Game shot increased remarkably in the hunting year 2019/2020
Among furred game, 407 000 head hoofed
Within game birds,
a marked increase of pheasants shot (74 800 head;
Game casualties slightly increased
Game may suffer losses due to road traffic, unfavourable
weather conditions or diseases. For the hunting year 2019/2020, 138 000 losses
of all kinds were reported
Slightly less annual hunting permits
With a total of 131 000, the number of valid annual
permits for game hunting slightly decreased
For more detailed results and further information concerning hunting statistics please refer to our website.
on methods, definitions: Hunting in Austria is regulated by legislation
at federal province level, defining the "hunting year", which
varies from region to region. In Carinthia, Lower Austria, Salzburg and
Vienna it corresponds to the calendar year, while the hunting year in
Burgenland lasts from 1 February to 31 January and in the remaining four
federal provinces from 1 April to 31 March.
Hoofed game shot (except wild boars) is negotiated and defined territory-related between the district authorities concerned, hunting provision or hunting holder as well as a body representing the interests of the hunters. This is issued by the ordinance of the federal provinces. For all other game species, a hunting plan is generated; however, it is not under any legal regulation. Furthermore, hunting seasons and closed seasons are prescribed.
Tasks and goals of the game law focus in particular on game keeping, the hunting and biotope protection as well as sustainable utilisation of wildlife, all in all on an improvement of the quality of life respectively the living conditions of diverse wildlife species. Additionally, stocks regarded as excessive – in view of agricultural and forestry interests – are reduced by hunting.
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Spatial Statistics, Statistics Austria:
Franz NEUMANN, Tel.
Martin LIPP, Tel.
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