Hunting license and falconry license; application for issue and renewal

The hunting license documents the basic authorization to hunt. Hunting with raptors or falcons requires a falconry hunting license. You must apply for the issue and renewal.

Description

Prerequisites

Reliability and suitability

A hunting license/ falconry license is to be denied in particular if facts justify the assumption that the applicant does not possess the required reliability or physical aptitude.

The first issue of a hunting license is generally dependent on the applicant having passed a hunting examination within the scope of the Federal Hunting Act, which consists of a written, an oral and a practical part. Information on the hunting examination can be found under "Related topics" under "Hunting examination; application".

The first issue of a falconry hunting license is dependent on the applicant having passed a falconry examination in addition to the hunter examination. In addition to the falconry test, a limited hunting test, i.e. without a shooting test, is sufficient. Information on the hunter's examination can be found under "Related topics" under "Hunting examination; application".

Hunting liability insurance

The issue of a hunting license/ falconry license is dependent on proof of sufficient hunting liability insurance. To this end, the applicant must submit written confirmation from the insurer stating that the named insurer has hunting liability insurance for the named policyholder that complies with the statutory provisions (in particular the sum insured). Furthermore, the start and duration of the policy or the period of validity of the confirmation must be stated. The period of validity must fully cover the daily, one-year or three-year hunting license applied for.

Procedure

You must apply for the hunting license and falconry license at the lower hunting authority (the district administrative authority) responsible for the applicant's place of residence.

Deadlines

In order to avoid waiting times for the issue of a hunting license after passing the hunting examination, it is advisable to contact the responsible lower hunting authority as early as possible for the background check to be carried out in accordance with the Weapons Act.

Processing time

In order to avoid waiting times for the issuance of the hunting license after passing the hunter's examination, it is advisable to contact the responsible lower hunting authority as early as possible because of the background check to be carried out according to the weapons law.

Required documents

  • Original examination certificate for the passed hunter examination

  • Photograph

    Size 6 by 4 cm

  • Written proof from the insurer of the existence of hunting liability insurance

    The proof must show the period of validity of the confirmation as well as the legally stipulated sums insured (EUR 500,000 for personal injury and EUR 50,000 for property damage).

Fees

  • Fees including the hunting levy for the promotion of hunting:

    • Three-year hunting license: EUR 150.00
    • One-year hunting license: EUR 60.00
    • Daily hunting license: EUR 15.00
    • Youth hunting license: 37,50 EUR
    • Three-year falconry hunting license: 40,00 EUR
    • Annual falconry hunting license: 15,00 EUR
    • Falconry day hunting license: 7,50 EUR

Remedy

Administrative court proceedings; information

Administrative court action

Links to more information

Status:21.02.2024

Responsible for editing:Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie

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