Geographic structure of Turkey, is appropriate for development of hunt tourism in connection with its plant cover and wild life. Hunting grounds, which will be opened to hunting tourism, with considering the hunting animals potential of our country, are determined and announced by Ministry of Forests (National Parks, Hunting and Wild Life General Directorate). Foreign tourist hunters, can hunt with Hunting Tousim Permission Certificate, issued to A Class Tourism Agencies by Ministry of Forest. Also, foreign tourist hunters can only hunt species, breed and set free here within private hunting grounds approved by Ministry of Forest, National Parks and Hunt - wild Life General Directorate.

Foreign tourist hunters, who can hunt by means of Tourism Agencies, according to the related decision of MAK (Central Hunt Commission) and regulation related with the application of 6136 Numbered Law, can bring their hunting guns and accessories together with them.

In Hunting Permission Certificates; name, surname, nationality of the hunter who will participate hunting party, dates and customs offices, when and where he will enter and exit our country, hunting grounds, dates of hunt and hunting animal species and numbers that he can hunt, are mentioned.

Hunting Animals Allowed for Hunting in Turkey

Wild animals allowed for hunting in Turkey are determined each year according to their species and hunting periods. These changes are determined by the decesions of the Central Hunting Commision which has been organized each year.

Bear, hook horned mountain goat (şamua), wild goat (Bezoar), wild boar, lynx, wolf, jackal, fox, from big hunting animals, are served against its value to usage
of national and foreign hunters under hunting tourism title.Hunting of hunting animals except these can only be possible within special hunting grounds.
Foreign hunters can not hunt hunting animals except above mentioned hunting animals outside special hunting grounds.

Research On Hunting Species

In order to research animal species, activities of foreign researchers, who will come to Turkey and submission of applications made on this matter to related authorities under a certain procedure is also performed by Ministry of Forest, National Parks and Hunting - Wild Life General Directorate.

Applications on research permissions to be performed within countries, are made by T. R. Embassies outside country and Ministry of Forest by means of Ministry of Foreign Affairs within country. In order to permit application owners, presence of their background serious studies and pieces of arts are considered.

In case of finding appropriate after investigation of application demands by required official authorities research permission under certain conditions is given. Under research study, sampling from wild animals and getting egg, etc., production materials to outside of country is not permitted.

Contact Address and Links

Ministry of Forest, National Parks and Hunt - Wild Life General Directorate

Address: Ministry of Forest, Gazi Facilities 11 Nolu Bina Gazi/ANKARA

(+90-312) 221 08 79
                 (+90-312) 221 21 70
                 (+90-312) 221 17 69

Fax: (+90-312) 222 51 40

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