Please enter a search term.

Your selected location: Meppen (497...)

For an area outside of Lower Saxony and foreign languages, some menu items and functions are not available. Please go to the service page of the respective country.

Formation and tasks of the hunting cooperative

The hunting cooperative is formed by the owners of the land belonging to a common hunting district. A community hunting district is formed by all areas of land in a municipality, city or separate district that do not belong to a private hunting district. Real estate owned by one and the same person with at least 75 ha contiguous area forms a private hunting district and does not belong to the hunting cooperative. According to § 12 of the Lower Saxony Hunting Act (NJAgdG), the hunting district of the hunting cooperative must have at least 250 hectares of contiguous area. Membership is linked to real estate and arises by operation of law.

According to § 16 NJagdG, the hunting cooperative is a corporation under public law. It is subject to the supervision of the district or the district-free city.
The hunting cooperative elects a hunting board that represents the hunting cooperative in and out of court. Decisions and resolutions of the Hunting Comrades' Assembly are made by voting, whereby a majority of the persons and the area are decisive.

The circumstances of the hunting cooperative are regulated in a statute and can be viewed there.

Tasks of a hunting cooperative:

  • Decision on the type of hunting use
  • Decision on the type of lease (e.g. public bidding, direct award) and the selection of the tenant
  • Drafting of the hunting lease agreement
  • Annual shooting planning in agreement with the district, the independent city and the hunting advisory board (§§ 21, 25 NJagdG)
  • Decision on the appropriation of the net proceeds of hunting use
  • Compensation for damage caused by wildlife in agriculture and forestry

Further information on the subject of "hunting":

  • Game Warden: Confirmation
  • Hunting permit: Notification
  • Hunting Rights: Grant
  • Hunting license: exhibition

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the hunting cooperative.

Which documents are required?

Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.

What are the fees?

Fees may apply, please contact the competent authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

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

What else should I know?

Further legal information on the subject of hunting as well as a model statute:


Text reviewed by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland
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
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
responsible for:

Stadt Meppen
Address: Markt 43, 49716 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 153
Fax: 05931 153-5253
Opening Hours:
Mon to Wed: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registry Office Meppen Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (afternoons by appointment only) Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Department of Labour and Social Affairs Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and by appointment

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)