But I had to know — what is an Italian hunt all about? First off, there is very little rifle hunting in the country (no doubt due to the dense population). Second, hunts are done in hours, not days. And third, popular game species are wild boar, birds (pigeons are popular) and larger species like mouflon sheep, red deer, fallow deer and the smaller roe deer. And while much of the hunting is done on reserves, there is still of plenty of sport for cacciatores , whether they are residents or not. Though, it’s not quite like a Canadian hunt. Back home, most do it for meat — not sport.