About us

SCOLOPAX j.d.o.o. has been active since March 2014. We are located at 45 Borlin Street, Karlovac. The owner’s years’ experience in developing studies, plans and analyses related to natural resources management resulted in establishing a company for offering the related services.

Ecological awareness as well as rational, effective and sustainable management of natural resources is the basis for creating quality solutions for our clients.

Woodcock - queen of hunting

Why are we called Scolopax and what does this word mean?

Eurasian woodcock represents prime catch for the experienced hunter. The skill of their hunters and perfectly trained pointers guarantee days of unforgettable hunting experience often discussed for hours.

In a professional sense, this would mean: “Persevering on one’s path, thousands of kilometres from the goal, using abilities given to us by nature.” Always be ready; listen and look, react timely and reach the final goal – these are our fundamental values.

Scolopax rusticola L. is the Latin name for the Eurasian woodcock, the passage migrant, classified in Croatia as small bird feathered game in compliance with the Hunting Act. Based on the Regulation on Close Season, the period for hunting woodcocks stretches from 1 October to 28-29 February.

Other Croatian names for this bird are forest woodcock, kljunača, kokoška, kokočka, podlešnjak, bačura, banjura, etc.

The Eurasian woodcock chooses moist forest ground as its habitat because of its specific nutrition. Actually, when the woodcock forages, it probes and overturns the ground with its long beak, looking for earthworms, larvae and insects, which would be impossible to do on dry and hard surfaces. Old hunting books reveal experts’ fascination with the way the woodcock catches its prey – it often hits the ground and the fallen off leaves with its legs and wings, then it freezes and listens to the movements of its prey trying to escape.

During spring and autumn migrations, woodcocks spend a short period of time in our hunting areas; the first woodcock appears at the beginning of March. Their numbers peak on Saint Joseph’s Day on 19 March, and they stay in our areas by the middle of April.

The colours of its feathers blend in with nature and it uses various tricks to escape from the hunters, such as running on the ground, fast flying with sudden changes in the direction, etc. Its senses are its best protection: eyes located high in the head, securing a visual field of almost 360°. Their hearing is also well developed and they quickly pick up the approaching dogs and hunters.

Woodcock hunting is extremely valued by hunters for its dynamic nature, complexity and skill, which is why the woodcock is justifiably called the queen of hunting.

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Tomislav Šćulac, owner and executive manager

EDUCATION AND BUSINESS ACTIVITIES

 

March 2014 - to date

Executive manager and owner of company Scolopax j.d.o.o.

 

February 2014 - to date; Šumarska i drvodjeljska škola Karlovac (Forest and carpenter high school in Karlovac)

Teacher of vocational subjects in the field of forestry

 

January 2012 - February 2014; Pro Silva d.o.o. for forest management, Zagreb

Project leader (development of game management plans), Chief Associate (development of forest management plans)

Development of game management plans, breeding programmes and game protection programmes; expert activities relating to the implementation of game management plans; forest inventarisation and forest management plans development - monitoring and implementation of field work, data processing; associate on the project for developing studies and environmental impact assessment; GIS (digitisation, mapping, photo-interpretation)

 

April 2008 - December 2011; Oikon d.o.o. Institute for applied ecology, Zagreb

Associate with the Institute for Natural Resources, Forestry Department

Forest inventarisation and forest management plans development - monitoring and implementation of field work, data processing, development of game management plans, breeding programmes and game protection programmes, expert activities relating to the implementation of game management plans; associate on the project for developing studies and environmental impact assessment; GIS (digitisation, mapping, photo-interpretation)

 

2007 – Faculty of Forestry, University of Zagreb

Graduate forest engineer

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND MEMBERSHIPS

 

2011 - Croatian Chamber of Forestry and Wood Technology Engineers, Zagreb

Certified forest engineer for development of game management plans, registry No 1056

 

2012 - Croatian Hunting Federation, Karlovac

Reviewer of game trophies

 

2015 - Croatian Hunting Federation, Karlovac

Certificate for initial examination of wild game on the spot, No. 063

 

Member of the county committee for evaluating game trophies

Member of the executive board of the "Družac" hunting association in Bosiljevo

 

Third order hunting medal

 

Memberships in professional organisations:

Croatian Chamber of Forestry and Wood Technology Engineers

 

Memberships in national organisations:

Croatian Hunting Federation

Croatian Kennel Club

Croatian Beekeepers Federation

EDUCATION AND BUSINESS ACTIVITIES

 

March 2014 - to date

Executive manager and owner of company Scolopax j.d.o.o.

 

February 2014 - to date; Šumarska i drvodjeljska škola Karlovac (Forest and carpenter high school in Karlovac)

Teacher of vocational subjects in the field of forestry

 

January 2012 - February 2014; Pro Silva d.o.o. for forest management, Zagreb

Project leader (development of game management plans), Chief Associate (development of forest management plans)

Development of game management plans, breeding programmes and game protection programmes; expert activities relating to the implementation of game management plans; forest inventarisation and forest management plans development - monitoring and implementation of field work, data processing; associate on the project for developing studies and environmental impact assessment; GIS (digitisation, mapping, photo-interpretation)

 

April 2008 - December 2011; Oikon d.o.o. Institute for applied ecology, Zagreb

Associate with the Institute for Natural Resources, Forestry Department

Forest inventarisation and forest management plans development - monitoring and implementation of field work, data processing, development of game management plans, breeding programmes and game protection programmes, expert activities relating to the implementation of game management plans; associate on the project for developing studies and environmental impact assessment; GIS (digitisation, mapping, photo-interpretation)

 

2007 – Faculty of Forestry, University of Zagreb

Graduate forest engineer

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND MEMBERSHIPS

 

2011 - Croatian Chamber of Forestry and Wood Technology Engineers, Zagreb

Certified forest engineer for development of game management plans, registry No 1056

 

2012 - Croatian Hunting Federation, Karlovac

Reviewer of game trophies

 

2015 - Croatian Hunting Federation, Karlovac

Certificate for initial examination of wild game on the spot, No. 063

 

Member of the county committee for evaluating game trophies

 

Member of the executive board of the "Družac" hunting association in Bosiljevo

 

Third order hunting medal

 

Memberships in professional organisations:

Croatian Chamber of Forestry and Wood Technology Engineers

 

Memberships in national organisations:

Croatian Hunting Federation

Croatian Kennel Club

Croatian Beekeepers Federation

OVERVIEW OF REFERENCES:

Programme for managing forests of forest owners (39)

Execution of works, monitoring, organising trade of wood semi-products (2)

Hunting grounds management programme (44)

Implementation of game management plans (6)

Environmental impact study (14)

Environmental impact assessment (15)

Acceptability assessment of interventions for the ecological network (4)

Environmental conditions report (2)

Environmental protection programme (3)

Morphometric leaf analysis (1)

Landscape and biological diversity in the service of sustainable development (1)

Erasmus+, European school partnership for sustainability (1)

Preservation of nature
 

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