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4 Oct 2023

Price tags for Belarusian hunting trophies revealed

Price tags for Belarusian hunting trophies revealed
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MINSK, 4 October (BelTA) – Head of the Hunting Industry Department of the Belarusian Forestry Ministry Aleksandr Kozorez called a press conference to reveal how much licenses for hunting wild beasts in Belarus cost, BelTA has learned.

The season for hunting male deer and male elk during the rutting period is nearly over. “It went quite well. As many as 175 deer buck trophies and about 140 male elk trophies were secured in hunting ranges of the Forestry Ministry. It is the most interesting kind of hunt for Belarusians and foreigners. All the opportunities for welcoming hunters are present. Since our resources grow, the available hunting opportunities also expand and at more affordable prices. The Forestry Ministry offers a seasonal license for hunting water fowl for about Br60, for hunting fur animals, which can be hunted as early as this Saturday, for Br60-120. The license to hunt European roe deer varies from Br50 to Br150 depending on the sex, age, and species of the animal. The license to hunt deer costs from Br500 to Br1,500. A good trophy is a culmination of the work of the hunting range, park rangers, and game managers. This is why it is not cheap. Prices for hunting ordinary species are quite affordable and democratic,” Aleksandr Kozorez said.

1 October saw the start of one of the most popular hunting seasons: drive hunting for ungulates. “It is the most popular kind among Belarusian hunters. The resource base of the hunting economy is gradually growing. This year we have about 47,500 elk (1.5% up from 2022), 45,700 deer (9% up from 2022), and almost 133,000 roe deer (2.1% up from 2022). The number of animals is rising. The operation of all hunting farms relies on this resource base. This year we expect the number of trophies to be on par with last year when just over 8,800 elk were killed as well as about 6,200 deer and about 27,000 roe deer,” said the specialist.

Aleksandr Ivanov, Deputy Director, Head of the Tourism and Hunting Product Sales Department at RUP Belgosokhota, added that ungulates can be hunted by individual hunters or by drive hunting. “Licenses from our hunting ranges last for 24 hours at most and sell for Br10-15 on the average,” he said.

 

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