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Hunting in China and abroad

Updated: 2015-01-22 09:38

Hunting in China and abroad

A man aims at a boar at a hunting ground in Mianyang city, Southwest China’s Sichuan province, Jan 20, 2015. The hunting ground, covering an area of 666 hectare, officially opened in 2014 and charges its member, mainly private entrepreneurs, 100,000 yuan ($16,080) annually. The prey here is mainly boars, hares, pheasants and porcupines which are all domesticated and it also follows strictly the regulations on the management of the guns. [Photo/CFP]

Hunting in China

According to China's law on the protection of wildlife, "The State shall protect wildlife and the environment for its survival, and shall prohibit the illegal hunting, catching or destruction of wildlife by any unit or individual". That means legal hunting is possible in China with the approval of related governmental departments.

In 1984, Tao Shan International Hunting Ground was established in Yichun, Northeast China's Heilongjiang province. This is the first hunting ground of its kind approved by the State Council. More than 10 hunting grounds have been established since then in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Qinaghai, Sichuan and other provinces.

In recent years, more and more people have become involved in the sport hunting. It's regarded as "noble sport" in China. One hunting ground charges its member 100,000 yuan ($16,080) annually in Southwest China's Sichuan province.

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