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Mallard Whole state 20.8.2016 12pm — 31.12.2016
Teal Whole state 20.8.2016 12pm — 31.12.2016
Garganey Whole state 20.8.2016 12pm — 31.12.2016
Wigeon Whole state 20.8.2016 12pm — 31.12.2016
Pintail Whole state 20.8.2016 12pm — 31.12.2016
Shoveler Whole state 20.8.2016 12pm — 31.12.2016
Pochard Whole state 20.8.2016 12pm — 31.12.2016
Tufted duck Whole state 20.8.2016 12pm — 31.12.2016
Goldeneye Whole state 20.8.2016 12pm — 31.12.2016
Long-tailed duck Whole state 1.9.2016 — 31.12.2016
Red-breasted merganser Whole state 1.9.2016 — 31.12.2016
Goosander Whole state 1.9.2016 — 31.12.2016
Common eider Whole state 1.6.2016 — 15.6.2016 male, http://www.finlex.fi/data/sdliite/liite/6528.pdf
Whole state 20.8.2016 12pm — 31.12.2016
Coot Whole state 20.8.2016 12pm — 31.12.2016
Bean goose Whole state Hunting is prohibited
Greylag goose Etelä-Karjala, Etelä-Savo, Kainuu, Kanta-Häme, Keski-Suomi, Pirkanmaa, Pohjois-Karjala, Pohjois-Savo, Päijät-Häme, Alajärvi, Alavus, Evijärvi, Kuortane, Lappajärvi, Soini, Vimpeli, Ähtäri, Halsua, Lestijärvi, Perho, Veteli, Lappi, Iitti, Kouvola, Haapajärvi, Haapavesi, Kuusamo, Kärsämäki, Nivala, Pudasjärvi, Pyhäjärvi, Pyhäntä, Reisjärvi, Siikalatva, Utajärvi, Taivalkoski, Vaala hunting is prohibited
Other areas 20.8.2016 12pm — 31.12.2016
Canada goose Whole state 20.8.2016 12pm — 31.12.2016
Woodcock Whole state 20.8.2016 12pm — 31.12.2016
Black grouse Elsewhere in Finland. (In other words, also in the municipalities of Kiuruvesi, Rautavaara, Sonkajärvi and Vieremä in the Province of Pohjois-Savo.) 10.9.2014 — 31.10.2014
in the Province of Etelä-Savo, in the municipalities of Kannonkoski, Kinnula, Kivijärvi, Pihtipudas and Viitasaari in the Province of Keski-Suomi, as well as in the Province of Pohjois-Savo with the exception of the municipalities of Kiuruvesi, Rautavaara, Sonkajärvi and Vieremä. 10.9.2014 — 15.10.2014
in the Provinces of Etelä-Karjala, Kymenlaakso and Uusimaa as well as in the municipalities of Enontekiö, Kittilä, Kolari, Muonio and Utsjoki in the Province of Lapland. 10.9.2014 — 30.9.2014
Hazel grouse Elsewhere in Finland. 10.9.2014 — 31.10.2014
in the municipalities of Enontekiö, Kittilä, Kolari, Muonio and Utsjoki in the Province of Lapland. 10.9.2014 — 30.9.2014
Capercaillie in the Provinces of Keski-Pohjanmaa and Pohjanmaa, in the municipality of Parikkala in the Province of Etelä-Karjala, in the municipalities of Evijärvi and Kauhava in the Province of Etelä-Pohjanmaa, in the municipalities of Enonkoski, Heinävesi, Joroinen, Pieksämäki and Savonlinna in the Province of Etelä-Savo, in the municipalities of Kinnula, Pihtipudas and Viitasaari in the Province of Keski-Suomi, in the municipalities of Kitee, Rääkkylä, Liperi and Outokumpu in the Province of Pohjois-Karjala, and in the Province of Pohjois-Savo with the exception of the municipalities of Kaavi, Kiuruvesi, Rautavaara, Sonkajärvi and Vieremä. 10.9.2014 — 15.10.2014
in the municipalities of Enontekiö, Kittilä, Kolari, Muonio and Utsjoki in the Province of Lapland. 10.9.2014 — 30.9.2014
in the Provinces of Varsinais-Suomi and Uusimaa, with the exception of the municipalities of Loviisa, Lapinjärvi and Myrskylä. Capercaillie hunting is prohibited.
Elsewhere in Finland. (in other words, also in the municipalities of Loviisa, Lapinjärvi and Myrskylä in the Province of Uusimaa as well as in the municipalities of Kaavi, Kiuruvesi, Rautavaara, Sonkajärvi and Vieremä in the Province of Pohjois-Savo.) 10.9.2014 — 31.10.2014
Willow grouse in the municipalities of Enontekiö, Inari and Utsjoki in the Province of Lapland. 10.9.2014 — 31.3.2015
in the municipalities of Kemi, Keminmaa, Salla, Savukoski, Simo, Sodankylä, Ranua, Tornio and Tervola in the Province of Lapland as well as in the municipalities of Ii, Pudasjärvi and Taivalkoski in the Province of Pohjois-Pohjanmaa. 10.9.2014 — 30.9.2014
Other areas Willow grouse hunting is prohibited.
