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The Hunt Is Over

Last Sunday was the last day of the 2009-10 hunting season in Mallorca for caza menor (small animals such as rabbits, hares, pheasants, partridges, wild pigeons, thrushes and such like). No more hunting for tordos, tudons, conejos, faisáns or liebres until next Autumn. Perdizes are still allowed in some parts of the island, but only until February 14th. The Sociedad de Cazadores in Pollença celebrated the end of the season last Saturday with a festive cena, with 190 hunters attending. The Conselleria de Medio Ambient, Ordenació del Territori i Litoral is responsible for setting the dates for the hunting season every year, and for issuing hunting licenses. Apparently, some 25,000 licencias de caza are applied for and granted every year in Mallorca.

Different rules and times apply for the season for caza major (larger animals such as wild goats, boars, etc.). Please contact the friendly people from Servei de Caça in Inca, Manacor, Felanitx or Palma, if you are into hunting the bigger ones.

The photo (top) was taken near Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: November 6th, 2009. The time was 13:12:50. The photo (bottom) was borrowed from an exhibition at Palma’s Centre de Cultura SA NOSTRA under the title Paisatge, Ciutat i Vida Quoditiana. The photograph was taken by Jaume Escalas Real, ca. 1930. The exhibition is still open until February 13th. A visit is recommended. Admission is free.

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February 2010


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