Pilis, Dunazug Hill

Visegrád Forestry Unit

In the north-western corner of Pest County, in the Danube Bend, on the right side of Danube river, the hunting area on a surface of 5900 ha is crowned by the hills of the Visegrád mountain, at 30 km from Budapest to the north. Its degree of forest coverage is 77%, stand forming tree species are beech, hornbeam, oak, moss-capped oak. It is owing to the definitely hilly nature of the area that it is cut by cross-valleys to a great extent and some of its parts are difficult to access. The Apátkút Hunters’ Lodge of the Forestry Unit insures accommodation opportunities to the guest hunters in Visegrád all year long. The Budapest-Visegrád distance is 42 km via road no. 11. It is a nice area with good physical features where hunting is not simple  and both individual and company hunting types, approaching by a horse-cart, pot-shooting techniques, individual stalk hunting, roe-deer calling, driven hunting as hunting methods  can be exercised all. The quality of the trophies is typically “hilly”.

Game species that can be huntedAnnual salesAverage trophyOutstanding trophy
Red-deerstag15 pcs5,5 kg10,80 kg
hind calf35 pcs
Roe-deerbuck10 pcs230 gr300 gr
doe, fawn15 pcs
Moufflonram10 pcs60 cm81 cm
ewe, lamb20 pcs
Wild-boartusker20 pcs17 cm21,8 cm
sow30 pcs
porkling, pglet100 pcs

Szentendre Forestry Unit

It can be found on the eastern, south-eastern side of Dunazug hills. The 7689-ha area is under  nature protection. The degree of forest coverage is 63%, stand forming tree species are: oak, hornbeam, turkey oak, beech. The area is definitively of hilly character, the average height above sea level is 300-550 m. The southern sides are preferred by the game very much in winter. The Sikáros Hunters’ Lodge of the Forestry Unit  provides accommodation to the hunters all year long. The hunting area lies at 32 km from Budapest. It can be accessed via road no. 11. The quality of the trophies is “hilly” typically.

Game species that can be huntedAnnual salesAverage trophyOutstanding trophy
Red-deerstag20 pcs5 kg8,20 kg
hind calf20 pcs
Roe-deerbuck30 pcs220 gr320 gr
doe, fawn30 pcs
Wild-boartusker15 pcs16 cm22,1 cm
sow30 pcs
porkling, piglet90 pcs

Pilisszentkereszt Forestry Unit

This is a  9800-ha area located on the southern side of Pilis hills, its degree of forest coverage is 64%, stand forming tree species are: beech, hornbeam, oak, turkey oak. The special historical event of the locality is the tragedy of Queen Gertrude of 1213 which was made known by the drama of Katona József entitled Bánk Ban. The highest point of the area is the Pilis hilltop of 756 metres. The area has a 460-hectare game park where there is an excellent stock of fallow-deer, moufflon and wild-boar. The guests arriving to the Pilisszentkereszt hunting area are hosted by the Hoffmann Hunters’ Lodge of the neighbouring Forestry Unit or the inns in the surroundings. The staff members of the Forestry Unit are happy to help in finding accommodation. The hunting area lies at 30 km from Budapest. It can be accessed via both roads no. 10 and 11. There is an excellent red deer stock on the area.

Game species that can be huntedAnnual salesAverage trophyOutstanding trophy
Red-deerstag15 pcs6,2 kg12,50 kg
hind calf20 pcs
Fallow-deerbuck5 pcs3,2 kg4,9 kg
doe, fawn15 pcs
Roe-deerbuck30 pcs250 gr495 gr
doe, fawn20 pcs
Moufflonram10 pcs68 cm96,5 cm
ewe, lamb10 pcs
Wild-boartusker30 pcs17 cm23,2 cm
sow40 pcs
porkling, piglet60 pcs

Pilismarót Forestry Unit

It lies in the meeting point of north-western Pest County and north-eastern Komárom-Esztergom County. The degree of forest coverage of the 8700-ha area is 78%, stand forming tree species are: beech, hornbeam, oak. Its average height above sea level is 300-550 m. It is owing to the especially hill-like nature of the area that it is cut by cross-valleys to a great extent therefore certain parts of the area are difficult to access. The Hoffmann Hunters’ Lodge of the Forestry Unit insures accommodation for the hunters all year long. The hunters’ house can be found near the private forestry road of the Conservation Park running between Dobogókő and Pilismarót. Its access is provided by a weather-proof, de-dusted road. The hunting area lies at 40 km from Budapest, the distance from Esztergom is just 15 km. It can be accessed via roads no. 11 and 10.

Game species that can be huntedAnnual salesAverage trophyOutstanding trophy
Red-deerhart25 pcs5,5 kg9,80 kg
game to be cleared50 pcs
Roe-deerbuck25 pcs230 gr420 gr
doe, fawn40 pcs
Moufflonbuck10 pcs60 cm82 cm
ewe, lamb20 pcs
Wild-boarboar35 pcs17 cm23,1 cm
sow40 pcs
porkling, piglet100 pcs