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Duck hunting season kicks off in Latvia

BC, Riga, 11.08.2017.Print version

The duck hunting season gets under way in Latvia this weekend, Elina Ezerina, a representative of the Nature Conservation Agency, told LETA.


The water fowl hunting season officially kicks off at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 12. Until September 14, hunters will be allowed to shoot ducks on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and from September 15 to November 30 they will be able to hunt them every day.


The species of waterfowl that can be hunted this season include Eurasian coot, teal, gadwall, garganey, wigeon, northern pintail, common pochard, tufted duck, great scaup, common scoter and common goldeneye.


Latvia’s environmental authorities, including the Nature Conservation Agency, will be monitoring duck hunting to make sure that the hunters follow the rules and restrictions in force in Latvia, especially in protected nature territories. Hunters are not allowed to use lead bullets or shoot protected birds like ospreys or white-tailed eagles, as well as non-game species like great crested grebes, cormorants, velvet scoters and long-tailed ducks.

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