【DE】Preliminary report: JAGD & HUND summer edition in the starting blocks

40th anniversary becomes an indoor and outdoor spectacle with strong exhibitors and attractive proven and new program highlights for young and old


From 7th to 12th June 2022, the JAGD & HUND finally opens again with a summer edition – and it really has a lot to offer: championships, informative lectures and talk rounds, action-packed shows, exciting demonstrations with dogs and birds of prey and nature-loving attractions for young and old transform the exhibition center – inside and out – into a unique nature and adventure event for six days. The parallel WILD FOOD FESTIVAL also presents delicious treats and attractive tips from star and star chefs throughout the entire trade fair period. Tickets with the chance to win more than 100,000 euros are available on jagdundhund.de/tickets or directly on site. In addition, the jubilee offers its guests for the 40th Birthday numerous program highlights free of charge.


From 7th to 12th June 2022, the heavyweight of the hunting industry returns after a two-year forced corona break with numerous novelties and specials and welcomes visitors punctually to the fair on www.jagdundhund.de with a new attractive and clear website. The outdoor area as well as the WILD FOOD FESTIVAL in the entrance north and on the forecourt are accessible to all visitors free of charge, so that nothing stands in the way of a spontaneous visit to the fair. For hunting enthusiasts and passionate hunters, it continues at the usual attractive ticket price in the halls, where they get a comprehensive overview of all product highlights, services and trends.


JAGD & HUND Club starts on the 1st June with a special offer for members


On 01. The JAGD & HUND Club will start in June. With exclusive content, discounts and promotions, members gain access to a large community of hunting and nature lovers and talk to strong brands and partners in the industry. Among other things, Club events, video tutorials, discount campaigns, access to training programs, recipe ideas and product tests as well as hunting news and informative blog posts and podcasts to the community. There is also a club magazine with insights from the industry and on top a discounted entrance fee to JAGD & HUND. By registering for the JAGD & HUND Club, members can simultaneously and without any further effort directly register for the young hunter program “Waid Companions” of the trade fair partner ZEISS in order to benefit from further advantages. As a welcome gift, all club members of FRANKONIA receive a 10 Euro discount code for the FRANKONIA Online Shop. Hunting fans can already register at www.jagdundhund.club.


Onsight events


Tried and tested, breathtaking and with an adrenaline rush


Visitors can sit back and relax with the coveted and varied supporting program of the JAGD & HUND. The fashion shows in Hall 4 show the current hunting fashion and the trends in 2022. A good opportunity to listen and enjoy during the tour of the knife are the demonstrations of the wind corps with traditional hunting music on stage in Hall 4, but also on the outdoor area. If you want to get to know almost the entire spectrum of hunting used dogs, you should not miss the breed presentations of the Jagdgebrauchshundverband on the Volkswiese on Strobelallee. Various breeding clubs are also available to interested visitors with words and deeds. The Order of German Falconry (ODF) is also on site again with its birds of prey and invites everyone to breathtaking air shows on the outdoor area as well as on stage in Hall 4. The falconers from the ODF are also happy to inform visitors about hunting with pickling birds.


The most difficult obstacles, steep driveways, inclined rides and axle entanglement bring drivers and their four-wheel drive off-road vehicles to their limit: For beginners and repeat offenders, there is once again an off-road course this year that conveys a true off-road feeling: in Hall 4, some strong off-road vehicle providers present their models and are Tiemeyer will also be present at the fair with some models of the Volkswagen Group.


Always informed: Concentrated know-how for hunters and those interested in hunting


During the entire duration of the fair, a large number of informative lectures and discussion panels will take place on numerous stages and side events, which inform hunters about current developments and legal bases or provide interested parties with exciting content on hunting-related topics. For example, Patrick Terstegen informs about “First aid for hunting dogs” (Messedonnerstag), Kai Hamann about the “current situation of African swine fever” (trade fair Wednesday) and Tobias Westen on trade fair Saturday about “hunting and photography” on the attractive Horrido social media area in Hall 7.


