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The field of hunting at the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment is managed by the Hunting and Fisheries Sector within the Directorate for Forestry, Hunting and Fisheries.


Main focuses of the Sector for Hunting and Fisheries:

• establishment and adoption of rules regarding game management;
• adoption of a long-term plan for a hunting management region and an annual plan of a hunting management region;
• awarding awareness and control of the implementation of concession contracts with hunting societies; 
• giving orders for exceptional interventions in game population out of hunting seasons and in non-hunting areas;
• execution of a system of paying compensations to injured parties for damage caused by game in non-hunting areas.


Regulation of Hunting


Regulation of hunting is a result of a social, historical, cultural, and legal development. After the enforcement of the Wild Game and Hunting Act in 2004, 411 hunting grounds and 12 special purpose hunting grounds were established. Wildlife is managed by the hunting grounds’ operators, i.e. hunting clubs and special purpose hunting grounds. In order to manage it, hunting clubs have concession contracts with the Republic of Slovenia.


Game Animals


Game animals are species of mammals and birds living in the wild (wild mammals and birds), for which hunting is permitted. These are:


• European Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus L.);
• Red Deer (Cervus elaphus L.);
• Fallow Deer (Dama dama L.);
• European Mouflon Sheep (Ovis ammon (aries) musimon Schraber.);
• Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra L.);
• Alpine Ibex (Capra hircus ibex L.);
• Wild Boar (Sus scrofa L.);
• European Hare (Lepus europaeus Pallas);
• Beech Marten (Martes foina Erxleben);
• Eurepean Pine Marten (Martes Martes L.);
• European Badger (Meles meles L.);
• Red fox (Vulpes vulpes L.);
• Raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides Gray.);
• Edible dormouse (Glis glis L.);
• Alpine marmot (Marmota marmota L.);
• Muskrat (Ondatra zibethica L.);
• Coypu (Nutria) (Myocastor coypus Molina);
• Pheasants (Phasianinae);
• Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix L.);
• Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos L.);
• Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius L.);
• Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica L.);
• Hooded Crow (Corvus corone cornix L.).




With a clear and transparent expert planning which has been entrusted to the Slovenia Forest Service, the state, with the help of all area users, directs the development of individual wildlife species populations and intervenes in their habitats within larger, ecologically enclosed areas.

Slovenian institutions associated with hunting:


Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment
Dunajska 56, 1000 Ljubljana


Slovenia Forest Service
Večna pot 2, 1000 Ljubljana


Slovenian Forestry Institute
Večna pot 2, 1000 Ljubljana


Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Forestry and Renewal of Forest Resources
Večna pot 83, 1000 Ljubljana


Erico Institute
Koroška cesta 58, 3320 Velenje


Hunting Association of Slovenia
Župančičeva 9, 1000 Ljubljana