Hunters push to end Sweden’s ban on bow hunting

Morgan Frööjd, a bow hunter from Boden. (Nils Eklund/Radio Sweden)
Bow hunting was banned in Sweden in the 1930s. Now though, there’s a proposal to follow neighbouring Denmark and bring it back.

Hanna Dittrich Söderman at the Swedish environmental agency tells Radio Sweden why they want to see hunting with bows brought back and answers the critics who say it is inhumane.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Hunter in Nunavut, Canada calls for changes to polar bear rules after fatal summer attacks, CBC News

Finland: Hunting restricted for three duck species, but jackdaws now fair game, Yle News

Norway: Grouse declines lead to strict hunting regulations in Arctic Norway, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Educating immigrants about Sweden by teaching them the art of hunting, Radio Sweden

United States: Trump admin pushes for looser rules on predator hunting in Alaska, Alaska Public Media

David Russell, Radio Sweden

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