To hunt you need both a passed hunting exam and a hunting card. Here you can get info about cards, courses and exams.

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What is regulated by the Hunting Act?

The Tyrolean Hunting Act regulates hunting grounds and hunting practice, hunting leases as well as the protection of hunting (appointment of hunting protection bodies), the shooting plan and the obtaining of the Tyrolean Hunting Card.

Hunting card & hunting guest card

Why do I need a hunting license?

Anyone who hunts in Tyrol must carry a valid Tyrolean hunting card in his/her name or a valid hunting guest card for the respective hunting area in addition to a permit issued by the respective person authorized to hunt.

What requirements & documents do I need for the initial issue of the hunting license (§ 28 TJG)?

  • 18 years of age or older
  • hunting aptitude through:
    • Presentation of the certificate of the hunting examination in Austria
    • a hunting license valid in the previous year that was not extended in time
    • Documents from an EU or EEA member state, Switzerland, Ireland or Great Britain proving that an equivalent hunting license exists
    • etc. (see § 28 Tyrolean Hunting Act)
  • Proof of basic knowledge of first aid
  • Proof of sufficient liability insurance
  • Photo
  • Costs of 169 euros (119 euros for the membership fee & hunting liability insurance and 50 euros administration fee)

Where can I get a hunting license?

The hunting license is issued by the district administrative authority where the applicant has his/her main residence. If the applicant does not have his/her main residence in Tyrol, the district administrative authority in whose area the person wishes to hunt is responsible for issuing the hunting license.

Who issues the hunting guest card?

The hunting guest card is issued by the person authorized to hunt or by the hunting guide.

Hunting course & hunting exam

when do hunting courses take place?

Hunting courses are held once a year for the district of Innsbruck by the Tyrolean Hunters' Association. Course costs and documents are prescribed or provided by the hunters' association.

What requirements & documents do I need to take the hunting exam?

In Innsbruck, you must submit the following in writing to the Referat Grundverkehr Use:

  • Application form
  • Birth certificate
  • Confirmation of participation in a training course of the Tyrolean Hunters' Association according to § 4 Tyrolean Hunting Law
  • Indication whether it is a first-time entry