Yesterday, on February 22, at 16.00, during a joint raid, employees of the state forest guard of the state enterprise "Beregovo forestry", together with a representative of the Beregovo associations of hunters and fishermen, border guards and police, detained poachers in the village of Dyida. Poachers came to Transcarpathia from other regions.
During the inspection of the offenders’ belongings, the police found in a car Renault Duster a semi-automatic rifle – hunting version of the Kalashnikov machine gun (AKS), an airgun refitted into low-caliber firearms, as well as ammunition for the listed weapons. The items found in the automobile are prohibited for use and the poachers did not have any permits to use weapons. The weapons was seized from the poachers by the competent authorities.
We also remind that in order to effectively counteract poaching, the regional forestry and hunting range administration, in cooperation with the State Ecology Inspectorate, held an expanded meeting where they raised the problematic issues of protection of hunting grounds from poachers. As noted by the head of Transcarpathian Regional Forestry and Hunting Range Administration Valeriy Murha, the fight against poaching this year will be tough.