Model rules

Model rules

Model rules drawn up by the Finnish Hunters’ Association make it easier to establish a hunting club.

The Association offers you a set of rules that have been checked in advance and can be used as a model when establishing a club or as support when updating rules.

If the model rules are used, your rules will be approved by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office at a reduced price. (See the Patent and Registration Office’s rates here).

Please note that any reference to training in the use of firearms in the club rules means that, in accordance with section 4 of the Associations Act, your club is subject to permission granted by a Regional State Administrative Agency (AVI). If your activities comprise hunting only, this reference isn’t necessary and permission by a Regional State Administrative Agency isn’t needed.

If the rules of a club formed previously contain references to shooting, the club probably already has permission. When you form a new club or convert your club into one that requires permission, you must apply for permission from a Regional State Administrative Agency before sending the rules to the Patent and Registration Office. It is not difficult to apply for permission, but a handling fee is charged for the process. See instructions on the AVI page on the permission to form a club whose activities include training in the use of firearms. (in Finnish and Swedish)

Model rules for a hunting club engaged in shooting (in Swedish)

Model rules for a hunting club (no shooting) (in Finnish)

Youth-friendly model rules for a hunting club that wants to admit young members (in Swedish)

The Finnish Hunters’ Association is included in the Federation Lane service provided by the Patent and Registration Office. By using the service, a club that adopts the model rules as such receives a decision faster than normally. Instructions on how to use the Federation Lane here.

Keep your club’s rules up to date

Make sure that your rules have the correct home municipality and home region following municipal and regional reforms. Update any changed information by amending the rules at the next club meeting.

Remember also to check that the information on persons entitled to sign for the club is up to date in the Register of Associations. More information is available on the pages of the Patent and Registration Office.

Have the Finnish Hunters’ Association review the changes to the rules

As a member organization of the Finnish Hunters’ Association, you can send your rules to the Association for review before submitting them to the Patent and Registration Office. (Highlight the points that deviate from the model rules in red). The Patent and Registration Office charges a fee for pointing out faults.


Anything to ask? Don´t hesitate to contact

Teemu Simenius
Teemu Simenius
+358 50 331 5330
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