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Deum Diligite Animalia Diligentes

Honoring God by Honoring His Creatures

The International Order of St. Hubertus

T he International Order of St. Hubertus is a true knightly order in the historical tradition. The Order is under the Royal Protection of His Majesty King Juan Carlos of Spain, the Grand Master Emeritus is His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Andreas Salvator von Habsburg-Lothringen of Austria, and our current Grand Master is His Imperial and Royal Highness Istvan von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria, Prince of Hungary.

The International Order of St. Hubertus is comprised of an international group of individuals, Ordensbrothers, who are passionate about the sports of hunting and fishing, and who are vitally interested and actively involved in the preservation of wildlife, its habitat, and the tradition of ethical hunting and fishing. Ordensbrothers include dedicated upland bird hunters, duck hunters, and hunters of larger and big game. A number of Ordensbrothers are also avid freshwater and fly fishermen, as well as big game fishermen. One constant among all Ordensbrothers, however, is that these hunting and fishing pursuits and the preservation of wildlife, habitat, and our hunting and fishing heritage and traditions is a real and personal interest. Ordensbrothers are individuals who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their careers and personal lives, and who have been recognized as ethical hunters or fishermen, and in their communities, professions, or in other organizations as having made a significant contribution. Members are not solicited. Membership is by invitation only, and upon sponsorship by existing Ordensbrothers.

Mission and Purposes of the Order

T he International Order of St. Hubertus is an ancient knightly organization of like-minded sportsmen, hunters and anglers, who enjoy the fellowship of the Order and who share the same principles regarding sportsmanlike conduct, ethical hunting and fishing, and the conservation and preservation of wildlife and its habitat all over the world. Each Ordensbrother subscribes to the following principles and acts on them individually on his own volition.

To promote sportsmanlike conduct in hunting and fishing

To foster good fellowship among sportsmen from all over the world

To teach and preserve sound traditional hunting and fishing customs

To encourage wildlife conservation and to help protect endangered species from extinction

To promote the concept of hunting and fishing as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity

To endeavor to ensure that the economic benefits derived from sports hunting and fishing support the regions where these activities are carried out

To strive to enhance respect for responsible hunters and fishermen

IOSH Coat of Arms