Hunting control and surveillance in Latvia shall be carried out the State Forest Service. It has not been determined how many years the hunter may be. The shotgun can be purchased from the age of 18 and the carbine – from the age of 21. In order to become a hunter, the person must undergo training and hunters Examiner Commission tests for theoretical knowledge and practical skills must be completed. State fees to be paid for the taking of hunter's examinations, issuing of certificates, seasonal cards, permits for third-country nationals to hunt and hunting permits (markers).