Elkhunt in Sweden
Image Title: Elkhunt in Sweden
Description: Elkhunt in Sweden.
During the meeting only the oldest hunter is allowed to handle the Elk-leg made into a hammer.
For centuries the moose hunt is a very important tradition in Sweden
Shifted from hunting for food, towards a life style, for many who live in the city it's their way to explore the country feeling.
About 100.000 moose get shot down every year just before the winter falls.
They are criticized by animal protection groups but with limited success,
one of the reasons is that Swedish princess Victoria is a hunter and great protector of the hunting tradition, one of the reasons that female hunting has become populair in Sweden
Credit: eddy van wessel