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Facts about hunting in Sweden

Posted on 3 December 2010 by Ronny Lund in Regulations | Reageer als eerste »

In Sweden the hunting comes hand in hand with the nature conservation. The hunting is to be seen as a wise, as well as a long term, utilisation of the renewable nature resources of wild animals. The general principle for all hunting is that all animals are protected unless there is an official hunting period for a certain animal.

Seasons are mainly autumn and winter, i.e., from late August to February. These dates vary greatly depending on the type of animal and where in Sweden and types of hunting methods. The number of big game shot is regulated through licenses all over Sweden in order to keep the populations strong, stable and healthy. That is the case for moose, deer except roe deer, bear and lynx.

The right to hunt and to keep the prey is tied to owning land or property. Any person owning land therefore has the exclusive right to hunt on his/her own land. In order to do so one must have a license for a gun or rifle. Today one must go through a special education in order to be able to get a permit to own a gun or a permit to by a type of gun one not already possesses. Therefore the Swedish Hunting School is as natural for new hunters as getting a drivers license to teenagers. lees verder…