Hunting lease

A closed hunting lease must be notified to the competent lower hunting authority in whose territory the hunting district is located. The hunting lease must be concluded in writing. Hunting tenants may only be those who own a hunting license and have already owned it for 3 years before the conclusion of the lease agreement.

Hunting lease Hunting licence


Samples for hunting leases are available on the Internet from the hunting associations and the associations of agriculture and forestry. Hunting leases are civil contracts. There is no government-mandated form for this. Written form requirement for hunting lease agreement is regulated in Section 12 (4) BJagdG

Preconditions
Hunting tenants may only be those who own a hunting license and have already owned it for 3 years before the conclusion of the lease agreement. Maximum area of 1,000 ha hunting area per person. Maximum number of tenants per hunting district in accordance with Section 14 bbgJagdG. Up to 250 ha maximum 2 tenants, for each additional at least 75 ha hunting area.
Section 11 et seq. of the Federal Hunting Act (BJagdG)

The area on which the hunting was agreed must be entered in the hunting licence of the hunting tenant. This is part of the procedure hunting licence changes/registrations.

Submit the hunting lease in writing to the lower hunting authority after completion. The lower hunting authority examines the contract and reports complaints within three weeks by notice of complaint. Hunting may not be carried out before the end of the three-week period.

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Ministry of Rural Development, Environment and Agriculture

Last update or date of publication
07.11.2019