Yes,the hunt is very well organized and controlled over here. I am the vice president of our small club, the area for moose hunt is 35 000 hectares for us - 35 km2. We had 6 adults (half of which cows) and six calves tags now and the amount of tags is based on the actual population. They are counted carefully each winter, using sweat (walk,walk and walk) and choppers.
Our club hunt happens during the weekend and we use dogs. Whatever we harvest,we share it all equally, no matter who shoots or doesnīt shoot. Teamwork. Took three weekends to fill those tags,13 men in our moose club now, about 150 members in the whole club.
There is still more pressure from the central organization to take a calf or two in our area (based on the roadkill statistics) but right now the situation looks like we wonīt do it. Still,it may be all different after a couple of weeks, more and more moose spend the winter in our area and we stay in touch with them all the year round, especially we who work as dog guides.
Havenīt started naming the moose yet. I guess some people (at least my wife [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] ) wouldnīt like the idea of "Jack" and "Eugene" in their freezers. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
In case youīre interested, here is a link. Click on the British flag to see it in english.
Hunting In Finland
EDIT: Only 90 Brown Bear tags this season in this whole country. Thatīs one bear per 1000 moose!
[ 11-24-2003: Message edited by: Petander ]