The countries with the highest numbers of hunters in the EU

23 October 2019
372 Views

Across Europe, the hunting season is well and truly underway, with the period starting on August 20 in Greece. In France, it started off with a peculiar incident where a man driving along a narrow country road was lucky not to be killed when a hunter fired 99 lead pellets into his vehicle while trying to shoot a hare. Even though France is one of the most popular European countries for hunting with more than one million people (not all licensed) participating each season, it actually does not have the highest density of hunters on the continent.

Ireland is actually ahead of the pack in that regard with 72.8 hunters per 1,000 of its inhabitants. Finland comes second with 55.6 while Cyprus is in third place with 52.3. France has 19.7 hunters per 1,000 of its inhabitants.

Even though that is far behind Ireland and Finland, it is still far greater than in Germany where there are only 4.2 hunters for every 1,000 inhabitants. The figures for hunters in this infographic come from the Deutscher Jagdverband – the German Hunting Association.

You may be interested

Pakistani gang leader arrested by Greek police
GREECE
shares20 views
GREECE
shares20 views

Pakistani gang leader arrested by Greek police

makis - Nov 27, 2020

The Pakistani leader of a gang, whose knife-wielding members broke into an apartment in Kaminia last Saturday and slaughtered a…

These blood types have a lower risk of contracting Covid-19
HEALTH
shares28 views
HEALTH
shares28 views

These blood types have a lower risk of contracting Covid-19

Panos - Nov 27, 2020

New research adds to the growing body of evidence that people with blood type ‘O’ may have a lower risk…

Former New York Times reporter blasts Amazon for censorship over Covid-19 masks
WORLD
shares43 views
WORLD
shares43 views

Former New York Times reporter blasts Amazon for censorship over Covid-19 masks

Panos - Nov 27, 2020

Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson has slammed Amazon for attempted ‘censorship’ after the company backed down from its…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.