National Public Association “Belarusian Society of Hunters and Fishermen” was founded in 1921. At that time there were approximately 500 hunters in Belarus.
Nowadays there are more than 95 thousand members in the Society, about 45 thousand of them are hunters.
Belarusian Society of Hunters and Fishermen is a major hunting lands tenant in the Republic of Belarus. It rents 10 million hectares of hunting lands or 59% of their total area.
Belarusian Society of Hunters and Fishermen includes 6 regional and 105 district organizational structures.
Chairman of Belarusian Society of Hunters and Fishermen is Yury Shumski, deputy chairman-head of hunting and fishing department is Anatoli Malazhavski, deputy chairman – Viktar Ulitsin.
620 regular employees work on security, rational use and reproduction of game animals.
In hunting grounds of Belarusian Society of Hunters and Fishermen elk headcount is 13,8 thousand specimens, red deer headcount is 2,6 thousand specimens, roe deer headcount is 35,5 thousand specimens, capercaillie headcount is 8 thousand specimens, black grouse headcount is 17 thousand specimens, beaver headcount is 33,1 thousand specimens and about 900 specimens of wolf.
In hunting lands of Belarusian Society of Hunters and Fishermen annually about 3,5 thousand specimens of roe deer, 1300 specimens of elk, 100 specimens of red deer, 50 specimens of capercaillie, 150 specimens of black grouse, 5,1 thousand specimens of beaver.
There are 23 well-equipped hunting houses. Entrance hunting tourism is being actively developed. Every year about 2500 foreign hunters visit hunting grounds of Belarusian Hunting and Fishing Society.
Hunting entities of Belarusian Society of Hunters and Fishermen are registered in the “Traces” system. Belarusian Hunting and Fishing Society is also a member of International Council for Games and Wildlife Conservation (CIC), World Canine Organization (FCI), World Sport Fishing in fresh water Federation (FIPSed).