Apply for a permit to transport, purchase or sell live big game

Summary

Do you operate or own a big game farm in Wallonia? Do you produce big game meat? Do you own a wildlife park open to the public?

For live farm livestock belonging to the big game category you must request a waiver from the administration for:

  • transporting them outside your facilities
  • welcoming them if they come from a livestock farm in another region or another country
  • purchasing them
  • selling them

The SPW Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment (SPW ARNE), and more specifically the Department of Nature and Forests (DNF) station in your region, will grant you this exemption. It involves a permit. It is valid for a maximum of 1 month.

 

Preserving nature in the face of the release of big game

For many years now, deer, roe deer, wild boar, mouflon and fallow deer have been abundant in our region. The presence of these wild animals sometimes causes significant damage to the forest and agricultural crops.

The release of big game is therefore not justified and may aggravate the problems caused by this damage. Accordingly it is prohibited.

If you operate a livestock farm, you need to be careful to limit these risks.

 

What exemptions are possible?

In Wallonia, the law prohibits the operation of big game livestock farms the purpose of which is to release big game into the wild.

However, some operations are licensed and may need to transport, sell or purchase live big game:

  • big game livestock farms which produce game meat: they may apply for a permit to transport, purchase or sell all the species in the big game category
  • wildlife parks open to the public: they can apply for a transport, purchase or sale permit for all species in the big game category
  • private livestock farms with big game animals, operated for the sole purpose of the owner's pleasure or for the production of game meat for household consumption: they can apply for a transport and purchase permit for deer, fallow deer, mouflon and roe deer (not wild boar)

Do you want to transport, purchase or sell live big game?

Follow the procedure below to obtain a permit.

 

In detail

Target audience – details
  • Owners or operators of commercial livestock farms for the production of big game meat (deer, roe deer, wild boar, mouflon and fallow deer)
  • Owners or operators of wildlife parks operated for tourism purposes, where the public may come to observe big game
  • Owners of private livestock farms not open to the public, containing animals of the species deer, roe deer, fallow deer or mouflon, kept for viewing or the production of meat for the sole consumption of the owner's household

 

Procedure

IN STAGES

This procedure is available in French and German. It is free.

1. Complete the form and send it to the Head of the station for the Department of Nature and Forestry (DNF):

  • Either by registered mail
  • Or by handing it in directly to the station in return for a receipt
  • Or by email

You can find the addresses and emails of the stations under "Contacts".

2. Within 20 working days, we will reach a decision concerning your request
3. If your application is accepted, you will receive a permit. It will be valid for a maximum of one month

DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE TO BE PROVIDED

Only for the Walloon livestock farms which live big game animals must leave:

  • Attach to your application a certificate signed by a veterinarian, dated less than three months ago, attesting to the good conditions under which the game concerned was kept and certifying that it shows no signs of contagious diseases specific to the species.

HAS YOUR APPLICATION BEEN TURNED DOWN?

In the event of a refusal, you can lodge an appeal with the external directorate of the DNF with territorial jurisdiction. The management has 20 working days to respond. All appeals must be substantiated.

An appeal can be made to the Council of State only if your appeal to the management is unsuccessful.

Contacts

Services

Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Arlon
Place Didier, 45
6700 - Arlon
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Aywaille
Rue du Halage, 47
4920 - Sougne-Remouchamps
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Beauraing
Rue Vieille, 58
5570 - Baronville
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Bièvre
Rue du centre, 4
5555 - Bièvre
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Bouillon
Rue de l’Ange Gardien, 9
6830 - Bouillon
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Bullange
Sankt Vither Strasse, 1
4760 - Büllingen/Bullange
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Chimay
Route de Dailly, 1
5660 - Couvin
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Dinant
Rue Alexandre Daoust, 14
5500 - Dinant
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Couvin
Rue Saint-Roch, 60
5670 - Nismes
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Elsenborn
Unter den Linden, 5
4750 - Elsenborn
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Eupen
Haasstrasse, 7
4700 - Eupen
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Florenville
Rue de Neufchâteau, 1
6820 - Florenville
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Libin
Rue de Villance, 90
6890 - Libin
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in La Roche-en-Ardenne
Rue du Val du Bronze, 9
6980 - La Roche-En-Ardenne
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Habay-La-Neuve
Rue de l'Hôtel de Ville, 8
6720 - Habay-La-Neuve
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Liège
Montagne Sainte-Walburge, 2 Bât II
4000 - Liège
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Malmédy
Avenue Mon-Bijou, 8
4960 - Malmédy
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Marche
Rue du Carmel, 1 (Marloie)
6900 - Marche-en-Famenne
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Mons
Rue Achille Legrand, 16
7000 - Mons
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Namur
Avenue Reine Astrid, 39
5000 - Namur
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Nassogne
Place des Martyrs, 13
6953 - Forrières
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Neufchateau
Chaussée d'Arlon, 50/1
6840 - Neufchâteau
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Nivelles
Avenue Jean Monnet, 12 Bte 2A
1400 - Nivelles
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Philippeville
Rue du Moulin, 198
5600 - Philippeville
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Rochefort
Rue de la Sauvenière, 16
5580 - Rochefort
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Saint-Hubert
Avenue Nestor Martin, 10A
6870 - Saint-Hubert
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Saint-Vith
Klosterstrasse, 32b
4780 - Sankt-Vith/Saint-Vith
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Spa
Rue Sauvenière, 201
4900 - Spa
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Verviers
Rue de Dinant, 11
4800 - Verviers
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Thuin
Chemin de l'Ermitage, 1b
6530 - Thuin
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Vielsam
Place de Salm, 2, Bte 0A
6690 - Vielsalm
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Viroinval
Rue Saint-Roch, 60
5670 - Nismes
Contact the station for the Department of Nature and Forests in Virton
Rue Croix Le Maire, 17
6760 - Virton
Contact the Arlon Directorate of the Nature and Forestry Department of the SPW ARNE
Contact the Liège Directorate of the Nature and Forestry Department of the SPW ARNE
Contact the Dinant Directorate of the Nature and Forestry Department of the SPW ARNE
Contact the Malmédy Directorate of the Nature and Forestry Department of the SPW ARNE
Contact the Marche Directorate of the Nature and Forestry Department of the SPW ARNE
Contact the Mons Directorate of the Nature and Forestry Department of the SPW ARNE
Contact the Namur Directorate of the Nature and Forestry Department of the SPW ARNE
Contact the Neufchateau Directorate of the Nature and Forestry Department of the SPW ARNE
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