A total of 736 000 game has been shot in the hunting year 2018/2019. Compared with the previous season this represents a decrease of 2.8%. Thereof the number of furred game shot decreased by 3.0% to 614 000 head and the number of game birds shot declined by 1.9% to 122 000 head.
Among furred game 395 000 head hoofed game
Game birds showed shots of pheasants rising (59 700 head;
Game may suffer losses due to road traffic, unfavourable
weather conditions or diseases. For the hunting year 2018/2019, 133 000 of
were reported in total
With a total of 132 000
The entire hunting process 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 Laender (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.
|Hunting: game shot and casualties (overview of selected game species)|
|Game shooting 2018/2019: furred game (red deer, roe deer, chamois) by Laender|
|Game shooting 2018/2019: furred game (moufflon, sika-, fallow and stone deer, wild boars) by Laender|
|Game shooting 2018/2019: furred game (small game) by Laender|
|Game shooting 2018/2019: feathered game by Laender|
|Game casualties 2018/2019: furred game (red deer, roe deer, chamois, moufflon) by Laender|
|Game casualties 2018/2019: furred game (sika-, fallow- and stone deer, wild boars) by Laender|
|Game casualties 2018/2019: furred game (hares, wild rabbits, marmots, badgers) by Laender|
|Game casualties 2018/2019: furred game (foxes, martens, weasels, polecats) by Laender|
|Game casualties 2018/2019: feathered game (pheasants, partridges, snipes, black grouses) by Laender|
|Game casualties 2018/2019: feathered game (wild pigeons, wild ducks, wild geese, other game birds) by Laender|
|Hunting permits 2018/2019|
|Structure of hunting areas in 2014/2015|
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