Sub-section 2: Validation of the hunting license
(Ordinance n ° 2003-719 of August 1, 2003 art. 2 Official Journal of August 5, 2003)(Law n ° 2005-157 of February 23, 2005 art. 166 IX Official Journal of February 24, 2005)(Law n ° 2005-1719 of December 30, 2005 art. 60 III finances for 2006 Official Journal of December 31, 2005)
The payment of one of the hunting fees provided for in subsection 3 and of the stamp duty mentioned in article 1635 bis N of the general tax code is valid for the validation of the hunting license provided that the holder thereof satisfies under the conditions defined by Articles L. 423-13, L. 423-15 and L. 423-16.
No one can obtain the validation of the hunting license if he is not a member of a federation of hunters and if he has not paid the statutory contributions to this federation. The federations of hunters cannot reject the membership of a person holding a hunting license.
(Law n ° 2005-157 of February 23, 2005 art. 166 V Official Journal of February 24, 2005)Cannot obtain validation of their hunting license:
1 ° Unemancipated minors over the age of sixteen, unless validation is requested for them by their father, mother or guardian;
2 ° Adults under guardianship, unless they are authorized to hunt by the guardianship judge;
3 ° Those who, following a conviction, are deprived of the right to carry weapons;
4 ° Those who have not carried out the sentences pronounced against them for one of the offenses provided for by this title;
5 ° Anyone sentenced to a state of residence ban;
6 ° People suffering from a medical condition or an infirmity, the list of which is fixed by decree of the Council of State, making the practice of hunting dangerous;
7 ° The persons having filed the opposition provided for in 5 ° of article L. 422-10;
8 ° Persons deprived, in application of article L. 428-14, of the right to keep or to obtain a hunting license, or whose license is suspended in application of article L. 428-15;
9 ° Those who are registered in the national automated nominative file of persons prohibited from acquiring and possessing weapons referred to in Article L. 2336-6 of the Defense Code.
Under the penalties incurred for the offense provided for by article 441-6 of the penal code, any person requesting the validation of a hunting license must declare that he is not in one of the cases of incapacity or ‘ban provided for above.
In the event of a false declaration, the validation of the hunting license is automatically null and void. In this case, the validation document must be given to the Prefect at his request. The penalties provided for against those who have hunted without a valid permit may be applied.
In case of doubt about the declaration relating to the ailments mentioned in 6 °, the Prefect may request a medical certificate.
(Ordinance n ° 2003-719 of August 1, 2003 art. 3 Official Journal of August 5, 2003)The hunter must have taken out with a company admitted to practice in France the insurance of the risks related to the exercise of hunting an insurance which guarantees his civil liability for an unlimited sum and without any forfeiture being opposable to the victims or to their beneficiaries, due to bodily accidents caused by any act of hunting or any act of destruction of harmful animals. The insurance must also cover, under the same conditions, the civil liability incurred by the hunter because of his dogs.
Any insurance contract covering the civil liability of hunters is, notwithstanding any clause to the contrary, deemed to include guarantees at least equivalent to those set out in Article L. 423-16.
The license ceases to be valid, and it is temporarily withdrawn by the administrative authority, if the insurance contract is terminated or if the guarantee provided for in the contract is suspended for any reason whatsoever.
The termination of the contract or the suspension of the guarantee must be notified by the insurance company to the administrative authority.
The penalties provided for in Article L. 428-3 are applied to any person who refuses to surrender his hunting license to the agent of the competent authority by application of the provisions of this article.