• Huntable species

    France is the European country with the most species that can be hunted. Among these, many species are already in danger of extinction.

    Out of the 64 bird species that can be hunted in France, 20 are classified “in danger of extinction” by the European Union and are on the IUCN Red List.

    Each year, hunters kill around 40 million animals and wound 5 million.

    Below you will find the list of huntable species in France:

    Birds:

    Eurasian skylark
    Black-tailed godwit
    Bar-tailed godwit
    Eurasian woodcock
    Red knot
    Common snipe
    Jack snipe
    Canada goose
    Common quail
    Gadwall
    Mallard duck
    Northern pintail
    Eurasian widgeon
    Northern shoveler
    Common greenshank
    Spotted redshank
    Ruff
    Common redshank
    California quail
    Northern bobwhite
    Rook crow
    Carrion crow
    Eurasian curlew
    Eurasian whimbrel
    Common eider
    Common starling
    Common pheasant
    Reeve’s pheasant
    Eurasian coot
    Common pochard
    Greater scaup
    Tufted duck
    Common goldeneye
    Eurasian jay
    Hazel grouse
    Western capercaillie
    Mistle thrush
    Fieldfare
    Redwing
    Song thrush
    Long-tailed duck
    Eurasian oystercatcher
    Rock ptarmigan
    Velvet scoter
    Common scoter
    Common blackbird
    Red-crested pochard
    Canada goose
    Greylag goose
    Bean goose
    Greater-white-fronted goose
    Rock Partridge
    Grey partridge
    Red-legged partridge
    Eurasian magpie
    Rock dove
    Stock dove
    Common wood pigeon
    Grey plover
    European golden plover
    Common moorhen
    Water rail
    Garganey
    Eurasian teal
    Black grouse
    European turtle Dove
    Eurasian collared dove
    Northern lapwing

    Mammals:

    Badger
    Weasel
    Red deer
    Sika deer
    Chamois/Pyrenean Chamois
    Roe Deer
    European fallow deer
    Common raccoon dog
    Beech marten
    European rabbit
    European hare
    Mountain hare
    Marmot
    European pine Marten
    Mouflon
    European polecat
    Nutria
    Muskrat
    Raccoon
    Fox
    Wild boar
    American mink