Nature > Fauna Cinexética

Although hunting has been in distant time a life resource for the human being, throughout the centuries it has become a ludic activity and a sport. Many times it has been said that dancing, conversation and hunting have always been the favourite pleasant activities of humans in all the ages and cultures. Nevertheless, nowadays, hunting is an important and necessary tool to manage different animal populations, both of predators at the peak of the ecological pyramid and of herbivores, which without sustainable hunting would reach an excessive number to guarantee the survival of other species and the balance of faunal populations. They could also cause damages incompatible with the ordered development of the farming and cattle-raising of the region.

The hunting fauna of Entrimo is well balanced and complete, as there are included all the game hunting and small game hunting species of Galicia, except for some sort of birds.

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En Entrimo it is possible to hunt rabbits, Oryctolagus cuniculus, hares, Lepus granatensis, ring doves and partridges, wild boars, Sus scrofa, roe deers, Capreolus capreolus, foxes, Vulpes vulpes. It is remarkable the roe deer and wild boar spread in this region during the last decade, as in the rest of Galicia. Both species give rise to important dishes and gastronomic specialities of the area, which the visitor can taste in local hotel and catering establishments.

The case of the wolf is different as nowadays it isn't a hunting species in this region, although its hunting could be authorized in exceptional cases if there would be repeated damages to livestock. Anyway, it wouldn't be possible to hunt wolfs in the entire park and, in any case, it is always better to go for preventive methods in cattle managing. Besides, it is necessary to have a special authorization from the authorities.

It is important to point out that the significant success of the reintroduction of the Spanish ibex of Xurés, Capra pyrenaica lusitanica, which disappeared in 1890 from the Spanish and Portuguese mountains, is target of a reintroduction plan carried out since 1997 by the Administration of the Nature Reserve A Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés. The PORN of the Nature Reserve considers the possibility to regulate its hunting in the future as an economic and hunting use, but above all, as a management tool to contribute to the sustainable regulation of its populations.