Originally Posted by amaryllus
I apologize if there is a thread for this already but Other than the Danes and Brits do the other current kings and CP's like Willem-Alexander, Haakon , etc. still participate on the down low?
The King of the Netherlands holds the hunting rights on the royal estates. The management of the estates is in hands of the Royal Forestry and is lead by the King's Chief Forester. (So there is no "Master of the Hunt").
Like on any other domain in the Netherlands, the hunt must be allowed by the authorities and be done in the framework of sustainable wildlife management. Only those with a license to hunt get the required permit. For this license modules with theory and practice must be done:
- module Hunting and Wildlife management
- module Wildlife Hygiene (= recognizing wildlife diseases)
- module Hunting with birds of prey and duck cages
- module Knowledge and management of (Roe) Deer
This means that the oldfashioned hunts with amateur ladies and gentlemen shooting on all what moves is not allowed. When there are organized hunts, then it are the licensed hunters who shoot. King Willem-Alexander has such a license b.t.w.