The countries with the highest numbers of hunters in the EU
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
Mitsotakis to Bild newspaper: “We will open tourism to countries with similar epidemiological data as Greece”makis - May 26, 2020
The safe comeback of tourism flows in Greece and economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic were the focal point of…
5 Greek “Caribbean” beaches that are heaven on earthPanos - May 26, 2020
The Caribbean may be famous for its crystal clear waters, but Greece can easily compare with its own exotic beaches…