About Elen Hunting

Işıklar Elen Hunting EOOD, a subsidiary of Turkey’s renowned Işıklar Holding acquired Elen Hunting Ranch in June 2020.


The hunting ranch is situated on 11.000 hectares with elevation ranging from 650 to 1600 meters in the beautiful Balkan Mountains. The main hunting lodge is only 1 hour (80 kms) drive from Sofia near the town of Etropole.

The Hunting Ranch

The hunting ranch has an impressive main lodge and a small cozy hut high in the hills ideal for small groups.

Great Trophies

Here you can hunt great trophies, wild boars over 20 cms, fallow deer over 4 kgs, mouflon over 80 cms and, of course, our exclusive red deers with trophies exceeding 12 kgs. The ranch is famous as the world record red deer of 16.6 kgs and 253.7 CİC points was hunted there in 1996.

Many New Facilities

The hunting ranch main lodge has been totally renovated after the acquisition by Işıklar in 2020 and many new facilities has been added to increase the quality of the experience at Elen Hunting such as a 3-D archery range, a 9-hole Disc Golf course (the first Disc Golf course in Bulgaria), a stargazing dome with a Celestron Pro 1400 telescope, a wood fired hot tub, fishing lakes stocked with trout and an 8-wheel Argo for off road enthusiasts to name a few.