Background

Hunting Methods & Culture

Throughout Europe there exists different hunting methods, traditions and cultures. These often have significant national or regional importance for hunting and bring richness to the diversity of hunting in Europe; this richness is a part of our common heritage. It can also have practical applications in retaining local knowledge and continuing to provide recreational benefits.

The diversity of these methods, traditions and cultures gives rise to these aspects having varied application through Europe. In recognising the principle of solidarity, FACE supports the various legal hunting methods, traditions and cultures in Europe whilst fully recognising the principle of subsidiarity which defers decisions on their application to national levels. 

FACE works primarily to support activities related to hunting methods, traditions and cultures, this work often being carried out by other organisations, who we view as important partners. These include the International Union of Hunting with Hounds, the European Bowhunters’ Federation, the International Association for Falconry and the Conservation of Birds of Prey and the European Association of Traditional Hunters to name a few. In addition our work in support of angling recognises the fact that a number of our Members are hunting and angling associations and is also a form of solidarity with other recreational wildlife users, with whom we share many common values.