Censuses and scientific research
“When the fox doesn't get to the grapes, he says they are unripe”. It is appropriate to say that the old proverbs are never wrong. In fact, the proverb means that when you don't have the necessary means and the right skills to do things, you criticize and belittle the work of others. An emeritus hunting association from Puglia, very ideological, to hide its failures in hunting management and the inability to give serious answers to its members and to the whole hunting world, uses excuses not to admit its responsibilities which have led to a real own hemorrhaging of members who leave the association and instead recognize the merits of Hunting Federation both at the regional and national level. Evidently the regional president of this hunting association does not realize that today without the censuses (made by Federcaccia and the Puglia Region also with the aid of satellite telemetry) and scientific research we are going nowhere.
Federcaccia Nazionale for the defense of its members and of the whole hunting world has set up an Office, with highly qualified personnel, which collaborates with many Italian universities and many Regions where studies and research have been produced which have also been endorsed by many Regional TARs . Furthermore, Federcaccia unlike some other associations, in defense of the hunting world is always present in all the appeals presented by the various environmental associations making use of the best lawyers on the subject. Federcaccia Puglia is proud that its association spends its funds on scientific research and for the defense of hunting in the various Italian courts, as they are aimed at protecting its members and the whole hunting world. Instead of criticizing the work of the others, the president of this association should explain what the famous "Scientific Committee" set up at a national level by his own association has produced, while it is clear that the confusion and uncertainty about hunting calendars are due to a political pro-environmentalist hunting set up by its association which it belongs to which has publicly taken a position in favor of the ISPRA opinions which go against the hunting world and in particular against the traditional Apulian hunts.
As regards the management of ATCs in Puglia, it should be remembered that they have been commissioned since 2018. Before the commissioners, all ATCs in Puglia were managed by management committees, where this association was present with its own members who never contested anything or doubt their existence. Strangely, the criticism takes place on the eve of the establishment of the new ATC management committees, and in many of these committees this association will NOT be present due to lack of representation. Furthermore, the behavior of the president of this association, now reduced to the minimum terms, is contradictory, since today he denounces the bankruptcy of the ATCs and questions their management, while only a few weeks ago he took action to have the regional regulation of the ATCs modified only order to have its representatives enter all the management committees of the Apulian ATCs themselves. It is appropriate to say that "one preaches well and one raids badly". Federcaccia Puglia trusts in the intelligence of the Apulian hunters who will be able to turn to those serious hunting associations that will have the ability to represent them in all locations and isolate the smoke sellers. I take this opportunity to wish all Apulian hunters good luck for the approaching opening of the new hunting season, respecting laws and regulations. (The regional president of Federcaccia Puglia Luigi Scalera)