Sweden will kill 90,000 moose in October

Apparently Sweden is the place to go if you want to shoot a moose. In October, Swedes will kill 90,000 moose, from their herd of more than 400,000. And farmers in Sweden are demanding that hunters kill more moose!


Here’s the story, with thanks to Ken Durkee of Charleston, Maine for sharing this story with me, along with the video that follows.

Here’s the video.

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website, georgesmithmaine.com, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.