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 in state-owned lands

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. 

Hunting News

Drones and GPS can cause hunters to break the law

25.11.2019

Metsähallitus’ wilderness supervision has noticed that new technical devices are being used illegally when hunting. For example, drones and GPS trackers have been utilised in ways that violate the law.

Gamefowl permit sales begin − Check your regional quotas and the instructions on how to purchase a permit

07.06.2019

Daily permits for gamefowl hunting will be sold on a gradual, regional basis beginning on Monday 10 June 2019 at 9.00 am. The regional quotas are available now.

Eräluvat.fi has a new look!

25.03.2019

Changes to the website are mainly visual, although some functional improvements have been made, as well.

Eräluvat.fi gets a visual update - Some disturbances might occur

14.03.2019

Visual layout of the website is updated on Thursday, March 14. During the process some disturbances might occur.

Game benefits from hunting - The Finnish model