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Schleswig-Holstein

Hunting matters

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

The right to hunt is a right to use land under private law. The hunting right is the exclusive right to hunt wild animals subject to hunting rights in a specific area, to hunt them and to appropriate them.

  • The right to hunt is associated with the duty to preserve the game. The aim of gamekeeping is to maintain a species-rich and healthy population of game that is adapted to the conditions of the landscape and the culture of the land, as well as to care for and secure its livelihood.
  • When hunting , the generally recognized principles of German hunting justice must be observed. Hunting extends to the search for, stalking, killing and catching of game.
  • The right to appropriate game also includes the exclusive right to appropriate sick or dead game, fallen game and dropping poles as well as the eggs of game birds.

Hunting and gamekeeping must be carried out in such a way that

  • biodiversity and a species-rich and healthy game population are maintained in appropriate numbers within the framework of moderate and sustainable game management,
  • the natural conditions for the occurrence of the individual game species are maintained,
  • cover and rest areas as well as grazing areas for game are also created outside the forest, provided that the habitats of other specially protected wild animal species and specially protected plant species are not adversely affected and the interests of the landowners obliged to tolerate hunting leases within the framework of contracts do not conflict with this,
  • damage caused by game and other adverse effects on agriculture, forestry and fisheries as well as nature and the landscape are avoided as far as possible and ecological requirements are taken into account.
    In addition to game density, increased game damage can occur as a result of constant disturbance from recreational traffic, tourism, sporting activities and inappropriate hunting. The tranquillity factor therefore plays a decisive role in reducing damage.

Who should I contact?

to the district or the independent city.

What else should I know?

Further information on hunting can be found on the state portal "Agriculture and Environment Schleswig-Holstein".

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Who should I contact?

to the district or the independent city.

What else should I know?

Further information on hunting can be found on the state portal "Agriculture and Environment Schleswig-Holstein".

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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