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THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

FEDERAL LAW

On ratification of Agreement

on International Humane Trapping Standards

between the European Community, Canada

And the Russian Federation

 

 

Adopted by the State Duma on April 9, 2008

 Approved by the Federation Council on April 16, 2008

Ratify the Agreement on international humane trapping standards between the European Community, Canada and the Russian Federation dated December 15, 1997, signed on behalf of the Russian Federation Government in the city of Brussels, on April 22, 1998.


The President of the Russian Federation  V. PUTIN Moscow, Cremlin April 26, 2008 N 52-FZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

FEDERAL LAW

ON HUNTING AND CONSERVATION OF HUNTING RESOURCES

(extracts)

 


Article 2. Basic Principles of Regulation of Hunting and Conservation of Hunting Animals


 5. Methods and gears used for harvest of animals have to meet the criteria of humanity and avoid a cruelty;


Article 13. Commercial hunting

 

1. Commercial hunting is carried out on the vested hunting grounds and hunting grounds of common access by legal entities and individual entrepreneurs registered in the Russian Federation in accordance with the Federal Law dated August 8, 2001 N 129-FZ "On state registration of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs" (hereinafter the Federal Law "On state registration of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs").

2. The hunting resources, in respect of which the commercial hunting is carried out, are established by the laws of the Russian Federation subjects.

3. The legal persons and individual entrepreneurs, referred to in part 1 of this Article, carry out along with commercial hunting the activities for procurement of hunting resources and other activities in the field of hunting industry.

4. The names of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, referred to in part 1 of this Article, shall contain an indication of the nature of their activities.

5. Commercial hunting is carried out on:

1) vested hunting grounds on the basis of a game management agreement or a voucher (the document confirming the conclusion of an agreement for provision of game management services), as well as a permit for taking of hunting resources, issued to the person specified in part 2 of Article 20 of this Federal Law;

2) hunting grounds of common access subject to availability of a permit for taking of hunting resources, issued to the person specified in part 2 of Article 20 of this Federal Law.

 

Article 19. Hunting in order to ensure maintenance of the traditional way of life and pursuing the traditional economic activities

 

1. Hunting in order to ensure maintenance of the traditional way of life and pursuing the traditional economic activities is carried out by persons belonging to the small indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and Far East of the Russian Federation, and their communities, as well as by persons who do not belong to these peoples, but permanently reside in locations of their traditional residence and economic activities, and for whom hunting is the basis of existence.

2. Hunting in order to ensure maintenance of the traditional way of life and pursuing the traditional economic activities may be carried out freely (without any permits), in the amount of hunting resources taking required to meet the personal consumption needs.

3. The hunting products obtained in the carrying out of hunting in order to ensure maintenance of the traditional way of life and pursuing the traditional economic activities may be used for personal consumption, or sold to organizations carrying out activities for purchase of hunting products.

 

Article 22. Hunting restrictions

 

1. In order to ensure the preservation of hunting resources and their rational use, the following hunting restrictions can be imposed:

1) prohibition of hunting on certain hunting grounds;

2) prohibition of hunting in respect of certain types of hunting resources;

3) prohibition of hunting in respect of hunting resources of specific sex and age;

4) establishing of permissible hunting weapons, hunting methods, vehicles, dogs of hunting breeds and hunting birds;

5) determining of hunting seasons;

6) other hunting restrictions imposed in compliance with the federal laws.


2. The hunting weapons and methods shall comply with the international humane trapping standards.

 

Article 23. Hunting regulations

 

IV. REQUIREMENTS TO HUNTING FOR FUR ANIMALS

 

30. Hunting for fur animals is carried out within the periods specified in Annex N 3 to these Regulation, and within other periods stipulated by these Regulations.

31. In the process of hunting for fur bearing animals, it is prohibited to destroy and excavate permanent brood shelters of fur animals, except for:

31.1. destruction of burrows and other brood shelters of wolves and jackals with taking of their puppies;

31.2. destruction of beaver dams, muskrat lodges and burrows to install self activating traps;

31.3. excavation of burrows of badgers, foxes, raccoon dogs to assist the dogs used in hunting (hereinafter — dogs of hunting breeds) located in the burrow.

32. Immediately after completion of the hunting for fur animals, the excavated portions of their burrows must be completely covered with soil.

