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Hunting in sight: Ebersberg Forest Museum explains the oldest craft


Forest museum, forestry and hunters' association focus on the oldest craft: A special exhibition answers many questions about hunting in the Ebersberg district.

Forest museum, forestry and hunters' association focus on the oldest craft: A special exhibition answers many questions about hunting in the Ebersberg district.

Ebersberg - "They are a strange people." With this sentence, the Museum of Forests and Environment Ebersberg starts its new special exhibition.

The comic people mean the hunters.

There are quite a lot of them, but still very little is known about the oldest craft in the world.

There are a lot of prejudices and a lot of misunderstandings – on both sides.

The Wasserburg State Forestry Company, the Ebersberg District Hunters' Association and the Ebersberg Forest and Environment Museum have joined forces and designed an exhibition and supporting program that shows all interested non-hunters what hunting is all about - and that there is much more to it than just shooting dead animals.

Who are you?

Why are you hunting?

how do you hunt

what are you hunting

where do you hunt

Large-format posters in the Forest Museum get to the bottom of these questions.

"With this exhibition, we want to draw an arc across the entire hunting area, as it shows itself in the Ebersberg district," explains district hunter head Karem Gomaa.

The visitors also learn, for example, that it is no longer just grumpy, gray-haired men who are out and about as hunters in the hunting grounds, but also more and more women.

"We sense a growing interest in hunting," says Heinz Utschig, Wasserburg forest operations manager, who is also responsible for the Ebersberg forest.

Nevertheless, the green guild is repeatedly confronted with a lack of understanding.

There are also areas of tension, for example between nature conservation and hunting, between hunters and dog owners.

Sometimes also between forest owners and hunters.

The exhibition is expressly aimed at laypeople

With this exhibition, which was specially developed for laypeople, state forests and hunters are going together and aggressively into public relations for the cause of hunting.

Imparting knowledge on site in the museum, plus an extensive supporting program aimed at children and adults (see box), can make the prejudiced topic of hunting a little easier to understand - and fortunately works in the exhibition without pointing fingers.

The initiators have added a few showcases to the large information boards, which show, among other things, what the hunter takes with him on his stalks, apart from the gun: binoculars, dog leash, knife, gloves, and, last but not least, the warming felt seat for the hunter long evening hide - if you don't know what the latter is, you can find out in the exhibition - the hunting methods are also explained there.

Open every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday

The exhibition runs from Saturday April 1st to October 8th.

The Forest and Environment Museum is open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Further information

A number of events will take place parallel to the exhibition until October:

Question time on hunting

in Ebersberg on April 16 from 3 to 5 p.m

On the hunt with the hunter (

for adults) on May 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m

International Museum Day:

theme hunting on May 21 from 11am to 5pm

Panel discussion

: The future of hunting in Bavaria on May 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m

Bicycle tour

on the subject of hunting in the Ebersberg Forest on June 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m

With the hunter on the hunt

(for children) on June 30 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m

Hunting with the falconer

at the Forest Museum on July 9th from 1pm to 3pm

Hunting dog demonstration

at the Forest Museum on July 15 from 2 to 4.30 p.m

Guided tour of the stag rut

in the Ebersberg Forest on September 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m

Autumn Festival at the Forest Museum

: theme hunting on October 8th from 11am to 5pm.

You can read more news from the Ebersberg region here.

By the way: everything from the region is also available in our regular Ebersberg newsletter. 

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2023-03-28

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