Although it has been relatively easy in the past to hunt in Estonia without the proper paperwork, the law has tightened in recent years and today hunting requires a valid licence and a gun licence. Most associations (such as the State Forestry administration RMK, www.rmk.ee) can help by providing weapon import licences, hunting licences and a certificate to allow the transport of trophies out of Estonia.
Estonian game seasons Beaver August to mid-April Wild boar all year round Moose mid-September to mid-December Elk September to end January Pheasant October to end February
RMK. + 372 628 1500 www.rmk.ee The state-run forestry centre administers camping, hiking and hunting throughout Estonia's primeval forest and countryside - and can help you secure the right lecenses and paperwork.
Taagepera Castle, Taagepera, Valga province. + 372 766 6390 www.taageperaloss.ee A grandiose conference centre and all-round leisure palace 200km from Tallinn near the Latvian border. As well as canoeing, cycling, paintball and horse-riding, the Castle also offers hunting: beaver, boar, moose, elk and pheasant. You must supply your own licence and gun.
Tammemae Boarding Farm, Tõrve küla, Jõgeva province. + 372 776 3500 www.tammemae.ee Roe deer, European moose and wild boar found just a couple of hours' drive (160m from Tallinn). See their website for prices.