Hunting in Austria has a centuries old tradition that is still in practice in it’s original form:
Hunters in Austria have their own language. They use it always in hunter circles. Especially they say “Waidmannsheil” for welcoming, leaving and even if they have successfully hunted game.
Hunting clothes are in muted colors like dark green, brown and ocher. Quiet yet functional material is worn, both in the hunts as well as when the hunters come together. This of course includes the traditional hunting hat.
The most important thing is the reverence for the shot wild game. We respect and honor the game with the “last bite” and the shooter with the shooter “break”. We also honor the game by sounding the hunting horn and singing songs to the game and to other hunters.
Even the use of dogs for the tracking is very common.