Moose hunting season opens

The moose hunting season opens in most Norwegian counties on Friday, and up to 50,000 Norwegian hunters head for the forest this weekend. More than 35,000 moose were felled last year.

In order to obtain a permit the hunter must first of all pass an obligatory annual shooting test.

Unless you own your own hunting grounds, you must pay a fee to the owner of the property.

The fee varies, and according to the newspaper Aftenposten, it may cost you up to NOK 1000 an hour to go moose hunting in the most attractive territory.

The European moose (elk) is slightly smaller than the North American moose.

(NRK/Aftenposten)

Rolleiv Solholm

Norway

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