For the roe deer and spring hunting is open for the female from May XNUMXst. Same for the male and female deer. Spring-summer culling is possible until 29 June. The law states that it is forbidden to go hunting on Sundays in the months of May, June and August. For roe deer and small deer, hunting in Trentino is instead open from 3 September to 31 December.
The provincial council has approved the "hunting calendar", relating to the limitations on the periods, days and species that can be hunted for the 2023-2024 season. And the choice is to go straight, in the name of the "long Trentino hunting tradition", even with respect to the negative opinion of Ispra (the Higher Institute for Environmental Protection and Research of the Ministry, the one that intervenes on the management ofbear, to understand) for some species, birds in particular, and despite the critical issues highlighted by the managing body, the Trentino hunters' association. The definition of the hunting calendar, by law, constitutes "the minimum level of protection of wildlife in our province".
Hunting for wild boar is suspendedbut not for reasons of protection. In fact, the control activity has been underway for years. It was illegally introduced in the past, but there is also spontaneous immigration from neighboring territories. But the wild boar is considered an extremely harmful species for agricultural crops, for the ecological balance and for the wildlife itself. To aggravate everything, the junta argues, there is the arrival on the national territory of African swine fever, "which made it necessary to adopt more drastic measures to reduce the density of the population present in the province".
Still hunting suspended for ptarmigan, given its conservation status. Ditto for the gray partridge, as suggested by Ispra (it is in a compromised situation and at risk of extinction), for the moretta (in decline in Italy), the pochard and wild turtle dove. As regards the species subject to quotas, the calendar confirms – for the ungulates – the limitation of the hunting of male roe deer, which ends on 19 October instead of 31 December. For the deer, the junta confirms the further "green light" for killing: the limitation on hunting during the mating season has been eliminated (since last year), "given the need to contain the spatial diffusion and the numerical increase of the species. In recent years, in fact, the dynamics of expansion «for the Province «involves greater damage to forest renewal and agriculture, in addition to the constant increase in road accidents».
On the hunting calendar, there is a positive opinion from the Wildlife Observatory. those ofTrentino hunters association (Act) however, it is not entirely positive: the hunters had asked for the suspension of deer hunting (male, female and young) to be reinstated, starting from 21 September and until 10 October 2023, during the bellowing. However, the will to limit the number prevailed, even if the device saves, for the Act, the "faculty of establishing the shooting break for districts in which it is considered a valid measure of management of the species".
The hunters had also asked the Province to eliminate the time limit on the hunting season black grouse, equal to twenty days for reserves to which only one specimen is assigned. But on this the junta held firm: it is a question of "not abundant species with a negative tendency" (as for the other mountain galliformes), for which both "a very short hunting period" is useful, and, as indicated by the Wildlife plan, "the individual allocation of heads". Ispra, for its part, has put in writing its negative opinion for the periods of hunting for some bird species. But the junta only partially complied. First of all, he claimed decision-making autonomy on the matter. And, then, regarding the postponement of the start of hunting, Ispra has recommended setting it to 1 October for all species of migratory avifauna.
The response of the junta is that, in Trentino, "the aims of protecting the avifauna are pursued first of all by completely precluding hunting in the most precious and delicate territories for the same" (wetlands, nature reserves). Furthermore, that "the opening from the third Sunday of September, foreseen for the vast majority of species, is linked on the one hand to the long hunting traditions of Trentino, on the other to the morphological and climatic characteristics of the provincial territory".