Guide to Hunting in Germany - US Army MWR

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Hunting and fishing course fees have been reduced to enable more military ID card-holders to enjoy hunting and fishing in Europe.
Installation Management Command – Europe Morale, Welfare and Recreation officials announced the change March 11, adding that it is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2008.

***image1***The hunting course fee is now $150, with the fishing course fee set at $65. The fishing course also offers a $100 family fee when two or more immediate family members take the course simultaneously.

The hunting course is 55 hours of classroom instruction, taught in English, with additional range time for training to pass the shooting exam.
The requirements for the hunting course are that you must be at least 18 years old, a valid U.S. military identification card holder, and cannot be a European Union country citizen.

Once German hunting certification is obtained, it is good for life, Wunsch noted.
Individuals stationed outside of Germany who can’t take the hunting course may hunt through special arrangements made through the MWR Hunting, Fishing and Sport Shooting Program.

The fishing course certification allows you to apply for a German fishing license. The 30-hour course emphasizes conservation and management of fish populations, including such things as learning to recognize whether a fish is safe to eat.

***image2***The minimum age requirement for children to obtain their own fishing license is age 10 in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and Rheinland-Pfalz, and 12 in Hessen. Younger children may fish when they are accompanied by an adult with a license but may not fish on their own, said Wunsch.

U.S. Forces hunting courses from 2014 thru 2017 sustained high levels of participation as over 100 "young hunters" (Jungjägers) successfully completed the course each year. 

Please contact the outdoor recreation program at your nearest Army garrison or Air Force base for info on their upcoming courses and events.

The following links provide individual sections for the U.S. Forces Guide to Hunting in Germany. Each section is limited in size to ensure quick download speed.

Efforts are underway to provide english-language explanations for terms within the "Hunter Dialect" (Jägersprache) file, as soon as possible. However, many of the terms in the "Hunter Dialect" file are translated in the German-English and English-German dictionary.

Hunting in Germany requires a German hunting license, obtainable via instruction and certification at each of the sites within the hunting courses list (above).

Many opportunities exist, ranging from drive hunts, to individual capital-game hunts, and full-season committments in private or public hunting reviers.


Hunting and fishing course fees have been reduced to enable more military ID card-holders to enjoy hunting and fishing in Europe.
Installation Management Command – Europe Morale, Welfare and Recreation officials announced the change March 11, adding that it is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2008.

***image1***The hunting course fee is now $150, with the fishing course fee set at $65. The fishing course also offers a $100 family fee when two or more immediate family members take the course simultaneously.

The hunting course is 55 hours of classroom instruction, taught in English, with additional range time for training to pass the shooting exam.
The requirements for the hunting course are that you must be at least 18 years old, a valid U.S. military identification card holder, and cannot be a European Union country citizen.

Once German hunting certification is obtained, it is good for life, Wunsch noted.
Individuals stationed outside of Germany who can’t take the hunting course may hunt through special arrangements made through the MWR Hunting, Fishing and Sport Shooting Program.

The fishing course certification allows you to apply for a German fishing license. The 30-hour course emphasizes conservation and management of fish populations, including such things as learning to recognize whether a fish is safe to eat.

***image2***The minimum age requirement for children to obtain their own fishing license is age 10 in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and Rheinland-Pfalz, and 12 in Hessen. Younger children may fish when they are accompanied by an adult with a license but may not fish on their own, said Wunsch.


Hunting and fishing course fees have been reduced to enable more military ID card-holders to enjoy hunting and fishing in Europe.
Installation Management Command – Europe Morale, Welfare and Recreation officials announced the change March 11, adding that it is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2008.

***image1***The hunting course fee is now $150, with the fishing course fee set at $65. The fishing course also offers a $100 family fee when two or more immediate family members take the course simultaneously.

The hunting course is 55 hours of classroom instruction, taught in English, with additional range time for training to pass the shooting exam.
The requirements for the hunting course are that you must be at least 18 years old, a valid U.S. military identification card holder, and cannot be a European Union country citizen.

Once German hunting certification is obtained, it is good for life, Wunsch noted.
Individuals stationed outside of Germany who can’t take the hunting course may hunt through special arrangements made through the MWR Hunting, Fishing and Sport Shooting Program.

The fishing course certification allows you to apply for a German fishing license. The 30-hour course emphasizes conservation and management of fish populations, including such things as learning to recognize whether a fish is safe to eat.

***image2***The minimum age requirement for children to obtain their own fishing license is age 10 in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and Rheinland-Pfalz, and 12 in Hessen. Younger children may fish when they are accompanied by an adult with a license but may not fish on their own, said Wunsch.

U.S. Forces hunting courses from 2014 thru 2017 sustained high levels of participation as over 100 "young hunters" (Jungjägers) successfully completed the course each year. 

Please contact the outdoor recreation program at your nearest Army garrison or Air Force base for info on their upcoming courses and events.

The following links provide individual sections for the U.S. Forces Guide to Hunting in Germany. Each section is limited in size to ensure quick download speed.

Efforts are underway to provide english-language explanations for terms within the "Hunter Dialect" (Jägersprache) file, as soon as possible. However, many of the terms in the "Hunter Dialect" file are translated in the German-English and English-German dictionary.

Hunting in Germany requires a German hunting license, obtainable via instruction and certification at each of the sites within the hunting courses list (above).

Many opportunities exist, ranging from drive hunts, to individual capital-game hunts, and full-season committments in private or public hunting reviers.

I surf through some of the Southeast’s game and fish agencies’ websites from time to time and always manage to find something interesting.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is currently pushing a squirrel hunting day on August 22nd.  The fact that they’ll be hunting squirrels in August is interesting in itself (HOT!!!), but the real catch is that no hunting license or special permit is required.

To me, this is absolutely genius!  I’ve had several attempts in the past to get someone involved in hunting go south when they find out that a 3-day hunter’s education course is required.  Time, money, whatever it is, something gets in the way of the course being taken…and well, rules are rules!

If you are a native Tennesseean (???), I urge you to not let this opportunity slip by.  Everybody knows a coworker, or nephew, or someone who has expressed interest in going hunting, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.  Well, without a hunting license required, they can take a baby step into the hunting woods and be given a chance to see if it is really for them before taking a whole-hearted plunge.



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