Hunting is banned on Sundays for first time

Tiny ortolan is endangered

Hunters support historic move which will cover popular hiking routes around Annecy

A fatal hunting accident has led to the first Sunday hunting ban in France with shooting banned in parts of Haute-Savoie to make the countryside safer for walkers, families and people taking part in outdoor activities.

An agreement between hunters and the préfecture will come into force this month and see the countryside split into red and orange zones where hunting is banned either totally or partially at different times.

With the hunting season opening on different dates during September, the move has been greeted as a momentous first step by wildlife groups.

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