Moose Hunting Season Begins In Northern Sweden
The Swedish moose hunting season began in Northern Sweden on Monday.
In southern and central Sweden, the season starts at the beginning of October and lasts for about two months.
Around a quarter of a million Swedes hunt moose every year. Regulations concerning hunting are stricly controlled. All hunters must have a permit, while the quotas governing the number of moose that can be shot vary from year to year.
Sweden has a dense population of moose. It’s not known the exact population, but as a guide, researchers take the number of moose shot in a year and multiply it by three.
Numbers can vary from area to area. Five years ago, 103,000 moose were shot, last year the figure was 81,000.
The forestry industry and hunting associations have a major say in the number of moose which can be shot in a season.