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Elk hunt begins with higher price tag

The elk hunting season has begun in northern Sweden, but for many hunters shooting an elk will be more expensive this year, Swedish Radio News in Jämtland reports.

A new system of regulating the elk (moose) hunts last year has driven up prices in all but two counties. In Sörmland, south-west of Stockholm, the fee for killing an elk has doubled to SEK 1200.

The money from the fee is supposed to go to a fund which pays for monitoring and care of the wild elk, but according to representatives of hunting associations some of the cash is now also being spent on other projects.

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