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Current status: Legal

Regulations: Danish Bowhunter exam, proficiency test

General information:

Legal for game up to and including roedeer.
Hunting with bow and arrow was made illegal in 1967 but was immediately put on a dispensation system until legalised in 1999 for Roedeer & lesser game.

Roedeer, fox and geese:
Minimum Kinetic Energy 40 Joules (29,5 Ft/lbs.)
Broadhead: min 25mm (1") diameter and three or more razor-sharp edges.
Minimum arrow weight: 25 grams.
Other smallgame:
Minimum Kinetic Energy 40 Joules (29,5 Ft/lbs.)

Note: For mechanical broadheads a min of 70 Joules is requierd
Broadhead: min 22mm (7/8") diameter and two or more razor-sharp edges.
Minimum arrow weight: 20 grams.

There are no restrictions to bow type.

Presently all hunters must take Danish Bowhunter exam in Denmark as well as pass a proficiency test. Five out of six hunting arrows have to hit within the vital area of respectively Roedeer, distance varying from 5 to 25 meters. The bow must fulfil the requirements for hunting.A study is completed on the effects on hunting Roedeer (capreolus capreolus) with bow and arrow over five years have shown a wounding rate of slightly more than 5%, a figure comparable or lower than other metods of hunting.

Game species Arrow weight Fixed B/H Mech B/H Blunt

Rodeer

Fox

Hare

Geese

25 grams

40 Joule,

3 blades,

25mm diam

70 Joule

3 blades,

25 mm diam

Not allowed
         
         
         
         
Small game Arrow weight Fixed B/H Mech B/H Blunt

Pheasant

Rabbit

Marten, etc

20 grams

40 Joules,

2 blades,

20 mm diam

70 Joules,

2 blades,

20 mm diam

70 Joules, 16 mm diam
         
         

 

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