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Styrian hunting law


Brief description of the instrument and its modus operandi

It is a provincial law, implemented by the hunting authority.

Which problem the instrument is supposed to solve?

The sustainable management of game and the regulation of hunting.

Purpose or main objective / overall goal of the instrument?

The maintenance of wildlife populations and the maintenance of hunting.

Side objectives/goals of the instrument?

Protect agricultural and forestry cultivations; maintain wildlife habitats.

Which laws and regulations support the implement of this instrument?

No additional laws but there are specific directions under the law which give specifications of rules.

The initiator/promoter of the instrument?

Government agency

Which organizations are involved in the operationalization of the instrument?

Authorities; Hunters’ association (Steirische Landesjägerschaft) which are established according to the law; Chamber of agriculture; Municipalities;

How the monitoring is ensured?

Supervision by authority AND hunters’ association (Jägerschaft)

How the compliance is ensured?

Supervision by authority AND hunters’ association (Jägerschaft)

How is the overall performance of the instrument?

Largely well implemented, however, two kinds of deficits: 1)Protection of forests and their multiple functions (problem with game damages: damaging of bark, browsing on young trees (selected browsing!) often with the result that no mixed forest can regenerate; 2)Small land owners in hunting communities usually do not get any benefits from the renting out of licences (not well managed)

Have any of the items mentioned above changed since the instrument entered into force?


Is there any qualitative or quantitative study of the impacts of the instrument?

Yes, please specify


Probably yes, but I do not know.

Year 1986
Policy area
Affected activity
Affected actors Landowner/land manager, Picker/harvester/hunter
Products Game
Countries Austria
Regions (NUTS 2) Styria
Focus on NWFP
Document category
Instrument type
Legal status
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Geographical scope Regional
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