33. Hunting for fur animals in order to implement scientific research activities, educational activities, regulation of the number of game animals, and in order to ensure maintenance of the traditional way of life and pursuing the traditional economic activities, may be carried out during the whole calendar year in compliance with the requirements established by these Regulations.

33.1. Amateur and sport hunting for wolves is carried out within the hunting periods specified in Annex N 3 to these Regulations, as well as within the seasons of hunting for waterfowl and upland game established by clauses 39 and 39.1 of these Regulations, subject to a permit for taking of fur animals and (or) the birds, where wolf is specified in the data on hunting resources permitted for taking.


Order of the RF Ministry of Natural Resources dated 16.11.2010 N 512 (version dated 06.08.2015) "On Approval of the Hunting Regulations "


SEASONS OF HUNTING FOR FUR ANIMALS

 

Chipmunk

from the third Saturday of August to October  31

Large-toothed souslik (yellow)

from March 20 to May 20

Mole (common, Siberian, Mediterranean, Caucasian)

from June 1 to October 25

Marmot (bobac, gray, Kamchatkan, Mongolian (tarbagan)), souslik (russet, little, Daurian, spotted, red-cheeked, long-tailed, Arctic ground squirrel, Caucasian, except for large-toothed souslik, hamsters)

from July 1 to September 30

Hare (white, grey, tolai, Manchurian), European rabbit, wolf, jackal, fox, corsac

from September 15 to February 28 (29)

Muskrat, water vole

from October 1 to April 1

Beaver (European, Canadian), otter

from October 1 to February 28 (29)

Kolinski, flying squirrel, lynx, wolverine, rock marten, ermine, least weasel, common racoon, pale weasel, wild cats

from October 1 to February 28 (29)

Arctic fox

from October 1 to April 1

Badger

from August 15 to October 31

Sable

from October 15 to February 28 (29)

Mink (European, American), squirrels, raccoon dog, marten (pine, rock), polecat (European, Eversmann's)

from the third Saturday of August to February 28 (29)




 

Article 24. Limit for taking of hunting resources and quota for their taking

 

1. The list of hunting resources, the taking of which is carried out in accordance with their taking limit, with the exception of hunting resources specified in part 4 of this Article, shall be approved by the authorized federal executive body.

2. The volume of taking of hunting resources included in the list of hunting resources specified in part 1 of this Article shall be determined in accordance with the limit of hunting resource taking.

3. The limit for taking of hunting resource is approved for each subject of the Russian Federation by the highest official of the subject of the Russian Federation (the head of the supreme executive body of state authority of the Russian Federation subject) no later than August 1 of the current year for the period to August 1 of the next year.

4. By agreement with the authorized federal executive body, the taking limits are approved for musk deer, wild reindeer, red deer, roe deer, moose, musk ox, chamois, Siberian ibex, Caucasian goat, bighorn sheep, lynx, sable.

5. When calculating the limit for taking of hunting resources, the following shall be taken into account: their quantity, environmental location, status dynamics and other data of state monitoring of hunting resources and their habitat, documented information of the public game management registry, data of federal statistical observation in the field of hunting and preservation of hunting resources.

6. The limit for taking of hunting resources is calculated on the basis of regulations for permissible withdrawal of hunting resources.

7. The document approving the limit for taking of hunting resources shall specify amount of withdrawal in respect of each type of hunting resources, their gender and age (if necessary), as well as the quota for hunting resources taking for each hunting grounds.

8. The composition of the document approving the limit for taking of hunting resources, the procedure for preparation, adoption and amendment of this document shall be established by the authorized federal executive body.

9. The quota for taking of hunting resources in respect of each vested hunting grounds shall be determined in accordance with the applications submitted by legal entities and individual entrepreneurs that have concluded game management agreements in accordance with this Federal Law.

10. If the quota for taking of hunting resources in respect of vested hunting grounds is set in a smaller volume than the volume specified in the application provided by part 9  of this Article, the reasons of this discrepancy shall be justified.

11. In case of disagreement of the legal entity or individual entrepreneur that have concluded a game management agreement with the established quota for taking of hunting resources, they are entitled to appeal against the relevant decision in court.

12. The taking of hunting resources, for which the hunting resources taking limit is not approved, is carried out in accordance with the regulations and standards in the field of hunting and conservation of hunting resources.



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