HUNTING AND FISHING DAYS, Hunting and Fishing Equipment Fair and the Exhibition of County Hunting Associations and Tourist Boards, will be held at the Zagreb Fair from 18 - 21 October 2018.
Due to a large interest of hunters and anglers and to their great satisfaction the fair successfully returned to the Calendar of Events of the Zagreb Fair.
Hunting and Fishing Days are supported by the City of Zagreb, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia, the Croatian Hunting Federation and the Croatian Sport Fishing Federation.
The aim of the Hunting and Fishing Days is to highlight the possibility of developing hunting tourism in the continental Croatia in harmony with nature. In this context, apart from the exhibition segment this fair also includes an educational and professional programme, which emphasizes the potential and the direct significance of hunting for nature conservation and preservation - trends and legal provisions intended for the protection of the game, fish and their natural habitats.
Hunting and Fishing Days will be held in pavilions 7 and 7a of the Zagreb Fair.
The fair will bring together 64 exhibitors from 14 countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Croatia, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Hungary, Germany, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, UK).
ATTRACTIONS FOR VISITORS
For all visitors of the Hunting and Fishing Days a rich and very interesting accompanying programme has been organized.
The Croatian Hunting Federation prepares hunting dogs show, falconry – hunting with birds of prey and the hunting gastro show, whereas the Croatian Mycological-Mushroomeering Association organizes the Exhibition of mushrooms.
The Hunting Museum of the Croatian Hunting Federation organizes Diorama, an exhibition of stuffed wild animals and the Croatian Sport Fishing Federation prepares a Fish exhibition.
At the space of the Croatian Shooting Federation and the Zagreb Shooting Association all interested visitors will be able to try shooting with an air gun, laser, bow and arrow.
For our youngest visitors we organize various educational workshops.
The Croatian Hunting Federation and the Pisarovina Municipality will organize a national conference on the topic "Through a structured dialogue to sustainable rural communities" on Thursday and Friday, 18 and 19 October. The project, whose holder is the Croatian Hunting Federation and the partner the Pisarovina Municipality, aims at raising the awareness of the importance of participation of young people and decision makers in the structured dialogue process, thereby increasing the number of young people and decision makers involved in the structured dialogue process on the local and national level. It also wants to encourage young people and decision makers to communicate and co-operate as well as to motivate young people and decision makers from rural areas to network with other rural areas in Croatia, which is an important message of unity with the same goals.
This project directly relates to young people in rural environments, such as Pisarovina, and is seeking to improve the quality of life, sustainable management of the environment, training and strengthening cohesion on common goals through advising young people.
The educational lecture "Traffic and game" will be held on the open stage of the pavilion 7.
EDUCATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN
Today, when the number of inhabitants living in cities is increasing excessively, it is a great privilege to have nature as a part of the city but also a large responsibility to protect nature for future generations. Preserving biodiversity in large cities is of great importance for the protection of nature and the improvement of the quality of life of the city population.
Despite great advances in knowledge and awareness of nature conservation, many people still have prejudices about wildlife, especially about snakes. Snakes should not be feared, but respected because of their important role in maintaining the natural balance.
The Zoological Garden of Zagreb will present to the visitors of the Hunting and Fishing Days the most common types of snakes living in Zagreb and its surrounding areas, such as the nose-horned viper (Vipera ammodytes), the European Adder (Vipera berus), the smooth snake (Coronella austriaca), the Aesculapian snake (Zamenis longissimus) and the grass snake (Natrix natrix). Apart from snakes the exhibition will also feature the European green lizard (Lacerta viridis) and the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis).
Beside snakes, representatives of many other animal species can be encountered in cities. The educators will provide visitors with more information on them. Visitor education aims at supplementing the existing knowledge, eliminating prejudices and raising the awareness of the importance of coexistence with wild species in urban environments.
Leading exhibitors: Croatian Hunting Federation, Zagreb Hunting Association, Hrvatske šume, KETTNER, SWAROVSKI OPTIK KG, INTER LAND, MAJOR, FEHER, BIROS
Exhibition programme: hunting equipment (weapons, optics, ammunition, clothing, footwear) and fishing equipment (rods, hooks, lines).
Objectives of the fair:
Promotion and development of the hunting and fishing tourism
Presentation of new products and the equipment to distributors, hunters and anglers
Education and expert symposia on trends and legal provisions in the field of hunting and fishing aimed at preservation and better protection of game, fish and their natural habitats
Promotion of sports disciplines in hunting, freshwater and saltwater fishing
Promotion of hunting grounds, fish farms and hunting and fishing destinations in the country and abroad
Development and promotion of the hunting kinology
The fair is intended for:
Hunters, anglers and nature lovers
Manufacturers, traders and distributors of hunting weapons, ammunition and equipment
Manufacturers, traders and distributors of the equipment for freshwater and saltwater fishing
Manufacturers and traders of freshwater and saltwater fishing boats
Representatives and traders of off-road vehicles
Hunting and fishing associations and federations
Managers of fish farms
Publishers of specialized magazines and literature related to hunting and fishing
Travel agencies offering arrangements related to hunting and fishing tourism
Authorized state institutions
Students and pupils
ADMISSION TO THE FAIR IS FREE
WORKING HOURS on Friday and Saturday: 10,00 - 20,00 h, on Sunday: 10,00 - 18,00 h.
Located in the pavilion 5 the Press center will be available to journalists every day during the run of the Fairs. Phone: 01/6503 524, mail: email@example.com.