This Sunday I took the family out for a bike ride. One of my close neighbours had clearly had a busy weekend.
Northern Sweden has a strong tradition of hunting. Moose, Bear, Lynx and birds are all shot.
Here is a photo I took.
I love to watch, photograph and show people the wildlife. I understand others hunt. The issue it raises for me is what effect a single bag like this has on the local wildlife.
I mean, the wildlife must become more fearful of people and now the chances of seeing and enjoying these birds locally has been diminished.
We do have these three species in good numbers in our immediate vicinity. I do not want to start having to travel further to see them and I want the next generation to see them, so I do not allow shooting on my land.