Welcome to Hunting in Latvia

Hunting in Latvia

My name is Bruno Kreicis and I am pleased to greet you on my web site dedicated to hunting.

 Latvia is a Baltic State and has full membership of the European Union.  We are covered by the Shengen agreement, allowing free passage in and out for EU citizens.  Latvia, as a more recent EU member, still offers amazing value for money for visitors, yet standards are now on a par with those in other member states.  We are therefore a very good place to come and visit and take a holiday.  There are excellent hotels and the accommodation and the food is good, plus our beer is excellent also! Latvia is very attractive for eco-tourism because of its unspoilt nature and a low density of population.

The climate is ‘Continental’, with summer highs around 30°C and winter lows of -30°C.  Latvia is far enough north to extend the summer daylight beyond 10 o’clock in the evening and summer dawn is at 4 in the morning.  For most of the time we enjoy stable weather but it rains and snows.  Our road infrastructure is sound and car hire is available, so getting to us in the east is not a problem.

Latvia has a great deal of forest and although a small country, there is a small population, the majority of which is concentrated in Riga in the west.  In the east, in Vidzeme, near to Aluksne, where we invite you to hunt, there is hectare after hectare of quiet woodland and forest glades, full with wildlife.  We have Elk, Wild Boar, Roebuck, Wolf, Lynx, Marten and Beaver.  We value our wildlife and make sure that the animals are taken care of –see the regulations described below.

Hunting in Latvia

There are many tranquil lakes and slow flowing rivers – all full of fish.  If you want a really enjoyable and quiet time by the water’s edge, Latvia can surprise you in a most pleasant way.
Have a look around the site and if you think you might like to come to hunt or to fish or just to relax in Latvia’s country side, please,let me know – I can arrange it for you!

Hunting Regulations and Hunting Law

Hunting Law and the related regulatory acts, conforming with EU norms, were implemented in 2003, and make up the legal framework for hunting and game management. The State Forest Service (SFS) is the major hunting authority in Latvia. The Hunting Department of the SFS Central Office co-ordinates the activities of the SFS territorial units, regarding the supervision and control of hunting: The Ministry of Environment and the Latvian State Police    In Latvia prohibited hunting methods, permitted firearms, and gear are mostly the same as elsewhere in the EU. For example, poisonous substances, sound recordings, explosives, non-selective hunting methods and gear, etc., are forbidden. However, Latvian hunting legislation imposes a number of standards and restrictions of its own: arbalests and bows are banned; wildlife escaping from natural disasters must be allowed to go free; a hunter is allowed to use only those weapons, which are specified by the Latvian laws. Hunting Law and the related regulatory acts approximate to EU norms, implemented in 2003, and make up the legal framework for hunting and game management. The State Forest Service (SFS) is the major hunting authority in Latvia. The Hunting Department of the SFS Central Office coordinates the activities