Experience a moose hunting adventure in Finnish Lapland

For moose (Alces alces) hunting in Lapland, we collaborate with experienced moose hunting guides located throughout the region. While Arctikiller guide, Jukka, doesn’t do guided moose hunting trips on his own, we have established partnerships to organize these expeditions.

If you’re interested in guided moose hunting experiences in Lapland, please send an email to Jukka. We’ll provide you with details about the available options for your specific interest.

Hunt in a rugged Arctic landscape

Imagine yourself deep within the heart of Lapland, surrounded by vast landscapes of untouched beauty. The Northern region of Lapland features tundra, taiga forests, bogs, rivers, and lakes. The landscape consists of gently rounded hills and highlands, averaging about 300 meters above sea level. The higher areas transform into tundra and small mountains, known as “fells” in Lapland. Our hunting grounds are in public Finnish state-owned areas.

Glassing for spotting the moose

Glassing is a technique used to spot wildlife with binoculars from a distance. In the northern Lapland mountains, this is the preferred way of hunting. Once we spot the moose, we carefully move closer, considering the situation. The terrain is open and hilly, often allowing visibility for tens of kilometers.

Tracking and calling moose

In the western Lapland region, the landscape is characterized by predominantly flat-profile taiga forests. Mountains and elevated vantage points are uncommon in this area. Spotting the moose is often limited due to the presence of trees and the absence of significant changes in altitude. As a result, hunting in this area involves tracking fresh moose tracks and using moose calling to attract them closer.

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It goes without saying that these techniques are challenging and getting to shoot a moose is a great achievement.

Moose hunting season

Our moose hunting trips take place during the months of September to November. September marks the beginning of the rutting season, when male moose are more active and vocal, making it an exciting time for hunters. September is the best time for hunting bulls. During this time, we can also use calls to draw moose nearer.

While September offers warmer weather and beautiful fall foliage, October brings the possibility of a snowy ground. A light layer of snow makes moose tracks more visible and walking remains easy. When the snow deepens, skiing becomes necessary for getting around. During 21.9.- 7.10 moose hunting is not allowed because of the rutting season.

Moose population in Lapland

The moose (Alces alces) population in Lapland is around 15000 in 2023. It is lower than average in the last decades. While the population is healthy, it can take time and effort to spot one. The area of Lapland is so big that you won’t come across a moose at every turn.

Moose in Lapland are known for their impressive size. The largest moose in Finland are typically found in the northern regions. In colder regions with harsh winters, such as the northern parts of North America and Eurasia, moose have evolved to be larger in size to better survive the colder temperatures and find sufficient food during the challenging winter months.

Moose habitat in Lapland

Although the highlands of Northern Lapland are treeless tundra, moose tend to avoid these hills most of the time. Instead, they thrive in the valleys of rivers, forests, and bogs. These areas provide them with better access to food and cover. As a result, tracking moose across this varied landscape can present a physical test, given the diverse terrain.

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