The 13th International Exhibition for Hunters and Fishermen

Jagen und Fischen, the 13th International Exhibition for Hunters and Fishermen opened its doors between Wednesday, 28 March and Sunday, 1 April 2007 at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre. Here, in three halls on around 30, 000 square metres of exhibition space, there will be a presentation of all there is to know about the forests, fields, lakes and rivers of our countryside. Around 346 representatives and exhibitors from 18 countries are looking forward to again welcoming around 45, 000 visitors on the five days of the fair.

Whether it´s the right equipment you are looking for to use in your local hunting grounds, or a hunting holiday abroad – Jagen und Fischen 2007 has a broad spectrum of products and information. All the leading manufacturers, from Blaser to Zeiss, will be presenting their high-quality hunting products in the 300 square-metre special display in Hall B5 on 'Hunting and sports weapons / Optics'.

Also on offer will be hunting trips abroad, an area that is becoming ever more popular particularly among German hunters. Eastern European countries are high in the popularity stakes because of their excellent deer and wild boar. But Scandinavia, Central and Southern Europe are also attracting attention as destinations for hunting holidays. As well as Germany, other countries offering hunting holidays at Jagen und Fischen 2007 are Austria, Hungary, Italy, Canada and South Africa. New at the fair for the first time this year are holiday packages from Norway, Serbia, Bulgaria, South Africa and Ireland.

This year the Bavarian Hunting Association (Landesjagdverband Bayern – BJV) is putting on a display of the wide range of wild animals and plants native to the region, in particular to the Alpine foreland. The focus will also be on those animals which are coming back to the region, for example, the elk, wolf, bear and lynx, which leave their traces again and again in Bavarian hunting grounds. In its display, the BJV will be presenting information about these types of animals and its experts will be on hand to answer visitors´ questions.

In the police force dogs are valuable, four-legged helpers to the policemen and women. Without hesitation they carry out orders, seek out trails, drugs, and help capture criminals. And at the end of the working day they enjoy a normal, happy life with their handler and his or her family. The relationship between dog and man is unique and impressive. Teams of police officers and dogs will be demonstrating their skills at Jagen und Fischen on the Saturday, in the Atrium.

Just what the four-legged 'cold-nosed rescuers' can do, will be revealed in the displays being put on at Jagen und Fischen by the ASB (Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund) dog squad. The skills of the dogs are particularly impressively displayed on the obstacle course being set up in the Atrium.

Finding a good second-hand gun is not so easy as it may seem. The second-hand weapons forum being organised at Jagen und Fischen (Hall B5) is therefore a very valuable opportunity to explore the market. The organiser, Waffen Beer, will be on hand to answer questions, and it is ensured that all the weapons on offer meet the expectations placed upon them.

The Bavarian criminal investigation department is putting on a display of typical poachers´ weapons and items banned under weapons law, as well as short and long-barrel weapons that have been improperly altered such that they present a serious risk to the persons using them (Hall B5).

The Bavarian police are also bringing their special motorised information point to Jagen und Fischen, to inform visitors about how to best protect their buildings and property from theft. The vehicle is equipped with a display of locks for windows and doors, and in Hall B5 officials will be available to explain to visitors what to do and what can be bought to protect against break-ins.

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