Russia’s Kamchatka territory adopts new hunting quotas.

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VLADIVOSTOK, July 25 (Itar-Tass) —— As many as 1,250 brown bears, 200 bighorns, 50 lynxes, and about 10,000 sables may be shot on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula under the new hunting quotas for the 2011-2012 season, the press service of the Kamchatka administration reported.

According to the press service, hunters are also allowed to shoot 450 elks out of the population of 6,500.

Meanwhile, the ban on reindeer hunting is still in place, for the second year in a row.

According to latest studies, the bighorn population in Kamchatka stands at 5,200, the lynx population is 650, the sable population – 43,000, and the bear population – 18,000.

The official hunting season starts from August 1, although the so-called periods of silence are from time to time announced in the hunt for particular animals. Thus, bear hunting in Kamchatka will be suspended from December 19, 2011 till February 29, 2012.

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