On stage in Hall 4, the Association of German Gunsmiths (VDB) also talks in a lecture (daily, 4:30 p.m.) about the “impact of the last arms law amendment for hunters”. It will be particularly exciting on the Tuesday with a panel discussion from 2 p.m. on the topic “Talking with and not about Africa: species protection, sustainable use and human rights” with the African Bupe Banda from the Zambia National Community Resources Board Association and Danene van der Westhuyzen, former president of the Namibian Professional Hunters Association NAPHA a D. and exhibitor at the fair. Together with her husband, she runs two hunting farms in Namibia.


The entire stage program:

Trade fair website (keyword: program/stage program)


In addition, the Landesjagdverband NRW in hall 6 is always happy to answer visitors with its expertise in all hunting questions and informs, for example, about young hunter training and further further training opportunities for hunters, shooting, the program for female hunters, but also about customs.


Focus: Wildlife rescue


On the forecourt, everything revolves around wildlife rescue. Whether deer, rabbits or meadow breeders, all often lay down their young and clutches in the protective tall grass. This wild nursery often becomes a trap, especially at the beginning of the grassland harvest. Hunters search fields and meadows and thus save wild animals from mowing death. Especially in recent years, a lot has happened in drone technology. Not only the aircraft, but also the camera technology is now able to efficiently support hunting and agriculture. In front of the North entrance, experienced drone pilots show what wildlife rescue with drone looks like and give helpful tips on planning, organization and procedure. The German Wildlife Rescue e. V. is there. At the stand, she explains today’s possibilities of wildlife rescue and advises newly founded young game rescue teams. On Friday at 3:30 p.m., there will also be a lecture on stage in Hall 4.


Social media meeting place HORRIDO with influencers of the scene


Together with the LJV NRW, Outfluence, Hunt on Demand and GearTester, the fair presents influencers, bloggers and brands of the scene at the HORRIDO Social Media Area in Hall 7. In addition, a video premiere of Hunt on Demand will be shown on Friday. GearTester TV is also brand new this year: Here you will find exciting lectures on hunting-relevant and cutting-edge topics as well as product presentations from well-known brands. And on Friday, the 10th June 2022, a big blogger party awaits all visitors from 5:00 p.m. – right after the video premiere – to exchange and get to know each other.


Press planner: Interviews with experts in the industry on cutting-edge hunting topics


All press representatives will also receive a press planner for the first time this year, in which they will find the right interview partner for the wide range of topics of hunting during the duration of the fair. For example, the commissioner for young hunters in the Kreisjägerschaft Steinfurt-Tecklenburg e.V. Lara-Madeleine Hears the cliché “Old gray men with hats?” because she knows how to report: “The hunt is becoming more feminine!” Other cutting-edge topics are, for example: “Hunters don’t have to shoot, but they must be able to shoot!” with Sarah Haselhorst and Rolf Knäpper or “Shared habitat, common solution – wild animals in the city” with Gabi Mackenberg. In addition, Nicole Heitzig, President of the NRW State Hunting Association, will also be available for interviews on the first day of the fair with the topic “Quo vadis Jagd – Jagdpolitik in Deutschland und NRW”. And in keeping with the anniversary of the JAGD & HUND, the press spokesman of Messe Dortmund Robin Uhlenbruch looks together with a long-standing companion of JAGD & HUND, Jochen Borchert, former Federal Minister of Agriculture. D. and honorary president of the German Hunting Association and the State Hunting Association of North Rhine-Westphalia on “40 years of hunting and dog – historical, highlights and backgrounds.”


Program for little big explorers


For the little trade fair visitors, visiting the fair becomes a very special experience. This year, the children outside can playfully see, feel, tinker and paint nature – in short: experience nature with all their senses. An exciting, varied rally (parking A7) awaits all participants. From a high seat, the little nature lovers can discover many different animals with binoculars, with the tree slice salad our native tree species are explained with fun and games. The children can also discover wild animals in nature, compete with rabbits and deer, barbecue by the open fire, act as street painters or turn the wheel of fortune. And that’s not all! Every day, many gifts are raffled to the participants! The Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald NRW, the Ruhr Regionalverband and Lernort Natur as well as the Landesjagdverband NRW are available as safe contacts.


