Spring Hunting on Malta

Spring Hunting on Malta

Hunters have no sense of 'sustainability'

Many Maltese use the spring Turtle Dove hunt as a cover for poaching the coveted migrant bird of preyMany Maltese use the spring Turtle Dove hunt as a cover for poaching the coveted migrant bird of preyThe birds returning in spring from their African winter quarters to their European breeding grounds are the core stock of the population. In autumn not only the breeding birds migrate south but also their numerous offspring. Almost two thirds of all individuals die during winter, mainly from lack of food and exhaustion.