- 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.
Related stories from around the North:
Norway: Grouse declines lead to strict hunting regulations in Arctic Norway, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Poachers suspected behind dwindling wolf numbers in Sweden, Radio Sweden
United States: Alaska hunter fined $8,500 after Canadian authorities use photos to prove he shot Yukon sheep, CBC News