Hunting and game management

Hunting means the capturing and killing of wild game animals and the hunter taking quarry into possession.

Hunting must always be ethically acceptable and practiced in accordance with the principles of sustainable use. Hunting may not endanger game animal populations, unnecessarily damage the nature or cause unnecessary suffering to the animals.

Game management means active measures for the benefit of game animals and their viability. Game management measures can be divided into measures with short-term and long-term effects.

The objective of game management is to increase, conserve, or improve a game animal population and the balance among different animal populations. Game management measures include regulating the size of game animal populations and preserving or improving their living conditions.