A controversial decision
The Emilia Romagna Region is evaluating the possibility of appealing against the order of the Administrative Court of Bologna in which some suspension measures relating to the hunting calendar 2023/24. In particular, the Region's attention is focused on the opening and closing periods of the hunt and the additional days for the October-November period. The reason lies in the fact that the same calendar that had been presented in the previous hunting season had been approved in full, and had not been subject to these precautionary provisions which are instead being introduced this year. Not even by the TAR itself, which had not adopted a similar provision.
The positive ideas
The Region also intends to ask the TAR to rule on the matter as soon as possible, and not in March 2024 as has been scheduled. This is because, simply, the hunting season will have already ended at that time. The fact remains that, however, the TAR order retains much of the original regulatory framework, the validity and validity of which the Court therefore recognizes. Furthermore, the Region underlines that the ordinance contains the call to adapt to Ispra opinions, despite the law assigning to the Regions the power to identify, on the basis of their own specific reasons, the opening and closing dates of the species, within a period to which the Emilia-Romagna Region has always adhered.
Hunt in pre-opening
The opinion of the Institute, in fact, is mandatory, but does not bind the choices that the regional bodies can implement, with adequate motivations. Finally, it should be specified that the provision does not concern the activity linked to the pre-opening, foreseen in the calendar for the Gray Crow, Jay, Magpie, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon and Dove species which will continue in the foreseen manner. Just as no changes are foreseen regarding the exceptional sampling of starling and pigeon species and dog training activities (source: Arci Caccia).