Presenting: Hunting and fishing at Sutjeska national park
06.07.2018 at 09:19
We presented the potentials of the Sutjeska National Park. Therefore, we have also decided to present its hunting and fishing capacities.
Due to the wide variety of natural factors, such as climate, geological and pedological characteristics, terrain exposures, altitude, plant cover, hydrological conditions as well as peace in the hunting ground ... fauna in Park is very rich and varied. Butterflies (Lepidoptera), amphibians, reptiles and fish, 36 species and 18 mammals, and many species of birds particularly stand out. Internal security and control tasks are currently carried out by 12 professional guards. Professional hunters are doing their job successfully, and there are no serious problems with the illegal hunting and other illegal activities in the park and hunting grounds.
A special "Zelengora" hunting ground within "Sutjeska" National Park covers an area of 53,240 hectares. Its main purpose is to preserve habitat for valuable, rare and endangered indigenous wildlife species, and the protection, cultivation and limited use of wildlife inhabiting this hunting ground. The number of species decreases with rising altitude. The largest number of species is recorded in the forests of beech and fir trees at the altitude of 1150-1600m, and the smallest number is on rocky habitats with a high altitude, although there are species limited in the vertical rocks with specific requirements (Tichodroma muraria). In the area of the National Park and the Special Hunting Park, the most common wildlife species are:
- deer (buck and deer)
- wild chamois (chamois, chamois)
- wild boar
- brown bear
- unprotected fur animals (fox, marten, wild cat, wolf, badger, etc.,)
- permanently protected animals (eagles, hawks, buzzards, owls, squirrel, otter).
The rivers Sutjeska, Hrčavka and Jabušnica, as well as some Zelengora lakes, are rich in fish. There are five species of fish from two families (Salmo giardneri) that have been transmitted from California, while the other four species are naturally occurres in this area, namely Salmo trutta, Salvelinus alpinus, Tymallus tymallus (Salmonidae) and Phoxinus phoxinus (Cyprinidae).
The necessary equipment for the successful use of hunting grounds are: means of transport, means of communication, weapons, field equipment and optics, video cameras, cameras etc. Appearance of the equipment/ uniforms of the guardians/supervisors is in accordance with the legal regulations.
Management of these resources is necessary, primarily to take care of the conservation of the species's richness in the Park's space. The park defines "behavioral rules" for hunting and fishing as well as permanently supervising and controlling compliance with these rules.