Hunting in Latvia: Life at its Rawest

  • 2008-12-15
  • By Kristina Pauksens
Hunting is an extremely popular activity in the Republic of Latvia, and with good reason.  The pinewood forests are home to large populations of deer, wild boar, beaver, lynx, wolf and moose, which can provide many delicious meals for hunters and their families. I caught up with Augusts Zemike, the oldest active member of the Limbazi Hunters' and Fishermens' Collective, for a frank chat about hunting in Latvia.  Mr. Zemike is now 75 years old.  He is a spry and cheerful pensioner who spent his lifetime working in the forestry industry.  He now hunts regu...
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