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HIDES > BROWN BEAR HIDE NO. 1 (ROMANIA)

Location and installation year:
This hide is located in the base of the Hargita Mountain in Transylvania near the town of Székelyudvarhely (Odorheiu Secuiesc). It was installed in a tranquil valley in September 2012.

Access:
It is 220 meter uphill walk to the hide from the parking area.

Size and style:
It is 910 cm wide, 250 cm long and 250 cm high. It has nine photo-windows which have a look-out window and a lens cover material with proper lens hole. The photography is with or without windows (depending highly on the wind directions). It is comfortable for 6-9 photographers.

Comfort and accessories:
- Chairs
- Curtains
- Lens-cover hole
- Ventilators for cleaning the fog from windows
- Wood operated heating system - Shelf

Regulation:
This hide can be entered any time of the day. We usually have an afternoon photo session from 15:00 to 19:00 (until dusk) but it is possible to visit the hide in the early morning as well. Smoking is not possible in the hide. Avoid to use any chemicals which the bears could smell (e.g. insect repellent, perfume, deodorant etc.)

Recommended Photo Equipment:
The distance of the bears from the hide ranges from 5-65 meter. All sorts of lenses are recommended in the range of 200-500 mm. Occasionally the bears can appear very close to the hide as well. Extenders.

What to bring:
- Tripod
- Headlight
- Warm clothing for emergency

Photo period:
20th April to 25th September; other dates possible but bears not guaranteed

Possible species:
Carpathian Brown Bear, Wild Boar, Red Deer, Red Fox

Latest image in the gallery: Carpathian Brown Bear (2016-09-28 13:19:23)


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