In the late 1990s the forest management unit "Waldviertel - Voralpen" as a part of the joint-stock company "Austrian Federal Forests" came up with a concept to deal with the problems "Forstry - Game - Hunting". The aim was to achieve a reduction in browsing and to improve the attractiveness of the hunting grounds. The diploma thesis on hand should take this "hunting ground concept" (HGC) to an improved level. The investigation consisted of information on the goals of the "HGC" (interviews), on the points of view and problems of the leaseholders of the hunting grounds (questionaire), as well as on the habitat and the browsing situation in select areas (fieldwork). The hunting leaseholders did not see any advantages in the "HGC". They assumed restrictions for temselves due to "HGC". They also stated problems for their hunting because of tourism in the area, of insufficient infrastructure development activities, of too few success in hunting and too high hunting leases. But they showed a high interest in cooperation with the foresters. The interviews showed the importance of a consequent formulation and documentation of objectives. Other important aspects were the high workload of the forest officials, that leads to their dissapproval of the concept, furthermore an improvement of the communication with the hunting leaseholders and operational parameters of the further developement of the "HGC". The analyses of the forest structure showed a high predisposition of the forest for browsing damage and a high browsing intensitiy in the investigated areas. For the hunting leaseholders the "HGC" means improved information and service, an objectified basis for negotiations and an increased voice in planning. These advantages have not yet been recognized by all of the hunting leaseholders. This drawback should be made up by an improved system of information and communication.