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Mallard Whole state 20.8.2017 12pm — 31.12.2017
Teal Whole state 20.8.2017 12pm — 31.12.2017
Garganey Whole state 20.8.2017 12pm — 31.12.2017
Wigeon Whole state 20.8.2017 12pm — 31.12.2017
Pintail Whole state 20.8.2017 12pm — 31.12.2017
Shoveler Whole state 20.8.2017 12pm — 31.12.2017
Pochard Whole state 20.8.2017 12pm — 31.12.2017
Tufted duck Whole state 20.8.2017 12pm — 31.12.2017
Goldeneye Whole state 20.8.2017 12pm — 31.12.2017
Long-tailed duck Whole state 1.9.2017 — 31.12.2017
Red-breasted merganser Whole state 1.9.2017 — 31.12.2017
Goosander Whole state 1.9.2017 — 31.12.2017
Common eider Whole state 1.6.2017 — 15.6.2017 male, http://www.finlex.fi/data/sdliite/liite/6528.pdf
Whole state 20.8.2017 12pm — 31.12.2017
Coot Whole state 20.8.2017 12pm — 31.12.2017
Bean goose In the Province of Kymenlaakso, in the municipality of Lappeenranta (province of Etelä-Karjala), in the municipality of Orimattila (province of Päijät-Häme) and in the municipalities of Askola, Lapinjärvi, Loviisa, Myrskylä, Porvoo and Pukkila (province of Uusimaa). 1.10.2017 — 30.11.2017
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 20.8.2017 12pm — 31.12.2017
Canada goose Whole state 20.8.2017 12pm — 31.12.2017
Woodcock Whole state 20.8.2017 12pm — 31.12.2017
Black grouse Elsewhere in Finland. (In other words, also in the municipalities of Kiuruvesi, Rautavaara, Sonkajärvi and Vieremä in the Province of Pohjois-Savo.) To be announced
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. To be announced
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. To be announced
Hazel grouse Elsewhere in Finland. To be announced
in the municipalities of Enontekiö, Kittilä, Kolari, Muonio and Utsjoki in the Province of Lapland. To be announced
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. To be announced
in the municipalities of Enontekiö, Kittilä, Kolari, Muonio and Utsjoki in the Province of Lapland. To be announced
in the Provinces of Varsinais-Suomi and Uusimaa, with the exception of the municipalities of Loviisa, Lapinjärvi and Myrskylä. To be announced
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.) To be announced
Willow grouse in the municipalities of Enontekiö, Inari and Utsjoki in the Province of Lapland. To be announced
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. To be announced
Other areas To be announced
Ptarmigan in the municipalities of Enontekiö, Inari and Utsjoki in the Province of Lapland. To be announced
Other areas Ptarmigan hunting is prohibited.
Partridge Ostrobothnia, South Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia and North Ostrobothnia regions 1.9.2017 — 31.10.2017
Other areas require a hunting licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 10 of the Hunting Act 1.9.2017 — 31.10.2017
Pheasant Whole state 1.9.2017 — 28.2.2018
Wood pigeon Whole state 10.8.2017 — 31.10.2017
Mountain hare Whole state 1.9.2017 — 28.2.2018
Brown hare Whole state 1.9.2017 — 28.2.2018
Rabbit Whole state 1.9.2017 — 31.3.2018
Red squirrel Whole state 1.12.2017 — 31.1.2018
Beaver Whole state 20.8.2017 — 30.4.2018 European beaver; Requires a hunting licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 10 of the Hunting Act
Whole state 20.8.2017 — 30.4.2018 Canadian beaver
Muskrat Whole state 1.10.2017 — 19.5.2018
Red fox In the Province of Lapland 1.8.2017 — 30.4.2018
Elsewhere in Finland. 1.8.2017 — 14.4.2018
Farmed arctic fox Whole state 1.8.2017 — 31.7.2018 Females with cubs are protected between May 1 and July 31
Raccoon dog Whole state 1.8.2017 — 31.7.2018 Females with cubs are protected between May 1 and July 31
American mink Whole state 1.8.2017 — 31.7.2018 Females with cubs are protected between May 1 and July 31
Polecat Whole state 1.8.2017 — 31.7.2018 Females with cubs are protected between May 1 and July 31
Badger Whole state 1.8.2017 — 31.3.2018
Pine marten Whole state 1.11.2017 — 31.3.2018
Ermine Whole state 1.11.2017 — 31.3.2018
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) 1.10.2017 — 28.2.2018
Requires a special licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 41 of the Hunting Act 1.8.2017 — 31.7.2018
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) 1.12.2017 — 28.2.2018
Otter Requires a special licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 41 of the Hunting Act 1.8.2017 — 31.7.2018
Ringed seal With a hunting licence, granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency in accordance with the Hunting Act, Sect. 10 1.9.2017 — 15.10.2017
With a hunting licence, granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency in accordance with the Hunting Act, Sect. 10 16.4.2018 — 31.5.2018
Grey seal Within the regional quota, granted by virtue of the Hunting Act, Sect. 10 16.4.2017 — 31.7.2017
Within the regional quota, granted by virtue of the Hunting Act, Sect. 10 1.8.2017 — 31.12.2017
Wild boar Whole state 1.8.2017 — 31.7.2018 Females with piglets are protected 1.3.-31.7.
Mufflon Whole state 1.9.2017 — 31.1.2018
Moose Municipalities of Enontekiö, Inari and Utsjoki. Requires a cervid hunting licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 26 of the Hunting Act. 1.9.2017 — 15.9.2017
Municipalities of Enontekiö, Inari and Utsjoki. Requires a cervid hunting licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 26 of the Hunting Act. 14.10.2017 — 30.11.2017
Municipalities of Kemi, Kemijärvi, Keminmaa, Kittilä, Kolari, Muonio, Pelkosenniemi, Pello, Posio, Ranua, Rovaniemi, Salla, Savukoski, Simo, Sodankylä, Tervola, Tornio and Ylitornio. Requires a cervid hunting licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 26 of the Hunting Act. 1.9.2017 — 15.9.2017
Municipalities of Kemi, Kemijärvi, Keminmaa, Kittilä, Kolari, Muonio, Pelkosenniemi, Pello, Posio, Ranua, Rovaniemi, Salla, Savukoski, Simo, Sodankylä, Tervola, Tornio and Ylitornio. Requires a cervid hunting licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 26 of the Hunting Act. 14.10.2017 — 31.12.2017
Requires a cervid hunting licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 26 of the Hunting Act 1.9.2017 — 30.10.2017 "Vahtimalla"(ambush) hunting in agricultural land
Requires a cervid hunting licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 26 of the Hunting Act 14.10.2017 — 31.12.2017
White-tailed deer Requires a cervid hunting licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 26 of the Hunting Act 30.9.2017 — 31.1.2018
Wild forest reindeer Requires a cervid hunting licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 26 of the Hunting Act 30.9.2017 — 31.1.2018
Fallow deer Requires a cervid hunting licence granted by the Finnish Wildlife Agency, as referred to in section 26 of the Hunting Act 30.9.2017 — 31.1.2018
Roe deer Whole state 1.9.2017 — 31.1.2018
Whole state 16.5.2017 — 15.6.2017 Male
Whole state 30.9.2017 — 31.1.2018 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 1.8.2017 — 31.7.2018
In reindeer herding area, under section 8 of the Government Decree on Derogations Laid down in the Hunting Act (452/2013) 20.8.2017 — 31.10.2017 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 20.8.2017 — 31.10.2017 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 1.8.2017 — 31.7.2018