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Hunting opening dates and hunting permits

The start and end dates of the hunting season as well as the hunting methods authorised for the year 2021-2022 have been fixed:

  • large game:
    • red deer with branched antlers, from 1 August 2021 to 15 October 2021; only tracking and still hunting methods are allowed;
    • pricket and deer with unbranched antlers - tracking and still hunting, from 1 May 2021 to 19 December 2021, and driven hunt from 16 October 2021 to 19 December 2021;
    • hind, young hind and fawn - tracking and still hunting, from 1 August 2021 to 31 January 2022, and driven hunt from 16 October 2021 to 19 December 2021;
    • doe and young roe deer, - tracking and still hunting, from 15 September 2021 to 19 December 2021, and driven hunt from 16 October 2021 to 19 December 2021;
    • wild boar, in the woods, from 16 April 2021 to 28 February 2022; in the plains during the whole hunting season;
    • fallow deer, from 16 April 2021 to 28 February 2022;
    • mouflon, from 16 April 2021 to 28 February 2022;
  • small game and waterfowl:
    • hare, from 1 October 2021 to 19 December 2021;
    • pheasant, from 1 October 2021 to 19 December 2021;
    • mallard duck, from 15 September 2021 to 31 January 2022;
  • other game:
    • wood pigeon, in the woods, from 15 September 2021 to 31 January 2022; and in the plains, from 1 August 2021 to 31 January 2022;
    • European rabbit, from 1 June 2021 to 28 February 2022;
  • introduced and non-indigenous species assimilated to game:
    • raccoon, from 16 April 2021 to 28 February 2022;
    • muskrat, from 16 April 2021 to 28 February 2022;
    • raccoon dog, from 16 April 2021 to 28 February 2022;
    • American mink, from 16 April 2021 to 28 February 2022;
    • coypu, from 16 April 2021 to 28 February 2022.
The hunting of species not mentioned above remains closed.

The use of a dog is permitted all year round. Hunting with hounds is limited from 16 October 2021 to 31 January 2022.

As a reminder, the practice of hunting in Luxembourg requires a hunting licence. The licence is renewed from year to year and now costs EUR 230.

To apply for a hunting licence, you must first obtain the hunting aptitude certificate, which is granted following the completion of preparatory courses and the passing of an examination.

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