A Remembrance of the Past; Building for the Future." ~ Eve Eckert Koehler

Remembering Our Danube Swabian Ancestors

Hunting Club

by Dr. Viktor Pratscher
Translated by Brad Schwebler

     Hunting rights were formerly given only to individual persons, when no club existed.  At the time there was also more game, mainly a large amount of water fowl.  Before the World War no restrictions existed for the hunter - refrained from the closed terrain and from the closed season.  He was allowed to shoot as many as he wanted.

     After the war it was another story.  The hunting club had to be established so the hunter may only hunt twice where possible and always only shoot a hare.  Other game - such as foxes and partridge - seldom come to the grain, yet a deer or a wolf also sometimes get lost.

     The first president of the hunting club was Georg Bittlingmayer Sr. from 1920 to 1930, a passionate hunter and an excellent shot.

     Today there are 13 members in the Hunting Club of which 8 are German.

[Published at 2004 by Jody McKim Pharr]