Hunters concerned there are too few moose in the Swedish forests

Hunters are worried not enough moose are left to sustain the hunt annually. (Photosbypatrik/iStock)
  • The number of European elk, or moose, in the Swedish forest has dropped by a third over the past ten years, after a new elk management scheme was introduced.
  • Hunters are now concerned the annual moose or elk hunt may be at risk, and the Hunting Association is calling for lower hunting quotas, to help make the elk population more ”stable”.
  • ”We want to have moose left for next year,” says Anders Nilsson, from the Swedish Hunting Association.
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