By Rashid Shirinov
Azerbaijan enjoys a great diversity of flora and fauna and is a favorable country for foreign hunters. Here, in the different periods of the year, they can hunt for Dagestan wild ox, wild pig, hare, wood pigeons, quail, partridge, waterfowl, sandpiper, woodcock, and chamois.
However, foreigners are only allowed to hunt on the territory of the country if they have hunting permission issued by the local authorities.
Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources informed on January 29 that three Saudi citizens were detained for illegal hunting in the country.
They were detained during a raid in Mahmudchala hunting farm. As material evidence, the ministry's staff seized three hunting rifles and six cartridges.
Under the legislative requirements, everything was documented, and each of the violators of the law was fined 2,000 manats ($1,176) – 6,000 manats ($3,529) in total.
The Ministry sent an appeal to the State Migration Service to deport the violators from the country.
Azerbaijan prohibits hunting in some areas, such as in the Caspian Sea islands, green zones, protected areas, near the cities and resort areas. In order not to be among the violators, hunting enthusiasts must acquire a hunting permit.
Foreigners can receive a permission to hunt on the territory of Azerbaijan by the decision approved by the Cabinet of Ministers in 2004 and the law ‘On hunting’.
Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov
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