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Hunting license: exhibition

If you want to hunt, you have to successfully pass a hunter's exam and get a hunting license.

The hunter's examination is taken by the competent authority. The comprehensive exam consists of the shooting, the written and the oral-practical exam.

Preparatory courses for the hunter's examination are offered by the district groups of the state hunters' association and by private hunting schools. Participation in a course in preparation for the exam is highly recommended.

In order to meet the needs of the interested group of people, both short-term intensive courses and courses lasting several months are offered to choose from.

The responsibility lies with the district, the independent city and the Hanover region.

The hunting license alone does not entitle you to hunt. In addition, a private-law permit is required to hunt in a hunting district. This can be obtained, for example, by leasing a hunting ground, by issuing a hunting permit or by issuing a hunting invitation from a hunting ground owner.

Documents required for the issuance (or renewal) of a hunting license:

  • Certificate of passing the hunter's exam in the original (when applying for the first time)
  • Passport photo (only for first issue and reissue)
  • Proof of the existence of the statutory hunting liability insurance

The competent authority also requests unlimited information from the Federal Central Register. Certain entries according to a strictly applied standard prohibit the issuance of the hunting licence or cause its immediate withdrawal.

Fees apply, please contact the competent authority.

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

When issuing hunting licences to be used by foreign citizens, further requirements apply, about which the competent authority will provide information in individual cases.

Text reviewed by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Consumer Protection and Regional Development; updated on 26.05.2010

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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


Maria Pleus
Telephone: 05931 44-2473
F 473
responsible for:
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)