The moose hunting culture in Sweden goes back many generations and is a sacred pastime for many people. As the trees begin to lose their leaves, hunters from all over the country, from every walk of life and background, meet again to pursue their common interest. This is truly a cultural heritage that brings people together. For some, the hunting season begins and ends with moose hunting.
According to the statistics, a quarter of a million Swedish hunters head out into the forest every autumn in search of the “king of the forest”. In some parts of Sweden, the hunting starts as early as September, but for many the second Monday in October marks the big start to the season. If there is any date in the Swedish hunting community that can be compared to a national holiday, it is this particular opening Monday.