Professional hunter


The essential tasks of a professional hunter include the land use of the hunting ground as tasked by the person having the sole license to hunt there (gamekeeping, guiding of guests, compliance with the achieving of the hunting bags as tasked by the competent authority, establishment of facilities for the hunters, feeding of wild animals etc). Furthermore, he is responsible for the protection, preservation of a biodiverse and healthy, free-living wildlife and the fostering and safeguarding of its necessities of life whilst ensuring an adequate landscape and rural culture. Additionally he needs to adhere to the aims of environment protection, nature protection, wildlife protection and species protection and grounds maintenance as well as implementing the entirety of hunting and hunting customs.

According to the regulations of the Lower Austrian Hunting Law it is necessary to appoint at least one professional hunter for every hunting ground that exceeds a range of 3.000 hectares.

Certificate of professional competence or certificate of training of an EU member state or the Swiss confederation.


14.30 € for the application plus 3.90 € for each 4 sheets DIN-A-4 attached to the application

State administrative fee for the grant of the entitlement

Art. 69 of the Lower Austrian Hunting Law (§ 69 NÖ Jagdgesetz 1974)

Sending of an application including the required documents to the competent authority. Examination conducted by the competent authority whether the foreign qualification is equivalent. Decree in which the equivalence is being observed or possibly necessary suitability tests or training for adjustment to the job are proposed.

  1. a) Nationality of an EU member state, an EEA contracting party or the Swiss Confederation
    b) Citizenship of a non-EU country that is treated equally in terms of the recognition of professional qualifications under European Union law or under a State Treaty
  2. Proof of competence or training equivalent to Article 13 (1), (2) or (3) of Directive 2005/36 / EC on the recognition of professional qualifications.

Authentication or signature of the application is not required.

An appeal is possible against rulings issued by an authority and shall be filed by the party within a four weeks term with the authority that issued the ruling of first instance (against rulings without investigation procedure within a two weeks term). The term starts with the receipt of the written copy of he ruling, in the case of oral pronouncement simultaneously with it.  

The appeal shall indicate the ruling it contests, the authority that issued the ruling and contain a motion of appeal with the reasons. No more appeal is admissible if the party expressly waived the right of appeal after receipt or pronouncement of the ruling.  

Each ruling contains instructions on the right to appeal and indicates the authority and the deadline for submission of such appeal.


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