Hunting bags

Hunting bags in Europe


Woodcock: despite its decline, this species is still heavily hunted in Europe (© Ronald Sl/Wikimedia Commons)Woodcock: despite its decline, this species is still heavily hunted in Europe (© Ronald Sl/Wikimedia Commons)The regulations contained in the EU Bird Protection Guidelines permit hunting of 82 of the 500 breeding or passage bird species in Europe. It was until now unclear as to how many birds hunters in Europe actually shoot every year, as there was no system for a uniform recording of hunting bag figures.