NOTES ON METHODOLOGY
Sources and methods of data collection
Until 2005, data on hunting were collected using the regular Annual Report on Hunting, Trapping and Wildlife Management (LOV-11 report).
Since 2006, data have been taken over from the Ministry of Agriculture – Hunting Department (NN, No. 140/05), which has taken charge of keeping the records on the management of hunting grounds and game. The management includes breeding, protection, hunting and usage of game and its parts.
Data on the number of hunters are taken over from the Croatian Hunting Federation and they include the total number of hunters (members of associations and hunters-in-training).
Data on hunting are taken over from the Ministry of Agriculture – Hunting Department and the Croatian Hunting Federation for the period from 1 April of the current year to 31 March of the following year (hunting year).
Data on killed game are given on the basis of the central hunting register.
Coverage and comparability
Reporting units are legal entities and parts thereof as well as natural persons engaged in the activity of breeding, protection, hunting and usage of game and its parts.
Hunters are persons who passed the testing for hunters and are engaged in basic missions concerning hunting: breeding, protection, hunting and using of game and its parts, provided that they respect hunting customs and ethics.
Hunting ground area is a complete natural unit with environmental and other conditions necessary for breeding, protection, hunting and usage of game and its parts.