Introduction to the International Order of St. Hubertus
The 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.
There has been much speculation about the International Order of St. Hubertus and its membership. The Washington Post has described it as a “secretive society of elite hunters”. The simple truth is that 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.