Foreigners that wish to hunt in Denmark require a temporary Danish hunting license no matter the duration of their visit. The costs are the same as for any Danish hunter and the license is valid for the duration of one hunting season (1 April – 31 March). If you wish to hunt again the following year, you need to apply for a new license.
In order to obtain a temporary Danish hunting license you need to send an application to the Danish Nature Agency at least four weeks before the date of your planned hunt.
The application needs to be accompanied by:
- A copy of a valid foreign hunting license.
- Prove of payment for a foreign hunting license.
- Birth date
- In case of hunting with a rifle: documentation for permission to hunt with a rifle in the home country.
- In case of bow hunting: documentation for permission to hunt with a bow in the home country.
- If possible: a c/o address in Denmark or the temporary address for your stay in Denmark.
Click here to pay for your temporary license (subject to approval).
Once a payment is made, the fee cannot be returned to you if you should decide that you do not require a license at a later stage.
If you wish to shoot with a rifle in Denmark, you require specific approval on your temporary license. For this purpose, a copy of your national firearms permit or European Firearms Pass must accompany your application. If you come from Norway you are obliged to send in documentation that proves that you passed the yearly shooting test.
If you wish to go bow hunting in Denmark you require specific approval on your temporary license. For this purpose, you must be able to document that you have permission to hunt with a bow in your home country. In addition, proof of a passed and valid bow-hunting exam must accompany your application.
Import and export of firearms
Foreigners need to be in the possession of a European Firearms Pass in order to be allowed in and out of Denmark with their firearm. Alternatively, they can declare their firearm at customs upon arrival and departure. If you are in the possession of a valid firearms permit you do not need to stop at customs but can just pass through. Only if you are stopped and asked you need to be able show the required documentation.