A driven hunt in Germany remains something special. Such a day is full of emotions and impressions. Those who have experienced it once are often sold for the rest of their lives. In the charming province of Rhineland-Palatinate, you have the chance to take part in a professionally organised driven hunt and experience the magic for yourself.
For the Dutch and Belgian hunters, North Rhine-Westphalia together with Rhineland-Palatinate belong to the most famous hunting states in Germany. Although the short travelling time of course plays a part, it is mainly the wide-open nature, cosy atmosphere and large game populations that attract hunters to cross the border.
On Saturday, 30 October, the annual driven hunt in our German home ground is on the calendar. Forty hunting stands will be occupied that day to achieve the best possible result at the end of the day.
The sight of red deer would be a lucky one, but wild pigs and roe deer are common. What makes this intensive hunt even more interesting: mouflons are also found in this 540-hectare hunting ground.
From morning coffee to the last horn signal – everything is taken care of, including a meal and drinks after the hunt. The day before the hunt, it is even possible to test your gun and optics in a nearby shooting cinema.
Please note that we only have ten stands available for this German driven hunt. We therefore recommend that you book this trip as soon as possible.
On Friday evening, we meet in the hotel bar from 18:30 h onwards and then sit down to eat at around 19:00 h. Those interested can first bring a visit to a shooting cinema before then, which is only a 15-minute drive away. Please register your participation in advance so we can reserve the cinema from 17:00 to 18:00 h.
Saturday is then the day of the driven hunt. After breakfast, we gather at the hunting lodge around 8 o’clock where the groups are formed. To hunt as safely as possible, shots are fired from the small high seat, a drückjagdbok.
be extremely vigilant from the start because the game already starts moving while you are going to your stand. Those who are alert are often quickly presented with a great opportunity.
Normally, one big drive will be made so that there is enough time after the hunt to search for wounded game with specially trained dogs.
The Schüsseltreiben is the perfect time to exchange stories and sights while enjoying a tasty hot meal in the meantime. Afterwards, tribute is paid to the harvested game with the utmost respect.
- Organisation of the driven hunt
- Food and drinks
- Wild boar, keiler included
- Female roe deer and calves
- Mouflon ewes and lambs
- Evening meal at the hotel
- Trophy fees
- Participation shooting cinema
Commonly used rifle calibres are .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, 8x57IS up to even 9.3×62. Equally important is the choice of decisive cartridges with the necessary stopping power.
A driven hunt rifle scope or Aimpoint is usually used in order to quickly assess moving game.
It is also important to be highly visible. Safety is one of the key elements during a driven hunt. Wearing signal clothing increases safety. In the best case, a bright orange jacket and at least a fluorescent vest. When choosing your clothing, at least take into account the possibility of cold, rainy days.
Other useful items include a seat cushion, backpack and hunting knife.