Hunting: Umbria, the councilor Fernanda Cecchini gives his greetings to the hunters for the pre-opening of the 2015-2016 Hunting Season which will have its first day on 2 September.
"With the pre-opening on Wednesday 2 September, the new hunting season will start which in Umbria, again this year, starts under the best auspices: the sharing of the choices made in the preparation of the program , in compliance with the rules, and the renewed desire for collaboration between the Region and the hunting world ”. This is what the regional councilor for Hunting, Fernanda Cecchini, in addressing her greetings to the Umbrian hunters in view of the first of the three pre-opening days of hunting scheduled for 2 September (from 6.15 to 19.30) and on Sundays 6 and 13 September (the allowed time is until 13 pm) preceding the general opening to all species (with the exception of ungulates) set on the third Sunday of September, the 20th (from 6.20 am to 19.15 pm).
With the imminence of the hunting season, Councilor Cecchini last Friday convened the Regional Hunting Faunal Council, the first meeting of the new legislature, to continue the confrontation with the hunting associations on the decisive steps that await the world of hunting in Umbria.
"It is a phase of particular relevance - says the commissioner, recalling the main topics dealt with by the Council - since, in application of the regional law 10/2015 which implements the Delrio law on the reorganization of the Provinces, the administrative functions relating to wildlife management and of hunting, so far carried out by the Provinces, are summarized by the Region. The unitary exercise of these functions will guarantee simplification and homogeneity of measures and planning ".
As regards the opening of the hunting season, “with the 2015/2016 calendar we confirmed the choices made in the past season regarding the timing of collection. A position - notes the commissioner - on which we registered unanimous consent in the Council and which was taken on the basis of regional, national and community legislation and of the data collected in scientific documents and by the Regional Wildlife Observatory ”.
"It is for this reason - he explains - that, despite the limiting interventions by the Government, which in January imposed the early closure and also this year, through the Minister for the Environment Galletti, invited the Regions to shorten the times by anticipating the closure of the sampling for the song thrush, the woodcock and the cesena, certain of the validity of our motivations from a regulatory and scientific point of view, we have reconfirmed the sampling times as in the 2014/2015 season, with a pre-opening in three days and the general start on the third Sunday ".
In the meeting of the Council, at the request of the hunting associations, some points were clarified regarding the prescriptions of the hunting calendar. “The wild boar hunt carried out by the individual hunter - reports the commissioner - can only be carried out on the same days foreseen for the driven hunt, as established in the regional regulation. It should then be specified that the prescription 'limited to stubble' regarding the hunting of the quail species with the help of the dog on 13 September must be understood as referring to the portions of territory free for hunting, on which the residual stems of the mowing of crops are present. agricultural ".
“Clear rules, respecting the balance between hunting and agriculture and the environment - says the commissioner Cecchini - for a practice that has always distinguished our regional identity and plays an important role in safeguarding the territory. In recent years, in Umbria as at the national level, there has been a decline in the number of hunters: there are about 27 thousand Umbrian ones. To all of them - he concludes - I want to wish the warmest 'good luck', assuring me and at the same time hoping for a fruitful collaboration for the next years of the legislature, so that hunting can have a present and a future of certainties, in compliance with the law, in a harmonious relationship with nature and with the regional community ".
(September 2, 2015)