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SE: The last wolf was shot in the eleventh hour

Roughly translated by TWIN Observer

The sun went down, but the female wolf had no time to escape. So now the wolf hunt is over. The sixth animal was shot in Orsen-territory in Dalarna was dropped at the last moment – during the hour after sunset which was the hunters last chance.


Altogether now all 25 wolves have been shot in the four territories covered by the licensed hunting. The hunt in Dalarna had permission to continue one hour after sunset on Wednesday. A number of hunters were out during the final hours.

“A female wolf was shot in the village Håvberget, just fifteen or twenty minutes before the deadline. So now the Old quota of six animals is filled,” says Christer Gruhs, information officer at Hunters Association.

Difficult to find Female

But the female wolf was difficult to find for hunters:

“It has changed their behavior. It does not move according to previous patterns, it is very timid, running through the difficult terrain and is mindful of activity. It has been learned that dogs and humans can be dangerous,” says Sven Arnvind, coordinator at the county administrative board’s conservation unit in Dalarna.

New animals on site

In early January, seven wolves were shot in the Loka territory in the region of Värmland and Örebro, six in Brattfors in the territory of Värmland and six in Blyberg in the territory in Gavleborg. In the last-mentioned area has new wolves now taken place only a month after it ended licensed hunting.

” The Administrative Board has tracked wolves several times in this area for licensed hunting. At one point there were six wolves hunted moose and other times it has been a matter of one or two individuals,” says Sone Persson, nature watchers at the county board, the Swedish Hunting.


Fact: Wolf hunt

All wolves shot during the hunting license is inspected by the county government. The shooter can keep the skin, and the skinned body sent to the SVA. At the National Veterinary Institute carried out an autopsy on the wolf to determine health status, age and more. DNA samples were sent to Viltskadecenter on Grimsö for determining its origin.

Source: SVA