Special highlights 2022


State survey before official start


This year’s Landeshegeschau will take place on the 18th. June in Dortmund on the occasion of the State Hunters’ Day 2022. In addition, it can also be visited for the first time at Europe’s largest hunting fair, the JAGD & HUND. The aim of this contemporary hegeschau is to depict the native wild species and their habitats in NRW. For the first time, in addition to the presentation of the six native shell game species in their habitats, selected projects of the low game enclosure will also be presented.


Best Hirschrufer in Europe compete


On Friday, 10. June 2022, 12 noon, meet for the 23rd Germany’s best imitators on the main stage in Hall 4 at the JAGD & HUND in Dortmund to compete in the art of cries. Participants must compete against each other in the following disciplines:

  1. Voice of a young, searching deer
  2. Voice of the top dog in the bald game pack
  3. Call duel of two equally strong deer at the height of the rut.

In the event of a sting, they must prove themselves again with the call of the victorious deer after the fight.


Valuable non-cash prizes await the winners. In addition, the three first place winners qualify for the European Championship of Hirschrufer, which takes place the following day, from 10 a.m., also as part of Europe’s largest hunting fair. Ticket buyers can also experience the spectacle with the best imitators in Europe (Goldsaal, Kongress Dortmund) free of charge. The European Championship will take place for the 40th. Anniversary (after 1999, 2000 and 2009) took place for the fourth time as part of the JAGD & HUND.


All about hunting practice: thermal imaging truck, optics clearing, international trade fair cinema and shooting ranges

With numerous partners, the JAGD & HUND can again give visitors a special experience, because at the fair you can watch, but above all try it out. For example, various ZEISS binoculars and spotting scopes can be tested on the optical lighting powered by ZEISS (Stichstraße Strobelallee), including the new ZEISS SFL. In this way, visitors can convince themselves of their optical performance, handiness and technical innovations, which constantly expand the limits of what is possible. Jagdwelt24, on the other hand, will bring a walk-in truck (forecourt) on which visitors can try out thermal imaging devices. In the film cinema in Hall 7, those interested in hunting can watch exciting films, take a break from everyday trade fair life, but above all get inspiration for the next hunting trip. Trade fair visitors who want to become active themselves can prove their accuracy in Hall 5 at RUAG Ammotec and thus promote nature conservation: The hunting and sports ammunition manufacturer donates the proceeds of its shooting range to the Wildlife and Biotope Protection Foundation NRW as well as Lernort Natur projects. By participating, visitors support animal welfare, nature conservation and environmental protection at the same time. In addition, visitors can find out about the hunting course Buke and disciplines of the 30-hectare shooting range, which is known beyond the borders of NRW, at the booth of “Buke – Center of Hunting Shooting” (Hall 6). In addition, you can get special trade fair conditions for LJV members here.


WILD FOOD FESTIVAL. Game enjoyment from the local forest


Connoisseurs of high-quality food and food and lovers of culinary delights will not be able to stop at the WILD FOOD FESTIVAL. During the entire duration of the fair, you can taste one or – as desired – several deliciously scented dishes on the forecourt. TV star Olaf Baumeister, known from Goldrausch in Australia, is also present with a barbecue event on the forecourt. Numerous suppliers of venison dishes of all kinds also present themselves on the forecourt of the fair. Always in focus: Respect for animals and nature. Visitors are also guaranteed to get venison quality from the region, e.g. from the Bonkhoff game refinement from nearby Ascheberg. Their venison comes from the areas of the surrounding Davert (Münsterland). The district hunters also inform about recovery aids of summer goose venison, burial aids for farmers and hunting aids for hunters.


In addition, all exhibitors also support and inform in terms of preparation, seasoning and the right aperitif for the next culinary venison dish. One thing is certain: there is more than just the good Christmas goose. This is also convinced by the many chefs on stage in the entrance north and in their workshops from the 8th to the 12th. June. Including hunters, but also star and star chefs.


