Hunting is one of the oldest human activities. In distant historical periods it was a source of food, clothing and a guarantee for the development and survival of human kind. Today, trophy hunting has turned into a sport and hobby.

In Bulgaria hunting and fishing have become an organized movement and were regulated by law in 19th century. For the good care of the game, its population is under surveillance, the hunting seasons are regulated, forestry and hunting enterprises were established, as well as forestry and state game breeding stations for big and small game.