Hunting License study

Feels awesome to finally get started on my way to the exam in licence to hunt. Ever since I completed wildlife biology at Umeå University, where I met a lot of active hunters (and also visited Jägerförbundet), I decided to get the license myself.  

The most important advice I got from them was to take the long way.. not the super expensive 3-days speed version license.  And due to my respect for animals, nature and weapon I totally agree on that – and will enjoy an in-depth learning progress and, hopefully, do my exam during spring 2018. I’m in no hurry.

svalbard travel rifle lisence protection photographing norway
I met another photographer on Svalbard that had his own weapon for safety, and I was invited to come along with him to go outside the city limits and find new cool stuff and places to shoot with our cameras – safely.

However, I am not sure I will ever have a heart to “shoot Bambi” – but I grew up with people around me doing grouse hunting, so it feels most naturally for me to aim for that.  Here are some (in my opinionadvantages with a hunters licence:

  • If I need to I am able to take home clean meat for dinner. I do not eat much meat, but when I do I prefer meat from animals that have spent a good life in nature (like moose and deer) rather than a bred animal with a life in total captivity and stress/fear from the slaughterhouse
  • I can visit Svalbard again and be more independent whenever I want to go outside the city limits (without having to pay for an expensive guide) and instead hire a proper gun to protect myself just in case (you know.. polar bears).
  • Another great reason to spend time with my dog outdoors in the mountains!
  • And of course learn a lot more about the management of wild animals, nature resources and humans, a comprehensive subject of increasing importance these days if you ask for my opinion.
  • …did I forget anything? please add!



sweden winter landscape örnsköldsvik stor åskasjön bredbyn lapphund foto liss myrås
This weekend the winter came to visit us up here in Northern Sweden, and I and Jenta went up to hike around Stor-Åskasjön again. Hopefully she will one day follow me to hunt grouse, as I am pretty sure she would like to use her hunting instinct.

Updates will follow….


    1. Hej Katta och tack så mycket, Jenta är ju en alldeles strålande fotomodell! Hon blir på spinn när vi träffar fåglar i skogen.. verkar nog ha arvt Muffys fågeldilla, blir spännande å se framåt 😀


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