Metsähallitus controls extensive hunting grounds that are accessible to every person with a valid hunting permit. A wilderness permit is your ticket to all the experiences a hunting trip in the wild can offer. Most of the hunting grounds controlled by Metsähallitus are situated in forestry areas where forestry work may also be conducted during the hunting periods.
Hunting permits are the responsibility of Metsähallitus' game and fisheries staff. The proceeds from selling hunting permits guarantee a renewing and robust game stock and help to maintain Finland's hunting grounds.
The Wilderness Services of Metsähallitus manage Finland's natural resources responsibly and use their expertise and wilderness supervision to ensure that hunting is conducted according to good practices and on a sustainable basis. The wilderness permits sold by Metsähallitus guarantee that everyone has equal access to comprehensive wilderness experiences on state-owned lands now and in the future.
Changes to the website are mainly visual, although some functional improvements have been made, as well.
Visual layout of the website is updated on Thursday, March 14. During the process some disturbances might occur.
Eräluvat web shop is under maintenance on Monday, November 12, from 4:00 pm on. The web shop is closed during the break.
The Wildlife Management and Research Conference (Riistapäivät) is an annual seminar for the Finnish wildlife consortium and for wildlife research. The conference is now organised for the 30th time and it takes place in Seinäjoki during 15-16 January, 2019. This year the focus is on Changes in Wildlife Management.