832341 Hunting and game management - exercises

Exercise course
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Hafellner, Rudolf , Frey-Roos, Alfred
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Knowledge on hunting arms: information on systems and functions, practical exercises in handling them, ammunition; getting to know, distinguishing between and selecting types and dimensions for the planned use; practical shooting exercises; handling of and shooting with small calibre guns (100m at game practice target) and common hunting calibre rifles (100m at game practice target), pistols and revolvers (25m each at target disks with rings), shotgun (trap at straight clay pigeon); lure instruments; traps; breeds of hunting dogs; subsequent search; care and use of the hunted game; facilities in a forest district.

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The aim of the course is to make the students familiar with the practical use of hunting equipment (getting to know, selection and safe use of hunting arms and ammunition, traps, lure instruments, other equipment), the use of hunting dogs, ferrets, hawking birds (falcons) and facilities in a forest district as well as with dealing with the killed game. In the practical shooting exercises, students should achieve safe handling of hunting weapons and ammunition and accuracy of fire respectively which should at least meet the requirements for the "hunting-qualification" (alternative for part of the hunting-permit exam).
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.