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Hunting boost

With hunting zones occupying more than 80 per cent of Alcoutim, the Câmara is looking to invest in tourism facilities to cater for this market and to generate income for the council.

Alcoutim mayor Francisco Amaral said: “A hunting client has more spending power than a golf client. A hunter can spend more than 500 euros in a weekend.”

Alcoutim currently has a total of 42 hunting zones, 25 for associations, 14 for tourism and three municipal areas, with a rural hotel project planned for Pereiro parish.