Hunting has always been closely connected with the inhabitants’ life on the island.
- Indicative of Tinian tradition in hunting was the custom under which the hare was a key and indispensable dish on the wedding table as well as a proof of the hunting showmanship of the groom.
- In the late 2000s, the Hunting Association of Tinos numbered about 700 members, indicative of the high proportion of hunters in relation to the total population of the island (one hunter / 12 residents approximately).
- In older times, Tinos used to be a famous hunting place as it formed the main passage of emigration for multitudinous, at the time, swarms for migratory birds.
- Over the years, the game dropped as a result of human intervention in the environment.
- The Hunting Association of Tinos has been equipped with a cage for the customization of games and through frequent releases, its members care for the enrichment of the island game.
- The endemic game, a hunter will meet in Tinos, are: rabbits, hares, partridges and pigeons.
- Migratory game birds: quail (early September - late October), woodcock (early November - end of October), doves (late August - late September), mallards and pigeons (November - late February).