How do they plan to tighten the rules for issuing a hunting ticket in Russia?

In Russia, the rules for issuing a hunting ticket may be tightened. This is stated in the minutes of the meeting, which was held by Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko, the newspaper “Izvestia” reports.

Amendments to the relevant law will be submitted by the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Rosgvardiya until July 19.

How is it proposed to change the rules for issuing a hunting ticket?

According to the publication, in order to obtain a hunting ticket, candidates may be required to undergo training according to the requirements of the hunting minimum. In particular, we are talking about the basics of wild animal biology, hunting rules, safety techniques, etc.

Also, those who want to get a hunting ticket will need to issue a conclusion (certificate) that they have no medical contraindications to owning a weapon.These can be mental illnesses (schizophrenia, mood disorders, etc.) and eye diseases (a decrease in visual acuity below 0.5 in the best eye and below 0.2 in the worst, or below 0.7 in one eye with no vision in the other, etc.).

According to Timur Bayazitov, deputy chairman of the bar Association of Korchago and Partners, the requirement for a medical report may allow doctors who approved the receipt of a hunting ticket to unreliable citizens to be held accountable.

“Now by-laws require an applicant for a hunting ticket to pass a narcologist and a psychiatrist. Now the regulator offers a medical examination-that is, a specialist will have to give an opinion on a specific person. And this means that you need to conduct tests for him, make your own conclusions, ” the lawyer explained.

What are the current requirements for obtaining a hunting ticket?

According to Article 21 of the Federal Law No. 209-FZ of 24.07.2009, a hunting ticket can be obtained by persons who have reached the age of majority and do not have criminal records related to intentional crimes. Also, candidates need to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the hunting minimum under the signature. The hunting minimum includes the requirements of hunting rules, safety requirements, safety requirements when handling tools and the basics of wild animal biology. 


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