Same closing dates
Upon proposal of the councilor we decided to re-propose the hunting calendar with the closing dates the same as last year (with the well-known differences between free territory and the Natura 2000 network). That measure had passed the scrutiny of the Council of State with a favorable ruling. For the precise dates, we are waiting to see the decree published which will arrive after the Ispra opinion and that of the national hunting fauna technical committee. In any case, the Sardinia Region and Federcaccia (the only hunting association to appear in court to defend the calendar) will challenge the negative ruling of the Sardinia TAR.
Different work fronts
The Region then announced that it is working on important fronts: exceptional levies, establishment of the Irfs (Regional Wildlife Institute), financing of migratory monitoring, repopulation. We expressed satisfaction with what was communicated, highlighting that the FIdC has been carrying out scientific studies with satellite telemetry on thrushes and woodcock for years (spending a lot of money from the Hunting Federation for the benefit of all) and that for some time we have asked the Region for help, which at moment, despite old promises, he never did so. Could this be the right time? We will see.
We have also highlighted the need to seriously place the need to MANAGE the sedentary noble and the rabbit at the center of the discussion. Today the law approved by the Regional Council (which we harshly criticized at the hearing) provides for the repopulation of ZTRCs (Temporary Repopulation and Capture Zones). We, however, believe it is useful to provide repopulation plans throughout the entire suitable territory, especially free areas, with management plans that include the elimination of pests, plantations and water cleaning. Without these interventions there is only the risk of feeding introduced game to wild boars, foxes etc., losing money and a good opportunity to improve the presence of huntable game in free territories (and not in areas closed to hunting!) (source: Federcaccia) .