The idea for the establishment of an international hunting organization was first brought up in 1910 on the occasion of a hunting exhibit in Vienna. Professor Antonin Dyk from the Prague university brought up the idea again in 1926. However, thanks to the French lawyer Maxime Ducrocq and Count Louis Károlyi the idea was translated into concrete action. They organized an international conference in the small southern Slovak town of Nové Zamky in November 1928 to discuss the idea of establishing an international hunting organization. Many of the discussions took place in the manor of Count Károlyi in Palárikovo. The result of the conference was the „Declaration of Nové Zamky“ calling for the establishment of an international hunting council with the name of „Conseil International de la Chasse“ and establishing a commission which was to work out the statutes of this organization. This was the basis for the first general assembly and the founding of the CIC in November 1930 in Paris.
The Minister of Agriculture of the Slovak Republic, representing his government, has given his approval for the establishment of a permanent CIC Center at the Károlyi Manor in Palárikovo.
The permanent CIC exhibition, which is regularly updated, serves as a comprehensive demonstration of modern wildlife management in the sense of the IUCN adopted resolution of the sustainable use of renewable wild living resources.
The Manor of over 7000 m2, situated about one hour from Bratislava and Budapest, two hours from Vienna, is the spiritual center of the CIC and a representative location for CIC activities, conferences and exhibitions. With its 21 suites and rooms it also functions as a hotel for hunting guests to the southern part of the Slovak Republic where hunting possibilities exist for large as well as small game.
The restored Manor is a point of attraction for hunters worldwide while at the same time providing guests information about the benefits of nature- and game preservation as exercised by today’s hunters.
14 CIC delegations and 15 members have sponsored the CIC Museum to date (see picture on the right). Here is how you also can sponsor its further development:
- Download the form here and send it to the CIC Headquarters.
- Send ONE trophy of a typical species representing your country to:Mrs. Marika Becikova
Lesy Slovenskej Republiky
Lesna 2 (Kastiel)
SK-941 11 Palárikovo, SLOVAK REPUBLIC
Contact: Mr. Mario Krajcik (in English)
(Please mark the package with “CIC property”)
- Make a payment of euro 1,000 to the CIC account Beneficiary:
IBAN: CH11 0023 0230 3223 3764 Y
Bank: UBS, Zürich
Please add the remark “Palárikovo”