【DE】Europe’s largest hunting fair in the starting blocks

Less than one more week until the shopping and adventure area opens the doors for hunters, anglers, gourmets and nature lovers


Next Tuesday, the 24th January opens Europe’s largest hunting fair JAGD & HUND, at the same time as the FISCH & ANGEL fair and the culinary WILD FOOD FESTIVAL (24.1. – 29.1.2023). Exhibitors from all over the world present themselves to an international audience. An attractive, wide-ranging program with a new lecture stage, an expanded workshop offer and discussion panels with exhibitor sizes make the trio an unforgettable experience for hunters, nature fans and the whole family. Already at the beginning of the fair, top-class guests from politics and important industry representatives are expected.


Dortmund – Silke Gorißen, Minister of Agriculture and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, will give a keynote speech at the opening of this year’s JAGD & HUND. The mayor of the city of Dortmund Norbert Schilff and the president of the hunting used dog association Karl Walch also speak the greeting. The opening comes from Nicole Heitzig, President of the Landesjagdverband NRW e.V. In addition, the industry will also be represented by international figures at the opening ceremony. Among them Torbjörn Larsson, President of the European Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FACE) and Dr. Sebastian Winkler, Director General and Dr. Tamás Marghescu, Ambassador of the CIC – International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation. In addition, the ambassador of the Republic of Botswana, Mmasekgo Masire-Mwamba, will also speak on site.


Adventure area for the whole family: interesting facts, action & hands-on activities


JAGD & HUND attracts annually to Messe Dortmund with a comprehensive range of products, novelties from international exhibitors, but also a varied supporting program. In order to meet the high demands of modern hunters, the fair is constantly evolving. Visitors can therefore expect numerous innovations and extras at JAGD & HUND 2023. So they can look forward to a new stage: in addition to the event space in Hall 3, the action stage in Hall 4, the HORRIDO blogger area in Hall 7 and the WILD FOOD FESTIVAL stage in Hall 8, the trade fair spectrum has been expanded by a lecture stage in Hall 5. In addition, there is a new range of specialist workshops at the exhibition center as well as a hunter’s regulars’ table and meeting place with well-known exhibitors from the hunting industry, who inform the audience about the latest product and exhibitor highlights.


Sought-after contact points at Europe’s largest hunting fair are also the demonstrations of hunting used dogs and birds of prey as well as the off-road vehicle course. But the culinary marketplace – the WILD FOOD FESTIVAL – also invites you to an eventful day at the fair in Dortmund. Gourmets and lovers of good cuisine get their money’s worth here, because they meet star, star and TV chefs in workshops and on stage, who chat from the sewing box and reveal the perfect preparation of venison specialties.


Attractive range of products and information for anglers


From the 24th January to 29. January, FISCH & ANGEL will also present itself again at Messe Dortmund. Lectures by star anglers, tips from prominent experts and last but not least the range of fishing accessories, equipment and clothing make the fair a fixed date in the calendar of every angler. Once again this year, visitors can look forward to the Fishing and Sea Fishing Forum. Because here they get insights into the world of professional anglers in exciting lectures – fishing tips and tricks included.


Other interesting and important notes:

Trade fair web app

Exhibitor and product directories, hall plans, search function and much more can be found by all users in the WebApp: webapp.jagdundhund.de


New press planner

With exciting interview partners and press appointments for journalists, e.g. the event: “Nothing gets it!? 6 months after the 1st International Conference for Wildlife Management in Dortmund” with important representatives of the hunting industry from Africa and Germany (see below: Interesting press events under “Fair at a glance”):

jagdundhund.de/presse#Press planner


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




Once a year, JAGD & HUND opens its doors and, as Europe’s largest hunting fair in the Dortmund Trade Fair as well as on the outdoor area, offers hunting and nature enthusiasts everything related to hunting. In addition to a comprehensive range of products, the fair is also characterized by a varied supporting program, which gives the JAGD & HUND its extraordinary character and thus transforms it into a unique shopping and adventure area for young and old. Meanwhile, the parallel culinary WILD FOOD FESTIVAL invites you to a familiar meeting with professional, TV and star chefs, who show how venison can be prepared in a modern, tasty and varied way. So if you want to experience modern hunting culture paired with tradition and customs up close, you can’t miss the HUNTING & DOG.



24th – 29th January 2023



Messe Dortmund GmbH



State Hunting Association NRW e.V.

Hunting used dog association e.V.



Hunters, dog and nature lovers as well as lovers of good cuisine



Entrance north, halls 3 to 8 and courtyard (HUNTING & DOG, WILD FOOD FESTIVAL) as well as Hall 2 and Passage 2 (FISH & ANGEL)






Press conference HUNTING & DOG (23.1., 11:30 a.m., Dortmund Trade Fair, North Entrance)

JAGD & HUND opening event (24.1; 10 a.m., Dortmund Congress, Goldsaal)

CIC lecture and discussion event: “The game and the forest of tomorrow” (entrance north, Brügge area, 24.1., 5 p.m.) with current study results on the role of wild ruminants in forest ecosystems and with important insights on the reform of the Federal Forest Act

Press planner interview offer e.g. ” Nothing understood!? 6 months after the 1st International Conference on Wildlife Management in Dortmund” with the following representatives:

O Ambassador of Botswana

Chairman Community Leaders Network

O Deputy State Secretary and former Director of Wildlife National Park in the Ministry of the Environment Botswana

O CITES representative in Botswana’s Ministry of the Environment

O Expert for Hunting Abroad at the International Council for Wildlife Conservation & Hunting (CIC)


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