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Game service to release 79,000 partridges for hunting

March 13, 2019 at 2:10pm

The game service has announced that it will release 79,000 partridges bred in Stavrovouni.

Phileleftheros said that after April, the game service will release 65,000 birds bred at its facilities in Stavrovouni and another 14,000 will be handed to hunting clubs as one day old chicks. Those too will be gradually released with the guidance of the game service.

Each hunting club can receive up to 300 birds.

The number of partridges that will be released this year is an-all time record, philenews reported. It said that around 8,000 partridges hatch each week. This week, the game service had 38,000 partridges in its hatcheries.

Private breeders

On February 1, parliament approved a set of regulations, outsourcing the breeding of partridges to pet shops, hunting clubs, private breeders and hunters.

Individuals who wish to breed partridges will have to acquire a licence by the service. For up to 50 birds the licence will cost €20, from 51 to 150 birds the licence will cost €40 and from 151 to 300 it will cost €60.

Each live partridge will be sold for the price of €6.