Hunters from northern Finland can hunt on state-owned territories (managed by Metsähallitus, the management enterprise of state-owned lands) of their place of residence by paying an annual game-management fee.

Metsähallitus first assesses expected hunting activity of the local people before it decides on the number of hunting licences available for sale to hunters from other parts of the country or from abroad.

In Kuhmo, there are three state-owned areas for which Metsähallitus sells hunting licences.
The decisions of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, regulating hunting seasons, are published on the website of the Finnish Wildlife Agency (Suomen Riistakeskus). The website also provides information about passing shooting tests and about game husbandry.