One of the celebrity chefs is Johann Lafer. For the second time at the WILD FOOD FESTIVAL, he conjures up “Schnitzel aus der Rehkeule” on stage for the audience on Wednesday. In addition, visitors can learn in a workshop with the TV chef how to easily manage “Maibockrücken in the hazelnut crust”. If you don’t think of venison first when it comes to pizza, you missed something, because the venison specialists Sebastian Kapuhs and Stephan Stohl bring the topic of “Rustic pizza with game from the grill” to the plate in an exclusive workshop on Thursday. Whereas Magdalene and Wolfgang Grabitz radiate Mediterranean charm on stage on stage on this day with a delicious pasta: There is “noodle pan with venison steaks, mushrooms, ham cubes and a cheese-cream sauce.” If you want to blow your guests away at the next perfect dinner, you should not miss the workshop of TV chef and book author Heiko Antoniewicz on Friday, because here gourmet chefs will learn how to manage “deer loin Sous Vide cooked in olive coat” and will definitely score points at the next celebration. And on Saturday at the fair, it’s time for the basics: the “Wild Butcher” Conny Baierl shows everything on stage about “Crecovering a vencalf back – Grilled Tomahawk steaks with wild herb salad & chimichurri.” For visitors who prefer to prepare their game internationally, there will be a workshop on the topic of “Asian venison loin, pointed cabbage wrap with sushi ginger and sweet potato puree” by TV chef Sebastian Franke on trade fair Sunday. So everything is included from classic to unusual.


Throughout the week, various experts also lead daily on stage at 4:30 p.m. through the “Wild Food Knowledge – from A to Z.


If you prefer to implement the latest game specialties by cookbook, you will also find what you are looking for at the WILD FOOD FESTIVAL, because numerous chefs have their books in their luggage. The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) has also launched a high-quality work (CIC World Game Cookbook) for this purpose. Inspiration and order on site is possible.

The entire program:

Trade fair website (keyword: program)


Strong brands show presence at Europe’s largest hunting fair


In 2022, hunters, nature lovers and dog lovers have been meeting top exhibitors from the trade, manufacturing and service sector at Messe Dortmund for 40 years now. Around 400 national and international exhibitors will once again inform you this year about the latest trends and products in the hunting industry. These include premium exhibitors of optics, night vision and thermal imaging devices such as Carl ZEISS, BRESSER (distribution partner of Pulsar), Leica Camera, Nachtsichttechnik Jahnke or SWAROVSKI OPTIK. The innovation leader in the production of hunting and sporting weapons, accessories and outdoor clothing – the Blaser Group – is also represented at the fair as well as the traditional manufacturer Merkel Hunting & Sporting Weapons or German wholesalers such as Manfred Alberts (including the Beretta, Benelli and STEINER-Optik brands). Also part of the game: the Franconian company Frankonia, which will also present visitors with a large overview of hunting and sporting weapons including accessories and functional clothing as well as traditional clothing in 2022. For forestry equipment and hunting supplies, among other things, Pit the visitors with words and deeds. And one of the numerous automobile exhibitors such as Subaru with its models for forest, hunting and forestry, Isuzu with pick-ups for foresters and hunters or Tiemeyer Hunter (VW), which offers vehicles specially converted for hunting, provides a wide range of off-road vehicles for the next hunting trip.


Other interesting and important notes:


Collectors get their money’s worth.


In the North entrance, the coveted plaques of the fair will be sold while stocks last.


Visit with dogs


All dogs are welcome, but must have been proven to have been vaccinated against rabies by presenting the vaccination certificate at least 21 days before the fair.


Getting there


Due to the increased traffic volume during the duration of the fair, it is recommended to enter the destination address “Maurice-Vast-Straße” in the navigation device. From the destination address, visitors will be redirected to the corresponding parking spaces via signs in the vicinity. The Strobelallee is currently not freely accessible due to construction work.


Trade fair web app


Exhibitor and product directories, hall plans, search function and much more awaits all users of the WebApp: webapp.jagdundhund.de


Current information and developments about the fair can be found via JAGD & DOG newsletter and via the trade fair channels: the trade fair website, Instagram and Facebook

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