More state-owned areas opening up for hunting season

New hunters getting more opportunities for experience

The environment minister Kirsten Brosbøl has announced that more state-owned land will be available to hunt on in the future and the number of hunting licenses handed out will be doubled.

From next season, the number hunts for new hunters will increase from 40 to 80, which means that all interested new hunters will be able to hunt on state-owned land when the new hunting season starts on April 1, 2015.

“It is important to me that all new hunters will have the opportunity to hunt in our nature,” Brosbøl said in a press release. “I therefore now double the number of spots available to that all new hunters can gain experience with a first hunt.”

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More private hunting
As of today, the nature authorities Naturstyrelsen rents out 66,500 hectares of land for hunting, which brings in about 20 million kroner per year. That looks set to increase.

Naturstyrelsen is going to look through its areas to ensure that all areas which are attractive enough for private hunting – and that do not conflict with other user groups or nature issues – will be rented out or used for daily hunts that all hunters can purchase.

The remaining areas will be regulated through invitation hunts, half which will be offered to local hunting associations, while the remaining half will be offered to neighbours and landowners who help with the upkeep of the land.





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