Poaching is becoming more and more common in the Netherlands, with around 90% of wildlife watchers encountering wildlife poaching in the last two years. Nearly half have experienced multiple illegal shootings of wildlife. Deer and hares are especially popular targets. Het Misdad Bureau It was reported after investigating members of the Dutch Nature Observatory.
60% of watchers believe poaching has increased in the last few years. More than 50% believe it is because they are too unlikely to be caught, and 90% say they are not strong enough to combat wildlife poaching.
60% of wildlife watchers are concerned for their safety in remote areas as poachers and drug criminals dump their waste. According to the program, 40% believe they would feel safer if they were allowed to carry firearms.
Staatbosbeheer confirmed on NPO Radio 1 that poaching is difficult to tackle. The state forestry department encountered nearly 100 poaching cases last year, but he submitted only one official report to the police and issued four warnings.
https://nltimes.nl/2023/03/26/poaching-rise-netherlands-deer-hare-popular-targets Poaching on the rise in the Netherlands.Deer and hares are popular targets