Ptarmigan in the municipalities of Enontekiö, Inari and Utsjoki in the Province of Lapland. 10.9.2016 — 31.3.2017
Other areas Ptarmigan hunting is prohibited.
Partridge Ostrobothnia, South Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia and North Ostrobothnia regions 1.9.2016 — 31.10.2016
Other areas require a hunting licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 10 of the Hunting Act 1.9.2016 — 31.10.2016
Pheasant Whole state 1.9.2016 — 28.2.2017
Wood pigeon Whole state 10.8.2016 — 31.10.2016
Mountain hare Whole state 1.9.2016 — 28.2.2017
Brown hare Whole state 1.9.2016 — 28.2.2017
Rabbit Whole state 1.9.2016 — 31.3.2017
Red squirrel Whole state 1.12.2016 — 31.1.2017
Beaver Whole state 20.8.2016 — 30.4.2017 European beaver; Requires a hunting licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 10 of the Hunting Act
Whole state 20.8.2016 — 30.4.2017 Canadian beaver
Muskrat Whole state 1.10.2016 — 19.5.2017
Red fox In the Province of Lapland 1.8.2016 — 30.4.2017
Elsewhere in Finland. 1.8.2016 — 14.4.2017
Farmed arctic fox Whole state 1.8.2016 — 31.7.2017 Females with cubs are protected between May 1 and July 31
Raccoon dog Whole state 1.8.2016 — 31.7.2017 Females with cubs are protected between May 1 and July 31
American mink Whole state 1.8.2016 — 31.7.2017 Females with cubs are protected between May 1 and July 31
Polecat Whole state 1.8.2016 — 31.7.2017 Females with cubs are protected between May 1 and July 31
Badger Whole state 1.8.2016 — 31.3.2017
Pine marten Whole state 1.11.2016 — 31.3.2017
Ermine Whole state 1.11.2016 — 31.3.2017
Lynx In reindeer herding area a special licence referred to in subsection 3 of section 41a of the Hunting Act may be granted for capturing or killing a lynx (except for females accompanied by kittens younger than one year) 1.10.2016 — 28.2.2017
Requires a special licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 41 of the Hunting Act 1.8.2016 — 31.7.2017
Other areas a special licence referred to in subsection 3 of section 41a of the Hunting Act may be granted for capturing or killing a lynx (except for females accompanied by kittens younger than one year) 1.12.2016 — 28.2.2017
Otter Requires a special licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 41 of the Hunting Act 1.8.2016 — 31.7.2017
Ringed seal With a hunting licence, granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency in accordance with the Hunting Act, Sect. 10 1.9.2016 — 15.10.2016
With a hunting licence, granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency in accordance with the Hunting Act, Sect. 10 16.4.2017 — 31.5.2017
Grey seal Within the regional quota, granted by virtue of the Hunting Act, Sect. 10 16.4.2016 — 31.7.2016
Within the regional quota, granted by virtue of the Hunting Act, Sect. 10 1.8.2016 — 31.12.2016
Wild boar Whole state 1.8.2016 — 31.7.2017 Females with piglets are protected 1.3.-31.7.
Mufflon Whole state 1.9.2016 — 31.1.2017
Moose Enontekiö, Inari, Muonio, Utsjoki 1.9.2016 — 20.9.2016
Enontekiö, Inari, Muonio, Utsjoki 11.10.2016 — 30.11.2016
Requires a cervid hunting licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 26 of the Hunting Act 24.9.2016 — 31.12.2016
White-tailed deer Requires a cervid hunting licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 26 of the Hunting Act 24.9.2016 — 31.1.2017
Wild forest reindeer Requires a cervid hunting licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 26 of the Hunting Act 24.9.2016 — 31.1.2017
Fallow deer Requires a cervid hunting licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 26 of the Hunting Act 24.9.2016 — 31.1.2017
Roe deer Whole state 1.9.2016 — 31.1.2017
Whole state 16.5.2017 — 15.6.2017 Male
Whole state 24.9.2016 — 31.1.2017 Roe deer hunting with hounds
Brown bear Requires a special licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 41 of the Hunting Act 1.8.2016 — 31.7.2017
In reindeer herding area, under section 8 of the Government Decree on Derogations Laid down in the Hunting Act (452/2013) 20.8.2016 — 31.10.2016 Females with cubs and cubs younger than one year are protected
In other areas, a special licence referred to in subsection 3 of section 41a of the Hunting Act may be granted for capturing or killing a bear (except for cubs younger than one year and females accompanied by such cubs) between August 20 and October 31 20.8.2016 — 31.10.2016 Females with cubs and cubs younger than one year are protected
Wolf Requires a special licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 41 of the Hunting Act 1.8.2016 — 31.7.2017