Mid-October following the last passage of quails could be seen the first woodcocks in Bulgaria. The arrival of cold weather in November makes woodcocks seek shelter in any suitable place in Bulgaria. The second half of November they concentrate on the Black Sea, seeking the mildest places that do not freeze during the winter.
Probably until late 80s Bulgarian hunters did not know or rather were not interested in this hunting option. Nowadays the Bulgarian hunters who attend woodcock hunting are still very few but some of them take pleasure of accompanying passionate foreign hunters.
Statistics of total number of woodcocks shot in Bulgaria