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Hunting season in Åre

From September 1 each year, there is moose hunt going on in the forests in Jämtland. Here is some information regarding both moose hunting and small game hunting in the area, and what applies when spending time in the forests and mountains during this period.

The moose hunt in Jämtland starts on the first of September. For those who hunt in license areas and moose management areas, it is then allowed to hunt until September 26, when there will be a break. The moose hunt then continues between October 9 and January 31 the following year.

Pay attention and show consideration

When spending time in the forests and mountains during this period it’s important to keep track of where hunting is going on by looking for hunting area signs put up throughout the area. Signs saying “JAKT PÅGÅR” or similar in Swedish mean that hunting is going on. The moose hunt is most intense at the start of the hunting season, so pay extra attention to signs that show hunting. The hunt is conducted with loose dogs.

The mountains and forests aren’t closed during hunting season, but if hunting is on in a specific area, we encourage you to choose another one. It is not prohibited to be in the woods and the Swedish right of common access works as normal. You can always walk on the signed and marked hiking trails, but if there is hunting going on in a specific area, we encourage you to choose another area. There is plenty of space for everyone. It’s important to respect each other while in nature. Pay attention to signs and talk with hunters if you meet them. 

Some great tips:

  • Respect the signs for hunting going on
  • Wear colourful clothes so you can easily be seen
  • Stay on the marked trails
  • If you see hunters, try to get in touch to see if it’s appropriate to continue. It may be with a short whistle, a wave or, of course, talking to each other if it’s possible considering the distance.

The small game hunting period for grouse in Jämtland starts August 25th, more information (in Swedish) is found here.

More information about moose and small game hunting can also be found on the County Administrative Board of Jämtland County’s website.

Last updated 16 November 2023


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