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Apply for a falconer's hunting licence for the first time


If you want to hunt with griffins or falcons in Germany, the so-called pickling hunt, you need a German falconer hunting license in your name. You can apply for this as an annual hunting license.

An annual falconer's hunting licence is only issued or extended for one or three hunting years.

Process flow

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

If you submit the application in writing, fill it out 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 falconry hunting license.

Requirements

  • at least 18 years old at the time of issuance
  • personal reliability
  • Physical aptitude
  • Hunting liability insurance
  • passed falconer's exam

Which documents are required?

  • Identity card
  • Hunting licence or restricted hunting licence for falconers o the certificate of the hunter's examinationor certificate of the restricted hunter's examination for falconers
  • Certificate of the falconer's exam
  • current photograph
  • Proof of statutory hunting liability insurance
 

What are the fees?

In addition to the respective administration fee, the respective amount for the hunting fee is added.

Administration Fee: 7,50 EUR
Payment in advance: No

Administration Fee: 15,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

Administration Fee: 17,50 EUR
Payment in advance: No

Administration Fee: 35,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The annual hunting licence is valid for a maximum of three consecutive hunting years. The hunting year begins on 01/04 and ends on 31/03.

Legal basis

Applications / forms

Written form required: yes

Informal application possible: no

Personal appearance required: no

Online services available: yes

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

Professionally released on

17.08.2023

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies


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

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

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Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Timetable
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Timetable
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
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Stadt Meppen
Address: Markt 43, 49716 Meppen
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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
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Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

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