From the ancient times Belarus has always been renowned for having the best resources both for fishing and hunting. The country is frequently called a blue-eyed one for its numerous lakes and rivers with plentiful of fish species. The moderate climate has allowed many birds and animals to inhabit various Belarusian forests, fields and marshes. Furthermore, the national cuisine is based on locally grown products and meat of living in the forests beasts which illustrates the appreciation of what the nature has given to the residents.
They say that all men follow into two categories: fishing lovers and hunters. Belarus abounds both in men of these types and fishing and hunting facilities and opportunities.
Hunting in Belarus is strictly regulated by law with the objective to prevent rare species from extinction and the damage caused by humans. Traditionally the year for a hunter is divided into hunting seasons during which you can enjoy the chase after some particular animal or bird. As the animals differ, hunting methods and techniques also vary. European bison hunting is considered to be the best you can get in Belarus as this species of animal inhabits only the forests of Belavezhskaya Puscha situated on the territory of Belarus.
In order to be able to hunt in Belarus foreign citizens must comply with certain regulations concerning hunting weapons and ammunition as well as the documents confirming the right to perform hunting that were issued in the country of their origin.
Fishing in Belarus can become an unforgettable experience as you can enjoy both the pastime with a fishing rod in your hands and the cleanness of the water in Belarusian lakes and rivers, freshness of the air, calmness of the surroundings and melodious singing of the birds. All the necessary equipment can be rented together with some tents for those who would like to dedicate a couple of days to their favourite activity.
Hunting and fishing in Belarus are not permitted in every forest as there are a number of governmentally protected areas such as national parks, wildlife sanctuaries where some kinds of activities including hunting and fishing are prohibited and legally punished for the violation of this prohibition.