Hunts can therefore be organized, under the control of the prefects, for « avoid an increase in damage to crops, forests and property by a proliferation of large game populations « .
Bérangère Abba, Secretary of State to the Minister for Ecological Transition, in charge of biodiversity, specified the methods of hunting during confinement, in a press release, Sunday, November 1, 2020.
The Departmental Hunting and Wildlife Commissions (CDCFS) will be convened by the prefects « to discuss the issues of regulating huntable game and species likely to cause damage or presenting health risks during the confinement period. This consultation will also make it possible to specify the sanitary conditions and barrier gestures to be observed during these exceptional actions of hunting. »
Hunts can therefore be organized, under the control of the prefects, for species « likely to cause damage to crops and forests, and whose population must be regulated », can we read in the press release. This concerns wild boar and roe deer. At the end of these consultations, « the prefects will seize the presidents of Departmental Hunting Federations to set in each department the targets of samples to be achieved ».