommended for the fields as it can be very wet in the mornings.
Shotgun (semi-auto are allowed) normally 12- 20 bore
Bring your own gun or rent on site
Cartridges are supplied in country
Two to six guns
AIRPORT OF ARRIVAL
VISAS & LICENCES
Travelling within the EU needs no visa
Travel from outside the EU may require a visa issued at the airport, where a fee may be charged.
Hunting licences arranged by Outside Days.
We ask all our clients to ensure they hold third party liability insurance.
For foreign trips we recommend that individuals take out holiday insurance.
It is standard practice to tip the dogmen at the end of the day or trip. Of course tipping and the amount tipped are at your discretion, but we recommend between 20 and 40 euros per gun per day.
Most places will accept euros since Croatia joined the EU