brown   hare   (Lepus  europaeus)

hunting brown hare

The densest populations of hares are below 400 meters altitudes, where it is warmer and the level of precipitations is low. Hares are also found at higher altitudes, even over 1500 meters or in the alpine zone.

The legal hunting season occurs between November 1st and January 31st and the most popular method is the chase. From the numerical point of view, the hare is the top harvested game species in Romania.