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Hunting examination - Apply for admission to the examination to obtain a hunting license

If you want to hunt in Germany, you need a hunting license in your name. In order to apply for this for the first time, you must have passed a hunting test beforehand. In order to take this test, you must apply for a license.

The hunting test consists of a written and an oral-practical part as well as a shooting test.

You can submit the application in writing or, if available, online.

If you submit the application in writing, complete it and submit it by post or in person to the competent authority.

The application and the evidence to be provided will be checked for completeness and correctness and if all conditions are met, you will be admitted to the hunter examination.

Responsibility lies with the lower hunting authorities.

Requirements for admission to the hunter's examination:

The examinee must:

  • be at least fifteen years and six months old on the day before the start of the hunter's examination,
  • have the physical aptitude required to take the hunter's exam and

have taken out adequate liability insurance for the use of weapons.

Administration Fee: 200,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

Written form required: yes

Informal application possible: no

Personal appearance necessary: no

Online services available: yes

Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection


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competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Sicherheit und Ordnung
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible


Henriette Schnieders
Telephone: 05931 44-1473
F 473
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)