Ban hunting on private land

If you are a landowner there are steps you can take to make sure hunters do not enter your land

According to the main French law covering ecology and rural life - le Code de l’environnement - no one has the right to hunt on the property of others without the consent of the owner. However, very often hunting is carried out on land by default and it is necessary to show your wish to prohibit it.

If you own land and wish to put in place a hunt ban, the steps to take depend firstly on whether hunting in your area is covered by a société de chasse, which is a simple association (‘club’).

In other parts of France hunting is organised by an organisation approved by the prefecture, called an ACCA (association communale de chasse agrée) or AICA.

You can check with your mairie to find out.

In areas covered by a société de chasse you can ban hunting by sending a letter to ...

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