The official dates
The hunting season of Basilicata it will begin on 17 September 2023 and end on 31 January 2024. This is foreseen in the hunting calendar for the 2023/2024 hunting season approved today. The hunting season for the wood pigeon begins on 2023 October 10 and ends on 2024 February 2. Exclusively on 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16 and 2023 September 5 only for hunters residing and domiciled in Basilicata, only from stalking temporary, sampling is allowed for the species: magpie, hooded crow and jay. The daily sampling of a maximum of 2 turtle doves is allowed, exclusively on the days of 3, 6 and 2023 September 2023 only for hunters residing and domiciled in Basilicata, the hunters who collect the turtle dove species must obligatorily use only the digital card using a special App and related platform that will allow real-time monitoring of samples for each hunting day. The periods and species that can be hunted are also established in the 2024/XNUMX hunting calendar.
Wild boar hunting
Wild boar hunting in the territory with programmed hunting and suitable for the species, is permitted from 15 October 2023 to 14 January 2024 (three-month period as per national legislation) exclusively in teams and only in driven and hunted with the exclusive use of ammunition lead-free, on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Wild boar hunting is regulated pursuant to DGR n.607/2021 and subsequent amendments and additions. The deadline for registering teams for wild boar hunting is 14 September 2023. From 27 July 2023 and until 2 August 2023, hunters residing in Basilicata can apply to participate in the qualification course for the control of the wild boar species, which will be held on 1, 2, 3 September in the Municipality of Avigliano (PZ) – at the Palazzetto dello Sport in the Civitelle district. The form is available on the Basilicata Region website and at the AA.TT.CC.
There are three hunting days allowed during the week, excluding Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Hunting is allowed from one hour before sunrise until sunset. The maximum slaughter of animals allowed for each hunting day and for the entire hunting season is established by the calendar for what concerns sedentary game and migratory game. The number of culled animals must be noted on the paper or digital regional card. Hunters can collect the paper "Regional Hunting Card 2023-2024" or activate the digital card using the App made available free of charge by the Basilicata Region. Through the same App, every citizen is allowed to carry out active surveillance aimed at monitoring African swine fever and other findings. For hunters under the age of 60 it is strongly recommended to use only the digital card with a personal password. From next week all hunters resident in Basilicata can go to their municipalities to collect the paper "Regional hunting card 2023-2024" or to acquire the password, with the exception of residents in the Municipality of Matera and in the Municipality of Potenza who will be able to collect it at the competent regional offices. (Source Basilicata Region)