Turkey allows hunting of wild animals in 21 provinces
ANTALYA – Doğan News AgencyPeople will be allowed to hunt wild animals such as bears, wild goats, mountain goats, deer and gazelles, at a price, across 21 Turkish provinces, according to recent tenders released by the Forestry and Waterworks Ministry.
The Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks has opened tenders allowing for the hunting of 15 bears, 109 wild goats, four mountain goats and other animals in several provinces across Turkey.
The tenders, under the name of “hunting tourism,” will cause the deaths of many animals living in the rural or mountainous areas in Turkey.
Eight bears will be hunted in the Black Sea provinces of Sinop and Zonguldak with a payment of 10,000 Turkish Liras without tax for each animal between May 1 and Dec. 15, according to a tender announced on April 20. The tender allows for the hunting of one bear within the borders of the Ayancık Forestry Operation Directorate and two bears in the Türkeli Forestry Operation Directorate in Sinop.
Five bears will be hunted in Kastamonu province’s state hunting areas of Ağlı, Ballıdağ, Çöme, Dereyayla and Kirazdağı. Six bears will also be hunted in the Black Sea province of Artvin, along with one bear in the Black Sea province of Giresun.
Meanwhile, the hunting permission for 70 wild goats will be announced on May 14 by the Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks.
The tender will allow the hunting of 33 wild goats in the southern province of Mersin, 17 wild goats in the southern province of Adana, 12 wild goats in the central Anatolian province of Niğde, six wild goats in the central Anatolian province of Kayseri and two wild goats in the southern province of Hatay.
A total of 24 wild goats will be hunted in the Aegean province of Muğla, with a price of around 6,000 liras each, according to its tender. In the eastern province of Erzurum and Erzincan, hunters will be allowed to hunt 12 wild goats and four mountain goats, while three wild goats will be hunted in the central Anatolian province of Sivas’ Divriği district, priced at 6,500 liras each.
Meanwhile, tenders for an unspecified number of wild animals will be done in May and June, allowing the hunting of wild goats, mountain goats, deer, gazelles, red deer and wild boars in several provinces such as Rize, Konya, Karaman, Antalya, Isparta, Burdur, Tunceli, Şanlıurfa, Adıyaman, Afyonkarahisar, Eskişehir, Denizli and Bolu.