Today 11 April Federcaccia Lombardy sent the Region a document of several pages of observations - mostly critical - with respect to Regional Hunting Calendar 2022/2023. Last week the commissioner Rolfi and the manager announced that they had received an ISPRA opinion on the next calendar on March 31st, asking the hunting world for proposals. However, analyzing the documents sent to the associations on April 7, it is clear that the Region had already established a calendar proposal in February, sent to ISPRA, albeit fragmented into various documents. No news had been given to the hunting world of the choices made by the Region. As Federcaccia sees it, asking us for proposals now is a real joke.
The Region, in fact, has already sent to ISPRA a number of restricted documents on which it will be very difficult to take a step back and therefore now the hunting associations would have two alternatives: 1) or ask the Region to further comply with the ISPRA opinion with other restrictions; 2) or ask the Region to stand still on its own calendar proposal (already restrictive, more permissive than the ISPRA opinion for some aspects, but even more penalizing than the ISPRA opinion for others, such as on openings and closings to aquatic plants), thus endorsing a restrictive schedule. “Either eat this soup (and just say it's good), or jump out of the window”: this is essentially the Councilorship's attitude.
As far as FIDC is concerned, the Calendar proposal simply had to comply with the provisions of 157/92 for species and hunting periods: only after the ISPRA opinion we would have worked to see first of all what the real requirements were, what it was then necessary to transpose and on what it was possible to try to deviate technically. Now instead we would find ourselves at the point that to the restrictions decided by the Region we should add the restrictions of ISPRA, whose opinion is in any case a generic opinion, like the one that is sent to all regions every year. And on this they ask us for proposals (to be given in two days because there is a rush)? The proposals you had to ask first, not after the fact (The Regional President FIDC Lombardy - Lawyer Lorenzo Bertacchi).