Metsähallitus offers fishers access to thousands of water areas. The income from selling licences is used in reconditioning natural habitats and in making fry stockings, which are designed based on catch feedback.
Where the road ends, the wilderness experience begins! For lands owned by the Finnish state, permits for off-road traffic are granted by Metsähallitus.
Fishing and hunting news from state-owned lands and waters!
Metsähallitus has 123 destinations for which it is possible to get hunting license for small game. For fishers there are 60 recreational fishing destinations. Also there are for example elk hunting destinations that are always applied for in January.
Wildlife Service Finland (Metsähallitus) organizes hunting and fishing on state grounds and monitors the legality of these actions.
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