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Having a youth hunting license annual hunting license extended

If you would like to hunt in Germany but are not yet 18 years old, you can only be issued a youth hunting license in your name. If you already have an annual hunting license for young people but its validity has expired, you can apply for an extension.

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.

If you meet all the requirements, you will be issued a youth hunting license.

The lower hunting authority responsible for your place of residence.

  • at least 16 and not yet 18 years old at the time of issue
  • personal reliability
  • physical fitness
  • completed hunting liability insurance
  • Youth hunting license already issued
  • consent of the legal guardian
  • hunting license
  • current photograph, if applicable
  • Proof of statutory hunting liability insurance
  • Consent of the person with custody

Administration Fee: 15,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
In addition to the 15 euros administration fee, there is also the hunting fee of 15 euros.

The annual hunting license for young people is valid for a maximum of two consecutive hunting years. The hunting year begins on 01.04. and ends on 31.03..

Written form required: yes

Informal application possible: no

Personal appearance necessary: no

Online services available: yes

The youth hunting license only entitles you to hunt when accompanied by a person with parental authority or a supervisor appointed in writing by the person with parental authority. The accompanying person must be experienced in hunting.

The youth hunting license does not entitle you to participate in group hunts.

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)