The hunting of beavers may only be done with rifles. When hunting roe-deer;hunters may use shotguns between 1 October and 31 January. At all other times of the year, rifles are to be utilized. The minimum requirement for ammunition when hunting beaver or roe-deer;is for the bullet to weigh at least 3.2 grams, with an impact of at least 800 joules at 200m from the barrel.
Not any fully jacket bullets are allowed for hunting the species mentioned above. No use of shotguns that can be loaded with more than 3 cartridges is allowed. There may be a prohibition of lead filled cartridges in some wetlands.
‘Hunting in Sweden’ offers a service to assist foreign hunters with guides;in planning their hunting trips in the county of Värmland, near the border of Norway. This area has a reputation for its forest and natural wilderness. The hunting areas are divided into three groups with a total land area extending across 11000 acres.
The company ‘Hunting in Sweden’ offers the following hunts, of which some are season specified:
•Moose/Elk has a short hunting season from the beginning of October to the end of October
•Roe deer with the hunting season being determined by the type of roe deer being hunted
•Beaver with the hunting season being from about October to May
•Alpine hare has its hunting season from about September to February
•Capercaillie, (black) grouse
This country has a great variety of wildlife and game animals that are not found in other parts of Europe anymore, such as the great moose.
The Swedish Hunters Association is a conservation organization, which has a stated mission on their website of having members who care about nature and animals, while working hard to support hunting wild game interests.